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Americans Face Hours That “Bounce Around”

August 27, 2014
By Stephanie West

Washington DC - The prevalence of part-time work and unpredictable schedules continued to make headlines across the country last week. A piece on NY Times Upshot argued that part-time hours and the lower pay that often accompanies those unpredictable hours disproportionately affect women in the workforce.

UFCW President Hansen Statement on the Mother of Michael Brown

August 26, 2014

Washington, D.C. — Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), released the following statement to LaborPress regarding UFCW member Lesley McSpadden whose son Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

McDonald’s Worker Can’t Live on $8 an Hour!

August 22, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—You can spot Ronald McDonald on the roof of a McDonald’s restaurant on 56th Street and 8th Avenue where he seems to be meditating over whether to or not to increase wages for fast food workers.

Walmart's Attack on Public Education Must be Stopped

August 22, 2014
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Editorial

As children across the country head back to school, Walmart’s owners are supporting private charter schools while attacking public education.  The Waltons have spent more than $1 billion to push corporate-style education reform that has resulted in school closures and shifting much-needed resources from public schools to for-profit corporate schools.

A Victory for McDonald’s Workers Shows the Power of Ethics!

August 20, 2014
By Barbara Kestenbaum

As a retired union member, I was thrilled by the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to hold the McDonald’s corporation jointly liable for the choices made by its franchisees as to workers’ rights. These include the right to demand better pay and working conditions, and—most importantly—the guaranteed right to unionize without intimidation from an employer.

'Carwasheros' Sign Union Contract

August 20, 2014
By Stephanie West

New York, NY  – Four car washes – two of which are owned by two of the largest car wash owners in the city -- have signed contracts with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). 

Butting Heads With Foot-Dragging Union Busters!

August 15, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco 

RWDSU at a recent rally for Guitar Center workers.

New York, NY - Winning union representation in the workplace is tough enough - but the road to actually securing a fair and equitable contract can be cratered when companies do everything they can from foot-dragging to beguiling workers in an effort to rollback union gains. 

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