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Building Bridges, the National Edition
with Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
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Walmart Strikers Rally at Companies Shareholder Meeting
with
Tsegau Almaz, Walmart Associate, Crenshaw, Los Angeles,
member “OUR Walmart Campaign”

Walmart strikers, with support from the OUR Walmart campaign, launched
the first extended strike in the company's history, capping it with a rally
outside the company's shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Ark, after a
week long “Ride for Respect.”  Workers from more than 30 cities joined in
the Ride For Respect to mobilize other Walmart workers and educate the
public about Walmart’s many abuses.  The Walmart workers seek higher
pay, more hours of employment, health care, and protection from retaliation
when they raise workers rights issues.  Walmart's workers also raised the
issues of the companies failure to provide for the health and safety of
workers in factories overseas that manufacture the products the retail giant
sells – recalling the recent death of 1,239 garment workers in the Rana
Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. Kalpona Akter, the Ex. Dir., of the
Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, who implored Walmart to take
action to insure that the factories where Wal-Mart products are made
should be safe for the workers joined the Bentonville rally.
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Cablevision Breaks Law, Then Attacks NLRB
with
Tim Dubnau, Organizing Coordinator, District One,
Communication Workers of America

Cablevision, the cable giant is asking the federal court to undermine the
authority of the National Labor Relations Board in pursing complaints
charging Cablevision with multiple violations of labor law. Since Brooklyn
technicians voted to unionize more than a year ago, Cablevision has refused
to bargain in good faith.  Cablevision actually fired 23 workers in Brooklyn
after the workers used management’s “open door” policy to talk to a vice
president about how the company was stonewalling their first-contract
bargaining.  Cablevision has illegally intimidated workers, brazenly violated
federal law by firing workers for protected activity, while refusing to offer any
improvements in wages to the newly unionized technicians in Brooklyn
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