In Buffalo, CWA-Represented Workers ‘Connect’ With The Buying Public…

April 22, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY -  Now more than a month after their current contract expired, Communications Workers of America (CWA)-represented AT&T Mobility Workers are going public, asking consumers to tell the company to bargain fairly with their Employees.

Bloomingdale’s Workers Demand End to Exploitative Commissions

April 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Carrying signs reading “Good Wages and Benefits Are Always in Style” in Bloomingdale’s “big brown bag” font, more than 250 people turned out for a lunch-hour rally outside the department store April 18, supporting the workers there demanding a fair contract.

Students 'Hungry For Justice' Fast, Urge Boycott Of Wendy's

April 19, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Ohio, IL - College students are spreading a fast for justice aimed at the Wendy’s fast food chain. Sarasota Florida New College students went on a five day fast in solidarity with fasting Ohio State students urging a boycott against Wendy’s.

Georgia Workers At Nestle Join RWDSU

April 12, 2017 
By Stephanie West, LaborPress USA

Mcdonough, GA - Workers at Nestlé’s logistics and shipping center in McDonough, Georgia, voted to be represented by the RWDSU in their fight for a voice and fair treatment in the workplace. Unionizing will gain them  job security and fair wages through a collective bargaining agreement.

Lehigh Valley Warehouse Workers to Vote on Union

April 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Weisenberg Township, PA - More than 500 workers at the Advance Auto Parts warehouse in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley will vote Apr. 5-7 on whether to join the Laborers' International Union of North America.

Minnesota Plumbers Fix Elderly’s Faucets for Free

April 3, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Rochester, MN - More than 20 members of Local 6 Plumbers and Pipefitters spent their Saturday Mar. 25 fixing faucets and installing new toilets for poor and elderly people here.

UAW Ratifies Caterpillar Contract

April 2, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Decatur, IL,—United Auto Workers members at Caterpillar Inc. voted Mar. 26 to ratify a six-year contract with the heavy-equipment manufacturer. The deal covers about 5,000 workers in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Maintenance Workers Join Holten Meat Strike

March 31, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sauget, IL - Maintenance workers at Holten Meat in Sauget, Illinois joined the nine-day-old strike by production workers Mar. 27.

Teamsters, UFCW at Odds on California Pot Distribution

March 30, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sacramento, CA - With California’s legislature trying to set up a system to begin legal adult-use marijuana sales in the state next year, the Teamsters and law enforcement are at odds with business groups and the United Food and Commercial Workers over how cannabis should be distributed.

Win Week In Review

March 26, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Los Angeles, CA - The Communications Workers of America say that 11 of its AT&T locals in California and Nevada - some 17,000 workers - went on strike Wednesday. The union says they are on a grievance strike due to AT&T violations of previously negotiated job duties of technicians. These are landline AT&T workers.

AT&T Technicians’ Strike Ends After One Day

March 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - A strike by about 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada ended after one day Mar. 23, after the company reached a settlement with the Communications Workers of America.

Rallies Across Western & Central New Yorkers …

March 24, 2017  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell 
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Sodus, NY - Dolores Bustamante, an Immigrant Farm Worker and a board Member of the Workers’ Center of Central New York whose personal testimony was pivotal in working to secure a New York State Executive Memo in 2014 that disallows State Troopers from racially profiling and asking citizenship status, was back to work on an apple farm today (Friday, March 17th) after receiving a two-month reprieve from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) earlier this week.

Kroger's Michigan Div Ratifies Agreement with UFCW 

March 23, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

Novi, MI - The Kroger Co. has announced that associates working at 103 stores in the company's Michigan division have ratified a new labor agreement with Local 876.

Article on UNITE HERE Local 100 workers rally at JFK

March 23, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – More than forty workers from Terminal 7 and Terminal 4 at JFK airport rallied outside Terminal 7 on Tuesday, March 20th, demanding that SSP, which operates branded catering and retail units as a concessionaire at over 125 airports and 270 train stations worldwide, negotiate a fair contract and provide workers job security.

Midwestern Meatpackers Go on Strike

March 23, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sauget, IL - Workers at the Holten Meats plant here went on strike Mar. 18 after overwhelmingly rejecting the company’s latest contract offer. “76% of the people here have voted to authorize a strike," said David Cook, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655.

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