Jun 24, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2022
Contact: Chelsea Connor | [email protected]
RWDSU STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DOBBS v. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECISION
“This is a sad day for America. And it is a wakeup call that every one of our freedoms is at risk. We cannot delude ourselves into believing that something can’t happen here – because it is happening right now, and it happened today. Each of us needs to stand up and join together collectively to protect our freedoms,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).
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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) represents 100,000 members throughout the United States. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). For more information, please visit our website at www.rwdsu.org, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.
Jun 03, 2022
After the NYS Senate passed the Warehouse Worker Protection Act on June 1, 2022 and the NYS Assembly passed the same bill on June 3, 2022, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum released the following statement:
"The warehousing industry is one of the most dangerous as well as one of the fastest growing in New York. Amazon alone opened an additional 30 facilities over the last twelve months, and we know that the serious injury rate at Amazon is 54% higher than the state’s entire warehousing industry. High injury rates and dangerous work quotas, especially at Amazon, simply need to be addressed and thankfully the Warehouse Worker Protection Act helps address this urgent problem. The RWDSU congratulates the New York legislature for passing this important bill, which will improve the lives of countless workers and families by making sure that those who work in warehousing get home safe. We thank Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie as well as the bill sponsors Senator Ramos and Assemblywoman Joyner for their leadership on this important bill and look forward to seeing it signed into law."