Bloomberg doesn't budge on 'living wage,' though... →
“I think that when the government tries to too much interfere with the marketplace it doesn’t turn out well,” said the mayor. Click here to read the full story.
L.A. official: 'Living wage' mandate hasn't... →
The living wage in L.A. “wasn’t the job-killer that everyone was projecting,” according to Donald Spivack, the city official who drafted Los Angeles’s 2003 policy that imposed a “living wage” on developers who receive certain city subsidies.
New York's Ardour for Michael Bloomberg Cools →
Paul Harris reports on Mayor Bloomberg’s track record & his opposition to the living wage in Saturday’s issue of The Guardian.
NOW is the Time for a Living Wage!
It’s been a remarkable week. At Monday’s “Many Voices, One Goal” rally at Riverside Church and at Tuesday’s City Council hearing, the RWDSU joined civil rights leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, labor leaders, and local residents to demand living wage jobs for all New Yorkers, and push for passage of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. Check out the latest press,...
TONIGHT: A Citywide Living Wage Event to Kickoff... →
RWDSU Endorses President Barack Obama for...
Calls Obama an “Underappreciated Champion of Working People” New York, NY—The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW), which represents 100,000 U.S. and Canadian workers in retail, food processing, and other fast-growing industries, today announced it is endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election. The RWDSU Executive Board unanimously voted for the endorsement at an...
Council Progressives, Labor, Cry Foul Over Occupy... →
The City Council’s progressive wing and their labor allies threw their support behind the Occupy Wall Street protesters, backing “the day of action” the movement has planned for Thursday. “It is shameful to use the cover of darkness to trample on civil liberties without fear of media scrutiny or a public response,” the City Council’s Progressive Caucus said in a statement. “In the aftermath of...
Statement from RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum on...
The illegal eviction of protestors from Zuccotti Park was cowardly and irresponsible. City Hall knows it was an indefensible act— that’s why it was carried out in the middle of the night and reporters were kept at arms length and prevented from covering the full story. Mayor Bloomberg should apologize to the media and to the protestors whose constitutional rights were trampled on by his...
Video: Many Voices, One Goal
Want to know why our fight for economic justice in New York is so urgent? Check out & share the latest video from Living Wage NYC!
Video: NYC Wal-Mart Already Open For Business......
Walmart may be advertising that they’re practically open for business in New York, but the we’re standing with Wal-Mart Free NYC & Occupy Wall Street to tell the big box retailer that we don’t want their business in our community!
It’s a Landslide Victory for Workers’ Rights; SB5...
RWDSU members have been at the forefront of the movement to repeal SB5 in Ohio. Voters in Ohio have overwhelmingly voted to repeal Senate Bill 5 (SB5), a union-busting law that stripped public-sector workers of their freedom to bargain collectively. If allowed to stand, the law would have eliminated collective bargaining rights for state employees, ended binding arbitration for police and...
Strong Majority Of Americans Believe Country Would... →
As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue — and the U.S. grapples with its worst level of income inequality since the 1920s — a new survey shows that a strong majority of Americans believe that the country would be in better shape with a more equitable division of wealth.
The Occupy movement has changed unions…You’re seeing a lot more unions...– Occupy Movement Inspires Unions to Embrace Bold Tactics - NYTimes.com
In Memoriam - Henry Jenkins: November 22, 1928 -...
Right click on video by Bret Granato and hit “Enter Full Screen” to view it. Henry Jenkins, who just recently retired after 32 years as President of the RWDSU Alabama and Mid-South Council, died on November 7 after a short illness. He was 82 years old.
GOP prioritizing attacks on NLRB at the expense of... →
Right-wing politicians too busy stripping away protections for workers to bother with jobs. Find out more from this American Rights at Work fact sheet:
Anti Walmart Crowd To Take Their Case to Brooklyn... →
The coalition that is trying to stop Walmart from building one of their superstores in the five boroughs is taking their case to a new audience tonight: Brooklyn hipsters. This evening, the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union–one of the leaders of the anti-Walmart fight–are hosting a concert featuring Indie artists Caithlin de Marrais (formerly the frontwoman of the acclaimed Ranier...
Drum Major Institute Blog: Squeezing the 99... →
drummajorinst: Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein The fabled American Dream suggests that by working hard and playing by the rules, any American may prosper. For the generations born in the 1950s and 1960s, this largely held true. The economy boomed, business prospered, and all Americans shared in the gains—both the…
NAACP Announces Support for RWDSU-led Living Wage...
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous has announced support for an RWDSU-led coalition fighting to pass a living wage bill in New York City. He said this campaign for economic justice shows that living wage jobs are a national civil rights issue. “New York City is the nation’s greatest city and also has the greatest level of income inequality,” Jealous told the New York Daily News. He will be...