NLRB Accuses Verizon Strikers of Harassing Scabs

May 28, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - The National Labor Relations Board in Boston on May 23 requested a federal court to issue a restraining order against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, alleging that Verizon strikers have harassed strikebreakers while picketing outside their motels.

N.Y. State Sues Domino’s Pizza for ‘Rampant’ Wage Theft

May 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza and three of its franchisees May 24, charging that they cheated workers at 10 stores out of more than $565,000 in pay.

U.S. Foods Strike Expands to Denver 

May 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Denver, IN - Workers at the U.S. Foods facility in the Denver suburb of Englewood went out on strike May 19 in sympathy with strikers at another company warehouse in Maryland. U.S. Foods workers in the Baltimore suburb of Severn walked out in late April after the company, the second-largest food distributor in the U.S., announced that it was going to close the warehouse and move its operations to Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Fast-Food Workers Fight to Join a Union

May 25, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Detroit, MI - Fresh off of historic wins in New York and California, a delegation of fast-food workers who are leading the Fight for $15 plan to join the 2 million-member Service Employees International Union, pending a vote by cooks and cashiers across the country this summer.

Honeywell Lockout Will Last Into June

May 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

South Bend, IN - Honeywell’s lockout of workers at two plants will “without a doubt” last until June, United Auto Workers Local 9 President Adam Stevenson said after contract talks resumed May 18. “It was pretty much a stalemate.

Trump Has Investments in Carrier, Nabisco

May 25, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Indianapolis, IN - Donald Trump has investments in several of the companies he’s denounced most loudly on the campaign trail, according to financial disclosures released May 18.

Verizon Strikers’ Rally Is Family Affair

May 24, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

New York , NY - “Just take a sign. Any one of those signs,” a striking Verizon worker tells his son, a boy about 9 in a gray Knicks cap. “Put ‘CWA.’” The kid’s first effort with a marker has thin, off-center lettering, but his next try produces a picket sign with “CWA” in red and “No Greed” in green.

Teamsters: Taylor Farms Must Be Accountable

May 24, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been protesting at Chipotle locations nationwide demanding that Chipotle hold its produce supplier Taylor Farms accountable for egregious health and labor violations.

GHS: Cutting Costs and Offering More

May 23, 2016
By Peter Murdock 

GHS is making hearing benefits more affordable and cost effective.

New York, NY - Hearing loss is no longer just your grandfather’s problem. Studies indicate that over the next 10 to 15 years, nearly one-third of the general population will actually be hearing impaired. Already, those below retirement age represent the majority of people suffering at least some degree of hearing loss. And that includes both men and women alike.

Stop Outsourcing American Jobs Overseas

May 23, 2016 
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Editorial

New York, NY - Verizon is offshoring work to the Philippines and other countries at a rapid pace. The amount of work shifted overseas is far beyond what has been reported.

Struggling to Provide for My Family on Walmart Pay

May 23, 2016 
By Jaffet Alamilla

Riverside, California - My name is Jaffet Alamilla. I work as an overnight stocker at a Walmart in Riverside, California. I love my job at Walmart but I still struggle to provide for my family on Walmart pay.

Stop Outsourcing American Jobs

May 22, 2016 
By Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

New York, NY - I attended a rally with working people at the Carrier Corp.’s manufacturing facility in Indianapolis recently. They’re fighting to save their jobs from being outsourced to a plant in Mexico.

Car Wash Files For Bankruptcy To Avoid Paying Workers $262,000 In Stolen Wages

May  21, 2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Chicago, IL - Eight Little Village Car Wash workers in Chicago expecting to get $262,000 in owed wages discovered Thursday the car wash is filing for bankruptcy to avoid paying the wages owed.

Allstate Waste Workers Urge Con Ed to Lean On Contractor

May 18, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Workers at Allstate Power Vac in Brooklyn demonstrated at Con Edison’s annual shareholders meeting May 16, urging the company to pressure its contractor to sign a union contract with its employees.

Verizon Outsourcing to Philippines

May 16, 2016
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY - Union leaders have stepped up their attacks on Verizon, this time focusing on offshore call-centers. Verizon has added jobs in the Philippines. Communications Workers of America (CWA) have verified what has been suspected.

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