New York

Allentown Public-Housing Workers Authorize Strike
Building Trades, National, New York

Allentown Public-Housing Workers Authorize Strike

Allentown, PA – The workers who maintain Allentown’s 950 public-housing apartments voted unanimously Aug. 22 to authorize a strike. They “have been seeking a fair contract… for nearly a year,” Teamsters Local 773, which represents the about 20 workers, said in a statement. The Allentown Housing Authority wants to triple or quadruple workers’ health-care costs,…

Teamsters Auditor Travels To Buffalo To Review…
New York, Retail, Transportation

Teamsters Auditor Travels To Buffalo To Review…

Lancaster, NY – As 350 Teamsters and area Union Members and Representatives participated in an informational picket held outside Tops Markets’ warehouse distribution facility in the Buffalo Suburb of Lancaster, a Teamsters Auditor traveled to Western New York to review the company’s books over a dispute of $16 million in pension money. The Teamsters say…

California Hospital Workers Unionize
Features, Health and Safety, National, New York

California Hospital Workers Unionize

Turlock, CA – Support-staff workers at Emanuel Medical Center here voted Aug. 22 to join the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West. The 265-55 vote came two weeks after the hospital’s registered nurses voted 284-4 to join the California Nurses Association. Each union will represent about 400 workers.  The SEIU-UHW bargaining unit will include…

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