Over 40 workers at two separate dialysis centers voted overwhelmingly to join the RWDSU Mid-South Council, sticking together through six weeks of anti-union rhetoric. The anti-union campaign included management bringing in union-busting “consultants” to shut down the organizing drive, but workers Fresenius Kidney Care in Mobile, Alabama, were undaunted in their desire to win a union voice and make their jobs better.
"The white nationalism on display this weekend has no place in our communities, our politics or our workplaces. It is our responsibility to stand up against the hateful ideologies that have become alarmingly mainstream over the past year. My thoughts and prayers are with victims of these acts of terrorist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia."
Local 513 members at Coca-Cola’s bottling plant in Lowell, Massachusetts, ratified a new contract with a unanimous vote. The contract calls for wage increases of 2.75 percent each year of the three-year contract, which amounts to increases of 68 cents to 88 cents per year. Continue reading
August 2, 2017 By Joe Maniscalco The RWDSU website is recovering following a cyber attack. New York, NY - The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) is reporting that an “anti-semitic computer hacker” targeted its website with hateful messages this week. The RWDSU’s website was down at the time of this writing, but on Tuesday, August 1, the union released a message saying that it was working to resolve the breech. Continue reading
Workers at Pleasure Chest locations in New York City have voted to be represented by the RWDSU in their fight for a voice for fair treatment in the workplace, security protections and procedures, and fair wages through a collective bargaining agreement. Workers at Pleasure Chest, an adult toy shop, reached out to the RWDSU in the wake of the historic rights and protections won by the union for workers at a similar store - Babeland - earlier this year. Continue reading
Over 100 Guitar Center workers at stores in four states have unanimously ratified their first contract withthe RWDSU/UFCW. The three-year contract, which cover Guitar Center workers in stores in New YorkCity, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Danvers, Mass., include guaranteed base wage increases over the three-year term, and access to union-provided health care insurance. Continue reading
Edgar Fields, President of the Southeast Council of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union(RWDSU), whose membership includes 10,000 men and women in Georgia, announced the union’sendorsement of Stacey Abrams in her bid to be the next Governor of Georgia. This endorsement comesjust days after the RWDSU announced its endorsement of Ceasar Mitchell for Atlanta Mayor and on theheels of the union’s ground support for Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race earlierthis year. Continue reading