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Sep 18, 2019, 17:29 ET PLRB Officer Orders New Vote for Pitt Grad Employee Union

A Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) official has ordered a new union election for graduate student employees at the University of Pittsburgh, ...


Sep 18, 2019, 17:28 ET RNs at Steward Nashoba Valley Medical Center Reach Tentative Agreement for Three-Year Contract

After two days of intense negotiations, the registered nurses at Steward Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) in Ayer, who are represented by the...


Sep 18, 2019, 15:01 ET Communications Workers of America ratify agreement with CenturyLink

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 7 members have voted to ratify a new contract....


Sep 18, 2019, 11:44 ET Coalition to Keep Behavioral Health Care Local to Rally on September 23 in Holyoke Against Baystate Health Plan to Close Beds in Greenfield, Palmer and Westfield

A coalition of nurses, mental health professionals, patients, families, elected officials and other community members who are fighting to preserve...


Sep 17, 2019, 14:51 ET Teamsters At Giant Food Warehouse Win Raises, Benefit Increases, Job Security

Workers at Giant Foods' Fresh Food facility in Jessup, Md. will receive wage increases, improved benefits and more job security, among other...


Sep 17, 2019, 11:16 ET Teamsters Local 710 Starbucks Distribution Workers Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

Nearly 300 Teamsters Local 710 members at DPI Dedicated Logistics, who service Starbucks stores across four major metropolitan areas, overwhelmingly...


Sep 16, 2019, 19:00 ET DHL Express Clerical Workers Represented By Teamsters Local Union No. 355 In Maryland On Strike

On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany...


Sep 16, 2019, 17:56 ET UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States

On behalf of its 35,000 members, UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State President Wendell Young IV today announced that the union has endorsed Joe Biden for...


Sep 16, 2019, 13:38 ET USW Stands in Solidarity with Striking Auto Workers

United Steelworkers union (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement in support of United Automobile Workers (UAW)...


Sep 16, 2019, 13:04 ET Philadelphia AFL-CIO to Host First-Ever Workers' Presidential Summit

The Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO is taking action to convene an urgent conversation with the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominees about the...


Sep 16, 2019, 12:53 ET USW Condemns HCL Technologies for Anti-Union Tactics as NLRB Election Nears

The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned HCL Technologies, Ltd., for coercing employees into mandatory meetings aimed at defeating the workers'...


Sep 16, 2019, 11:44 ET First Student Teamsters In Brooklyn Park, Minn. Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

Workers at First Student in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their newest four-year agreement with Teamsters Local 638....


Sep 15, 2019, 12:52 ET Hoffa: Teamsters Stand In Solidarity With Striking GM UAW Members

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the United Auto Workers' (UAW's) decision to strike at General Motors...


Sep 13, 2019, 12:04 ET Marshfield Republic Services Strikers Extend Picket Line To Anaheim, Calif.

Striking Marshfield Republic Services Teamsters extended their picket lines to Anaheim, California. Members began picketing early this morning...


Sep 12, 2019, 18:57 ET Pennsylvania Workers and Their Unions Call For Action on Worker Safety and Health

This week, workers and their unions are asking for action in the General Assembly on House Bill 1082 and Senate Bill 464. More than 577,000...


Sep 12, 2019, 18:53 ET Central Pennsylvania Workers and Their Unions Call For Action on Worker Safety and Health

This week, workers and their unions are asking for action in the General Assembly on House Bill 1082 and Senate Bill 464. More than 577,000...


Sep 12, 2019, 15:26 ET Misclassified Port Truck Drivers Who Haul Boron From Rio Tinto Mines to Port of Los Angeles Continue Strike

Port truck drivers employed by NFI Industries' California Cartage Express (CCX) subsidiary, whom the company illegally classifies as "independent...


Sep 12, 2019, 14:41 ET USW: Dem Debate Should Offer Meaningful Discussion of Trade

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway issued the following statement in advance of the Democratic debate, calling on the ...


Sep 12, 2019, 13:50 ET Teamsters: Company Makes Little Movement After CPS & Loyola Shuttle Workers Vote To Initiate Unfair Labor Practice Strikes

Two bargaining units of transit workers represented by Teamsters Local 727 voted to authorize initiating unfair labor practice (ULP) strikes against...


Sep 12, 2019, 13:46 ET Marshfield Republic Services Strikers Extend Picket Line To Fall River

Striking Marshfield Republic Services Teamsters extended their picket lines to Fall River. Hundreds of Teamsters from across New England began...


Sep 12, 2019, 10:02 ET The ICG to Honor Patty Jenkins With Inaugural Distinguished Filmmaker Award at the 23rd Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will honor writer/director Patty Jenkins, best known for Wonder Woman, Monster and...


Sep 11, 2019, 09:55 ET Teamsters Applaud California Senate Vote To Pass Assembly Bill 5

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters applauds the California Senate for voting to pass Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), legislation that will expand...


Sep 10, 2019, 15:03 ET Marshfield Republic Services Strikers Extend Picket Line To Southern California

Striking Marshfield Republic Services Teamsters extended their picket lines to Southern California early this morning. Members began picketing...


Sep 09, 2019, 17:20 ET Georgia Teamsters Go On Strike At Republic Services

Sanitation workers went on strike at Republic Services [NYSE: RSG] here this morning to protest the company's violations of federal laws that protect ...


Sep 09, 2019, 08:00 ET After Steward Made Threat to Close the Hospital in Retaliation if Nurses Refused to Accept Management's Contract Offer, RNs at Steward Nashoba Valley Medical Center File Unfair Labor Practice Charges for Bad Faith Bargaining

The registered nurses at Steward Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) in Ayer, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA),...