Today’s Farm Workers Aren’t Free

July 12, 2016  
By Sonia Huq

Today’s Farm Workers Aren’t Free -
Autryville, NC - Freedom to come together and negotiate in union is pretty high on the list of the reforms working people are fighting for. This is even more important in the case of migrant farm workers. They work seasonal jobs that are not only dependent on their bosses, but for the very visa that gains them entrance into the country for their livelihood.

Northwest TV Workers Resist ‘Amateur News

July 12, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland, ORE - Workers at TV stations here and in Seattle are resisting what their union calls the “Uberization” of TV news.

UNITE HERE Workers at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City Strike for Decent Wages and Benefits

July 11, 2016  
By Kenneth Quinnell

Atlantic City, NJ - Working people at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, walked off the job launching a strike against the greedy actions of billionaire Carl Icahn, the current owner of the casino. Workers at other Atlantic City casinos reached tentative agreements last week, but Icahn's opposition to treating working people fairly means that nearly a thousand cooks, housekeepers, servers and other staff are on strike.

Trump’s Vegas Hotel Spent $560G to Block Union

July 8, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Las Vegas, NV - Donald Trump’s Las Vegas hotel spent more than $500,000 trying to stop its housekeepers and restaurant staff from forming a union, according to Labor Department disclosure forms reviewed by the Huffington Post.

‘David’s Hates Brides:’ Teamsters Put Pressure On U.S. Foods’ Sister Company

July 7, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  

Buffalo, NY - With the assistance of one very angry bride, it seems a recent Teamster action that targeted a Suburban Buffalo David’s Bridal - one of many such actions taken by the Union across the country, hit a nerve late last week and raised the ire of an off-duty store manager who drove to the scene “dressed for the beach” with two children in tow to personally confront the Unionists who were holding an informational hand-billing event outside the retailer.

Trade or Human Rights?

July 4, 2016

Washington, DC - The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report is a powerful tool to hold governments accountable for their failures to prevent human trafficking.

Boycott Outsourced Oreos, Laid-Off Workers Urge

July 1, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

Chicago, IL - In his four and a half years at the Nabisco plant on the city’s Southwest Side. 40-year-old Anthony Jackson worked “in every department except sanitation.” He mixed icing for Oreos, mixed dough on the main bakery floor, and was “all over packing.”

Costco Teamsters Join Western Conference Pension Plan

June 27, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC -  Teamsters who work at Costco in New York, New Jersey and Maryland have overwhelmingly ratified an agreement under which they will be covered by the Western Conference of Teamsters pension plan for the first time in the history of their membership.

SoCal Grocery Workers Authorize Strike

June 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Diego, CA - Workers at several leading supermarket chains in Southern California have voted to authorize a strike, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 officials said June 21.

UAW Says Volkswagen Broke Pledge to Recognize Union

June 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Nashville, Tenn - Volkswagen broke an agreement it signed in 2014 to recognize the United Auto Workers as a “members union” at its Chattanooga plant, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said June 21 after releasing a copy of the document.

Minnesota Grocery Workers Vote Down Contract

June 24, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

St Paul, Minn - Grocery workers in St. Paul and the east side of the Twin Cities metropolitan area overwhelmingly voted down a proposed contract with several supermarket chains June 17.

Honeywell Lockout Continues in Indiana, Albany

June 24, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Green Island, NY - More than 100 people rallied June 15 to support the 42 United Auto Workers members locked out of the Honeywell Aerospace plant near Albany since May 9.

Bakery Workers Endorse Clinton

June 22, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Donald Trump may have vowed never to eat an Oreo again because Nabisco’s parent company is moving its Chicago bakery to Mexico—but the union representing the workers being displaced endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for President June 16.

UAW Local 259 Helps Keep Potamkin Manhattan Motoring

June 22, 2016
By Peter Murdock 

John Bruno, Jr. (r) and Technician Roopchand Seepersaed (l) welcome you to Potamkin Manhattan.

New York, NY - There are many reason’s for Potamkin Manhattan’s enduring success on 11th Avenue in Midtown West — not the least of which, however, is the UAW Local 259 shop that staffs the flagship dealership’s crackerjack Service & Parts department. 

Laid Off Workers Tour Country Urging Nabisco Boycott

June 21, 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.

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