Large Renewable Project Proposed for Long Island

October 27, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Long Island, NY - Invenergy, the nation’s leading independent developer of renewable energy projects, has announced the largest renewable project ever proposed for Long Island.

Verizon Cutting Jobs Across USA

October 26, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Verizon is closing jobs  across five states in the U.S., resulting in the the loss of over  3,200 jobs.The call centers closures will come in California, Connecticut, Maine, Nebraska and New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's spokesperson Rich Azzopardi described Verizon's decision as "astounding" and "reckless."

Flour-Mill Workers Vote to Unionize

October 23, 2016   
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chattanooga, TN - Workers at the Ardent Mills flour mill here voted Oct. 13 to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1995. “Workers at Ardent Mills have suffered through cut-backs and reductions in benefits due to a corporate acquisition three years ago with no way to have a voice in the direction of their company,” Local 1995 said in a statement.

'Flash Mobs' Break Out Inside Rite Aid Stores

October 22, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

1199 'flash mob' breaks out inside Manhattan Rite Aid.

New York, NY - Flash mobs broke out inside three Rite Aid stores in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan this week, as longtime workers struggling to retain important benefits and bargaining power took the fight straight to management’s cashboxes.  

In Union, Grocery Worker Finds His Voice

October 21, 2016
By Mary Robbins
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Pittsburgh, PA - As a member of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 23 in Pittsburgh, Will Reynolds Young is making a difference in his community. "I’m someone who likes to speak my mind," Will said. "That’s a really important part of having a union."

Canadian Autoworkers Ratify Fiat Chrysler Contract

October 21, 2016   
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Windsor, CT - Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Canadian factories have ratified a new four-year contract, the Unifor union said Oct. 16. Unifor said 70% of its members voted to approve the deal.

Verizon Closing NY Call Centers

October 17, 2016  
By Neal Tepel

Albany, NY - Verizon has announced it'll be closing two call centers in New York State — in Henrietta, and Orangeburg as well as others across the country. Staff cuts are expected at Verizon retail stores in New York and nationwide. Almost one thousand call-center workers in New York State are expected to be let go and hundreds of store employees. Consolidation is also taking place across the country.

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