City Agency Joins Waldner’s Boycott

July 24, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - In the first major victory for Teamsters Local 814’s boycott of the office-furniture company that sacked its entire union workforce, the New York City Economic Development Corporation has suspended business with Waldner’s Business Environments.

R.I. Casino Workers Strike Over Weekend

July 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Lincoln, RI - About 40 union valet-parking attendants at the Twin River casino went on strike over the July 13-15 weekend to protest management-imposed cuts in their health coverage.

Labor Dispute Update: Tops Supermarkets ‘Riled’ Over Teamsters-Represented Erie Logistics Workers’…

July 16, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell    

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Buffalo, NY -  It appears Tops Supermarket management was none too happy with Teamsters Local 264 over the weekend as Union-represented Erie Logistics Workers took their public campaign to tens of thousands of people who attended the annual Taste of Buffalo food festival event in Downtown Buffalo, which is sponsored by Tops.

Teamsters Win Strike Against Clare Rose, Long Island Beer Distributor

July 15, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Members of Teamsters Local 812 who have been on strike against Clare Rose, the Anheuser-Busch beer distributor in Long Island, today reached a tentative contract agreement that covers drivers and warehouse workers for the company.

RWDSU Organizes Workers at Pleasure Chest

July 10, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Workers at Pleasure Chest  in varrious locations throughout New York City voted to join RWDSU. Negotiations have begun for a fair contract with health benefits and job security.

Court Orders Burger King to Rehire Fight-for-$15 Organizer

June 26, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

St. Louis, MO - A federal appeals court on June 21 ordered a Burger King franchisee in Kansas City to rehire Fight-for-$15 organizer Terrance Wise.

Senator Kaminsky Sides with Clare Rose Workers

June 25, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress LI

Long Island, NY - New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky had the following statement on the ongoing strike at Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose. Workers have been on strike for nearly two months against wage cuts and the loss of their pension.

Grocery Unions Slam Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods

June 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Leaders of U.S. grocery-workers unions reacted angrily to the news June 16 that Amazon will acquire Whole Foods for $13.4 billion.

RWDSU President Staurt Appelbaum Statement On Amazon’s Acquisition Of Whole Foods

June 20, 2017  
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - President Stuart Appelbaum of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) responded to the news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, highlighting that destructive battle between Walmart and Amazon only harms workers.

Support IBT Local 812 Members Striking Clare Rose

June 19, 2017  
By John R. Durso, President, LI Federation of Labor

New York, NY - Local 812 is in a struggle with Clare Rose, a privately owned Long Island beer distributor of Budweiser, Bud Light, and related brands to preserve good jobs and benefits in the beverage industry.

Pizza Chain Joins Clare Rose Boycott in Support of Strikers

June 17, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Another business, this time a large chain, has joined the Long Island boycott of Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose, in support of workers who have been striking since April 23rd.

Deal Ends R.I. Casino Strike After 3 Minutes

June 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Lincoln, RI, - A wee-hours strike by workers at the Twin River Casino June 9 ended after about three minutes when casino officials and UNITE HERE Local 26 announced a tentative settlement agreement.

SF Airport Probes Food Contractor’s Wage Theft

June 12, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Franciso, CA - Airline food contractor LSG Sky Chefs failed to pay 136 workers at San Francisco International Airport the minimum wage, UNITE HERE charged in a report issued June 8.

Verizon Agrees to Fix Copper Lines in Pennsylvania

June 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Harrisburg, PA - Resolving a complaint to state regulators by the Communications Workers of America, Verizon agreed June 5 to make repairs and upgrades to its network of copper-wire lines in Pennsylvania.

AT&T and CWA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

June 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - AT&T West and DirecTV workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 have reached a tentative contract agreement, the union announced June 3.

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