RWDSU news from across North America
Today, Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), whose membership includes 45,000 members in New York, announced the union’s slate of endorsements in New York City.RWDSU ENDORSES GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR MICHIGAN GOVERNOR
Today, Michael Flanery, President of the Michigan Joint Council of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), whose membership includes 10,000 active and retired men and women in Michigan, announced the union’s endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for Governor.President Appelbaum: NYC sends a message by banning on-call scheduling
President Stuart Appelbaum this week penned a column for the Amsterdam News about why New York City's recent ban of on-call scheduling for retail workers is such an importance step in the fight for fairness in the workplace: "Working in retail in New York City can be a tough way to make a living. Low wages and insufficient hours can make it a struggle just to get by. And, until now, retail workers have faced the brutal practice known as on-call scheduling. But finally, thanks to a new law passed by the New York City Council that Mayor de Blasio is set to sign soon, on-call scheduling will be a thing of the past." Read the rest here.Carwashero Pens Op-Ed Against NYS Tip Credit
Carwashero Carlos Castellano has penned an Op-Ed for the New York Daily News explaining why the New York State tip credit sysyemhurts workers like him. Read the full Op-Ed here.NYC Mayor Signs On-Call Scheduling Ban
Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro 1387 into law.