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N.H. House May Slow Union-Shop Ban

February 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire state House will vote Feb. 16 on a bill to outlaw the union shop that the Senate passed narrowly last month.

Carnegie Deli Workers Push Back Against 7th Ave. Closure

January 30, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Unite Here Local 100 leader Bill Granfield rallies with workers.

New York, NY - The union representing workers at the famed Carnegie Deli on 7th Avenue isn’t buying the owner’s claims that the iconic eatery is really kaput after closing down last month — and they’ve filed charges at the National Labor Relations Board in protest. 

Fast-Food Workers Rally for Regular Schedules

January 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Spattered by freezing rain, several dozen fast-food workers rallied outside City Hall Jan. 24, before going inside to lobby City Councilmembers to pass laws requiring their employers to give them more regular schedules.

“We Stand United”

January 23, 2017 
By RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum

New York, NY - We Stand United: New York Rally to Protect Shared Values on the Night Before Trump's Inauguration, President Stuart Appelbaum of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) delivered remarks January 19, 2017, to a crowd of labor members, activists, and advocacy groups, sending a message to President Trump and Congress that New York City will protect the rights of hard-working New Yorkers and continue to make real progress on important issues including workers’ rights, immigrant rights and social justice.

Blue Collar Buzz: Strikes, Closures, Low-Wages and Andy Puzder

January 18, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

BCB Co-hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY - This week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 is tackling the nomination of fast food kingpin Andy Puzder as U.S. Labor Secretary; the Momentive chemical plant strike in Waterford, NY; ROC-United’s onggoing One Fair Wage campaign; and the very suspect closure of the famed Carnegie Deli on 7th Avenue and W. 55th St. 

Victory For APWU: U.S. Postal Service Ends Staples Post Office Work

January 7, 2017
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Postal Serice is ending post office services at Staples stores by March. The American Postal Workers Union protested the program for years as about 500 Staples stores did postal work that post office employees used to provide.

DirecTV Call-Center Workers Ratify First Contracts

January 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Englewood, CO - Workers at five DirecTV call centers have ratified their first union contracts, the company announced Dec. 29. AT&T, which bought the digital-TV provider for $48.5 billion in 2015, agreed to include the nearly 2,000 call-center workers in three existing contracts with the Communications Workers of America.

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