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As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting
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As Pandemic Continues, Unions Urge End to Ban on Electronic Representation Voting

WASHINGTON—With in-person voting hampered by social distancing, a group of 14 major labor unions is urging Congress to direct the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] to develop procedures for electronic voting in union-representation elections, which is currently prohibited. “During the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever that workers have the right to form unions…

Sick Meatpacking Plant Workers With COVID-19 Ignored; Told ‘It’s Just a Cold’
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Sick Meatpacking Plant Workers With COVID-19 Ignored; Told ‘It’s Just a Cold’

GREEN BAY, Wisc.—Meatpacking plants have become one of the nation’s major hot spots for COVID-19 infections in small cities and rural areas. In the last month, hundreds of workers have tested positive for the virus at plants in Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.  “This is a message to my coworkers that we…

America’s Meatpacking Workers Must Be Protected
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America’s Meatpacking Workers Must Be Protected

Washington DC – “To protect America’s food supply, America’s meatpacking workers must be protected. The reality is that these workers are putting their lives on the line every day to keep our country fed during this deadly outbreak, and at least 20 meatpacking workers have tragically died from coronavirus while more than 5,000 workers have been hospitalized or…

Wine Megastore Gets Pushback From AOC, Union Sales Reps And Truck Drivers
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Wine Megastore Gets Pushback From AOC, Union Sales Reps And Truck Drivers

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has jumped on board in supporting the more than 350 local liquor merchants who have band together against a proposed wine megastore in College Point, Queens.  Ocasio-Cortez reached out to Chairman Vincent Bradley of the New York State Liquor Authority via letter Tuesday to highlight the disruption the proposed 30,000-square-foot…

Stop & Shop Strike Enters Day 8
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Stop & Shop Strike Enters Day 8

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—New England’s Stop & Shop strike entered its eighth day on Thursday. More than 30,000 Stop & Shop workers in New England went on strike Apr. 11, after the five United Food & Commercial Workers locals representing them rejected a contract offer from the supermarket chain that would have sharply increased their health-care costs….