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Spectrum strike affects us all

The strike by more than 1,800 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers against their employer, Spectrum-Time Warner Cable, isn’t just important to only the families of the cable technicians who are fighting back against corporate greed.

RWDSU praises Sheila Oliver as candidate for NJ lieutenant governor

Two presidents of locals RWDSU chapters in New Jersey heaped praised on gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s new running mate.

NYC sends a message by banning on-call scheduling

Working in retail in New York City can be a tough way to make a living.

Bloomingdale’s needs to recognize importance of workers 

Since 1937, the RWDSU has represented the employees at Bloomingdale’s flagship store on 59th Street. The store is a New York City institution and an internationally famous tourist destination.

Car wash workers deserve fair wages

“The boss claims that we make more tips than what we actually do. He has threatened to fire us if we don’t sign papers misstating what we earn. We need to stop all of the abuse and exploitation.”

For working people, progress and resistance

Workers at three Babeland stores in New York City—a mission-driven, queer-owned sex toy boutique—have made history by ratifying their first union contract after organizing with the RWDSU last year.

Presidents change, but our values should not

The president of the United States may have changed, but our values should not.

Reduced transit fare would help get low-wage workers moving

Working people in New York City face yet another MTA fare hike next year—and this time it could go up to $3 per ride.

Moving forward 

We’ve just been through what has been the most divisive, exhausting and unsettling presidential election in our lifetime.

Like unions, BLM movement is a fight for justice

Black Lives Matter is one of the most important civil rights movements in recent years. And it is one we in organized labor must embrace, not only because it is morally right but also because fighting for justice is what ...

PHOTOS: Unions celebrate Labor Day on 5th Avenue

Unions participated in this year's Labor Day Parade on 5th Avenue in Manhatten.

New York’s workers deserve dignity and an immediate raise

There is dignity in all honest work and all workers deserve to be treated with respect.

Grocery Worker Retention Act provides security in supermarket industry

Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Grocery Worker Retention Act into law.

Workers in retail need $15 an hour to survive

Nicole Brown, a 32-year-old single mother working in retail, shared her story at a press conference in Albany, N.Y., this month.

Holiday season means extra stress for retail workers

Working in the retail industry, any time of year can be a challenge.

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