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Retailers Stop On-Call Shift Scheduling

January 6, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, along with attorneys general from seven other states and the District of Columbia, announced that six major retailers have agreed to stop using on-call shift scheduling following an inquiry by the multi-state coalition of AGs.

UFCW Denounces Amazon’s Cashierless Grocery-Store Prototype

December 14, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Seattle, WA - United Food and Commercial Workers President Mark Perrone Dec. 6 denounced Amazon.com’s launch of a prototype grocery store that doesn’t have cashiers. “Amazon is masking its blind greed as progress,” he said in a statement.

Silicon Valley Activists Develop App to Report Wage Theft

December 5, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Jose, CA - Labor and community activists in Silicon Valley are now testing a phone app that would make it easier for workers to report wage theft.

IUF Demonstrations at Mondelēz European HQ

November 27, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Kensington, MD - The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), which represents nearly 4,000 members at Mondelēz International, maker of Nabisco and other popular snack products, has announced its full support of the International Union of Food Workers’ (IUF) rallies and demonstrations taking place at the European headquarters of Mondelēz in Zurich, Switzerland.

Actors Equity Endorses Video-Game Strike

November 27, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, CA - The Actors’ Equity Association has endorsed SAG-AFTRA’s strike against 11 video-game companies, telling its members that taking work at those companies would be like crossing a picket line.

Hackers Attacked UFCW Pension Plan

November 18, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Baldwin, MO - Computer hackers demanding ransom in digital currency gained access to a United Food and Commercial Workers multiemployer pension plan in the St. Louis area last summer, the UFCW said Nov. 9.

How the Cookie, and the Country, Crumbles: BCTGM Fights Nabisco Outsourcing

November 14, 2016  
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – BCTGM, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, is in the middle of a war. The union represents nearly 4,000 workers at Mondelez International, the maker of Nabisco snack products, which has outsourced the production of Oreos from Chicago to Salinas, Mexico, leaving hundreds of Americans without work.

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