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27 november 2020

22:47
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the government's plan to change the way colleges are funded will lead to lower-quality education, job cuts, and the outright disappearance of essential programs throughout the province.   "Just like...

21:44
The Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement and the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (APEQ-QPAT) met in federal council and strongly denounced Minister Roberge's new measure?which is being applied without any form of consultation and...

16:45
As British Columbia's largest transit worker union, Unifor is calling for additional transit security resources to enforce COVID-19 mask requirements....

16:38
OPSEU/SEFPO is giving LifeLabs credit for providing extra pay to its workers to recognize their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.    OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it's encouraging to see LifeLabs show some tangible...


24 november 2020

15:46
For the second time in a week a group of student transportation workers voted to join Teamsters Local 251. On Monday, November 16, First Student school bus workers in Scituate, R.I., voted unanimously to join the union. Then on Friday, November 20,...

12:23
Republic Services workers in Santa Rosa, Calif. voted overwhelmingly last week, by a 2-1 margin, to join Teamsters Local 665 in San Francisco. The 40-worker unit of drivers, mechanics, spotters, scale house attendants, equipment operators and...

11:43
Registered nurses who care for patients at Brigham and Women's Hospital are being told to report to work even though family members who live with them have tested positive for COVID-19....

11:00
This weekend, a group of 90 fuel truck drivers and warehouse workers at APP/World Fuel Services voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against their employer. The group, who are members of Teamsters Local 174, have been in negotiations with...

09:00
Contract talks have broken down between Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) Local 12 members and the Sault Ste. Marie & District Group Health Centre. The two sides will soon enter into conciliation talks....


23 november 2020

10:08
As COVID-19 cases double in the Chicagoland area in a matter of days, Jewel-Osco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Albertsons , has done little to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in its pharmacies. Pharmacists perform the vital work of...

07:00
The National Police Federation today released its inaugural position statement on the current state of gun violence in Canada, which supports a fact-based approach to protecting and advancing public safety and gun violence prevention. Canada prides...


20 november 2020

22:45
Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the "Company") announced today the Candelaria AOS Union (the "Union"), which represents approximately 550 workers at its Candelaria operations in Chile, has ratified a new 30-month collective agreement....

09:04
Although the 2020 holiday season will require many familiar routines to be altered because of COVID-19, one of Chicago's cherished holiday traditions remains intact with the help of Powering Chicago. Through January 7, 2021, the city's "official"...


19 november 2020

14:31
Eighteen members of RNAO, including the association's CEO, will be inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing (CAN) this week. They are being recognized among the most accomplished nurses in the country. They include: RNAO CEO Doris...

13:12
The federal government's new legislation to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 is a step in the right direction, says Unifor....

10:48
This Thanksgiving, thousands of frontline Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers across the country will leave their homes to provide quality care to their communities. Kaiser workers have been struggling with a ferocious third COVID wave--while the...


18 november 2020

17:59
On Monday First Student school bus drivers voted 14-0 to join Teamsters Local 251 to becomes the fifth First Student yard in Rhode Island to be represented by the union. The Teamsters also represent school transportation workers at four Ocean State...

16:00
Elections Manitoba has dismissed all complaints filed against Unifor by the Progressive Conservative Party during the 2019 provincial election. "Brian Pallister attempted to use Manitoba's election financing laws to bully one of his most effective...

14:53
With vote counting concluded in most races, one result is clear: the Northwest Carpenters Union is proud of the impact we've made for working people in the 2020 election....

09:06
Powering Chicago, the voice of Chicago's unionized electrical industry, announced today that member Bob Hattier has been appointed to Climate Jobs Illinois, a coalition of labor organizations advocating for a pro-worker, pro-climate agenda in...


16 november 2020

20:18
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says front-line workers must have a real voice in finding solutions to address toxic working conditions at York Region Children's Aid Society. An independent probe has delivered a scathing review of the...

07:00
Unifor has published a new tool for working people to make sense of the government spending undertaken to prop up the economy and keep Canadians working....


13 november 2020

10:30
Exhausted Public Health Nurses ? the registered nurses (RNs) from Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit ? will hold a protest today to alert residents that decisions made by the health unit's leadership team are putting the community at risk....


12 november 2020

23:23
The Jean Coutu Group announces that its unionized employees at the Varennes distribution centre, represented by the Syndicat des Travailleuses et Travailleurs de PJC Entrepôt-CSN (STTPJC-CSN), have ratified their new collective agreement at 78%, thus...

22:12
The Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement and the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (APEQ-QPAT) have lit up the north façade of the Marie-Guyart building in Quebec City, home of the Ministère de l'Éducation, to make the government see...

17:28
Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors' Association of the City of Chicago (ECA), reaffirmed today its continued commitment to...

15:09
Just hours after calling for an OPP investigation into the large and rising numbers of COVID-19 deaths occurring in private long-term care homes, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is now offering the Premier his union's help in preventing...

13:31
The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario (CDCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Campbell as the Union's new Equity and Diversity Representative. The CDCO recognizes the importance of supporting community-building initiatives in our...

12:13
The CEO of RNAO and a leading Toronto geriatrician say Ontario's long-term care (LTC) sector is headed for another disaster similar to the one that swept through nursing homes last spring, unless the government takes immediate steps to secure the...

06:30
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is urging Premier Doug Ford to call on the OPP to investigate an inordinate and unacceptable number of deaths in provincial, private-for-profit long-term care homes, including the 29 COVID-19 deaths that...


11 november 2020

14:01
On Tuesday, November 10, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D), signed Executive Order 94 in response to the record setting surge of COVID-19 cases impacting Wisconsinites. Earlier the same day, Kroger without any announcement to Local 200, increased...


10 november 2020

16:31
Teamster drivers who are members of Teamsters Local 445 ratified a collective bargaining agreement with grocery distributor UNFI on Sunday, November 8, 2020....

11:30
The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters today broke ground on a new 55,000-sqauare-foot Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center in East Moline located less than a mile from Northeast Junior High School. The new building will create hundreds of...

11:00
Healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across the state will  protest Kaiser's plan to replace workers who have good environmental services (EVS) housekeeping jobs with robots, a move that would undercut families and put at risk critical...


9 november 2020

16:58
With an overwhelming majority of members voting in favor of both agreements, Teamsters Local 777 has ratified two collective bargaining agreements at First Student of Villa Park, IL. One contract covers drivers and monitors at the location and the...

12:26
Unifor members at General Motors in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock have voted 85 per cent to ratify a new three-year collective agreement that includes significant investments, job security and economic gains. "This contract solidifies and...


7 november 2020

12:41
Local election officials are continuing to do the very important work of counting every vote so that the intention of every American voter is heard in this election. But even as that process moves forward in several states, it has become clear that...


6 november 2020

12:06
With high numbers of COVID-19 cases across the province, two prominent nursing leaders are set to check in with nurses virtually to hear the nursing, health-care and health issues they believe should be front and centre during this pandemic. The...

10:00
Economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in October for the fifth consecutive month, say the nation's hospital supply executives in the latest Hospital ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Nancy LeMaster, MBA, Chair of the...


5 november 2020

20:16
The Ontario budget does not go nearly far enough to immediately address the vital issues that are needed to keep Ontarians healthy and safe, stresses the Ontario Nurses' Association. "We had hoped to see significant base budget increases across the...

20:08
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is recognizing the Ford government's budget for affirming that public sector workers are the key to helping Ontario out of the pandemic, saying it's a good start down the right path. "This is the first...

18:20
Ontario budget begins to set the course for economic recovery, but Ontario workers must maintain pressure for a fair and equitable vision. "Unifor members were wanting to see signs of investment in telecommunications and a made-in-Ontario...

17:50
At StoneMor Inc.'s annual shareholder meeting held virtually today, Teamsters called on the company to listen to its workers who are facing poor working conditions and long-running efforts to gain a fair contract from the nationwide corporate burial...

17:47
Teamsters representing workers at Mancini Beverage are urging the public to contact state authorities to object to the company's planned purchase of a local Budweiser distribution facility as it will create a monopoly and hurt workers. Additionally,...

15:47
Frontline workers at grocery supplier UNFI [NYSE: UNFI] in New York are urging supermarket chains and online retailers to prepare for possible prolonged disruptions to food supplies because UNFI is not taking COVID-19 safety seriously. Warehouse and...

03:58
Unifor's Master Bargaining Committee has reached a tentative agreement that is being unanimously recommended for 1700 members working at General Motors in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock, averting a strike this morning....


4 november 2020

23:35
Unifor's master bargaining committee has decided to continue bargaining with General Motors Canada past the strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. tonight....

16:52
In a major victory for administrative workers at University of California (UC), who have been campaigning to form a union with Teamsters Local 2010, the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has ruled that over 1,000 Administrative...

15:51
The United Steelworkers (USW) today praised U.S. Department of Commerce's affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of passenger vehicle and light truck (passenger tires) tires imported from Vietnam. The...

14:03
Ontario's doctors are calling for Thursday's provincial budget to address the backlog of surgeries and other medical procedures that are contributing to the growing "pandemic deficit."...

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