Boycott Outsourced Oreos, Laid-Off Workers Urge

July 1, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

Chicago, IL - In his four and a half years at the Nabisco plant on the city’s Southwest Side. 40-year-old Anthony Jackson worked “in every department except sanitation.” He mixed icing for Oreos, mixed dough on the main bakery floor, and was “all over packing.”

Costco Teamsters Join Western Conference Pension Plan

June 27, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC -  Teamsters who work at Costco in New York, New Jersey and Maryland have overwhelmingly ratified an agreement under which they will be covered by the Western Conference of Teamsters pension plan for the first time in the history of their membership.

SoCal Grocery Workers Authorize Strike

June 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Diego, CA - Workers at several leading supermarket chains in Southern California have voted to authorize a strike, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 officials said June 21.

UAW Says Volkswagen Broke Pledge to Recognize Union

June 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Nashville, Tenn - Volkswagen broke an agreement it signed in 2014 to recognize the United Auto Workers as a “members union” at its Chattanooga plant, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel said June 21 after releasing a copy of the document.

Minnesota Grocery Workers Vote Down Contract

June 24, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

St Paul, Minn - Grocery workers in St. Paul and the east side of the Twin Cities metropolitan area overwhelmingly voted down a proposed contract with several supermarket chains June 17.

Honeywell Lockout Continues in Indiana, Albany

June 24, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Green Island, NY - More than 100 people rallied June 15 to support the 42 United Auto Workers members locked out of the Honeywell Aerospace plant near Albany since May 9.

Bakery Workers Endorse Clinton

June 22, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Donald Trump may have vowed never to eat an Oreo again because Nabisco’s parent company is moving its Chicago bakery to Mexico—but the union representing the workers being displaced endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for President June 16.

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