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UAW Ratifies Caterpillar Contract

April 2, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Decatur, IL,—United Auto Workers members at Caterpillar Inc. voted Mar. 26 to ratify a six-year contract with the heavy-equipment manufacturer. The deal covers about 5,000 workers in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Maintenance Workers Join Holten Meat Strike

March 31, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sauget, IL - Maintenance workers at Holten Meat in Sauget, Illinois joined the nine-day-old strike by production workers Mar. 27.

Teamsters, UFCW at Odds on California Pot Distribution

March 30, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sacramento, CA - With California’s legislature trying to set up a system to begin legal adult-use marijuana sales in the state next year, the Teamsters and law enforcement are at odds with business groups and the United Food and Commercial Workers over how cannabis should be distributed.

Win Week In Review

March 26, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Los Angeles, CA - The Communications Workers of America say that 11 of its AT&T locals in California and Nevada - some 17,000 workers - went on strike Wednesday. The union says they are on a grievance strike due to AT&T violations of previously negotiated job duties of technicians. These are landline AT&T workers.

AT&T Technicians’ Strike Ends After One Day

March 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - A strike by about 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada ended after one day Mar. 23, after the company reached a settlement with the Communications Workers of America.

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.

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