Not On the Menu - Fast Food Workers Protest Sexual Harassment

October 6, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

McDonald's workers are rallying against sexual harassment.

New York, NY - Already paid poverty wages, a new report issued this week finds a full 40 percent of women working in the fast food industry today have been subjected to creepy sexual behavior on the job that results in stunningly high rates of anxiety, depression and loss of sleep. 

CWA Charges Verizon Neglects Older Phone Infrastructure

October 5, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Harrisburg, PA - Urging the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to investigate Verizon, the Communications Workers of America charged Sept. 29 that the company is deliberately letting its older copper-wire network deteriorate.

Rite Aid Piles Healthcare Costs Onto Workers as Part of Nationwide Trend

October 3, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

More healthcare costs are being shifted onto workers.

Brooklyn, NY - For the last six weeks, Rite Aid workers have taken to the streets of New York City in an effort to raise public awareness about the drug store giant’s assault on their health insurance plan — but the local fight is part of a much broader nationwide trend in which corporate entities like Rite Aid are racing to shift more of the cost of healthcare onto the backs of those who can least afford it. 

Teamsters Expand Organizing at XPO Logistics

September 22, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New Haven, C0 - The Teamsters union is expanding efforts to organize workers at one of the nation’s fastest-growing shipping-logistics companies. Local 179 filed a union-representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board Sept.

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:

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 

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

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.

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