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Georgia Workers At Nestle Join RWDSU

April 12, 2017 
By Stephanie West, LaborPress USA

Mcdonough, GA - Workers at Nestlé’s logistics and shipping center in McDonough, Georgia, voted to be represented by the RWDSU in their fight for a voice and fair treatment in the workplace. Unionizing will gain them  job security and fair wages through a collective bargaining agreement.

Lehigh Valley Warehouse Workers to Vote on Union

April 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Weisenberg Township, PA - More than 500 workers at the Advance Auto Parts warehouse in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley will vote Apr. 5-7 on whether to join the Laborers' International Union of North America.

Minnesota Plumbers Fix Elderly’s Faucets for Free

April 3, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Rochester, MN - More than 20 members of Local 6 Plumbers and Pipefitters spent their Saturday Mar. 25 fixing faucets and installing new toilets for poor and elderly people here.

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.

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