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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.

Boycotts, Audit Loom as Clare Rose Defies Strikers

May 23, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY - Small businesses on Long Island are joining strikers against Clare Rose, the sole distributor of Anheuser-Busch products and craft beers such as Blue Point and Greenport, by boycotting the company, refusing deliveries and displaying boycott signs in their store windows.

Mexican Phone Operators Win 4.2% Raise

May 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Mexico City - The union representing more than 60,000 operators at Telmex, Mexico’s quasi-monopoly telephone and telecommunications company, ratified a contract May 16 that will give them a 4.2% wage increase and avert a strike scheduled for May 25.

Win Week In Review

May 21, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham 

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Washington, DC - 21,000 CWA workers at AT&T Mobility will strike Friday if no new labor agreement is reached by then. It will be a one day strike - with workers returning to work Monday, May 22nd.

Beer Distributor’s Subsidies Could End

May 21, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, Long Island LaborPress

Brookhaven, NY - Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine ordered an audit of local Budweiser distributor Clare Rose, following the company’s decision to permanently replace striking workers.

Beer Distributor Taking Brookhaven Community for a Ride; Tax Break Benefits Turned Against Workers

May 19, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY - Tax benefits for private companies can be very effective in creating value for their communities. But often, tax breaks awarded by municipalities in the hope of sustaining growth and employment disappear into the greedy maw of companies that backtrack on their promises.

Clare Rose Distributors Hit with Unfair Labor Charge

May 16, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Great Neck, NY -  Teamsters Local 812 filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against Clare Rose, the Budweiser distributor for Long Island, on Thursday May 11 at the National Labor Relations Board.

Senator Brooks stands in solidarity with Local 812 Members

May 15, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Long Island, NY -  Senator John E. Brooks stood in solidarity with the members of Teamsters Local 812 on the picket line outside of the Clare Rose beer distribution facility in Melville on May 11th.

Beer Delivery Strikers Rally Outside Long Island Brewery

May 13, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Patchogue, NY - On Saturday May 6th, Striking beer delivery drivers on Long Island rallied outside Blue Point Brewery, calling on the brewers' distributor to end labor abuses. Clare Rose, whose workers are on strike over wage and pension cuts, is the sole distributor of Blue Point products on Long Island.

UFCW Local 555: Safeway/Albertsons organizing drive brings in 4,400 new members

May 13, 2017 
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Salem, Oregon - Oregon’s largest private sector union has just completed its biggest-ever organizing campaign. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555, which reported 20,140 members as of September, is in the process of adding 4,400 new members.

Teamsters Continue Striking Clare Rose Beer Distributors


May 9, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Great Neck, NY - The Teamsters on strike will begin targeting the supermarkets and other companies – like Blue Point Brewery – who do business with Clare Rose.

Teamsters Strike Follows Clare Rose to D.C.

May 8, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - An ongoing strike followed Long Island beer distributor Clare Rose to the nation’s capital today. The Teamsters Union protested outside of the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Legislative Conference, handing out fliers and waving signs reading, “Clare Rose Destroys Jobs, Hurts Families.”

Teamsters Support Beer Distribution Workers On Strike In N.Y.

May 5, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and its 1.4 million members in the U.S. and Canada fully support Teamsters Local 812 members on strike at Clare Rose in New York.

Bloomingdale’s Workers Ratify Contract

May 3, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - After negotiations carried on more than 12 hours past their strike deadline May 1, workers at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship store ratified a contract they say will “begin to remedy” the income they’ve lost to online sales.

Teamsters Budweiser Strike Continues

May 3, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Great Neck, NY - More and more Long Island stores and bars are running out of Budweiser, Heineken, and other beer products as a Teamsters strike at Clare Rose beer distributors continues.

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