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Intel Cafeteria Workers Vote for Union

September 22, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Santa Clara, CA - Food-service workers at Intel’s headquarters here voted 31–12 to be represented by UNITE HERE Local 19, the National Labor Relations Board announced Sept. 14.

UFCW Negotiates Progresso Plant Closure

September 19, 2016 
By Tara Jessup, LaborPress USA

Vineland, NJ -  UFCW Local 152, representing the majority of workers at the soon-to-close General Mills Progresso plant in Vineland, N.J., has concluded negotiations with the company, securing increased severance packages for its members at the facility.

BCTGM Workers Strike in Pennsylvania

September 17, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Horsham, PA - Four hundred members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 6 at Just Born Inc. in Bethlehem, Pa. has voted to strike after rejecting the company's last offer.

‘No Pension, No Peeps!’ Just Born Candy Workers on Strike

September 17, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Bethlehem, PA - Workers at the Just Born candy company here went on strike Sept. 7, after unanimously rejecting a contract offer that would have eliminated pensions for future employees and put then into a 401(k) style plan.

Gas Company Locks Out Workers in Six States

September 15, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Clarksburg, CA - The Dominion Transmission and Dominion Hope companies, one of the nation’s major natural-gas suppliers, locked out 950 workers in six states Sept. 7.

Nabisco Workers Retire to Beat Pension Cuts

September 10, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland. OR - With parent company Mondelēz threatening to eliminate pensions, more than 100 longtime workers at Nabisco have retired early to beat the cuts.

AT&T Internet Workers Authorize Strike

August 23, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel ( Source: cwa-union.org)

Bedminster, NJ - After working almost three weeks under an expired contract, AT&T’s Internet support staff voted overwhelmingly Aug. 11 to authorize a strike.

Government Aid Supports Poorly Paid Walmart Workers

August 22, 2016 
Reprinted:
aflcio.org

Washington, DC - Walmart does not pay its workers very well, but that’s not a reason to write a blog post at this point, is it? What about if they paid so poorly that it cost the United States twelve times what we spend on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Well, they do.

Rite Aid is Jeopardizing Pensions, Workers Say

August 19, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Rite Aid workers are steaming mad this week.

New York, NY - Rite Aid, the ubiquitous drug store chain that prides itself on its “personal” touch, is under fire this week from workers who say the company is engaging in an ugly attempt to weaken their union and defund pensions. 

Food Manufacturing Hub Created at Brooklyn Army Terminal

August 19, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Brooklyn, NY - A food manufacturing hub has been established at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) Annex building. The New York City Economic Development Corporation has designated the entire 55,000 square foot space to serve up to 10 growing food manufacturing companies and expects four new companies to move into the Annex by the end of the year.

Zara Workers in NY Join RWDSU

August 17, 2016 
By Kenneth Quinnell
Reprinted:
Aflcio.org

New York, NY - Working people at eight Zara locations in New York chose to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Zara is owned by Inditex, the world’s largest fashion retailer, and the company did not oppose the union drive.

N.C. Waitress Sues Restaurant Chain for Paying Below Minimum

August 12, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Charlotte, NC - A former waitress at the Hickory Tavern restaurant chain has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, alleging that she and scores of other workers were paid only the tipped-minimum wage of $2.13 an hour while doing work for which they didn’t get tips.

CWA Negotiates Contract With AT&T Mobility

August 12, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The Communications Workers of America announced Aug. 3 that it has reached a new tentative agreement with AT&T Mobility covering 42,000 workers.

Postal Service Operations are Profitable and Essential

August 9, 2016
By LaborPress Editorial

New York, NY - The Manhattan Institute’s Economics21 website—noted that despite years of criticism and attacks from some lawmakers, the USPS still carries 40 percent of the world’s mail volume and serves 153 million homes and businesses.

Southern California Grocery-Strike Deadline Nears

August 9, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - Some 50,000 workers at three leading Southern California supermarket chains may go on strike Aug. 8 if they can’t get a satisfactory contract deal.

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