May 25, 2018 N.H. Electric Co-op Strike Goes to Mediation

PLYMOUTH, N.H.—A federal mediator joined talks between the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1837 May 11, seeking to resolve the strike that began May 7. The Laconia Daily Sun reported that “there was no immediate breakthrough,” but the mediator would work with bother sides to continue negotiations. The company...

May 24, 2018 Healthplex – Making Your Account Matter Most

There is no greater feeling than knowing your Union is being well taken care of, and at Healthplex your members are in good hands with their topnotch Account Services team. For Healthplex, it isn’t just about selling a dental benefits plan, but it’s about providing the service you’d want and expect.

May 24, 2018 Pueblo, Colorado Teachers Strike Ends

PUEBLO, Colo.—The first teachers’ strike in Colorado since 1994 ended May 13, after unions representing teachers and paraprofessionals in the city of Pueblo overwhelmingly ratified new two-year contracts. Pueblo Education Association members voted 495-62 to approve a deal that will give them a 2% cost-of-living adjustment retroactive to January, a 2.5% adjustment in September, and...

May 23, 2018 New Buzz: Latest On The Charter Spectrum Strike And More!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz, we welcome Michael DeVito, progressive candidate for Congress in the 11th District, as well as an outspoken supporter of striking IBEW Local 3 workers at Charter/Spectrum. Sanela Djencic returns to the show to talk about the impact the more than 400-day Charter/Spectrum strike...

May 23, 2018 Meet Nelium Hannibal: LP Outstanding Apprentice Of The Year 

New York, NY – These days, Nelium Hannibal’s experience helping to install advanced plumbing systems at 10 Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, couldn’t be more different from her time as a dedicated home health aide. 

May 23, 2018 Walmart Agrees to Let Workers Wear Union Insignia

RICHMOND, Calif.—In a settlement of several National Labor Relations Board complaints, Walmart has agreed that it will change its dress code to let workers wear union insignia and stop threatening union supporters. The deal with the union-backed worker group OUR Walmart was signed last month, while the company was appealing an NLRB ruling that it...


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