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Shop Union Made

November 23, 2015
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC- The AFL-CIO is encouraging union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the holiday season. Given the volatile state of the economy — marked by huge job losses, declines in take-home pay, and increased costs — it makes more sense than ever to focus the purchasing power of union families on the goods and services that those families create.

Saluting Amalgamated Bank's Worker Advocacy

November 21, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Amalgamated Bank is being honored for its worker advocacy.

New York, NY - Three months before Governor Andrew Cuomo took steps to establish a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage, Amalgamated Bank took the unprecedented action to raise the wages of its lowest earning employees to $15 an hour. But unlike the governor’s plan to phase in the vital pay raise over a half dozen years — Amalgamated Bank instituted its new minimum wage policy immediately, while also urging others in the industry to follow suit. 

Walmart's Anti-Union Policy

November 20, 2015
By Tyfani Faulkner, OUR Walmart Member

Sacramento. California - I was recently retaliated against and fired from Walmart after working there for 5 years, while being an active member of OUR Walmart. Now I am fasting outside of Alice Walton's condo in solidarity and support of all Walmart workers who go without eating because they cannot afford to.

Walmart Workers Joining #FastFor15

November 13, 2015
By Janet Sparks, Walmart Employee

Washington, DC - I’m one of many thousands of working people who faces hunger and food insecurity, despite working for the largest retailer in the world.The Walton family has more wealth than 42% of our country combined, but Walmart associates like me are struggling to put food on the table.

LaborPress On The Air: Voices In The Fight For $15 And More!

November 12, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco 

LaborPress Radio/Podcast hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY - In the latest taping of LaborPress’ new radio show and podcast on WWRL 1600 AM, hosts Neal Tepel and Bill Hohlfeld talk about the Fight for $15 movement across the nation, as well as the ways New York City workers are reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s long-awaited decision to raise the wage. Here’s a hint: nobody — including Local 372 President Shaun Francois I — wants to wait years for it to fully kick in. MagnaCare President Michael Jordan also delves deep into the many intricacies and challenges associated with what’s affectionately known as, “Obama Care.” 

Fight for 15 Continues

November 12, 2015
By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - Fast-food workers are drawing attention nationwide as strikes spread from Brooklyn to Atlanta for fight for 15.Starting early Tuesday, November 10th, all eyes were on fast-food workers as they prepared to walk off the job.

Frustrated Low-Wage Workers Slap Down $15/Hr. Critics

November 11, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco 

Home health aides rally in Foley Square.

New York, NY —  This week, home health care aides and other low-wage workers finding it increasingly harder to make ends meet welcomed Governor Cuomo’s move to establish a $15 an hour minimum wage across New York State, but they don’t necessarily want to wait the two to six years it could take for the new minimum wage to fully kick in — and they don't have patience for businesses who still say the glacial increase is happening too rapidly and will be too costly. 

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