Local 108 News
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Register to Vote Yourself a Raise
April 9, 2013 - Many new immigrants begin by their jobs by making minimum wage. This is why Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc., is fighting a raise in the minimum wage. Read more.
Protesters Say No to Walmart in Newark
March 20, 2013 - More than 100 people rallied on the steps of city hall Monday to protest the purported construction of
a Walmart along Springfield Avenue, echoing charges heard elsewhere that the retail giant does not
provide a decent living for its employees and has a Read more.
Working Families United for New Jersey Fundraiser
March 19, 2013 - Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. has accomplished a great deal over the past two years with regard to issue education, engaging families in the democratic process, expanding our diverse network of community allies, and continuing to empower th Read more.
Labor in the Pulpit
October 28, 2011 - On Sunday Sept. 4, 2011 at 11:30 a.m., labor leader and president of Local 108 Charles N. Hall gave an address at St. Franklin John's Church for "Labor in the Pulpit." The speech is as follows: Read more.
Local 108 Cohosts Peoples Organization for Progress Rally
October 21, 2011 - On Thursday, October 20th, Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, UFCW, Local 108, co-hosted the People's Organization for Progressâ€™ Daily Peoples Campaign for Jobs, Peace, Equality and Justice! Read more.
Happy Thanksgiving From Local 108
December 1, 2010 - RWDSU Local 108 donated time and financial support to the Phillips Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church this Thanksgiving, to help provide holiday meals for needy families in the Newark, New Jersey area. Read more.
NJ Part-Timers Get a Full-Time Union Voice
May 5, 2010 - Almost 100 crossing guards and sanitation workers employed by Hoboken City in New Jersey joined RWDSU Local 108 on May 5, after the city agreed to recognize the union due to overwhelming support. Read more.
Academy Bus Drivers in NJ Win Improvements
April 23, 2010 - When bus drivers at Academy Express in New Jersey joined RWDSU Local 108 in 2004, the workers there suffered from low pay, virtually no benefits, and they had nobody to look out for them on the job. Read more.
New Jersey Citizen Action
September 10, 2008 - Local 108 and New Jersey Citizen Action: Helping You Save!
Local 108 has developed a close relationship with NJ Citizen Action to help our members.
Local 108 Rallies for Health Care Reform
June 20, 2008 - Local 108 President Charles N. Hall Jr. spoke at a rally in Newark, NJ for National Health Care Reform. He called for affordable quality health care for all. The Rally was one of many across the country. Read more.
Benefits Clear With new Pearl Vision Contract
June 11, 2007 - A new three-year agreement with Pearle Vision, Inc., protects health care benefits, raises wages, and creates other new benefits for over 200 Local 108 members who work at Pearle Vison stores throughout New Jersey. Read more.