RWDSU news from across North America
RWDSU members in the New York and New Jersey areas were among those giving back to help the less fortunate in their communities this holiday season.Seeking $15 wage and union rights, O'Hare airport workers vow to strike
Hundreds of workers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, one of the busiest in the nation, are planning to strike on Tuesday, Nov. 29 for union rights and higher wages. There was a possibility that the workers, mainly employed by private contractors as baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, janitors, and wheelchair attendants, would strike during the busy Thanksgiving travel week. But during a press conference at the airport on Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the Service Employees International Union said that the group decided not to disrupt holiday travel. Read more.Iowa RWDSU Members Ratify New Contract at Quaker Oats
A $1,500 signing bonus and yearly wage increases are among the improvements won by Local 110 members in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Trader Joe's: Are we Having Fun Yet?
A piece at the New York Times details the lengths Trader Joe's workers may go to so they can constantly exude the chain's trademark cheer.RWDSU Endorses Mayor Bill de Blasio for Re-Election
The RWDSU announces endorsement of NYC Mayor for re-election.