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31 december 2021

11:00
The St. Vincent Hospital nurses will vote on Monday, Jan. 3rd to ratify a tentative agreement that would end the nurses historic strike (301 days long) and clear the path for the hospital to begin recalling nurses to provide care to patients and...


30 december 2021

19:52
On a day the province marked another 13,807 new cases, a record number that masks the true scale of Ontario's COVID-19 infection rate, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) says the government is waving a white flag and surrendering...


23 december 2021

10:14
The approximately 60 nurses and healthcare professionals of the Berkshire Visiting Nurses Association have voted overwhelmingly to form a union and join the Massachusetts Nurses Association, empowering them to speak up together and secure lasting...


22 december 2021

18:31
OPSEU/SEFPO leaders are calling on the province to re-work their Poverty Reduction Strategy with a focus on providing a decent living wage for people with disabilities. Since the new Poverty Reduction Strategy was announced one year ago, OPSEU/SEFPO...

15:48
Governor Tom Wolf has urged legislators to raise the minimum wage.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, made the following statements:...

10:36
When everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in society from the start, we will all benefit as a country.  That is why the Government of Canada is taking concrete steps towards a barrier-free Canada.  Today, the Minister of Employment,...


21 december 2021

18:15
Workers at Tikun, a cannabis cultivator in the City of Adelanto, voted unanimously on Tuesday to ratify a labor agreement with Teamsters Local 1932, making it the first unionized cannabis cultivation facility in the Inland Empire....

13:44
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) recently announced the final vote on the new contract for workers on strike at Kellogg's.  For more than eleven weeks, roughly 1,400 workers at four locations...

11:48
The Teamsters are applauding a recent finding by Administrative Law Judge John T. Giannopoulos concerning the behavior of CEMEX, one of the largest ready-mix concrete distributers in the world, during a 2019 union election. Judge Giannopoulos found...

11:16
Today Kellogg Company announced that employees have ratified the tentative agreement for a master contract at our four U.S. cereal plants in Battle Creek, Mich., Omaha, Neb., Lancaster, Pa. and Memphis, Tenn. The contract covers approximately 1,400...

10:02
Numerous registered nurses who care for patients in the Family-Centered Unit (FCU) at St. Luke's Hospital sent on a letter on Monday, December 20 to Vice President Kamala Harris asking for her support in their efforts to address inadequate and...

07:29
The St. Vincent Hospital nurses today announced the date of Jan. 3rd for a vote to ratify a tentative agreement reached last Friday that would end the nurses historic strike and clear the path for the hospital to begin recalling nurses to provide...


20 december 2021

17:53
OPSEU/SEFPO is echoing concerns raised by the Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk on how the province is policing environmental law. In her reports, she continues to be critical of the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks for its failure to...

16:22
Drivers and helpers for Shred-it, Inc., in Trenton, N.J., went on strike this morning to protest unfair working conditions and to demand the company meet with Teamsters Local 469 and bargain a contract in good faith....

14:53
A convoy of almost 40 trucks, including 16 potato trucks carrying half a million pounds of fresh potatoes, made its way through the streets of Charlottetown today along with series of heartfelt messages directed at the federal government.  ...

14:19
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway and District 8 Director Billy Thompson released the following statement today urging Sen. Joe Manchin to vote for the budget reconciliation bill that would deliver long-overdue investments...

10:57
Truck drivers for EPES Transport System in Chester, Va., have voted to join Teamsters Local 322 in Richmond. The 60 drivers work for the regional trucking company hauling everything from tobacco products to cat litter and paper products....

09:17
The Massachusetts Nurses Association Board of Directors ? nurses and health care professionals elected by their MNA colleagues ? voted during a board meeting on December 16 to recommend that masks be required in all public indoor settings in the...


18 december 2021

13:10
The SAQ is pleased to announce that the agreement in principle reached on Tuesday, December 14, with the union representing the employees of its distribution centres was approved by a margin of 86.3% at union meetings held yesterday afternoon in...


17 december 2021

19:08
This afternoon, on the 285th day of their historic strike for safer patient care, the 700 nurses of St. Vincent Hospital have reached a tentative agreement with Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare that guarantees striking nurses the right to return to...

19:01
OPSEU/SEFPO is calling on the province to immediately issue clear, detailed instructions to the public about the distribution of rapid tests following a rapid influx of traffic at LCBO locations. OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas noted...

15:54
With 97 percent of workers voting in favor of representation, drivers and monitors at Hopewell Transportation have voted to join Teamsters Local 777. The workers provide student transportation for the Community Consolidated School District 93....

15:49
Today, Cannabis Sales Consultants and Dispensing Inventory Specialists at the Verilife dispensary in Ottawa, Ill. voted to join Teamsters Local 777. The dispensary is the second Verilife location to join the union this week and the fourth in less...

12:51
More than 450 sanitation workers at Republic Services' waste hauling yards in Anaheim and Huntington Beach, Calif. ? members of Teamsters Local 396 ? ratified new collective bargaining agreements today after striking for seven days to protest...


16 december 2021

16:45
Kellogg Company is pleased to announce that it has reached a recommended tentative agreement for a five-year labor contract with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and the four local unions representing...

15:11
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the Biden administration's new Trucking Action Plan, which is focused on bolstering the trucking workforce through increased registered apprenticeships to ensure a more robust...

14:30
A registered nurse and leader with the Massachusetts Nurses Association will describe to lawmakers the forces jeopardizing patient care conditions and negatively impacting the nursing profession during a virtual hearing of the Future of Work...

14:17
In what appears to be a stunning vote of no confidence in his own business plan, Bradley Jacobs, Chairman of XPO Logistics and GXO Logistics , brought his total stock sales of the two companies to nearly a billion dollars since announcing the...

08:00
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113, which represents close to 12,000 TTC workers, is pleased to share that Toronto Mayor John Tory will proclaim December 17 as the first ever Transit Worker Assault Awareness Day in the City of Toronto....


15 december 2021

17:44
Today, Cannabis Sales Consultants and Dispensing Inventory Specialists at the Verilife dispensary in Romeoville, Ill. voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 777....

15:43
Warehouse workers at Veritiv, represented by Teamsters 117, have voted unanimously to authorize a strike. The strike authorization vote was taken by employees at the packaging giant's facility in Kent, WA and comes after three months of unsuccessful...


14 december 2021

14:00
Santa Claus will take a break from his holiday preparations to join workers from Toledo Refining Co. on Thursday, Dec. 16, for a demonstration outside the office of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, where the workers will deliver petitions calling for...

11:40
Unifor is kicking off a weeklong federal lobby to communicate urgent repairs needed to fix Canada's broken Employment Insurance (EI) system....

09:37
Nurses from Brigham and Women's Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have called for an investigation into whether Mass General Brigham is complying with the DPH's order to reduce non-essential, non-urgent scheduled...


13 december 2021

14:41
Staff at Big Cartel, an e-commerce platform for creative businesses, are the latest tech workers who have chosen to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Tech Workers Union Local 1010. Today, Big Cartel's...

11:00
Economic improvement in the United States will continue in 2022, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in the December 2021 Semiannual Economic...

07:16
After three days of virtual voting, the results are in: 59.4% voted in favour of a strike. Of full-time and partial-load professors, instructors, librarians, and counsellors, only 68% cast their ballot. Accordingly, the strike vote demonstrates that...

07:00
Health care workers at eleven long-term care facilities will begin escalating community actions across southwestern Ontario after talks with employers broke off.   ...

06:00
OPSEU/SEFPO is disappointed that the College Employer Council (CEC) is imposing employment conditions on college faculty following a strike vote this weekend....


11 december 2021

19:52
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says a strike mandate shows the union's college faculty members want a collective agreement reached at the bargaining table.    OPSEU/SEFPO's faculty members voted 59 per cent in favour of job action to...


10 december 2021

10:09
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the 20th anniversary of China becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the nation's continued mistreatment of workers. "Twenty-two years ago, here in our...


9 december 2021

16:27
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, today issued the following statement regarding the audit of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG): "The health...

16:08
The Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee today released its anticipated report on the future of work, and as expected, its recommendations call for the creation of a third category of worker that will not have full employee rights and will...

11:05
The Fédération du commerce (FC?CSN) is pleased with the conclusion of a fifteenth settlement in the hotel sector. Yesterday, workers at the Marriott Château Champlain, a major hotel with 610 rooms, ratified the contents of the 2020-2024 collective...


8 december 2021

12:58
On Tuesday, December 7, West Covina residents and activists held a picket line and rally in front of the proposed location of an Amazon Logistics facility. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FROM THE EVENT. ...

12:44
A group of 330 Teamsters working for six different Employers are on picket lines today, prepared to go "one day longer than their employers" to reach a deal that has already been agreed to by all other construction-related companies. For 34 workers...

12:28
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists have been working diligently and around the clock to share the stories of nurses and other health-care workers on the front lines. To recognize their outstanding work, the Registered Nurses' Association...


7 december 2021

15:45
The Teamsters Union applauds today's confirmation of Deirdre Hamilton to serve as a member on the National Mediation Board (NMB) by the U.S. Senate. Hamilton brings more than 20 years of experience representing workers before federal courts and the...

14:11
With health care job vacancies skyrocketing, new long-term care beds and a provincial government fond of "Band-Aid" health workforce approaches, Ontarians will see unprecedented health care staff shortages of more than 50,000 workers over the next...

12:26
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is issuing a call to action to all MPPs: Tell Premier Doug Ford you stand with nurses and want Bill 124 to be repealed. In a letter sent to all Ontario MPPs Tuesday, RNAO asked them to show their...

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