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Reject Proposed Merger of Comcast with Time Warner

July 21, 2014
By NYC Public Advocate Letitia James


New York, NY - I'd like to bring your attention to a giant merger that will have a significant impact on consumers. As you might already be aware, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently taking public comment and reviewing the proposed merger of Comcast Corporation with Time Warner Cable, Inc. to determine if the merger is in the public interest of New Yorkers.

Frontier and CWA Ratify Contract

July 18, 2014
By Stephanie West


Columbus, Nebraska - Employees of Frontier Communications (FTR) in Kearney and Columbus, Nebraska represented by the Communications Workers of America Local 7471 have ratified a contract .

Staples Discontinues Postal Services Pilot

July 17, 2014
By Neal Tepel


Staples has agreed to discontinue its trial program of offering postal services in its stores. The pilot had  been tried at some locations in California, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

NLRB Says It's a Game Changer for Fast-Food Workers

July 15, 2014
By Neal Tepel


Washington, DC -  A major Lydia DePillis Washington Post piece has highlighted two potential NLRB cases that have the fast-food industry in a panic.  An NLRB win for fast-food workers fighting for collective bargaining in these proceedings may be a game changer. The decisions could be a major strike against corporations that try to hide from responsibility for workers' wages behind a 'franchise model cover' or a temp staffing agency defense.

UFCW Locals Participate in AFL-CIO’s training Program

July 15, 2014
By Stephanie West


UFCW local members are inproving skills by attending the AFL-CIO’s Bonnie Ladin Union Skills (BLUS) Training Center.  The classes are designed for union leaders and staff. The courses offer hands-on training around the areas of union administration; collective bargaining; organizing; arbitration and grievance handling; communications and media; and best financial practices.

Here's a Tip, Cuomo: Scrap the Sub-Minimum Wage!

July 11, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

The sub-minimum wage is crushing tipped workers.

New York, NY - Struggling restaurant workers and other tipped employees whose incomes cabe about as reliable as the payout from a nickel slot machine, hit the streets on Thursday, July 11th, calling for an end to the state’s sub-minimum wage of $5 an hour - and they hope Governor Andrew Cuomo is listening.


UFCW Local 5 Votes New Officers

July 8, 2014
Stephanie West


San Jose, Calif. - United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 5, based in San Jose, Calif., was ordered by the UFCW international to conduct new elections because of perceived violations in the election held in September, 2012. Issues continued as the local was placed in receivership pending another election.

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