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Connecticut State Workers Try to Stop Concessions

May 24, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hartford, CT - Connecticut’s State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition will resume talks with the state May 24 while trying to fend off demands for concessions from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and both Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature.

AT&T Workers Strike for Three Days

May 24, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - More than 40,000 AT&T workers went on strike May 19-21, demanding that the company commit to “bargaining that addresses affordable benefits, fair wages and job security” and stop its “pervasive offshoring of jobs to low-wage contractors, which eliminate good jobs and hurt customer service,” the Communications Workers of America said May 19.

AFGE Opposing Privatization Jobs

May 22, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC -  The American Federation of Government Employees is joining with other employee organizations in opposing any attempts to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control system.

Mexican Phone Operators Win 4.2% Raise

May 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Mexico City - The union representing more than 60,000 operators at Telmex, Mexico’s quasi-monopoly telephone and telecommunications company, ratified a contract May 16 that will give them a 4.2% wage increase and avert a strike scheduled for May 25.

Perth Amboy Nursing-Home Workers Reach Deal, Avert Strike

May 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Perth Amboy, NJ - Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East reached a contract agreement with Alameda Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare May 15, averting a 24-hour strike scheduled for May 17.

NLRB Charges Volkswagen Refused to Bargain With UAW

May 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chattanooga, TN - The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Volkswagen May 12, alleging that the company illegally refused to bargain with United Auto Workers Local 42 over changes to health-insurance benefits and scheduling at its Chattanooga factory.

Saskatchewan ATU Sues to Save Province’s Bus Service

May 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Regina, Canada - The Amalgamated Transit Union filed a lawsuit May 18 asking the courts to stop the provincial government from closing the publicly owned Saskatchewan Transportation Company bus service.

Newark Teachers OK Four-Year Contract

May 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Newark, NJ - Newark’s public-school teachers and staff overwhelmingly ratified a four-year contract May 11 that will give them raises averaging 2.4% a year if they’re rated “effective” or “highly effective.”

Pilots Unionize at Canada’s 2nd-Largest Airline

May 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Calgary, Canada - Pilots at WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline, have voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the union announced May 12.

Boston Teachers Union Likely to Elect Organizer President

May 19, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - The former history teacher who spearheaded the campaign that defeated a charter-school expansion measure last fall is almost certain to become the Boston Teachers Union’s next president.

Canadian Building Tades Honored

May 17, 2017 
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Canada

Ottawa, Canada -  On Tuesday May 16th,  Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)  hosted the much anticipated unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument in Major's Hill Park in Ottawa.

213,000 Letter Carriers Reach Tentative New Labor Deal With Postal Service

May 16, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

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Washington, DC - The National Association of Letter Carriers has reached a tentative new labor agreement with the U.S. Postal Service covering 213,000 active city letter carriers nationwide.

Strong Safeguards Needed that Protect Civil Service Workers

May 14, 2017 
By AFGE President J. David Cox Sr.

Washington, DC -  J. David Cox Sr. Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey:"Now more than ever, we must uphold the principle that there be strong safeguards protecting the civil service from politically motivated firing.

UFCW Local 555: Safeway/Albertsons organizing drive brings in 4,400 new members

May 13, 2017 
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nwlaborpress.org

Salem, Oregon - Oregon’s largest private sector union has just completed its biggest-ever organizing campaign. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555, which reported 20,140 members as of September, is in the process of adding 4,400 new members.

Teamsters Unionize S.F. Shuttle-Van Service

May 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Francisco, CA - Drivers for the San Francisco commuter-van service Chariot have joined Teamsters Local 665. The company, which was acquired by Ford Motor Co.

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