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Frontline Grocery Workers Not Provided with Safety Equipment
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National, Retail

Frontline Grocery Workers Not Provided with Safety Equipment

Los Angeles, California — UFCW grocery store workers in Los Angeles are demanding employers provide personal protective equipment in the face of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Grocers have moved slowly and inconsistently in response to workers’ safety concerns. In Los Angeles, UFCW 770 is addressing the lack of action from companies. The union is…

Kaiser Hospital Workers Mobilize for October Strike
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Kaiser Hospital Workers Mobilize for October Strike

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Workers at the Kaiser Permanente health-care network protested in several Western cities Sept. 2, with arrests for civil disobedience in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento, California. More than 80,000 technicians, nurses, and medical personnel, members of the Service Employees International Union and other unions, have been working without a contract for 11 months,…

CWA Agreement with AT&T
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CWA Agreement with AT&T

ATLANTA, GA. – Communications Workers of America has finalized a tentative agreement with AT&T Southeast.  The new five-year agreement includes wage increases of 13.25%, pension and 401(k) plan enhancements, and improved job security.  There will be no increase in the health care for the life of the contract and employees will now have the ability…

Teamsters Call XPO’s Closing of Memphis Warehouse ‘Retaliation’
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Teamsters Call XPO’s Closing of Memphis Warehouse ‘Retaliation’

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—XPO Logistics announced Feb. 13 that it will close its Verizon warehouse here in June,teamsters telling the about 400 workers that it would terminate them in April because of “an overall business model change initiated and completed by our customer.” “XPO-Verizon workers believe that the closure is in retaliation for exposing sexual harassment and…

Passing of Stanley Hill Sr.
Features, Municipal Government, New York

Passing of Stanley Hill Sr.

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Stanley Hill Sr., former president of SSEU Local 371 and Executive Director of DC 37. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Viewing When:    Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 10:00am – 11:30am Location:     McCall’s Bronxwood Funeral Home Address:    4035 Bronxwood Avenue, Bronx, NY…

Arkansas Legislator Introduces Minimum-Wage Cut
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Arkansas Legislator Introduces Minimum-Wage Cut

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—More than two-thirds of Arkansas voters last November approved a law that will raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.50 an hour to $11—but now, a state legislator wants to lower it to $7.25 for thousands of workers. State Sen. Bob Ballinger (R-Hindsville) introduced a bill Jan. 16 that would make workers ineligible…

Labor Dept. Eyes Wage Theft by Pentagon Cafeteria Contractor
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Labor Dept. Eyes Wage Theft by Pentagon Cafeteria Contractor

ARLINGTON. Va.—The contractor that manages the Pentagon’s food court is once again being probed by the Department of Labor over wage-theft allegations. Workers in the Pentagon’s cafeteria, employed by the Seven Hills food-services company, told the U.K. Guardian that department investigators have interviewed them several times, and Good Jobs Nation organizer Connie Linares said they…

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