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Worker Solidarity in Rockland County Honors Both the Living and the Dead

April 29, 2016
By Bill Hohlfeld

Nanuet, N.Y.  “Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” That was the motto of Joseph Stratford, 1199 SEIU Political Organizer, who was given the honor of giving the invocation at the Workers Memorial Day Vigil in Rockland County, NY last night. The vigil, which was originally scheduled to take place on the steps of the Rockland County Court House in New City, took place instead at the picket line which had been set up by CWA members in front of the Verizon store in Nanuet.

Teamsters Back Costco Contract for Pension Expansion

April 29, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 

Oakland, Calif - Teamsters locals representing 16,000 workers at Costco stores on Apr. 19 recommended ratification of a proposed new contract.

Verizon Encourages Strike Breaking

April 27, 2016
By Stephanie West

Newark, New Jersey - IBEW has reported that Verizon sent a letter to all of its striking workers with instructions encouraging workers to  cross their picket line. Across social media, striking workers responded.

Upstate Verizon Strikers Protest Excessive Travel

April 25, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Cornell, NY - Striking Verizon workers in this Southern Tier town have one big grievance: The company wants the power to ship them to out-of-town jobs for as long as 60 days, up from the current three weeks.

United Flight Attendants Picket Airports In Six Cities As Intense Mediation Sessions Start

April 24,  2016
By Doug Cunningham 
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - United Airlines flight attendants picketed airports in Chicago, LosAngeles, Honolulu, Newark, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Thursday.

CWA-IBEW Verizon Strike Against Corporate Greed Is In Tenth Day

April 24,  2016
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

New York, NY - Corporate greed versus doing the right thing by your workers is at the heart of the Verizon strike. Thirty-nine thousand CWA and IBEW workers are in the tenth day of their strike.

Stop & Shop Workers Ratify Contract

April 23, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 

Chicopee, Mass - After several small strikes and seven weeks without a contract, workers at Stop & Shop supermarkets in southern New England voted overwhelmingly April 19 to ratify a three-year deal with the chain. The agreement covers five United Food and Commercial Workers locals that represent 35,000 Stop & Shop workers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

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