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Rallies Across Western & Central New Yorkers …

March 24, 2017  
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell 
   
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Sodus, NY - Dolores Bustamante, an Immigrant Farm Worker and a board Member of the Workers’ Center of Central New York whose personal testimony was pivotal in working to secure a New York State Executive Memo in 2014 that disallows State Troopers from racially profiling and asking citizenship status, was back to work on an apple farm today (Friday, March 17th) after receiving a two-month reprieve from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) earlier this week.

Kroger's Michigan Div Ratifies Agreement with UFCW 

March 23, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA

Novi, MI - The Kroger Co. has announced that associates working at 103 stores in the company's Michigan division have ratified a new labor agreement with Local 876.

Article on UNITE HERE Local 100 workers rally at JFK

March 23, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – More than forty workers from Terminal 7 and Terminal 4 at JFK airport rallied outside Terminal 7 on Tuesday, March 20th, demanding that SSP, which operates branded catering and retail units as a concessionaire at over 125 airports and 270 train stations worldwide, negotiate a fair contract and provide workers job security.

Midwestern Meatpackers Go on Strike

March 23, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sauget, IL - Workers at the Holten Meats plant here went on strike Mar. 18 after overwhelmingly rejecting the company’s latest contract offer. “76% of the people here have voted to authorize a strike," said David Cook, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655.

Union-Run Lobster Co-op Nears Opening in Maine

March 18, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Trenton, ME - A union-owned co-op will start buying lobsters from Maine fishermen Mar. 18, if a deal to buy the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound’s wholesale business goes through this week.

Paid leave Must Be Available to Everyone

March 16, 2017 
By Sarita Gupta

l just learned that Yum Brands—which owns fast-food chains Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut—created a new paid parental leave program. But here’s the fine print: Yum’s 'generosity' only extends to individuals working at its corporate headquarters, but not to those working in their extremely profitable restaurants.

Workers at Wendy's join UFCW

March 13, 2016 
By Bob Cohen, LaborPress Canada

Ontario, CA - The employees, who are mostly young workers, to seek Union representation with UFCW Local 175 ranged from poor workplace conditions to unfair scheduling practices, as well as workplace harassment and intimidation, and threats that their jobs would be replaced with temporary foreign workers.

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