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Carwasheros at Hi-Tek celebrate first union contract extension
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016

Carwasheros is a term that entered the borough lexicon in 2012 when a group of undocumented immigrant workers at an East Elmhurst car wash fought and won the right to organize and eventually become the first shop to sign a union contract east of Los Angeles, Calif. Now workers and officials of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union have signed a new, three-year contract with the owners of Hi-Tek Car Wash and Lube, located at 83-03 254th Ave., that provides solid wage increases, strong health and safety protections, and additional personal days and a holiday bonus. Read more. CONTINUE READING

Carwasheros at Hi-Tek celebrate first union contract extension
The Low Tax, Low Wage, Low Regs Myth
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016

For years, conservatives have been telling us that a healthy business-friendly economy depends on low taxes, few regulations and low wages. Are they right?   CONTINUE READING

The Low Tax, Low Wage, Low Regs Myth
Guitar Center Found Guilty of Union Busting
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

In a victory for Guitar Center workers' ongoing unionization effort, the National Labor Relations Board​ has ruled against the company’s illegal anti-union activities. CONTINUE READING

Guitar Center Found Guilty of Union Busting
VIDEO: Keeping Retail Employees Safe During the Holidays
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

Click here to see a WBRE report on protections that are being put in place for retail workers as we head into the holiday season.  CONTINUE READING

VIDEO: Keeping Retail Employees Safe During the Holidays
NJ Locals Endorse Murphy for Governor
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016

RWDSU Locals 108, 1034, and 262, all based in New Jersey, have endorsed former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy for New Jersey Governor CONTINUE READING

NJ Locals Endorse Murphy for Governor