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The National AFL-CIO Endorses Joe Biden For President

Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National AFL-CIO, whose 55 affiliated Member Unions combine to represent 12.5 million Working People across the United States, has voted to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States. Over the past year, Working People have been engaged in a comprehensive process to ensure their voices are heard and that they play a more»

‘Vote Republican And This Is What You Get:’ Legislators ‘Seek To Ban’ Lawsuits By Workers Who Get COVID-19 On The Job

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in National Labor News
(ACROSS THE UNITED STATES) - Lawmakers at the State and Federal level across the U.S. are trying to keep some Workers from suing their employers if they get COVID-19 on the job - and Congress is considering another Bill that responds to the pandemic, while Senate Republicans insist it gives businesses some type of temporary legal immunity. Senate Majority more»

“We Can't Stay Home” - Meat Packers In North Carolina ‘Sacrifice Safety For A Weekly Paycheck’

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in National Labor News
(TAR HEEL, NORTH CAROLINA) - COVID-19 is spreading rapidly though Meat Processing Plants in the State of North Carolina as State Health and Agriculture Officials work to keep production lines running. North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) says 1,675 Workers have tested positive for Coronavirus at 26 plants in 17 counties. more»

USW International President Says Michigan Dam Failure Disaster ‘Spotlights Need for Large-Scale Infrastructure Commitment’

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020 in National Labor News
(MIDLAND, MICHIGAN) – Calling the disaster “preventable,” United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway is calling on political leadership Washington, D.C. to come to an agreement on a massive overhaul of the country’s infrastructure after the breaching of the Edenville and Sanford dams in the State of Michigan, which more»

West Coast App Drivers ‘Take To The Streets To Confront’ Uber & Lyft’s ‘Assault On Worker Protections’

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - Uber and Lyft’s refusal to accept the new California Law intended to define their Drivers as Employees has had one harsh consequence - many who lost income or have been unable to work because of the COVID-19 virus epidemic have also been unable to get Unemployment Benefits. “We ‘can’t apply for’ more»

‘Even During A Pandemic,’ Union-Busting ‘Doesn’t Stop:’ Right Wing, Out-Of-State Funders Bankroll Anti-Union Campaigns In The State Of Ohio

Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF OHIO) - The two organizations leading the fight to defund Public Employee Unions in Ohio are being bankrolled by many of the same deep-pocket out-of-state funders tied to big corporations and billionaires, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has found. A CMD investigation found that the two groups, the Buckeye Institute and the Freedom more»

Striking New Orleans Sanitation Workers ‘Escalate’ Their Fight - In Its Third Week, Workers ‘Demand Hazard Pay, ‘More’ Personal Protective Equipment & ‘Repairs To Some’ Trucks As Prison Inmates Replace Them On The Job

Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in National Labor News
(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA) – Striking Sanitation Workers gathered at City Hall on Monday (May 18th) to demand an audience with the head of Metro Services Group, the Garbage Collection Firm that employs them. “We want to talk to Mr. Jimmie Woods, whenever, as soon as possible, because I'm ready to get back to work,” one Hopper - Workers who more»

Amazon To End $2-An-Hour ‘Hazard Pay’ For Its ‘Worker Heroes’ As CEO Jeff Bezos - The Richest Person On Earth - Rings Up $30 Billion During Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Monday, May 18, 2020 in National Labor News
Amazon says it will end $2-per-hour hazard pay for Workers at the end of May. The rollback comes after an Amazon Employee recently told CBS more than 600 Amazon Workers have tested positive for COVID-19, with six dying of the disease. An analysis by the Institute for Policy Studies estimates Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos - the richest person on Earth - has seen more»

Union Leaders Say California’s Governor Proposes 10% Pay Cut For State Workers To Help With $54 Billion Deficit

Published on Sunday, May 17, 2020 in National Labor News
(SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA) - Governor Gavin Newsom is propose a 10% pay cut for State Workers, according to two Labor Union Leaders, part of his plan to fill a projected $54.3 billion budget deficit caused by the Coronavirus-induced economic downturn. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker said in a Facebook video more»

As Trump Urges Reopening, Thousands Are Getting Sick On The Job

Published on Friday, May 15, 2020 in National Labor News
(NEW YORK CITY) - Even as Republican President Donald Trump urges getting people back to work and reopening the economy, an Associated Press (AP) analysis shows thousands of people are getting sick from COVID-19 on the job. Recent figures show a surge of infections in meatpacking and poultry processing plants. There’s been a spike of new cases more»

New House COVID-19 Bill ‘Includes Hazard Pay’ For Front-Line Workers, ‘Strengthens Protections For Telework & Sick Leave’

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has unveiled a $3 trillion Bill aimed at continuing the Federal response to the Coronavirus Pandemic which, in addition to a variety of stimulus payments, state and local government aid, and additional Federal Agency spending, seeks to provide Front-Line Federal Workers with Hazard Pay and expands other more»

Trump ‘Moves To Slash Pay’ Of Guest Farm Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis - "While Farm Workers Are Working During A Pandemic ‘To Pick The Food That Feeds Our Families During This Crisis, Trump Is Looking To Cut Their Pay’"

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Led by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the Trump Administration is reportedly pushing to slash the wages of Foreign Guest Workers on U.S. farms in an ostensible effort to assist the American Agricultural Industry as it contends with market disruptions intensified by the Coronavirus more»

“They ‘Don’t Care About Us.’ They’re ‘Saving Money.’ ‘That’s All They’re Doing.’ ‘That’s All It Is.’” - New Orleans ‘Replaces’ Striking Garbage Workers With Prison Labor

Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in National Labor News
(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA) – Last week, dozens of Garbage Workers, employed by the Temp Service People Ready, went on Strike, demanding proper safety equipment. The Workers, who make only $10.25 an hour also demanded Hazard Pay and Paid Sick Leave. “($10.25) to pick up trash - ‘come on now.’ ‘It’s contaminated now with more»

“This Is A ‘Message To My Co-Workers That We Have To Raise Our Voices.’” - Sick Meatpacking Plant Workers With COVID-19 ‘Ignored,’ Told “It’s Just A Cold”

Published on Monday, May 11, 2020 in National Labor News
(GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN) - Meatpacking plants have become one of the Nation’s major hot spots for COVID-19 infections in small cities and rural areas. In the last month, hundreds of Workers have tested positive for the virus at plants in Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. “This is a ‘message to my Co-Workers more»

Amazon Vice President “Quits In Dismay” Because Company “Fired Whistleblowers Who Were Making Noise About Warehouse Employees Frightened Of COVID-19”

Published on Sunday, May 10, 2020 in National Labor News
(SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) - Tim Bray, a well-known Senior Engineer and Vice President at Amazon has “quit in dismay” because Amazon has been “firing whistleblowers who were making noise about Warehouse Employees frightened of COVID-19.” In an open letter on his website, Bray - who has worked at the company for nearly six years, called more»

The ‘Largest Hospital Corporation In America,’ HCA Healthcare, ‘Is Taking Advantage Of The Coronavirus Pandemic To Fight Their Nurses’ Union Drive’

Published on Friday, May 8, 2020 in National Labor News
(ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) - The largest hospital corporation in America, HCA Healthcare, is using the Coronavirus Pandemic to delay and undermine a Union Election for 1,600 Nurses in the state of North Carolina. After Nurses filed in March to hold an election, HCA Healthcare petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to delay the vote because more»

Labor Perspective By IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson & Secretary-Treasurer Kenneth Cooper: Solidarity Amid Crisis

Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in National Labor News
The foundation of a strong Union is solidarity - the ability of our Union Sisters and Brothers to stand together as one to overcome all the challenges in our way. And the true test of solidarity doesn't come when times are good. The real test occurs when times are tough - and times don't come any tougher than they are right now. The rise of COVID-19 has more»

Celebrate National Nurses Week From May 6th To May 12th!

Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in National Labor News
National Nurses Week starts today - May 6th, and runs through May 12th. It’s a week each year to honor the commitment, dedication and hard work of those in the Nursing Profession. This year, honoring our Nurses is more important than ever. They are risking their lives on the front line every day, helping fight the Coronavirus Pandemic. The more»

How National SEIU Labor Leader Mary Kay Henry ‘Is Fighting For’ Front-Line Workers ‘In A New World’

Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in National Labor News
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - In normal times, Mary Kay Henry - the President of the second largest Union in the U.S., flies around the country meeting with Workers, politicians and policymakers, arguing that the nearly two million Americans she represents deserve more. Now, in an age of the Coronavirus Pandemic, as her Members - the Janitors and Food more»

“I Think They Should ‘Bring (Trump) Down Here And Have Him Work Shoulder-To-Shoulder.’” - Indiana Meat Plant Workers ‘Angered’ By WH Executive Order

Published on Monday, May 4, 2020 in National Labor News
(LOGANSPORT, INDIANA) - For weeks, fear has swept the floors of the Tyson Foods Meat Plant, where Workers on the processing line work shoulder-to-shoulder for entire shifts and at least 110 have tested positive for COVID-19. “God help the people on the line,” said Gary Harris, who has worked at the Northern Indiana plant for 20 years. more»

“There Are ‘More Nurses Getting Fired In Retaliation For Speaking Out For Our Patients And Ourselves,’” Says Michigan Nurses Association After Muskegon Hospital Nurse ‘Fired After Publicizing COVID-19 Safety Concerns’

Published on Sunday, May 3, 2020 in National Labor News
(MUSKEGON, MINNESOTA) - Mercy Health's Hackley Hospital in Muskegon has fired an ICU Nurse after he brought media attention to safety concerns about the hospital's response to COVID-19, according to the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA). The Nurse's Union alleged Justin Howe (pictured above) was fired for speaking publicly about inadequate Personal more»

The May Day General Strike: Front-Line Amazon, Whole Foods & Instacart Workers ‘Organize A Historic Mass Strike Action,’ Asking Consumers ‘To Boycott Some Of The Biggest Corporations In The United States’

Published on Friday, May 1, 2020 in National Labor News
(ACROSS THE UNITED STATES) - A series of work stoppages, sick-outs and protests in recent weeks will culminate today - Friday, May 1st, in a historic Strike organized by Front Line Workers at some of the largest corporations in the United States. Employees at Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, Walmart, FedEx, Target, and Shipt say they will walk off the job more»

Union That Represents Mayo Clinic Workers - SEIU Healthcare Minnesota - Says VP Pence's Decision To Not Wear A Mask 'Insults The Hard Work And Sacrifices Of All Health Care Workers'

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2020 in National Labor News
(ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA) - The Union that represents Mayo Clinic Employees – Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota - says Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to wear a mask while visiting the facilities was insulting. In a statement, the Union also wrote they were disappointed the facility did not enforce their own policy. more»

The North American Building Trades Unions & The Center For Construction Research And Training Announce National Disease Control Standards For U.S. Construction Sites - Framework Outlines Infectious Disease Exposure Control Practices

Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and the Center for Construction Research and Training have released a new national standard for Infectious Disease Exposure Control Practices for U.S. construction sites - which aim to prevent disease, disability and death caused by infectious disease exposure in lieu of more»

Workers Memorial Day 2020 – The Labor Movement ‘Pledges To Continue To Fight For The Right Of Every Worker To A Safe Job Until That Promise Is Fulfilled’

Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Wednesday, April 28, the National Labor Movement will once again observe Workers Memorial Day to remember Workers killed or injured on the job and to renew the fight for strong safety and health protections. Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and more than 40 years ago, Congress more»

Companies & Workers ‘Fight Over’ Virus Insurance - Californian Unions Want Employers ‘Barred From Contesting Payouts’ For Essential Staff Who Contract COVID-19

Published on Monday, April 27, 2020 in National Labor News
(THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) - Californian business groups are urging Governor Gavin Newsom not to force employers to automatically pay Coronavirus-related compensation to “Essential” Employees working outside the home who contract Covid-19. The California Chamber of Commerce, which represents one quarter of the state’s private sector jobs, more»

OSHA ‘Leaves It To Employers’ - Critics Say The Federal Agency ‘Charged With Protecting Worker Safety Has Played A Conspicuously Small Role’ During The Pandemic

Published on Sunday, April 26, 2020 in National Labor News
(CHRISTIANSBURG, VIRGINIA) - Adam Ryan, a Target Employee in Christiansburg, Virginia, has felt unsafe at work in recent weeks. He finds it difficult to follow the recommendation that he stay six feet away from others because the store is often crowded and customers linger closely while he restocks shelves. “People ‘will get mad at me’ more»

The Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Is Christmas For Anti-Labor Ghouls’ - Bosses Who Had Layoffs, Wage Freezes & Deregulation ‘On Their Wish Lists Are In Luck’

Published on Friday, April 24, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Given the enormity of our current crisis, it can feel difficult to imagine what life will look like on the other side of the Coronavirus. Calls to return to “normal” have rang out from every possible source - whether phased in and packaged as “moderate” or death cult tributes to free markets - despite the fact more»

With The U.S. Postal Service On The 'Verge Of Collapse' & 630,000 Jobs At Risk, President Trump ‘Slammed For Refusing To Act’

Published on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has warned Congress it will completely "run out of cash" in the next several months without immediate action from the White House and Congress, but - with as many as 630,000 jobs at risk – Republican President Donald Trump and GOP Lawmakers have refused to commit to rescuing the prized government more»

The Communications Workers Of America, The Largest Communications & Media Labor Union In The Country, ‘Threatens To Cancel’ Convention In New Orleans ‘If’ Convention Center ‘Doesn’t Address Local Workers’ Demands For Relief’

Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in National Labor News
(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA) - The Communications Workers of America (CWA), the largest Communications and Media Labor Union in the country, is threatening to pull its August 2021 convention if the center doesn’t negotiate with local groups demanding the center provide $100 million in relief funding for out-of-work Hospitality Workers. The Convention more»

Labor Perspective From Political Blogger Kevin Drum Via Mother Jones: Donald Trump Has ‘Done Almost Nothing’ For The Working & Middle Classes

Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in National Labor News
Who do you think Trump (pictured above, hosting a meeting at the White House – Photo courtesy of Shealah Craighead/White House/ZUMA) is talking to here? Yet another corporate roundtable? A group of his millionaire buddies? One thing you can be sure of is that he's not talking to either Union Leaders or people who make less than $50,000 per year. more»

Union-Represented Employees Say Smithfield Plant In Wisconsin ‘Concealed’ COVID-19 Infections, ‘Pressured Them To Work Elbow-To-Elbow Without’ Protection

Published on Monday, April 20, 2020 in National Labor News
(CUDAHY, WISCONSIN) - Smithfield Foods, the Meat Industry Giant facing mounting questions over its handling of the Coronavirus crisis, repeatedly failed to protect its workforce at a Wisconsin plant, according to the Unionized Workers who spoke to The Intercept. The Workers at the Patrick Cudahy factory, in Cudahy, Wisconsin, faced a Covid-19 outbreak more»

911 Operators: ‘The First Of The First Responders’ - ‘National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week’ Is A Moment To Honor And Celebrate The Work Of 911 Operators Across The Country

Published on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in National Labor News
While the work they do is unseen to the public, 911 Operators are a vital link in the emergency response chain. Whether dealing with a medical, fire or police emergency, the people we call in a crisis deserve our thanks. During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we recognize these unsung American Federation of State, County & Municipal more»

The Cleveland Plain Dealer Is ‘Put Out To Pasture’ & In Final Death Blow, Union-Busting Management Gives Remaining Newspaper Reporters ‘Impossible Choice’

Published on Friday, April 17, 2020 in National Labor News
(CLEVELAND, OHIO) - On the first workday after a brutal and debilitating round of layoffs at The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Editor Tim Warsinskey delivered what will be the paper's final and cruelest blow. He told the 14 remaining Newsroom Staffers that they would henceforth be forbidden from covering stories in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Summit County more»

Virginia Governor Authorizes ‘Historic First Step’ For Collective Bargaining Rights

Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in National Labor News
(RICHMOND, VIRGINIA) - In a victory for Public Service Workers in the state of Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam has signed a bill authorizing collective bargaining for some Public Employees across the Commonwealth. "Tens of thousands of Public Service Workers in Virginia will have the freedom to collectively bargain and speak up together to make Virginia's more»

This Union’s Members Are ‘Risking Their Lives So Americans Can Still Eat’ - The President Of The United Food & Commercial Workers Says 30 Members Have Died Since The Pandemic Began & He ‘Expects That Number To Go Up’

Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in National Labor News
Never has so much been asked of America’s Grocery Store and Meatpacking Workers. They are working through a pandemic, getting sick and in some cases even dying so that others can put food on the table. Most of them are doing it for lower wages than other Essential Workers who continue to do their jobs as Coronavirus cases balloon. Many who risk more»

Take Part In The National Health Care Day Of Action On Wednesday, April 15th - TELL THE WORLD #THESYSTEMISBROKEN

Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in National Labor News
A national network of Rank-and-File Activists from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021, National Nurses United (NNU) Chicago, and other Nurse Unions will hold a National Day more»

‘This Hurts Every American Depending On Those Who Are Picking Crops Out In The Fields While They Are Quarantined:’ White House ‘Seeks To Lower ‘Farmworker Pay ‘To Help Agriculture Industry’

Published on Monday, April 13, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - New White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is working with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to see how to reduce wage rates for Foreign Guest Workers on American farms, in order to help U.S. farmers struggling during the Coronavirus, according to U.S. officials and sources familiar with the plans. Opponents of the plan argue it more»

The UFCW Joins With Major Grocer To ‘Push To Classify Workers As First Responders, Giving Them Priority’ For Testing & Protective Gear

Published on Friday, April 10, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A major North American supermarket company and the largest food and Retail Union in the United States have teamed up to push for Grocery Store Employees to be designated as "First Responders." The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union released a statement to Business Insider saying that it had partnered with the more»

Thousands Of Massachusetts Union-Represented Construction Workers Walk Off Their Jobs Due to COVID-19 Fears

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020 in National Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Two of the region’s largest Construction Unions are ordering their Members to stay home in a rebuke of Massachusetts Charlie Baker’s decision to let major projects move forward amid the Coronavirus. Thousands of Members of the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters refused to show up for work on Monday more»

Striking McDonald’s Workers Say Their Lives ‘Are More Essential Than Fast Food’

Published on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in National Labor News
The fast food industry has long insulated itself from Organized Labor by building a legal wall between the parent company and the individual franchised stores. That imaginary separation is being tested by the reality of the Coronavirus Pandemic, as McDonald’s Workers across the country have held Strikes and walked out this week, unwilling to risk more»

In The ‘First-Ever Financial Penalty Issued Against’ A Company For ‘Wrongly Labeling’ Their Products As ‘Made In The USA,’ Williams-Sonoma Ordered to Pay $1 Million Fine

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), an organization the United Steelworkers (USW) founded in partnership with employers that produce American-made goods, was instrumental in the first-ever financial penalty issued against a company for wrongly labeling their products as “Made in the USA.” The Federal more»

Farmworkers, Mostly Undocumented, Become ‘Essential’ During Pandemic - Immigrant Field Workers Have Been Told To Keep Working ‘Despite Stay-At-Home Directives’ & Given Letters Attesting To Their “Critical” Role In Feeding The Country

Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 in National Labor News
(LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA) — Like legions of Immigrant Farmworkers, Nancy Silva for years has done the grueling work of picking fresh fruit that Americans savor, all the while afraid that one day she could lose her livelihood because she is in the country illegally. But the widening Coronavirus Pandemic has brought an unusual kind of recognition: Her more»

‘Confusion. Chaos. Fear:’ Trump Administration’s ‘War On Workers Comes Back To Haunt Them’ As Agencies ‘Bungle Response’ To Coronavirus Outbreak

Published on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in National Labor News
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Confusion. Chaos. Fear. - According to reports from the frontlines, Federal Managers are failing in their response to the Coronavirus Outbreak that has infected more than 300,000 people and killed nearly 8,500 in the United States. And there remains a critical shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like masks, respirators, and more»

Country's ‘Richest’ University - Harvard, Which Boasts A $40 Billion Endowment, Lays Off Its Dining Hall Workers ‘Without Pay’ In Alleged Violation Of Local Living Wage Standard, Blames Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Friday, April 3, 2020 in National Labor News
(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) - Harvard University, which has the largest endowment of any school in the United States, has cut its subcontracted Dining Hall Workers without pay as it shuts down in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The move has drawn criticism from Employment Rights Advocates on and off campus who point to the university's $40.9 billion more»

‘Their Lives Are On The Line’ - Yet, ‘Public Service Workers Still Answer the Call’

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in National Labor News
Updating wills before heading into work. Extending the lives of single-use masks. Self-isolating from their own families. These are just some of the shameful realities and conditions Health Care Workers on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic are facing each day. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) more»

Pact With Teamsters Brings US Food Workers To Safeway - Labor Partnerships Continue As Coronavirus Shutdowns ‘Ravage’ Foodservice Businesses

Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in National Labor News
Teamsters Union Locals in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest Regions said they’ve reached “a significant agreement” in which Member Employees of Foodservice Distributor US Foods could work at facilities of grocery retailer Safeway, a division of Albertsons Companies. Under the arrangement, announced by Teamsters Locals 455, 690 and more»

UAW ‘Moves To Oust’ Regional Director Over Sexual Harassment Allegations - UAW President Gamble: “The UAW Has A Policy Of No Tolerance - Zero Tolerance - When It Comes To Sexual Harassment."

Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in National Labor News
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) - The United Auto Workers' (UAW) governing International Executive Board has moved to oust the Regional Director overseeing Members in Indiana and Ohio following an investigation into sexual harassment, the UAW said Monday (March 30th). The action against Region 2B Director Richard Rankin came three weeks after the UAW revealed he was more»

Instacart Workers Plan ‘Big’ Nationwide Strike Today For Coronavirus Protection

Published on Monday, March 30, 2020 in National Labor News
Workers at Grocery Delivery Service Instacart plan to go out on Strike today (Monday, March 30th) to force the company to better protect them against the Coronavirus outbreak, setting the stage for a mass disruption of customer orders at a time of soaring growth. “We’re ‘really trying to light a fire under Instacart’s more»

‘Another Case’ Of Workers ‘Walking Out Over Lack Of Protective Equipment:’ Teamsters-Represented Sanitation Workers In Pittsburgh ‘Demand Protective Gear In Order To Continue Working’ Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Published on Sunday, March 29, 2020 in National Labor News
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) - Sanitation Workers in Pittsburgh walked off the job last week, demanding protective gear to continue working amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, the spread of which has shut down non-essential services in cities across the country. Sanitation Worker Fitzroy Moss livestreamed the walkout Wednesday morning March 25th) on his Facebook more»