Posts Tagged ‘Retail Workers’

Nov21

RAP Targets Retailers Open on Thanksgiving for Black Friday Actions

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For Immediate Release: November 21, 2012 Contact: Justin Hamano E-mail: justin@retailactionproject.org Office: 646.490.5925 Cell: 347.861.5254 RETAIL ACTION PROJECT TARGETS RETAILERS OPEN ON THANKSGIVING ON BLACK FRIDAY, WORKERS & SHOPPERS VISIT WALMART & MORE New York, NY –  Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, generating massive revenues for the growing retail industry. But […]

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Aug06

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: Why Good Jobs are Good for Retailers

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by: Zaynep Ton, MIT Almost one-fifth of American workers have bad jobs. They endure low wages, poor benefits, schedules that change with little—if any—notice, and few opportunities for advancement. The conventional wisdom is that many companies have no choice but to offer bad jobs—especially retailers whose business models entail competing on low prices. If retailers invest more […]

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May31

Apply Here for the Summer Member Organizer Training program!

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RAP’s Summer 2012 Member Organizer Training Program begins June 25th and is a 10-week paid intensive training opportunity to further develop your leadership and organizing skills, while learning to build power in stores and across the retail industry. The MOT is a program tailored for active, contributing RAP members who want to push themselves to […]

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May17

Art & Media Committee Producing Jay-Z Parody: “It’s the Retail Life”

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by: Erin Szwejkowski Morgan RAP’s Art & Media Committee members are in full swing as they take the next steps in producing “The Retail Life” – a parodied music video version of rapper Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life.” Retail is one of the few industries that have maintained decent profits even in the midst of recession. […]

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Jul29

Center for Economic Policy Research: Benefits of Unionization

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One option for any worker who wants to improve the conditions at their workplace is to organize with coworkers and work out a contract with the company. They key way to do this is through forming a union. If workers have union representation, they can work out a contract with the company that both sides […]

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