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.

NYC Mayor Signs On-Call Scheduling Ban

June 4, 2017 

New York, NY -  On Tuesday May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro 1387 into law, just days after the New York City Council passed the legislation that bans on-call scheduling for retail workers.

Teamsters Stand With Striking AT&T Workers

May 28, 2017 
By Teamsters President James P. Hoffa

Washington DC -  "The 1.4 million members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters stand in solidarity with 40,000 AT&T workers and their union, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), for taking a strong stand for justice and economic fairness. 

Clare Rose Strike Threatens Memorial Day Beer Shortage

May 28, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – As drivers and warehouse workers at Long Island beer distributor Clare Rose continue their one-month long strike, shortages of Anheuser-Busch products are expected on Memorial Day weekend, traditionally the second biggest beer-buying weekend of the year.

CWA Initiates 3-Day Strike Against AT&T - Wireless, Wireline & DIRECTV…

May 27, 2017  
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Cheektowaga, NY - It didn’t take long for the Communications Workers of America’s (CWA) three-day, nationwide Strike against AT&T to have an impact here in Western New York as CWA Local 1122 Executive Vice President John Mudie told that AT&T had chosen to close two of its Western New York retail stores just minutes before the walk-out started at 3 p.m. on Friday (May 19th).

Nabisco Workers Protest at Mondelēz Shareholders’ Meeting

May 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Lincolnshire, IL - Protesting the company’s closing U.S. factories and moving jobs abroad, members and supporters of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union demonstrated outside Nabisco/Mondelēz’s annual shareholder meeting in this Chicago suburb May 17.

Drop That Cookie - It's Costing American Jobs!

May 24, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

"BCB" is talking Nabisco this week.

New York, NY - Organized labor’s 18-month-long campaign to knee-cap the manufacturers of Oreo cookies, Ritz Crackers and other fattening favorites, will cost snack food giant Nabisco approximately $200 million in lost revenue this year, as savvy U.S. consumers fed up with American jobs being shipped out of the country leave Mexican-made products to rot on store shelves across the nation.

AT&T Workers Strike for Three Days

May 24, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - More than 40,000 AT&T workers went on strike May 19-21, demanding that the company commit to “bargaining that addresses affordable benefits, fair wages and job security” and stop its “pervasive offshoring of jobs to low-wage contractors, which eliminate good jobs and hurt customer service,” the Communications Workers of America said May 19.

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