Harvard Food Strike Continues; Sen. Warren Joins Picket

October 17, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cambridge, MA - The strike by food-service workers at Harvard University has entered its second week, with Senator Elizabeth Warren joining the picket line Oct. 11.

Coalition $15 Demonstrates in St. Louis at Presidential Debate

October 11, 2016  
By Tara Jessup

St. Louis,  MO - Just before the second presidential debate last Sunday, St. Louis fast-food cooks and cashiers throughout the city walked off their jobs and waged a major protest at Washington University. Following the protests in St. Louis by over a thousand fast-food workers, demonstrations took place in cities across the country.

Honeywell Lockout: ‘They Want to Get Rid of the Union’

October 8, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

South Bend, IN- Nearly five months into the lockout at Honeywell’s aircraft-brakes factory here, workers believe the company’s ultimate aim is to drive the United Auto Workers out.

Fast Food Kings Ignore Sexual Harassment, Workers Say

October 7, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

NOW President Sonia Ossorio and 32BJ VP Shirley Aldebol.

New York, NY - Fast food workers protesting outside a McDonald’s outlet on Broadway Thursday morning rejected the burger giant’s claim that sexual harassment reports are being taken seriously, and instead painted a grim picture of a workplace where sleazy managers brazenly prey on female employees with impunity. 

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.

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