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Union-Run Lobster Co-op Nears Opening in Maine

March 18, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Trenton, ME - A union-owned co-op will start buying lobsters from Maine fishermen Mar. 18, if a deal to buy the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound’s wholesale business goes through this week.

Paid leave Must Be Available to Everyone

March 16, 2017 
By Sarita Gupta

l just learned that Yum Brands—which owns fast-food chains Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut—created a new paid parental leave program. But here’s the fine print: Yum’s 'generosity' only extends to individuals working at its corporate headquarters, but not to those working in their extremely profitable restaurants.

Workers at Wendy's join UFCW

March 13, 2016 
By Bob Cohen, LaborPress Canada

Ontario, CA - The employees, who are mostly young workers, to seek Union representation with UFCW Local 175 ranged from poor workplace conditions to unfair scheduling practices, as well as workplace harassment and intimidation, and threats that their jobs would be replaced with temporary foreign workers.

Domino’s Workers Say, ‘No Justice, No Pizza!’

March 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - “¡Sin justicia, no hay pizza!” they chanted. En ingles, that translates pretty obviously as “No justice, no pizza!” They were about 30 people picketing a Domino’s Pizza on West 181st Street Mar. 3, one of two of the chain’s Upper Manhattan franchises where workers were on strike for one day to protest their manager cutting their hours from 35 a week to 20.

Dozens of Fast-Food, Retail and Other Workers, Council Members, Rally At City Hall for a Fair Work Week

March 6, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Just before a Friday, March 3rd New York City Council hearing at City Hall, workers from the fast and retail industries and others gathered on the steps to urge passage of legislation that would give them vital rights in their fight for fair scheduling practices.

Video-Game Actors Still on Strike; Will Developers Go Union Next?

March 5, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - The strike by the actors who do narration and screams in video games is now more than four months old, but game companies are still refusing to budge on SAG-AFTRA’s demand that performers get paid residuals for top-selling games.

AT&T, CWA Extend Contract

February 22, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Diego, CA - AT&T and the Communications Workers of America agreed Feb. 11 to extend their about-to-expire contract while talks continue.

Dunkin' Donuts Employees Join Teamsters

February 21, 2017  
By Stephanie West

South Easton, MA - Workers at Liberty Bakery Kitchen in Brockton voted this week to join Local 653, joining a dozen drivers at the facility that produces donuts for Dunkin' Donuts who organized with the Teamsters last year.

Corporate Greed at AT&T

February 20, 2017 
By Tefere Gebre, Exec VP, AFL-CIO

Washington, DC - This month, 21,000 working people at AT&T’s wireless division voted to authorize a strike.

N.H. House May Slow Union-Shop Ban

February 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire state House will vote Feb. 16 on a bill to outlaw the union shop that the Senate passed narrowly last month.

Carnegie Deli Workers Push Back Against 7th Ave. Closure

January 30, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Unite Here Local 100 leader Bill Granfield rallies with workers.

New York, NY - The union representing workers at the famed Carnegie Deli on 7th Avenue isn’t buying the owner’s claims that the iconic eatery is really kaput after closing down last month — and they’ve filed charges at the National Labor Relations Board in protest. 

Fast-Food Workers Rally for Regular Schedules

January 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Spattered by freezing rain, several dozen fast-food workers rallied outside City Hall Jan. 24, before going inside to lobby City Councilmembers to pass laws requiring their employers to give them more regular schedules.

“We Stand United”

January 23, 2017 
By RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum

New York, NY - We Stand United: New York Rally to Protect Shared Values on the Night Before Trump's Inauguration, President Stuart Appelbaum of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) delivered remarks January 19, 2017, to a crowd of labor members, activists, and advocacy groups, sending a message to President Trump and Congress that New York City will protect the rights of hard-working New Yorkers and continue to make real progress on important issues including workers’ rights, immigrant rights and social justice.

Blue Collar Buzz: Strikes, Closures, Low-Wages and Andy Puzder

January 18, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco 

BCB Co-hosts Bill Hohlfeld and Neal Tepel.

New York, NY - This week’s episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz airing Sunday night at 9 p.m. on AM970 is tackling the nomination of fast food kingpin Andy Puzder as U.S. Labor Secretary; the Momentive chemical plant strike in Waterford, NY; ROC-United’s onggoing One Fair Wage campaign; and the very suspect closure of the famed Carnegie Deli on 7th Avenue and W. 55th St. 

Victory For APWU: U.S. Postal Service Ends Staples Post Office Work

January 7, 2017
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Postal Serice is ending post office services at Staples stores by March. The American Postal Workers Union protested the program for years as about 500 Staples stores did postal work that post office employees used to provide.

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