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After 12 ‘Very Long Years,’ The Buffalo Teachers Federation Finally Has A New Contract
Municipal Government, National

After 12 ‘Very Long Years,’ The Buffalo Teachers Federation Finally Has A New Contract

October 21, 2016   By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell Buffalo, NY – Finally!  After 12 years of fighting for a new contract – ending what the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) said was the longest contract stalemate in the history of Public-Sector Collective Bargaining in New York State, the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) now has…

Teamsters Win Two Votes at XPO Logistics
Municipal Government, National

Teamsters Win Two Votes at XPO Logistics

October 21, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel North Haven, CT – The Teamsters have won two more elections in their bid to organize truckers and warehouse workers at XPO Logistics, with workers at a warehouse in North Haven, Connecticut, and a less-than-truckload facility in Aurora, Illinois, voting to be represented by the union….

Canadian Autoworkers Ratify Fiat Chrysler Contract
National, Retail

Canadian Autoworkers Ratify Fiat Chrysler Contract

October 21, 2016    By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Windsor, CT – Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Canadian factories have ratified a new four-year contract, the Unifor union said Oct. 16. Unifor said 70% of its members voted to approve the deal. The agreement, which covers about 9,750 workers—most at the plant in Windsor, Ontario,…

Municipal Government, National

Unions Protest Outside Trump’s DC Hotel

October 20, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC –  Several hundred people picketed Oct. 13 outside the hotel Donald Trump recently opened on Pennsylvania Avenue, demanding that he bargain with union workers at a hotel he co-owns in Las Vegas. “He needs to sit down and negotiate immediately,” said Joshua Armstead, a…

Texas Teachers Sue District for Violating Free-Speech Rights
Education, National

Texas Teachers Sue District for Violating Free-Speech Rights

October 20, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Corpus Christi, TX – The Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers filed a civil lawsuit against the city school district and its superintendent Oct. 14, charging that they have violated its free-speech rights “to punish the union for its advocacy.” Corpus Christi AFT President Nancy Vera…

Texas Teachers Sue District for Violating Free-Speech Rights
Education, National

Texas Teachers Sue District for Violating Free-Speech Rights

October 20, 2016   By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Corpus Christi, TX – The Corpus Christi American Federation of Teachers filed a civil lawsuit against the city school district and its superintendent Oct. 14, charging that they have violated its free-speech rights “to punish the union for its advocacy.” Corpus Christi AFT President Nancy Vera…

IAM Files “Unfair Labour Practice” Against Air Canada
National, Transportation

IAM Files “Unfair Labour Practice” Against Air Canada

October 19, 2016   By Jerry Cohen – LaborPress Canada Toronto, CA – ”Air Canada must come clean on the issue of an increased cap on pensionable earnings for our members,” demanded IAM Transportation District 140 President and Directing General Chairperson Fred Hospes. Hospes was referring to documents filed against Air Canada with the Canada Industrial…

Harvard Food Strike Continues; Sen. Warren Joins Picket
National, Retail

Harvard Food Strike Continues; Sen. Warren Joins Picket

October 18, 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. The university and UNITE HERE Local 26, which represents the 750 strikers, remain far apart on the issues that provoked…

Cleveland Teachers Set Strike for Sept.
National

Cleveland Teachers Set Strike for Sept.

August 22, 2016  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Cleveland, OH – Leaders of the Cleveland Teachers Union announced Aug. 15 that they will go on strike Sept. 2 if they can’t reach a contract deal with the city school district before then.

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