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Laid Off Workers Tour Country Urging Nabisco Boycott -

June 20, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

 Chicago, IL - Union workers laid off by Nabisco's parent company are urging a boycott of Nabisco products. Nabisco decided to wipe out 600 good American jobs in Chicago to make Oreos and other products in Mexico. So far 294 workers have been laid off in two waves.

Macy’s, Retail Workers Reach Tentative Contract

June 17, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - At about 5:30 this morning, the union representing workers at four Macy’s stores reached a tentative contract deal with the company. The all-night negotiations averted a strike scheduled to start when a 45-day contract extension expired at midnight on June 15.

Alberta’s First Women Ironworkers Enter Apprenticeships

June 17, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Edmonton,Alberta - Alberta’s first group of women apprentice ironworkers graduated from a new training program last month, all getting jobs at North West Redwater Partnership’s Sturgeon oil refinery, about 30 miles northeast of Edmonton.

Teamsters To AG: Don't Approve Beer Merger Without Addressing Eden Brewery Closing

June 16, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - [David Laughton]: "Sitting at the table negotiating, they're tellin' us, you know, what a great plant it is and how the workers are good and everything is fine. And then, bang, they say oh, by the way, there's gonna be an acquisition, they're gonna merge in with Molson's and we're gonna shut down this brewery."

Lockout Ends at Canadian Drug Factory

June 16, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boucherville, Quebec - Union workers at the Sandoz Canada pharmaceutical factory here voted overwhelmingly June 11 to approve an “agreement in principle” on a six-year contract with the generic-drug company.

UFCW Ratifies ‘Not Enough’ Deal With Kroger Supermarkets

June 16, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Roanoke, VA - Workers at 41 Kroger supermarkets in the company’s Mid-Atlantic division ratified a new contract June 8, avoiding a strike they had authorized after rejecting a previous company offer in May.

Strike Deadline Looms at Macy’s

June 15, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

New York, N.Y.—Almost 5,000 workers at four Macy’s stores in New York City and White Plains could go out on strike late tonight, as a 45-day contract extension expires at midnight on June 15.

Teamsters Local 202 Turns 100

June 13, 2016 
By Tara Jessup

Bronx, - Teamsters Local 202, founded in 1916, celebrated its 100th anniversary Saturday, June 11th alongside Bronx elected officials and over a thousand union members.Teamsters Local 202 represents over 4,000 workers in New York, including those at Hunts Point Market, the Bronx’s largest employer.

Toys Contain High Levels Of Lead

June 10, 2016 
By Tara Jessup

New York, NY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office has discovered high lead levels in parts of several children’s Cra-Z-Art products supplied by LaRose Industries and sold in K-Mart, Target, and Toys-R-Us stores in several areas of New York.

RWDSU Macy's Workers Demand Fair Contract

June 7, 2016 
By Tara Jessup

New York, NY - Hundreds of Macy’s workers in New York City, have been demonstrating outside the retailer’s flagship store in Herald Square. These members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union are calling for a living wage, reliable schedules and affordable healthcare.

APWU Pres Dimondstein Comments on Verizon Contract

June 6, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - APWU President Mark Dimondstein commended the Verizon workers for “standing firm over the course of a 46-day work stoppage," despite the fact that the company brought in 'replacement workers' and discontinued the strikers’ health coverage.

UAW Supports BCTGM Boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco Products

June 5, 2016 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - The UAW has announced its support of the BCTGM International Union’s boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products as a result of the company’s decision to move hundreds of Illinois jobs to a plant in Mexico.

Support Jobs in the USA

June 4, 2016 
By Dennis Williams, UAW President

Washington, DC - As a UAW member and leader for many decades, I’ve seen firsthand what happens to communities when corporations put profits ahead of people by moving jobs to low-wage countries. Inevitably, communities and families struggle here at home, workers abroad are exploited, and product quality suffers.

Verizon Workers Win 'Big Gains' in Proposed Contract

May 31, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - After 45 days of the longest large strike in recent U.S. history, almost 40,000 workers at Verizon have won a tentative contract agreement containing what their main union calls “big gains.”

Teamster Strike US Foods

May 30, 2016 
By Stephanie West

PerthAmboy, NJ - Striking Maryland workers have extended picket lines to US Foods' Metro New York facility, where 320 workers are honoring the lines by refusing to work. It is the US Foods' largest distribution center in America.

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