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Teamsters Expand Organizing at XPO Logistics

September 22, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

New Haven, C0 - The Teamsters union is expanding efforts to organize workers at one of the nation’s fastest-growing shipping-logistics companies. Local 179 filed a union-representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board Sept.

Intel Cafeteria Workers Vote for Union

September 22, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Santa Clara, CA - Food-service workers at Intel’s headquarters here voted 31–12 to be represented by UNITE HERE Local 19, the National Labor Relations Board announced Sept. 14.

UFCW Negotiates Progresso Plant Closure

September 19, 2016 
By Tara Jessup, LaborPress USA

Vineland, NJ -  UFCW Local 152, representing the majority of workers at the soon-to-close General Mills Progresso plant in Vineland, N.J., has concluded negotiations with the company, securing increased severance packages for its members at the facility.

BCTGM Workers Strike in Pennsylvania

September 17, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Horsham, PA - Four hundred members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 6 at Just Born Inc. in Bethlehem, Pa. has voted to strike after rejecting the company's last offer.

‘No Pension, No Peeps!’ Just Born Candy Workers on Strike

September 17, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Bethlehem, PA - Workers at the Just Born candy company here went on strike Sept. 7, after unanimously rejecting a contract offer that would have eliminated pensions for future employees and put then into a 401(k) style plan.

Gas Company Locks Out Workers in Six States

September 15, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Clarksburg, CA - The Dominion Transmission and Dominion Hope companies, one of the nation’s major natural-gas suppliers, locked out 950 workers in six states Sept. 7.

Nabisco Workers Retire to Beat Pension Cuts

September 10, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland. OR - With parent company Mondelēz threatening to eliminate pensions, more than 100 longtime workers at Nabisco have retired early to beat the cuts.

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