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Stick It, Trump - UFCW Local 2013 Celebrates Immigrant Workers

September 5, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Editor’s Note: Part 2 in a series with UFCW Local 2013 President Louis Mark Carotenuto

Louis Mark Carotenuto with fellow UFCW Local 2013 members.

Brooklyn NY - Key to UFCW Local 2013’s ability to throw off decades of abuse at the hands of corrupt leaders and establish itself as a new union wholly dedicated to its members, has been the powerful realization that hardworking Latino immigrants are the backbone of a strong and vital workforce. That’s why the group’s president doesn’t much appreciate the xenophobic  rantings continuing to spew out of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s mouth. 


NYC Winter Jazzfest Musicians Owed $40,000 In Wages & Benefits

September 1, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco 

NYC Winterfest musicians are owed some $40,000.

New York, NY - Later this month, a potential audience of 16 million viewers in 39 countries will be tuning into to watch the NYC Winter Jazzfest recorded in January — unfortunately, none of the artists performing in those knock out shows at the Bitter End and Subculture in Greenwich Village have been fully paid. 


How UFCW Local 2013 Is Rising Out Of The Ashes of 348-S

September 4, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Editor’s Note: Part 1 in a series with UFCW Local 2013 President Louis Mark Carotenuto

Starting from scratch: UFCW Local 2013 is charting a new course.

Brooklyn, NY - Three years ago, when Louis Mark Carotenuto first came to the union that would become Local 2013, he found the group’s 430 preexisting contracts in complete and utter disarray. Some of the 15,000 members hadn’t seen a representative in so long, they had no idea they even had a union representing them. The scandal that ended in the old regime’s imprisonment had forced the local into 18 months of trusteeship, but now it was time to turn the page — the only question was how? 


Hands-Off the Desnuda of Times Square

August 26, 2015
By Larry Cary

I say let the desnuda of Times Square alone.  The law says that women can display their breasts in public.  And the law says that panhandling is protected by the First Amendment.


Jewish Labor Committee Condemns Hate Speech Against Members of Congress

September 3, 2015
By Stuart Appelbaum, Jewish Labor Committee President

New York, NY - The Jewish Labor Committee condemns the recent spate of hate speech directed against members of the United States Congress because of their position on the pending Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program.  


Gallup Poll: ‘Americans Want Unions’

August 24, 2015
By Clyde Weiss Reprined:

Americans are seeing the connection between unions and balancing the economy, allowing workers to come together to build a better life for their families. Overall, Gallup found that support for labor unions is now at an impressive 58 percent, a rise of 5 percentage points since 2008. A Business Insider headline put it simply: ‘Americans want unions.’



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