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Harley-Davidson Says Congressional Plea Won’t Stop K.C. Plant Closing
Features, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, National, Transportation

Harley-Davidson Says Congressional Plea Won’t Stop K.C. Plant Closing

MILWAUKEE, Wisc.—A plea by four members of Missouri’s congressional delegation reminding Harley-Davidson of the subsidies it got to open its factory in Kansas City won’t stop the company from closing the motorcycle assembly plant, a company spokesperson said Feb. 19. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, along with two House members, sent Harley CEO Matt…

UNFI Drivers Join Teamsters
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UNFI Drivers Join Teamsters

SAN FRANCISCO, California –  Drivers with the largest natural and organic food supplier in the United States, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), have chosen representation by Teamsters Local 853 in Oakland. The  drivers based out of Gilroy, Calif., transport supplies for UNFI to major clients like Whole Foods, Amazon, Genentech, Sprouts and Google.

UAW Expands Organizing Opportunities
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UAW Expands Organizing Opportunities

Todays UAW represents about 415,000 members with 70,000 in colleges and related jobs. The union’s organizing is no longer mainly in automotive factories but includes academia and other industries. UAW locals exist at 11 college campuses across the country. The diversified membership keeps the union strong in size and money, providing financial resources that benefits the UAW and all…

The Airbnb Battle with Unite Here Continues
Features, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

The Airbnb Battle with Unite Here Continues

NEW YORK, NY – While Unite Here battles Airbnb Inc. in New York City and other major municipalities throughout the country, United Auto Workers has organized cafeteria workers at  Airbnb facilities.  Bon Appétit contracts food services for Airbnb in San Francisco as well as Portland, Oregon. These are now UAW union shops with signed contracts.

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