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Stuart Appelbaum

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men. - Black Elk, Oglala Lakota Sioux



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Raising the minimum wage isn’t enough

We applaud and support efforts to raise the minimum wage in New York and elsewhere.

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Expand and strengthen the living wage law to lift our communities

When the New York City Council passed historic living wage legislation last year, it was an important step on a long road toward creating a fairer and more equitable city for all New Yorkers. The premise of the legislation is simple and widely supported: When public money is used to fund private development projects, the public has the right to expect that good, quality jobs will be created as a result, not low-wage jobs that keep workers in poverty.

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Wal-Mart’s holiday of sorrow

The holiday decorations are starting to appear, and that means the busiest shopping season is almost upon us. And as Black Friday approaches, consumers will be faced with choices as to how they’ll spend their money for holiday gifts. They’ll be buying gifts to spread joy to friends and family, but many, unfortunately, will be doing it at Wal-Mart, where one of the main holiday “presents” will be sorrow for its workers at their stores and within their production chain.

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Realizing the dream of economic and social justice

Throughout this summer, people have been preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

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Living wage law is building a better New York

A little over three years ago, a coalition of community and labor activists, religious leaders and elected officials joined together with the RWDSU to announce the launch of the Living Wage NYC Campaign.

Living wage law is building a better New York

A little over three years ago, a coalition of community and labor activists, religious leaders and elected officials joined together with the RWDSU to announce the launch of the Living Wage NYC Campaign.

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At Hi-Tek Car Wash, sending a message of change to low-wage workers

In September, workers at Astoria Car Wash & Hi-Tek 10 Minute Lube in Queens scored...



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