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NYS Labor Department Reviews Wages For Tipped Workers

June 31, 2014
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - Governor Cuomo has directed State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera to convene a Wage Board to review and recommend changes to regulations for food service workers and service employees in New York State.

SEIU President Keynotes Fast-Food Workers Convention

July 29, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL.  – More than 1,300 fast-food workers from across the country unanimously passed a resolution Saturday July 26th to “do whatever it takes,” including striking and engaging in civil disobedience, to win $15 and a union. The vote came during a two-day nationwide convention of fast-food workers, the first of its kind, outside Chicago, IL.

UNITE HERE Organizes California Casino Workers

July 29, 2014
By Stephanie West

Sonoma County, California - Workers at the Graton Resort & Casino in Sonoma County, California have joined UNITE HERE. The union is continuing to initiate a successful organizing drive to raise standards for workers in the region’s lucrative tourism industry.

Hunger Pains And The Plight Of Tipped Restaurant Workers

July 25, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Tipped workers like Martin Sanchez are calling on Governor Cuomo for help.

New York, NY - Armed with the release of a staggering new report showing almost half of the city’s restaurant employees aren't getting enough food to maintain healthy, active lives - worker advocates are calling on Governor Cuomo to immediately end the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers currently locked in at just $5-an-hour. 

UFCW Workers at Tops Approve Contract

July 24, 2014
By Stephanie West

Buffalo, NY - Tops employees represented by United Food and Commercial Workers, District Union Local One, have overwhelmingly approved a contract. The agreement covers 13,000 Tops employees in Upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania.

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 .

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