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‘Cereal Killers’ - How 80-Hour Weeks & A ‘Caste System Pushed’ Kellogg's Workers To Strike – ‘After Decades On The Losing End,’ Company Workers ‘Are Demanding A Better Deal, But The Cereal Giant Has Other Plans’

Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in National Labor News
(OMAHA, NEBRASKA) - The shelves at the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ (BCTGM) International Union Local 50 are lined with boxes of Kellogg’s products that generations of Union-represented Employees have packed over the past century. A Froot Loops box commemorating the 2012 Olympics sits next to Special K Plus, a more»

Labor Union Coalition - SEIU, The Teamsters, The CWA & The United Farmworkers, ‘Urges’ The Federal Trade Commission To ‘Reject’ Amazon’s $8.5 Billion MGM Deal

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in National Labor News
A group of four major Labor Unions, representing almost four million Workers, is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Amazon’s proposed acquisition of MGM. In a 12-page letter sent to the FTC, the Unions’ Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) argued Amazon’s $8.45 billion takeover of MGM should be blocked to prevent Amazon from more»

West Hollywood ‘Okays The Highest Minimum Wage In The Country For Some Workers’ - $17.64 An Hour

Published on Monday, November 29, 2021 in National Labor News
(WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - In a bold but polarizing move, the West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a minimum wage hike that will boost pay for Hourly Employees of hotels, restaurants and other businesses as soon as January. The decision, which came at the end of a meeting that that occurred earlier this month, will bring some of the more»

Scranton, Pennsylvania Teachers End Strike, Ratify Newly-Negotiated Contract

Published on Friday, November 26, 2021 in National Labor News
(SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Scranton School District and Scranton Federation of Teachers’ 12-day Strike is officially over as Teachers not only came to a new contract agreement, but have voted to accept the deal. Students will return to class on Monday (November 29th) for the first time since November 2nd after the Union and District Negotiators more»

‘Strikegiving’ Update: Nurses, Mental Health Therapists & Other Kaiser Permanente Health Workers Strike To Support Stationary Engineers

Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in National Labor News
(OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA) - Over 60,000 Members of other Unions representing Kaiser Permanente Workers throughout Northern California held strikes last week in solidarity with Members of Stationary Engineers Local 39, who’ve been walking picket lines since their contract expired in mid-September. More than 40,000 Workers belonging to Service Employees more»

Sean O’Brien Elected New Teamsters’ National Boss

Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in National Labor News
The head of a Boston Local of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been elected the Union’s President, making him one of the most influential Labor Leaders in the Nation. The President of Boston Local 25, Sean O’Brien will now head the Union’s nearly 1.4 million Members for the next five years. He will assume the Union more»

Labor Perspective From IBEW Local 3 Business Manager & International Executive Council Chairman Chris Erikson: "We Are In Trouble" - Would You Trade A Good Union Job For A Wall And Right-To-Work?

Published on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in National Labor News
When our Union Members are more concerned about the fact that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election than doing what is necessary to protect the benefits they have as Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3, we are in trouble. National “Right-To-Work” was on the top of Trump’s to-do list. There were over 81 more»

‘Wasn’t This Always The Answer?’ - Florida Restaurant Chain Says ‘Boosting’ Pay & ‘Offering Better’ Benefits Helped End Its Labor Shortage

Published on Friday, November 19, 2021 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF FLORIDA) - Pollo Tropical, a Caribbean-food chain with 169 restaurants in Florida, says it's almost back to normal staffing levels after boosting pay, improving benefits, and giving sign-on bonuses to new Staff. This is despite the huge labor shortage affecting the industry: Restaurants across the U.S. are struggling to find Staff amid the more»

UAW-Represented John Deere Factory Workers Approve New Contract, ‘Ending Historic’ Strike - More Than 10,000 Walked Off The Job In Mid-October For The First Time Since 1986 ‘In A Sign Of How The Pandemic Has Sparked New’ Labor Militancy

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2021 in National Labor News
United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Employees at Deere & Company, the giant manufacturer of farm and construction equipment, ended a month-long Strike on Wednesday (November 18th), which has come to symbolize a new era of Labor Militancy. The UAW said its 10,000 Members have voted to ratify a new six-year contract offer by a vote of 61% to 39%. more»

National AFL-CIO Poll Shows 74% Of Voters OK Strikes For Higher Pay & Benefits

Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Some 74% of 1,294 likely voters, including 60% of Republicans, either approve or strongly approve of Workers forced to Strike for higher pay and better benefits, a poll the National AFL-CIO released says. The Data for Progress survey cited the recent forced Strikes by United Auto Workers (UAW) Members against John Deere and by Bakery, more»

IATSE Members ‘Narrowly Approve’ Contract With Studios

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in National Labor News
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - Hollywood will not be a part of America’s ongoing Strike Wave this year as members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) voted by a razor-thin margin to ratify the Union’s new contract with studios - ending a long, contentious labor cycle that called the status quo of the entertainment more»

UAW & John Deere Reportedly Reach Third Tentative Contract Agreement Amid Continuing Strike - Workers Will Vote Wednesday On The Deal, Which Is Said To Include “Modest Modifications” Over The Most Previously-Rejected Offer

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021 in National Labor News
Deere & Company and the United Auto Workers (UAW) have agreed to a third potential contract, the Union announced Friday night (November 12th). After UAW Members in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas voted down two previous agreements over the last month, representatives for the company and the Union met again Thursday and Friday of last week. About 10,100 UAW more»

Alliance Of Health Care Unions & Kaiser Permanente Reach Tentative Agreement To ‘Avert Major Strike’ Of More Than 50,000 Workers In Several States - Includes Wage Increases & Wage Justice, Major Staffing Improvements, Two-Tier Defeated

Published on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in National Labor News
An alliance of Unions representing 50,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers in California, Oregon and six other states a have called off a major Strike Notice after reaching a tentative new contract on Saturday (November 13th) with the Health Care Network. The Alliance of Health Care Unions and Kaiser Permanente jointly announced the agreement, staving off a more»

When Scabs ‘Are A Danger’ To Public Health

Published on Friday, November 12, 2021 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) -A dozen striking Oil Workers recently rallied in front of the United Metro Energy (UMEC) terminal in Brooklyn, fighting one of the largest suppliers of heating oil and motor fuels in New York. Their Strike began months prior, on April 19th, and after Workers spent one of the hottest Summers in decades on the picket line, the rally provided more»

McDonald’s & Kaiser Workers Carry ‘Striketober’ Into ‘Strikesgiving’

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - Striketober may be over, but forced Worker walkouts continue, with a big one coming on this week by Fast Food Workers in California. And a mandatory 10-day Strike plan announcement by Unions representing 32,000 Kaiser Workers nationwide is being issued too. And, another 8,000 may join them next week – with another 12,000 more»

A ‘New’ Labor Movement ‘Is Being Born’ - ‘And We Owe It To These TikTokers’

Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in National Labor News
Social Media has a bad reputation for promoting slacktivism - the endless cycle of supposedly radical reposts that add up to all talk and no action, but recently, Labor Activists and Union Organizers have been using TikTok in compelling ways to galvanize people when it comes to the Labor Movement. In case you missed it, about 10,000 Unionized Hourly more»

More Than 30,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers Announce They’ll Strike This Month Over Opposition To A Two-Tier Wage Plan That They Say ‘Would Exacerbate An Existing’ Staffing Crisis

Published on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in National Labor News
More than 30,000 Kaiser Permanente Workers plan to Strike next week (on November 15th) if contract negotiations with the health network do not improve. Workers are fighting a proposal from Kaiser that would cut pay for future hires. The decision to provide Kaiser with the 10-day notice required by Federal Labor Law is a major escalation in what could soon more»

“This Is Union Territory” - 1,000 West Virginia Hospital Workers Strike To “Build Back Better”

Published on Monday, November 8, 2021 in National Labor News
(HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA) – In the parking lot outside of Cabell Huntington’s Emergency Department, Workers gather in front of a fire bin. Heather Jordan, a middle-aged secretary, approaching retirement age at the hospital, is standing with other Workers trying to warm themselves as the temperature drops into the 30s. It’s was freezing more»

Kellogg's Workers Continue Strike After Rejecting Company's Latest Offer

Published on Sunday, November 7, 2021 in National Labor News
(BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN) - Kellogg Company's Union-represented Workers continue to Strike after a Negotiation Committee representing them wasn’t satisfied with the company’s latest offer. As many as 325 Workers have been out picketing at the Battle Creek plant for 31 days. Kellogg's Workers at other plants in Nebraska, Tennessee and more»

Scranton Teachers Strike: "We Want A Fair Contract. We Want A Good Health Care Program. We Haven't Had Raises In Five Years And We Deserve A Raise."

Published on Friday, November 5, 2021 in National Labor News
(SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA) - After working years without a contract or pay raise, Teachers in one of the area's largest school districts hit the picket line. Hundreds of Scranton School District Teachers and Para-Professionals went out on Strike Wednesday (November 3rd), having been without a contract since 2017. Some of those Teachers spoke to Newswatch more»

UAW Strike Continues As Union Workers Reject Latest John Deere Contract

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2021 in National Labor News
(ANKENY, IOWA) – United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Workers will continue their Strike at John Deere after rejecting the proposed contract earlier this week. UAW Local 281 posted to its Facebook page that 55% of its Members, company-wide, voted against the contract, while 45% voted for it. The latest contract reportedly included an immediate 10% more»

What’s A Union? – For Those ‘Who Don’t Know:’ Labor Unions & Labor Jobs ‘Can Help’ Employees Gain Equity & Fairness ‘In Pay And Working Conditions, So Pass It On’

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in National Labor News
As an individual Worker, it isn’t always easy to advocate for yourself. While it would be nice if all employers and workplaces were fair, the fact is that some aren’t. In some industries, Labor Unions can help Employees deal with this reality and ensure that they have equitable representation, contracts and benefits. Union Plus defines a more»

The USW Is ‘Helping Turn A Massive Abandoned’ Steel Mill ‘Into A Producer Of Wind Turbines’

Published on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in National Labor News
(SPARROWS POINT, MARYLAND) - Once the largest steel mill in the world, the Sparrows Point Shipyard in Maryland will provide new jobs in Baltimore as a manufacturer of wind turbine parts. The United Steelworkers (USW) is partnering with US Wind as it transforms the former steel mill into a manufacturing facility supporting the growth of offshore wind more»

"The Whole Country Is Looking To Us To Set The New Standard For Skilled Assembly Labor" - John Deere ‘Doubles’ Wage Increases, ‘Boosts’ Retirement Benefits In Second Offer To Striking UAW Workers, Who Will Vote On Tuesday

Published on Monday, November 1, 2021 in National Labor News
In its latest contract offer, Deere & Company doubled wage increases and boosted future retirement payments for its United Auto Workers (UAW)-represented Employees who’ve been out on Strike for nearly the past three weeks. UAW Members will vote on the contract on Tuesday (November 2nd). Union Leaders said in a statement that Deere Workers will more»

CWA President Chris Shelton: ‘Almost All’ Of The Republican Party ‘Is A Democracy Threat’

Published on Friday, October 29, 2021 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - At the last Communications Workers of America (CWA) Convention in Las Vegas back in 2019, Union President Chris Shelton - a blunt and tough Telephone Lineman from The Big Apple, excoriated then-GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump as a threat to Democracy. Now, the Republican Party itself is that threat, he says. This time, keynoting more»

“While We’re Saving The World, They’re Planning Our Demise, It Seems” - What Is The 'Two-Tiered Wage System' Fueling Worker Strikes?

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in National Labor News
In growing numbers, Workers across the country are taking a stand and demanding better conditions, benefits and pay from their employers. While their workplaces vary, ranging from Nabisco and Kellogg to John Deere to Kaiser Permanente, Employees are united in at least one of their grievances: Opposition to a Two-Tier Benefit and Wage System. The policy, more»

McDonald's Workers Walk Out At Restaurants In 12 U.S. Cities To Protest The Fast Food Giant's Handling Of Sexual Harassment Claims

Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in National Labor News
Organizers, who’ve held five strikes over harassment since 2018, say McDonald's has "largely ignored" Front Line Workers who complain. As a result, Cashiers and Cooks walked out in Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Miami among other places on Tuesday (October 26th). According to Fight for $15 Organizers, the campaign group that put together the national more»

“There's More of Us than There Are of Them” – BCTGM-Represented Nabisco Workers ‘Hope Strike Inspires Others’

Published on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in National Labor News
A month-long Strike by Nabisco Workers beat back the Snackmaker’s bid to introduce a two-tier Health Care Plan and switch them onto 12-hour shifts and now, Employer contributions to Workers’ 401(k) plans will be doubled. One of the biggest issues in the Strike was the company’s effort to do away with premium pay for weekend shifts and more»

Judge ‘Limits’ John Deere Picketing ‘To Four People’ - Ruling ‘Severely Limits’ UAW Members ‘Ability To Picket’ Company In Iowa

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021 in National Labor News
On October 14th, 10,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) Workers at John Deere went on Strike. The nationwide job action is the largest in two years and has shut down production at the company. With talks stalled between the Union and the company, John Deere’s Parent Company - Deere & Company, has gone running to the courts to limit the Union’s more»

Heaven Hill Distillery Workers End Six-Week-Long Kentucky Bourbon Strike, New Contract Preserves Health Care & OT Pay - UFCW Calls Contract ‘Important Step To Support Bardstown Bourbon Workers And Good Kentucky Jobs’

Published on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in National Labor News
(BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY) – The United Food and Commercial Worker (UFCW), which represents more than 25,000 Kentucky Essential Workers statewide, as well as 420 Heaven Hill Distillery Workers, has announced Heaven Hill Workers have voted to end a six-week Strike after a tentative agreement was reached late last week on a new five-year contract. UFCW more»

“There’s A ‘New Militancy’ Out There. ‘It’s An Opportunity For Labor.’” - Unions ‘Push’ Companies As Workers ‘Stay Scarce’ - Union Leaders Say Pandemic Frustrations Spur ‘New Militancy’

Published on Friday, October 22, 2021 in National Labor News
Union Leaders are pressing to increase their ranks and secure gains for their Members as Workers demand more from their employers and companies struggle with labor shortages and snarled supply chains. A walkout by Production Workers for farm and Construction Machinery Company John Deere & Company followed recent stoppages at Snack Producer Mondelez more»

A Labor Perspective From In These Times Reporter Hamilton Nolan: America’s Strike Wave ‘Is A Rare’ - ‘And Beautiful’ - Sight To Behold

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in National Labor News
Labor uprisings are not a spectator sport. They demand not just your attention, but your participation. You may be forgiven for having the strange feeling that America has suddenly been seized by a very retro kind of Labor revolution. If you don’t track these things closely, it may have snuck up on you. Better get your marching shoes. This party more»

IATSE Deal ‘Gives Lowest Paid Workers 62% Raise To $26 Per Hour’ - Union ‘Touts A Living Wage As One Of The Many Victories’ In Its New Bargaining Agreement With Studios

Published on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in National Labor News
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - The new deal that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) negotiated with Film and TV Producers includes a 62% pay increase for the lowest paid Members of the below-the-line Hollywood Workers’ Union. The lowest hourly wages for Writer Assistants, Script Coordinators, Assistant Production Coordinators more»

Governor Whitmer ‘Reinstates’ Prevailing Wage For Michigan Construction Projects

Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in National Labor News
(LANSING, MICHIGAN) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken action to reinstate Prevailing Wages for contractors and sub-contractors on construction projects funded by the state of Michigan. The Governor met with Union Leaders and Union Members at the U.A. Pipefitters & Steamfitters Local 333’s Training Center in Lansing where she announced more»

IATSE NATIONWIDE STRIKE AVERTED - Union Says It’s The “Strongest Contract We Have Achieved In Our History”

Published on Monday, October 18, 2021 in National Labor News
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) – It appears the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) got much of what it was asking for in a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) that averted a nationwide Strike, including more rest between workdays, a significant investment in the health and pension plans, more»

More Than 10,000 John Deere Workers On Strike After Rejecting Contract - Walkout Is The Latest ‘By An Emboldened’ Labor Movement, Affects 14 Plants In Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado & Georgia

Published on Friday, October 15, 2021 in National Labor News
Thousands of John Deere workers walked off the job Thursday (October 14th) after Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) rejected the tractor maker’s contract offer, launching the latest Strike by an emboldened Labor Movement. The company’s offer included raises of 5% to 6%, but Union Officials said the proposed contract didn’t meet more»

“Our Members Deserve To Have Their Basic Needs Addressed, Now” - Tens Of Thousands Of IATSE Union Members Set October 18th Nationwide Strike Date, Potential Walkout ‘Threatens’ Film, TV Shutdown Next Week

Published on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in National Labor News
(HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA) - One of Hollywood’s most powerful Unions has set an October 18th Strike date, threatening a nationwide shutdown of film and TV production in a fight with studios over work conditions and pay. Workers will walk out at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Coast time) on that date unless a deal is reached, said the International Alliance of more»

96% Of 18,209 Participating Union-Represented Members Who Work At Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Hospitals & Clinics Vote To Authorize Strike

Published on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in National Labor News
(SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) - Unions representing thousands of Kaiser Permanente Health Care Workers in Southern California say their Members have voted to authorize a Strike, which Union Officials say would likely “cripple” the Health Care Giant’s operations. The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals more»

School Hiring Decline, Worker Shortages ‘Curb U.S. Job Growth’ In September

Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in National Labor News
The U.S. economy created the fewest jobs in nine months in September amid a drop in hiring at schools and Worker shortages, but ebbing COVID-19 cases and the end of generous Unemployment Benefits could boost employment gains in the months ahead. The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report showed the unemployment rate dropping to an more»

'Reject This Piece Of Trash’ & ‘You Deserve Better’ - With Current Contract Set To Expire, UAW Members Reject New Agreement With John Deere

Published on Monday, October 11, 2021 in National Labor News
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) have overwhelmingly rejected a new six-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with Deere & Company on Sunday (October 10th). UAW Vice President Chuck Browning, who has led negotiations with the company, said in a statement that 90% of the Union’s Members voted against a contract that the two sides proposed. more»

Tesla Ordered To Pay Nearly $137 Million To Former Black Employee Who Worked At Company’s Fremont Plant In California In 2015 & 2016 Before Quitting After Claiming Racial Abuse

Published on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Tesla Incorporated must pay nearly $137 million to a former Black Worker who said he suffered racial abuse at the electric carmaker’s San Francisco Bay Area factory. The jury in San Francisco agreed Owen Diaz was subjected to racial harassment and a hostile work environment. Diaz alleged in a lawsuit that he was more»

The United Auto Workers & Deere Announce Tentative Six-Year Labor Agreement, Subject To Worker Vote

Published on Friday, October 8, 2021 in National Labor News
The United Auto Workers (UAW) and Deere & Company have reached a new, tentative six-year-Collective Bargaining Agreement. The UAW, which represents thousands of Workers in Deere's Iowa facilities, offered no details about the agreement in a news release, saying only that the deal includes "significant economic gains." The UAW and Deere began more»

“The Company Continues To Threaten To Send Additional Jobs To Mexico If Workers Do Not Accept Outrageous Proposals” - 1,400 Kellogg Cereal Factory Workers Strike Across The Country After Year-Long Negotiations On A Contract Break Down

Published on Thursday, October 7, 2021 in National Labor News
Union-represented Workers at the Kellogg Company – the maker of breakfast staples such as Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies - are on Strike after year-long negotiations between the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union and management broke down. The BCTGM said in a press release that 1,400 of its Members in more»

“Are You Listening?” - RN Kim Fletcher Kornowski Uses Facebook To Publicly Expose What She Faces Working At A Buffalo Hospital: “(It’s) The Worst I Have Ever Seen Working There. The Community Needs To Know Our Plight.”

Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in National Labor News Editor’s Note: The other day I ran across a post from Kim Fletcher Kornowski (pictured above), the Assistant Vice President of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1168 and a Medical/Surgical Registered Nurse (RN) at Kaleida Health in Buffalo. While her CWA Brothers and Sisters are walking a picket line at the Catholic more»

By A ‘Nearly Unanimous’ Margin, IATSE Members In TV & Film Authorize Nationwide Strike - Members Of 36 Locals, Representing 60,000 Workers, Call For The Union’s ‘First Nationwide Strike’ Over Quality-Of-Life Issues

Published on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) - The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has announced its 60,000 Members, who work in television and film production across the country, have voted - by a nearly unanimous margin - to grant IATSE International President Matthew Loeb the authority to call a Strike. This is the first time in IATSE’s more»

‘Wave Of U.S. Labor Unrest Could See Tens Of Thousands On Strike Within Weeks’ - From Health Care To Hollywood, Workers ‘Are Demanding Higher Wages, Fighting Cuts And Seeking Better Safety And Conditions’

Published on Monday, October 4, 2021 in National Labor News
Tens of thousands of Workers across the U.S. could go on Strike in the coming weeks in what would be the largest wave of Labor unrest since a series of Teacher Strikes in 2018 and 2019, which won major victories and gave the American Labor Movement a significant boost. The unrest spans a huge range of industries from health care to Hollywood and academia - more»

“It Underscores The Importance Of Unions To Uphold Standards And Ensure Workers Can Make A Decent Living” - UC Berkeley Labor Center Study Finds ‘Public Cost’ Of ‘Low Wage Jobs’ In The State Of California’s Construction Industry

Published on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in National Labor News
(BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA) - A new report by the University of California (UC) Berkeley Labor Center highlights the public cost of low wages and few benefits in a large part of California’s Construction Industry. Construction is a large and vital industry in California, accounting for $107 billion in personal income in 2020 or about $1 out of every $25 more»

Threatened Strike At San Francisco Giants Ballpark Called Off After Agreement Reached With Union-Represented Food Service Concession Workers' Union

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Concession Workers at Oracle Park have called off a threatened Strike now that Union Leaders have reached an agreement with the food service contractor for Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants. Unite Here Local 2 and Bon Appetit agreed on COVID safety, health care issues, wages and more, according to a news more»

Unions ‘Are Gaining Momentum’ At Restaurants

Published on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in National Labor News
The food-and-beverage industry has one of the lowest Unionization rates in the U.S. - 3.4% of Workers last year, compared to the overall rate of nearly 10.8%, but Workers from some high-profile shops hope to narrow that gap and have tried to organize at San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing, Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon and, most recently, a group of more»

“We’re Making Shareholders Billions Of Dollars While We’re Fighting For Peanuts” - 10,000 John Deere Workers ‘Overwhelmingly Authorize A Strike,’ With 99% Voting ‘Yes’

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in National Labor News
Earlier this month, Members of United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals across Iowa, Illinois and Kansas approved a Strike Authorization Vote by a 99% margin amid contract negotiations with the John Deere Manufacturing Company. The current contract, which has been in place for six years, is set to expire at midnight, September 30th. A strike, which will likely more»