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Unionization of Reality TV Stars?

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Ridgewood NJ, in addition to the labor movements within Hollywood’s CGI-dominated realms, another significant movement is brewing among reality TV stars. Spearheaded by figures far removed from the CGI-created worlds, such as former Real Housewives of New York cast member Bethenny Frankel, a public campaign for the unionization of reality TV stars gained momentum last summer. Frankel highlighted issues of mistreatment and poor working conditions within the industry, sparking conversations about the need for change.

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The Real Maguire – Who Actually Invented Labor Day?

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Ridgewood NJ, while most sources, even the Department of Labor, credit Peter McGuire with the origination of Labor Day, recent evidence suggests that the true father of Labor Day may in fact be another famous union leader of the 19th Century, Matthew Maguire.

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Starbucks Workers Strike Over Discharge of Shift Supervisor at the Starbucks Montclair

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Monclair NJ, Starbucks workers in Montclair, Summit, Ledgewood and Danbury, CT went on an unfair labor practice (ULP) strike to protest the discharge of Celeste Cruz, Shift Supervisor at the Starbucks Montclair, NJ location.

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Labor Day, is a Tribute to the Contributions and Achievements of American Workers and the Labor Movement

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Ridgewood NJ, Labor Day,  is a tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and the labor movement. It’s a day when many take a break from their usual routines to relax, enjoy the last moments of summer, and reflect on the struggles and victories of the labor movement.

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5th Starbucks Location Unionized in New Jersey

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Succasunna NJ, with a 17-4 vote, workers at the Succasunna Starbucks store, located in Morris County at 401 Route 10, in the Succasunna and Ledgewood sections of Roxbury, voted to unionize, making it the fifth store in the State of New Jersey to do so.

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Rutgers University Faculty Members Vote to Strike

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New Brunswick NJ, classes at the three campuses of Rutgers University may come to a halt for its 67,620 students as faculty members gave their union leaders the authority to call for a strike a week from now.

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Amazon’s Attrition Rate Costs the Company $8 billion Annually

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Ridgewood NJ, Amazon’s turnover rate is well above industry averages. The attrition rate is costing an estimated $8 billion annually for Amazon and its shareholders. Only one out of three new hires in 2021 stayed with the company for 90 or more days. The company may deplete the available labor supply in some regions within a few years. Amazon’s learning programs appear disorganized and are likely costing the company hundreds of millions in wasted hours.

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Coalition of New Jersey Business and Labor Organizations Call on Legislative Leadership to Stop Murphy Electrification Mandates

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NJDEP Regulations to Electrify Building Sector Take Effect in December, Leading to Increases in Rents, Property Taxes and Grocery Bills

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Ridgewood  NJ, With the first round of NJDEP regulations set to take effect on December 6th, a diverse coalition of 24 business and labor organizations sent a letter to Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin calling on the Legislature to halt Governor Murphy’s building electrification mandate until a full analysis of costs can be developed.

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Starbucks Has Become the Poster Child of anti-unionism

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Ridgewood NJ, after years of supporting fringe leftwing causes Starbucks, arguably one of the nation’s most progressive-thinking companies, led by Howard Schultz, arguably one of the nation’s most progressive CEOs, has become a poster child of anti-unionism? Starbucks has become the subject of a small but significant organizing campaign by Starbucks Workers United, which is affiliated with the SEIU, or Service Employees International Union.

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State Senate Republicans Call For Special Committee to Investigate Massive Increase in Public Employee Health Benefit Costs

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Trenton NJ, Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) and Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) have introduced legislation to form a special legislative committee with subpoena power to investigate massive proposed premium increases for the health plans that cover state government, local government, and school employees.

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Strike Narrowly Averted at Atlantic City Casinos

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Atlantic City NJ, the main union for Atlantic City casino workers local 54 of the Unite Here reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos on Thursday, The labor peace will avoid a strike on the Fourth of July weekend, one of the casinos’ busiest of the year.
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Labor Day stems from deadly labor strike, but few Americans know the history

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A labor movement in Chicago in 1894 left 30 Pullman workers dead, and later spurred Congress and President Grover Cleveland to pass a bill creating Labor Day. But the history of this holiday is rarely taught in schools, and there are few full-time labor journalists to write about working class communities.

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Reader asks , “How have day care centers and summer camps in NJ been open since June, but schools cannot reopen?”

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“In a normal society, this virus would be handled by having the sick or vulnerable stay home for as long as necessary, while encouraging the young and healthy to go about normally with life. Teachers that are sickly could stay home and go on unemployment like everyone else in the country. Young college grads with education degrees can temporarily Take their place. Very simple. How are parents that are not teachers or other government employees supposed to work and feed their families if they have to stay home and care for their children who are doing remote learning? This point is rarely brought up. How have day care centers and summer camps in NJ been open since June, but schools cannot reopen? Why are day Care workers and summer camp workers lives valued less than teachers lives? I drove by the Ridgewood YMCA parking lot last week and witnessed large numbers of children, of various ages, over the age of two years old, standing very close together and not wearing masks. Why is this permitted when masks are required in NJ outdoors when not social distancing?
Locking down everyone is actually making everyone more sickly in mind, body and soul. Why is it that the government and their followers only care about people sick or dying from covid19, but not from any other cause, like the annual flu, being killed in riots, or from not being able to receive necessary medical treatment? Yes there is a pandemic, however, like it or not, the fact is that less than 0.5 percent of all people will die from it. It is obvious that the pandemic has become a convenient, catch all excuse, which is being massively abused. This is to the detriment of all humanity, the effects of which will be ever lasting. Wake up people! Please please start thinking for yourselves and you will realize what is actually going on here. Only when teachers and all government employees are treated the same and feel the same pain as small business owners have, during this pandemic, will people actually see the truth, be on the same team and be able, willing and ready to work together.”

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Governor Murphy’s Ponzi Scheme Called Premature, Excessive and Unconstitutional

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Trenton NJ,Senator Anthony M. Bucco raised serious concerns about Governor Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow as much as $14 billion to fund government spending.

“Given his failure to consider fiscally responsible alternatives to balance the State budget, Governor Murphy’s borrowing scheme is premature, excessive, and almost certainly unconstitutional,” said Bucco (R-25). “When the State is already drowning in debt, New Jersey taxpayers cannot afford to give the Governor the blank check he’s demanding.”

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Bill Allowing Reassignment of NJ Public Workers During Crises Advances

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Trenton NJ, Legislation authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Senator Michael Doherty allowing for the temporary reassignment of state and local employees outside of their job classifications for up to 30 days during public emergencies was approved by the Senate Budget Committee today.

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