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08:30
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is beyond outraged at the decision of Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit to offer ? and accept ? early retirement packages to Public Health Nurses, especially at a time when the province is suffering through a...


7 april 2020

16:46
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO wrapped up our 44th Constitutional Convention on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 7. More than 250 delegates from local unions across the Commonwealth came together to vote on and discuss resolutions and issues impacting...

12:46
Today, SEIU Healthcare, CUPE, OPSEU, and Unifor, who together represent 250,000 health care workers in Ontario, issued the following open letter to Premier Ford:...


6 april 2020

19:42
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO 44th Constitutional Convention has gone online, via Zoom. Delegates from labor unions representing more than 700,000 working men and women across our Commonwealth are coming together to address...

19:29
With confirmation from Premier Doug Ford that the province has just five days' supply of proper protective equipment (PPE), the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is asking industry that has been shut down or are operating at a lesser capacity during...

17:55
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is concerned that a new distribution deal may be rewarding Amazon Canada for creating stressful, precarious jobs; ignoring workers' demands for health and safety; and interfering with their right to unionize. On...

16:22
The 3,400 registered nurses at Brigham and Women's Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, are calling on the hospital to provide to every nurse the N95 masks that are the safest standard for protecting against COVID-19...

14:01
Since the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, many have referred to the Teamsters Local 727 members employed by the Chicago Zoological Society at the Brookfield Zoo as hidden heroes. While the media and public have rightfully recognized medical...

12:43
The tens of thousands of elderly and vulnerable residents who call long-term care (LTC) facilities their home must be protected from COVID-19 using all health and safety measures necessary, demands Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Vicki...

06:00
Unifor calls on all long-term care employers to follow the lead of many essential industries, by providing a premium pay to workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Health care workers continue to take incredible risks for themselves and...


5 april 2020

15:20
The Beacon Restaurant in Thunder Bay is giving back to the community by preparing and donating 300 meals, paid for by Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 720, to the Regional Food Distribution Association of Northwestern Ontario (RFDA). "The...

13:45
On Saturday, April 4, 2020 Snap On Tools made a decision for a short-term closure in response to the third worker at the Milwaukee facility being diagnosed with COVID-19. Teamsters Local Union 200 represents more than 300 workers at the location....


4 april 2020

11:49
In the face of the most challenging of times, the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW) has reached a tentative agreement with the Council of Trustees' Association (CTA) and the Ontario government on central terms for a new collective...

07:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding Hastings County management work with the union and back-off from placing staff on unpaid Declared Emergency Leave....

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OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding Hastings County management work with the union and back-off from placing staff on unpaid Declared Emergency Leave....


3 april 2020

18:50
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is working closely with the Ministry of Health and other health care providers to contain the virus, protect patients, doctors and other health care workers so that we remain on the low side of today's...

15:59
Unifor is urging federal ministers to close the gaps in new emergency income programs, so that no worker is left behind. "Canada's workers need access to emergency benefits. The programs put forward show a commitment to support unemployed workers,...

10:00
Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in March for the 122nd consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Anthony...

06:00
Unifor is calling on London Health Science Centre (LHSC) to immediately provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to all health care workers, regardless of their occupation. "We are not going to flatten the curve by picking and choosing which...


2 april 2020

18:15
After successfully pushing back against a number of employers who tried to lay off workers or cut their benefits during the COVID-19 crisis, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas has a warning for all employers: beware of the bad-boss hall of shame....

18:08
The Ottawa Hospital has reconsidered its handling of sick leave, and after discussions with the president of OPSEU's Ottawa local, has decided it will not be moving forward with its previous decision to refer staff to the Employment Insurance (EI)...

18:07
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that management at Community Living Renfrew County South follow provincial government direction and continue to pay workers who are in isolation due to COVID-19....

16:19
Legal counsel for The Professional Mover's Union, Teamsters Local 814, has filed unfair labor practice charges against Cort Furniture, a Berkshire-Hathaway subsidiary. The charges filed today with the National Labor Relations Board are based on what...

14:25
As the Chicago metro area mounts an increasingly aggressive response to contain the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its effect on the region, the local unionized electrical industry has stepped up its efforts to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of...

13:03
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it's unbelievable that The Ottawa Hospital has taken away paid sick leave for part-time and casual staff in the face of COVID-19....


1 april 2020

16:36
Unifor warns the Government of Canada against further delays to already overdue financial support for workers and employers. "Many workers are entering their third week of self isolation, compounded by the most sudden, widespread job loss our...

16:18
As a Toronto homeless shelter reports that a worker has tested positive for COVID-19, OPSEU is urging that the Chief Medical Officer provide the same protections to community social service workers that he's granting health care workers. "This virus...

14:22
The registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Noble Hospital, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, are calling on Baystate Health to commit to universal N95 masking for frontline nurses and healthcare workers...

13:22
One of the largest and most influential construction unions in the country is calling on Congress to subsidize COBRA health plans for 11 million US construction workers who may lose their jobs as the COVID-19 virus spreads and wipes out the 6th...

10:49
The United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration will defer collecting MFN tariffs for 90 days:...

10:00
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in March, and the overall economy grew for the 131st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas calls it shameful that multinational giant Honeywell has issued layoff notices for hospital maintenance workers at two Ontario facilities....


31 march 2020

22:12
Carlos Santos, President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113, released the following statement after TTC management appears to blame employee medical leaves and self-isolation for crowded TTC vehicles and reduced services....

22:08
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas calls it shameful that multinational giant Honeywell has issued layoff notices for hospital maintenance workers at two Ontario facilities....

17:47
As COVID-19 continues to spread across Canada, frontline workers in Public Transit have been forgotten and remain at risk says Canada's largest transit union, ATU Canada....

15:34
After carefully analyzing the final offer tabled on March 30, 2020 by Co-op Refinery, the Unifor Local 594 Bargaining Committee is recommending the membership reject the offer when the forced final vote is conducted by the Saskatchewan Labour Board. ...

10:15
Over the last month or so, lives have been turned upside down for millions of Americans due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). From work-at-home orders and shelter-in-place directives ... to the closing of schools, restaurants and...

06:30
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling for Community and Social Services Minister Todd Smith to intervene in the layoff of workers in Renfrew who are in isolation due to COVID-19....


30 march 2020

19:57
When the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic escalated in the United States, Teamsters Local 727 flew into action and immediately sent information requests to every employer represented by Local 727 to ask how they were going to handle the international...

19:05
In light of the information confirmed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and made public by Correctional Service Canada (CSC), UCCO-SACC-CSN would like to state that since the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 at Port-Cartier...

17:48
Teamsters Joint Council 7, which represents more than 1,000 shuttle bus drivers who work for the world's wealthiest tech companies, is calling on Apple and Tesla to ensure that its contracted drivers are protected during the COVID-19 pandemic....

15:22
The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa of the passing Michigan State Representative and former Michigan Teamsters Political Director Isaac Robinson....

14:01
Governor Steve Sisolak asked the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) to assemble Nevada construction industry leaders to reinforce expectations for a standard of safety protocols and best practices throughout the construction industry in...

11:28
Pennsylvania faces major shortages in our healthcare system response.  Pennsylvania workers are ready to do their part.  Now, unions are working with companies, to ensure a successful and swift transition in manufacturing to produce the personal...

11:27
Today, Governor Tom Wolf approved moving the Pennsylvania Primary Election date to June 2, 2020.  This election cycle is the first since Act 77 was made into law last year, granting Pennsylvanians the more inclusive and accessible voting options. ...

06:30
As Canadian Blood Services (CBS) urges Canadians to continue donating blood during the pandemic, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is demanding that the organization give its workers the same protections as most other health care...


29 march 2020

06:00
Unifor is concerned that the latest revisions to Ontario's emergency powers could cause future health and safety issues for residents in long-term care homes, as they don't have to report incidents or follow normal hiring guidelines. Shortages in...


28 march 2020

16:23
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and our retail members stand together in denouncing unacceptable price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic....


27 march 2020

19:47
Today Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation into law that helps Pennsylvania workers, expands healthcare capacity, and strengthens our education system.  While both federal and state governments have acted this week in response to the COVID-19 crisis,...

17:35
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) commends the bipartisan efforts of the United States Congress and the Trump Administration on the passage of the CARES Act today. The $2 trillion measure is intended to assist workers and businesses...

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