Have a Happy & Labor-Friendly Halloween!
When those little ghosts and goblins come collecting on Halloween, make sure you have a full supply of union-made-in-America treats for them. Click here for a brief list of choices of candy products made by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM); snack foods by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); or fruit and...
Walmart: Proving They'll Create Jobs In NYC By...
Walmart announced that they’re closing the NYC office less than a week after Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to the office & exposed the cracks in Walmart’s overall New York strategy. Walmart has faced growing opposition across the city in recent weeks and after continuously promising to create jobs, the chain is now eliminating 275 jobs in the city. Read a letter from one of the...
Top Earners Doubled Share of Nation’s Income,... →
The nation’s top 1% of earners more than doubled their share of the U.S.’s wealth over the past 30 years. Isn’t it time we reverse that trend?
Walmart Workers Join Occupy Wall Street
Walmart workers spoke to hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters about their campaign to win fair wages and working conditions to Walmart’s 2.1 million associates worldwide. They’re helping to build grassroots support in all five boroughs for Walmart Free NYC’s campaign to hold Walmart accountable for their past statements and promises: promises the richest retailer in the world has broken time...
RWDSU Members Mobilize at 2011 Six-State... →
New Contract at Yoplait in Michigan →
Congratulations to our Local 386 members in Michigan for winning a new contract at Yoplait!
CB1 in NYC says: ‘Yay’ to bike-sharing, ‘nay’ to... →
“As the largest private retailer in suburban and rural markets, Walmart is desperate to expand into urban markets, and is definitely focused on marketing efforts in New York City,” according to Stephanie Yazgi, Walmart Free NYC’s director. “We need to prove to investors that they’re a growth company and not a mature stock, and that it constrains consumer choice when all the small business go...
NYC: Mayor Launches Desperate Attempt to Derail...
In a a powerful column, featured in the New York Times, Michael Powell points to the Bloomberg administration’s failures in addressing the dramatically rising rate of one in five New Yorkers who now live in poverty. This piece comes on the heels of a Bloomberg-commissioned million-dollar “living wage” study, which says a living wage would actually hurt low-wage workers. ...
Locals Want Walmart to Stay Out of Harlem →
From DNAinfo: On Thursday, October 6, Walmart-Free NYC rallied in Harlem to address residents of the community on the negative impact Walmart will have in their neighborhood.
Rock show in Brooklyn w/ Walmart Free NYC! →
Come out on November 2nd for a rock show in Brooklyn, co-organized by Wal-Mart Free NYC! 7:30pm · Union Hall
The Indypendent: Four NYC Unions Explain Why They... →
New York City labor unions will come out in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement this Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. when they plan to rally in front of City Hall and march down to Zuccotti Park. Here are statements from four of the unions that will play a large role in the protest.
The Workers United to #OccupyWallStreet: (Here... →
workersoccupy: Weds 5 Oct 2011 4:30-7:30pm Location: City Hall 250 Broadway New York, NY Union workers and community members impacted by the economic crisis have been demanding that Wall Street and the wealthiest New Yorker’s pay their fair share of taxes. Let’s march down to Wall Street to welcome the…