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Teachers in Union City and South Hayward have announced they will go on strike later this month if their union and school district cannot reach a contract deal. Read Story
Uber and Lyft drivers have called a one-day strike on the day of Uber's initial public offering. But their strike is about more than fighting the exploitation of the “sharing economy” — it’s about a right to the city. Read Story
The groups on Wednesday said nursing home care is reaching a historic crisis in Pennsylvania. Read Story
At a vote held on 27 April 2019, UFCW Canada Local 1006A members working at Maple Leaf Foods voted 98 percent in favour of taking strike action to get a fair contract. Maple Leaf Foods announced in November 2018 that it will be closing its Toronto facility by 2021. In light of the company’s decision to close, workers' main priority is to achieve fair severance and closure language. The approximately 680 workers who process poultry at the facility have struggled to get a fair deal since it expired 23 September 2018. "The ‘deep regrets’ expressed by CEO Michael McCain are sorely missing at the negotiating table,” said Don Taylor, lead negotiator for Local 1006A. "Maple Leaf has failed to demonstrate a meaningful commitment to do more than the bare minimum as workers' jobs disappear. We’re calling on the company to do the right thing by our members who have worked so hard to ensure Maple Leaf's success." Many members at the plant are long-service employees. The plant closure means the loss of good-paying unionised jobs in Toronto. Maple Leaf Foods recently reported $50.1 million in 2019 Q1 profit, with sales up 11 percent from a year ago. UFCW Local 1006A represents over 35,000 workers in Ontario in all sectors of the economy, including the manufacturing, hotel, retail, restaurant, and meat processing industries. Read Story
How does your pay compare with the $14.26 per hour that the average Walmart associate is earning? Read Story
A union-busting poster made by the airline has a bizarre message for employees.... Read Story
Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) is in the final stages of acquiring General Motors' (NYSE: GM) Lordstown Complex in Lordstown, Ohio, GM said in a ... Read Story
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With both Uber and Lyft going public this spring, the demonstrations are drawing more attention, and Democratic politicians are echoing drivers’ concerns. Read Story
The United Auto Workers today asked the National Labor Relations Board to lift the hold that has been placed on its petition for a new union vote at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.... Read Story
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., 2020 campaign has unionized, the first presidential campaign to ever do so. Read Story
'We think those employees will be represented by the UAW, and that's our intention at this point,' a spokesman for Workhorse Group said Thursday, a dramatic turnabout for the company. Read Story
Unite has teamed up with Mexican and North American unions... Read Story
A new consumer survey has some unsettling findings for the nation’s restaurant operators. Read Story
Good thing Bernie Sanders is raising all those millions: He’s going to need them to pay his employees. The Sanders presidential campaign is the first to unionize, and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 couldn’t be happier. Read Story
Unions have announced that the general strike of French airline pilots - planned for next week - will now not take place. Read Story
A union says a university plans to cut a tenth of its staff because of rising pension costs. Read Story
Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Friday that it would pull the plug on its smallest s... Read Story
75,000 passengers hit as walkout ground French flights... Read Story
Canadian government mediates talks between International Longshore and Warehouse Union members and port operators to avert walkout that would hit Vancouver. Read Story
Uber and Lyft drivers upset with employment and pay practices went on strike Wednesday, drawing attention from investors ahead of Uber's initial public offering scheduled for Friday.... Read Story
Kaiser Permanente and the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West have reached a settlement to save 63 gardening jobs previously scheduled to be eliminated June 7. Read Story
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued proposed revisions to the definition of “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The revisions are an attempt to clarify... Read Story
A Port Deposit woman pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fraud in connection with a scheme to embezzle funds from the labor union where she worked. ... Read Story
The threat of strike action by unions demanding the West Australian government lift its wage increase cap for public servants is not swaying the state's... Read Story
It’s unclear whether Uber could pay drivers more, even if it wanted to. Read Story
Over 2,500 nursing home caregivers at 20 nursing homes have set a new strike deadline – June 3 – as a show of frustration that the state legislature has not amended the proposed budget to include additional funding to support wage ... Read Story
Former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign says he would “welcome it” if campaign staff formed a union, but said the campaign aims to offer good enough pay and benefits to make it unnecessary, according to The Associated Press. Read Story
Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser for Sanders, told VTDigger that Rocha had paid the price for his misdeeds. He accused the news organization of systemic racism for reporting the story.... Read Story
Delta Airlines is trying to discourage employees from unionizing by suggesting that they buy video games instead, as Fast Company first reported. Read Story
Organizers hope the move will give employees leverage in the agency’s controversial bid to relocate and restructure. Read Story
The reopening of a portion of a Deer Park, Texas, petrochemical tank farm after ... Read Story
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting…... Read Story
Members of United Auto Workers Local 1112 are more skeptical than optimistic after the announcement Wednesday that General Motors is in talks to sell its... Read Story
Julián Castro's 2020 campaign has officially unionized, the former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary's staff announced Wednesday. Read Story
A Delta anti-union propaganda poster was spotted Thursday, suggesting its workers buy video games instead of paying union dues. Read Story
The AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions, posted and then deleted a tweet Thursday night that featured a picture of a guillotine and a suggestive reference to Delta CEO Ed Bastian. Read Story
Oxfam takes on Australian fashion brands, challenging them to pay a living wage to their garment workers, most of whom are female. Here's what she really makes and why brands cannot shirk off their responsibilities... Read Story
Dangerous anti-protest legislation is working its way through state assemblies all across the U.S., chipping away at the right to protest and undermining social…... Read Story
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has called upon stakeholders to engage in a national social dialogue to address issues grounding Zimbabwe. Read Story
PARIS (AP) — French unions are holding strikes and protests against 120,000 job cuts and other deep changes to France's huge public sector by President Emmanuel Macron's government. France's unions... Read Story
Senate Bill 5116 was officially signed into law in Washington by Governor Jay Inslee this week, after passing the state legislature earlier this month. Read Story
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has agreed to keep its landscaping operations in-house, the union representing 63 of its gardeners said. Read Story