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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 WNYLaborToday.com 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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