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RWDSU Organizing Workers In The South
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RWDSU Organizing Workers In The South

Camilla, Georgia – Eighteen hundred poultry workers at the Equity / Tyson plant in Camilla, Georgia have ratified a new contract. These are members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).  According to the union, the contract was approved by 97 percent of the members at the plant and set a new standard for poultry workers in the South….

The NewsGuild and Teamsters Warn Gannett Shareholders about Alden Global Capital
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The NewsGuild and Teamsters Warn Gannett Shareholders about Alden Global Capital

Washington, DC – In a letter recently released, The NewsGuild-CWA and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters urged Gannett shareholders to reject the slate of directors nominated by vulture hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Through its subsidiary MNG Enterprises, Alden made a hostile bid to buy Gannett (NYSE:GCI) in January 2019. The offer was rejected in…

Stop & Shop Strike Enters Day 8
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Stop & Shop Strike Enters Day 8

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—New England’s Stop & Shop strike entered its eighth day on Thursday. More than 30,000 Stop & Shop workers in New England went on strike Apr. 11, after the five United Food & Commercial Workers locals representing them rejected a contract offer from the supermarket chain that would have sharply increased their health-care costs….

NABTU Prez Calls Infrastructure Renewal ‘Critical’
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NABTU Prez Calls Infrastructure Renewal ‘Critical’

“We want all of our resources to support our value and that includesleveraging our own money while also securing competitive returns,” saidNABTU President Sean McGarvey on April 9, 2019 as McGarvey kicked off theannual North America’s Building Trades Unions’ Washington D.C. Conference. More than 2,000 construction workers and industry leaders attended thisyear’s NABTU legislative conference…

Chicago Symphony Strikers Reject ‘Final Offer’
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Chicago Symphony Strikers Reject ‘Final Offer’

CHICAGO, Ill.—Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians voted Apr. 8 to reject what the orchestra’s management called its “last, best and final offer.” “We are extremely disappointed that management refuses to hear the musicians’ concerns about a secure retirement for the musicians and a secure future for the CSO,” bassist Steve Lester, chair of the Chicago Federation of…

NewsGuild, Teamsters Urge Gannett Shareholders to Stop Alden Takeover
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NewsGuild, Teamsters Urge Gannett Shareholders to Stop Alden Takeover

WASHINGTON—In a letter released April 11, The NewsGuild-CWA and the Teamsters urged stockholders in the Gannett newspaper chain to vote for the incumbent board of directors to block a hostile takeover by what they called the “vulture hedge fund” Alden Global Capital. The two unions, which represent a total of about 1,300 workers at Gannett…

University of California Workers Hold Fourth One-Day Strike
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University of California Workers Hold Fourth One-Day Strike

DAVIS, Calif.—Two unions representing 39,000 service and technical workers at the University of California staged their fourth one-day strike in the last year April 10, picketing outside the university’s five medical centers. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to be at a union rally,” United Farmworkers cofounder Dolores Huerta,…

UAW Trying Again at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant
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UAW Trying Again at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—The United Auto Workers filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Apr. 9 for a new union vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant—and its officials hope there won’t be any “outside interference.” “We hope that doesn’t happen like the last time,” UAW Local 42 President Steve Cochran told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Local…

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