DURHAM, Ontario—The news that General Motors is closing its Oshawa assembly plant has left workers at nearby auto-parts plants dreading layoffs.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—UNITE HERE Local 11 announced Dec. 23 that it has reached tentative contract agreements with six hotels in Los Angeles, but not at 18 others in Los Angeles and Orange counties where members voted overwhelmingly in mid-December to authorize strikes.
WASHINGTON—More than 5 million U.S. workers will be getting a raise this January, as minimum-wage increases go into effect in 19 states and at least 21 cities and counties.
SHAKOPEE, Minn.—About 100 people protested outside Amazon’s fulfillment center in the Twin Cities’ southern suburbs Dec. 14, demanding that the company treat African-immigrant workers more fairly.
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.
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.”
New York, NY – Confronted with a workplace environment more hospitable to beeping robots than warm-blooded human beings — employees at Amazon’s “fulfillment center” on Staten Island on Wednesday took to the steps of City Hall to sound the alarm about working conditions that also invoke fears of a latter-day Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire waiting…
New York, NY – Force roughly 1,8000 workers into a punishing 20-month strike — and then force the decertification of their union. That was telecom giant Charter/Spectrum’s plan all along, according to the head of IBEW Local 3.
New York, NY — LaborPress recently held its annual Leadership Awards Reception in midtown Manhattan. The honorees included Angelo Angelone, president, New York Concrete Workers District Council, LiUNA, Rebecca Damon, president, New York Local, SAG-AFTRA, Kim Medina, executive director, District Council 1707, AFCSME, Michael Smith, president, Local 810, IBT, and Patricia White, president, Local 764, IATSE….