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How Can the Bosses be ‘Neutral’ When They’re Spending $340 Million on Union-Busting Lawyers?
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How Can the Bosses be ‘Neutral’ When They’re Spending $340 Million on Union-Busting Lawyers?

Reporter’s Notebook New York, NY – In response to hard-pressed staffers seeking to organize with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union [RWDSU], Housing Works — the venerable nonprofit dedicated to aiding marginalized New York City communities — did what a lot of corporations do in the face of employee uprisings — they hired a…

Housing Works CEO Clashes With Elected Officials During Sidewalk Summit On Unionization
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Housing Works CEO Clashes With Elected Officials During Sidewalk Summit On Unionization

Brooklyn, NY – Housing Works CEO Charles King is sounding “a lot like a person who really is trying not to have a union.” That’s the conclusion New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams was left with Monday morning following a sidewalk summit between the non-profit head and elected leaders, in which King once again refused…

‘Do LGBT Rights Stop When You Get a Job?’ The Fight For Unionization At Housing Works
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‘Do LGBT Rights Stop When You Get a Job?’ The Fight For Unionization At Housing Works

Brooklyn, NY – The head of a nearly 30-year-old institution dedicated to supporting AIDS/HIV-positive New Yorkers, this week rebuffed calls in a face-to-face meeting with frustrated workers to sign a neutrality agreement in their drive for unionization. Housing Works CEO Charles King turned down workers’ plea on Tuesday afternoon and refused to accept receipt of…