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32BJ SEIU Takes Chestnut Street

32BJ SEIU Rally – ‘Fair Wages & Good Jobs’  


Philadelphia –   A 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU)  janitor of 10 years, Crystal Gonzalez told El Hispano that the dismissal of several Philadelphia union janitors was simply creating more homeless: “We have enough homeless out here. 812 more words


A coalition of labor and community activists went on tour of local real estate developments to bring attention to tax deals the city of Houston struck with developers which they say perpetuate poverty in Houston. 6 more words


Unions on campus

The organizing push at UMN continues (Minnesota Daily).  From MPR:

By the end of the year, a group of faculty at the University of Minnesota hopes to get authorization to hold a union vote.

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After Mother's Death, Nursing Home Legislation a Personal Fight for Stack

When state Senator Brian Stack’s mother was approaching the end of her life she needed around-the-clock care. Before she passed away in May, Margaret Stack moved between a few nursing homes. 584 more words

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Today's News & Commentary — September 21, 2015

Art for the masses?  Labor and fine arts collided as the United Teachers Los Angeles union protested the opening of the Broad, America’s newest contemporary art museum, … 380 more words

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Palm Beach Gardens Council approves raises for these employees

Palm Beach Gardens and one of its employee unions reached an agreement last year, but salary increases were up for debate.

As part of the three-year contract between Palm Beach Gardens and SEIU, the 2015-16 salary plan was open to negotiation, … 188 more words

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A Wage Theft Rally in San Jose - August 2015

On August 22, 2015, I attended a rally in San Jose to protest the practice of wage theft by the Bay View Care Home. The Bay View Care Home has been found guilty of $83,846 in unpaid wages to its caregivers. 139 more words