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1 july 2020

17:46
The House today took a substantial step towards reviving the U.S. economy when it approved a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that will beef up the nation's transportation network while also employing thousands in good-paying, union jobs....

16:06
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway testified today before the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, calling for robust investments in domestic manufacturing that will both create jobs and reduce...

11:18
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement on the effective date of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA):...

11:15
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the revised North American trade deal that takes effect Wednesday....

10:00
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in June with the overall economy notching a second month of growth after one month of contraction, say the nation's supply executives in the latest...

06:13
A $700 million loan provided by the United States Treasury under the CARES Act will help YRC Worldwide, Inc.'s operating companies pay its employees' health care and other benefits and get through this pandemic while protecting the livelihoods of...

06:00
In a historic vote, more than 3,700 school workers in Mississauga and Brampton have said a resounding "Yes" to OPSEU, with 86 per cent in support of joining the most powerful public sector union in the province. The turnout for the vote was...


30 june 2020

18:42
In a historic vote, more than 3,700 school workers in Mississauga and Brampton have said a resounding "Yes" to OPSEU, with 86 per cent in support of joining the most powerful public sector union in the province. The turnout for the vote was...

17:18
Jazz Aviation and EVAS represented by Unifor Local 2002 are disappointed with Air Canada's major reduction in services announcement.  "Airline workers should not have to continue to bear the burden of this global pandemic's economic effects due to...

15:35
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) congratulates the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) on a landmark ruling from Ontario's Divisional Court that upholds the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal's decision that the Ministry of Health discriminated...

13:13
PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2020 Workers from across four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh locations announced on Monday, June 29, that they will be conducting an election to join the United Steelworkers (USW) union. Presenting themselves as the United Museum...

08:54
The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (the "Carpenters") are disgusted and saddened by the racist and hateful acts that have taken place at construction sites across Toronto in recent...


29 june 2020

17:36
Unifor urges Premier Kenney to change course and invest in workers instead of further padding corporate profits.  "Alberta's workers are looking for leadership, and instead, Kenney launches an incomplete plan that squeezes education, and school...

16:49
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a White House effort to temporarily curtail guest worker programs during the current economic downturn....

11:00
Hundreds of front-line registered nurses, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals will hold a peaceful protest today to encourage the repeal of Bill 124....

10:29
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that roughly 500 workers from the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Science Center are taking steps toward organizing a union at their workplaces....


26 june 2020

17:52
OPSEU is greatly concerned that six youth custody centres run by the Ontario government have been denied the ability to isolate or test new admissions for COVID-19. OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it's hard to believe that the Ministry of...


25 june 2020

14:06
The United Steelworkers (USW) union, along with other members and leaders of the labor-environmental partnership BlueGreen Alliance (BGA), today launched the group's ambitious agenda to rebuild American manufacturing while fighting the effects of...

12:53
To celebrate her life and protest a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) at HCA Riverside Community Hospital, co-workers, family and friends of Sally Lara, a laboratory assistant at the hospital who died June 8 from COVID-19, will hold...


24 june 2020

22:09
SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, is renewing our demand for a judicial inquiry into the long-term care scandal after breaking news reveals how the Doug Ford government rejected funding...

21:31
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, and OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida have issued the following statement: One of the great tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic is how it has spread through migrant workers who have...

13:47
The Massachusetts Nurses Association has released the following statement in response to the publication of "The COVID-19 Outbreak at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke; An Independent Investigation Conducted for the Governor of Massachusetts."...

13:15
Unifor calls on governments to #BuildBackBetter and reveal a detailed plan to rebuild the economy in a virtual news conference live on Facebook.   "Tomorrow's economy cannot look like the one that we left behind, where essential workers could barely...

08:58
Mass General Brigham is operating shuttles for nurses and other staff members at Brigham and Women's Hospital significantly outside widely accepted safe social distancing standards during the COVID-19 pandemic and has refused to implement a 50%...


23 june 2020

18:29
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today applauded the U.S. Commerce Department's decision to initiate an investigation of Vietnam's currency manipulation as an illegal subsidy on passenger vehicle and light truck (PVLT) tires, as part of its...

18:09
Unifor is calling on the federal government to strenuously oppose any reimposition of punitive tariffs on Canadian aluminum exports to the United States by President Donald Trump. "I urge you, Prime Minister, to reject any concessionary demands the...

16:57
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is praising corrections members at Kenora Jail for their swift action in containing an outbreak of COVID-19 among inmates. "Our corrections members know there are a large number of cases in other jurisdictions,...

16:14
Unifor will unveil its strategy to #BuildBackBetter with the release of the union's comprehensive 'Road Map for a Fair, Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery'. "Unifor's plan is designed to build a more strategic and self-reliant economy that...

11:49
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is continuing to work with those we regulate to ensure financial safety, fairness and choice for consumers and members during this time of rapid change and disruption....

09:00
The Union, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the Teamsters, representing Metra's track, building and bridges construction and maintenance workers charged today that Metra's lack of testing and tracing for the Covid-19 virus is...


22 june 2020

18:17
Unifor Local 594 members have ratified a tentative agreement with Co-op Refinery, ending a six-month lockout of 730 workers by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). "Our members and their bargaining committee held firm throughout a difficult,...

16:36
Unifor is raising the alarm over Premier Pallister's most recent attempt to chip away at Manitoba Hydro. Twelve of only 221 frontline workers for Manitoba Hydro's natural gas division have been placed on layoff effective Monday, June 22, 2020 despite...

09:00
Councillor Josh Matlow, Toronto-St. Paul's, is joined by SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, in calling for a full public judicial-inquiry into the devastating COVID-19 outbreaks in...

09:00
The Union, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the Teamsters, representing Amtrak's track, building and bridges and overhead catenary construction and maintenance workers charged today that Amtrak's lack of testing and tracing for...


19 june 2020

16:43
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement today on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passage of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation...

14:47
Unifor members from across Canada came together for a virtual rally this afternoon in support of grocery workers who have seen their pay cut this past week. "It has become clear, based on governments, based on the employers, that the respect that our...

12:10
Unifor welcomes the decision by the Ontario government to cancel its proposal to eliminate all but three statutory holidays for retail workers. "We are pleased that the Ford government has changed its mind on this issue. Retail workers have been a...

07:00
In a quickly unfolding set of developments seemingly made for Hollywood, HCA Healthcare, a Fortune 100 company and the largest for-profit hospital corporation in the country, is about to make out with $4.7 billion in federal funding while threatening...


18 june 2020

21:13
OPSEU has presented Premier Doug Ford with key and vital recommendations from the front lines on how to fix the crisis in long term care, including hiring more inspectors and taking for-profit operators out of the picture. OPSEU President Warren...

15:38
The Teamsters Union is celebrating the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court today to reject the challenge to the so-called "Dreamers" program that would have resulted in 650,000 people brought to the U.S. as children being deported....

14:05
The Massachusetts Nurses Association has released the following statement in response to Mass General Brigham's June 17, 2020 announcement about staff salary and retirement freezes....

12:59
The bargaining committee of Unifor Local 594 has reached a tentative agreement with the employer at the Co-op Refinery, 197 days after Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) locked out 730 workers. "There was always a path to a deal," said Jerry Dias,...

11:19
Unifor Local 594 has cancelled a planned media event that would have been held today at the Legislative Building in Regina.   The union thanks the Regina community for their ongoing support of locked-out workers. For more information about the labour...

10:15
In the face of grocery chains cutting the pay of their employees, Unifor will be holding a virtual rally on Friday to show support for the workers. "Retail workers play a vital role in our economy and our communities, as we have all seen throughout...


17 june 2020

15:58
This week's announcement that Marriott International will delay plans to complete renovations and re-open its Yorkville location as a W Hotel citing the COVID-19 pandemic will not affect unionized jobs, Unifor has ascertained. "As the worst effects...

14:06
Today, Teamsters Local 340 and Catholic Charities USA launched a three-day mission to deliver desperately-needed food to the charitable organization's chapters across New England, starting the trip from the union hall in South Portland. Over the next...

13:46
Today, Teamsters Joint Council 46 in Buffalo, N.Y. announced its endorsement of Democratic candidate Nate McMurray in his race for Congress in the 27th District. A special election will be held on Tuesday, June 23 to fill the Congressional seat...

12:28
The Supreme Court, in a ruling issued yesterday, affirmed that sex-based discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The decision is significant because some Circuit Courts ruled...


16 june 2020

17:26
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ford government's decision to hire hundreds of new Corrections staff is an important step to easing the crisis in Ontario's Corrections system. "We appreciate the efforts made by the Premier, Solicitor...

16:54
Ontario hospital workers who the Premier calls heroes are mystified as to why nearly two months after pandemic pay was announced, not a dime has reached their paycheques and why thousands of hospital workers are still excluded from receiving pandemic...

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