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CUNY Report Exposes Retail Companies’ Tactics

September 15, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Last Monday The Murphy Institute revealed in a new report, Short Shifted, how major retailers such as H & M, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works are using technology and scheduling practices that are keeping retail workers in part-time limbo, underemployed and ultimately underpaid.

Teamsters Troubled By Sysco, U.S. Foods Merger

September 11, 2014
By Stephanie West


Washington, DC - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters warned industry analysts and investors about possible antitrust obstacles connected to the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods. The merger is currently under antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission.

NYC Union Leader: '$15 An Hour Minimum Wage Is Happening'

September 9, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco

Héctor Figueroa and 32BJ SEIU Prepare to March.

New York, NY - This year, New York City’s Labor Day Parade expanded to include low-wage, non-union employees - and struggling fast food workers fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage say that marching along 5th Avenue with their union brothers and sisters has brought them closer to finally achieving their ultimate goal.

California Warehouse Workers Join Teamsters

September 9, 2014
By Stephanie West


Corona, California - On Thursday, Sept. 4th warehouse workers a US Foods in Corona, California voted by more than a 2-1 margin to join Teamsters Local Union 63 in Covina, California. The workers are concerned about job security as Sysco attempts to acquire US Foods.

State Officials Pledge Support For Busted Fast Food Workers

September 5, 2014
By Joe Maniscalco 

State Senator Malcolm Smith.

Queens, NY -  As fast food workers fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to join a union were arrested on the streets of Manhattan earlier this week, influential state officials across the river in Queens were vowing to help make their struggle become a reality in the coming year. 

Fast Food Workers Strike for $15 an Hour!

September 5, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Times Square, NY—Fast food workers took to the streets here on Thursday to demand multi-billion fast food companies start paying them higher wages.

Fast-Food Workers Strike and Gain NYC Council Support

September 5, 2014
By Neal Tepel


New York, NY - Fast-food workers—in uniforms from restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s—were arrested Thursday September 4h during a 150-city strike, as the fight for $15 and union rights intensified across the country. Thousands of cooks and cashiers walked off their jobs from more than 1,000 stores, chanting “We Believe That We Will Win,” and vowing to do whatever it takes to secure higher wages and union rights. 

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