December 18, 2018 ‘Tis The Season To Press The Fight Against Broken Shop Development

New York, NY – Despite some frigid temps on Tuesday, December 18, hundreds of trade unionists supporting the Building Trades’ #CountMeIn campaign returned to the offices of Related Companies’ developer CEO Stephen Ross at 10 Columbus Circle, to continue opposition to the use of nonunion labor, or so-called “open shop development” at Hudson Yards. And,...

December 18, 2018 #CountMeIn Campaign Teams Up With Related Tenants To Fix Housing Woes

New York, NY – Besieged Queens residents suffering with rampant rodents, shoddy renovations and tenant harassment at their Marine Terrace apartment complex in Astoria are hopeful a new alliance with the Building Trades’ #CountMeIn campaign will finally help put an end to the troubles they’ve been complaining about since Related Cos. bought the place in 2016.

December 18, 2018 GM Offers Out-Of-State Transfers To 2,700 Workers Facing Layoffs

DETROIT, Mich.—General Motors announced Dec. 14 that it will offer 2,700 new jobs to the 3,300 workers scheduled to be laid off when it closes four U.S. plants next year—but most would have to move to get them.

December 18, 2018 Unifor Opens Campaign To Save Oshawa GM Plant

OSHAWA, Ontario—Unifor, the union that represents 2,600 workers at General Motors’ Oshawa plant, launched a campaign Dec. 13 to try to convince the company to keep the plant open.

December 14, 2018 Overnight Teamsters Strike Preserves Pensions At Trash Hauler

NEW YORK, N.Y.—An overnight strike by Teamsters Local 813 members at a Newark-based private trash collector Dec. 9-10 quickly persuaded the company to abandon its plans to pull out of the union’s multiemployer pension find.

December 13, 2018 RWDSU Prez: Don’t Call Yourself Pro-Union If You Turn A Blind Eye To Amazon

New York, NY – Online retail giant Amazon.com has a notorious record of “mistreating and dehumanizing workers” in some 16 countries around the globe — and if you turn a blind eye to it, you should forget about calling yourself “pro-labor.” 

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