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Today

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The Workers Union is pleased to announce that it has experienced a period of record growth in membership numbers. In a sign that it...


26 october 2021

19:57
Unifor members working at Belleville's casino will vote Wednesday on ratification of a new tentative agreement. "I am very impressed with the solidarity and activism of the Shorelines group in Belleville," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President....

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OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says an overhaul of inspections for long-term care is great news and shows that the government is hearing the concerns of front-line workers and tapping into their expertise. ...

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Unifor Local 112 and 673 members ratified new agreements with De Havilland Aircraft of Canada today, ending a three-month long strike at the aircraft manufacturer's Downsview facility in Toronto....

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The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), which represents the 700 striking nurses at St. Vincent Hospital, has filed an official complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) calling for an immediate investigation into a...

08:30
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is pleased that the Ministry of Labour has laid three charges against Kensington Village long-term care home in London under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, related to COVID-19 outbreaks in 2020 that...


25 october 2021

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AmeriServ Financial Bank, the banking subsidiary of AmeriServ Financial Inc. and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 2635-06 have agreed to a new four-year contract. Unionized employees voted to accept the contract at a meeting held on Sunday, October...

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The introduction of legislation that would require companies to develop disconnect from work policies is a welcome start to improve work-life balance for Ontario workers....

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Nurses and advocates will testify during a State House hearing on Tuesday, October 26 in favor of Medicare-for-All legislation that will break down existing barriers to high-quality, inclusive healthcare, while also improving patient outcomes and...


22 october 2021

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On the same day (Oct. 20) that the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation wrote to Dallas-based Tenet CEO Saum Sutaria seeking his intervention to end the seven-month strike of the St. Vincent nurses and to reopen desperately needed beds and...

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Increasing violence directed at hospital staff is among factors driving the worsening staffing shortage in Ontario's health sector, say two unions representing nearly 70,000 hospital workers province-wide. According to the Canadian Union of Public...

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Teamsters Union representatives came to the offices of the Korean International Trade Association (KITA) in Washington this afternoon to hand them a letter and ask the group to follow South Korean law and participate in talks meant to improve the...

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Staff at Code for America (CfA), a nonprofit organization focused on closing the technology gap between the public and private sectors, are the latest tech workers who have chosen to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees...

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At 1 a.m. a strike commenced at Shorelines Casino Belleville. Picket lines will be erected later in the morning. Bargaining...


21 october 2021

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Across the Commonwealth and the country, working people are rising up to demand better treatment and fair employment.  Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a package that recognizes workers' rights on the job.  The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO...

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Unifor Local 112 members at the Pan Pacific Toronto hotel ratified a new agreement with the employer by 100 per cent. "Unifor is...

14:56
The federal government's decision to end the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) before implementing a permanent fix for the country's inadequate Employment Insurance (EI) program will revert workers to failed pre-pandemic income security measures, Unifor...

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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is relieved that some broad-based business supports will remain in place following today's federal announcement on wage and rent subsidies for businesses affected by COVID-19, but concerned that...


20 october 2021

15:47
Teamsters Local 533 has reached a tentative agreement with RTC Contractor Keolis Transit on scheduling, time off and a number of other issues. The members begin to return to work tomorrow after going on strike for the second time in three months, but...

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Today, the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters announced they will be endorsing Josh Shapiro for Governor. Shapiro currently serves as the Pennsylvania Attorney General....


19 october 2021

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University of Pittsburgh faculty members are looking forward to bargaining their first union contract with the school's administration following the faculty's successful vote to become members of the United Steelworkers (USW)....

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Today, Teamsters Local Union 987 filed an application for certification to represent workers at Amazon's YYC 1 fulfillment centre, located near the Calgary airport. The Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) will consider the application...


18 october 2021

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Hundreds of workers employed at Waste Management throughout Orange County have won significant wage and pension, and healthcare increases after ratifying a groundbreaking contract that places Teamster sanitation workers on a solid path into the...

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After years of calling on the provincial government to take action, OPSEU/SEFPO is pleased to see legislation to protect temp agency staff, saying it's a step in the right direction toward fairness and justice for Ontario's most vulnerable workers....

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SEIU Healthcare, a union that represents over 60,000 members across Ontario's healthcare system, released the results of a survey that shows more healthcare workers are leaving the system because of poor wages and working conditions than because of...

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Registered nurses at Mercy Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will join elected officials and community supporters for two informational pickets on October 20 to bring attention to hospital owner Trinity Health's...

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The steps taken by the Ontario government to protect temporary workers and regulate unscrupulous temp agencies are a good start, but further action is needed to improve health and safety for such workers, Unifor says....


15 october 2021

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Today, workers at Liberty Tire Recycling voted overwhelmingly, by a more than 3-1 margin, in favor of joining Local 728 in Atlanta. Drivers and helpers reached out to the Teamsters in early September seeking improved working conditions, higher wages...

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The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is celebrating a momentous Supreme Court of Canada decision following a 15-year-long battle to maintain pay equity rights for registered nurses (RNs) working in private nursing homes. A decision released on...


14 october 2021

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The Teamsters Union is proud to support some 10,000 striking John Deere workers represented by the United Auto Workers who walked out today after the company failed to address worker concerns with wages, working conditions and retirement benefits....

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The Supreme Court of Canada has denied the Attorney General of Ontario's appeal, upholding a decision confirming that workers in female-dominated workplaces, such as for-profit nursing homes, are permitted to have continued access to the proxy method...

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Hundreds of trade unions, representing 12 million transport workers from 118 countries around the world, have penned an open letter to governments who oppose removing IP restrictions on Covid vaccines, accusing them of compounding supply chain crises...

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The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) has called a strike against Deere & Company , affecting more than 10,000 workers at 14 facilities across the United States. "John Deere is...


13 october 2021

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The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on his participation in a meeting with Biden administration officials today where the nation's supply chain backlog was discussed....

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The escalating harassment faced by journalists ? particularly online and targeting women and workers of colour ? is absolutely unacceptable and Unifor is putting together a major project to address the issue....

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Seven dedicated registered nurses who work tirelessly at AbleLiving, a not-for-profit in-home and support organization for people with severe disabilities that require round-the-clock care, are being forced to give money back to the Ford government....

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Over the past 19 months, Canadians have seen how public service professionals are vital in times of national emergency. To handle future crises and deal with rapidly changing workplaces, Canada needs a well-trained public service. The Professional...


12 october 2021

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Kellogg Company today is publicly addressing the terms of its master labor contract negotiations with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union for four of its Ready to Eat Cereal (RTEC) plants....

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Kevin F. Curtin is joining Georgia Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) on October 20 in the role of senior vice president, government relations. Curtin will be responsible for representing the state's 41 electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) before the...


11 october 2021

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The United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7600 announced today that 31,000 members who work at Southern California Kaiser Permanente locations have voted?by an...

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As the historic St. Vincent Hospital nurses strike against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare enters its eight month, the nurses are calling on Tenet to end their unseemly attempts to abuse, attack and retaliate against nurses who have given decades of...


10 october 2021

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The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) has informed Deere & Company that its production and maintenance employees have voted to reject the tentative collective bargaining agreements...


9 october 2021

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Following Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law AB 794, a bill designed to protect truck drivers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Teamsters Port Division Director Ron Herrera released a statement. AB 794, by Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo,...


8 october 2021

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On October 7, the World Day for Decent Work, app-based delivery workers took to the streets ? their workplace ? to demand that Ontario #MakeGigWorkDecentWork....

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TimkenSteel Corp. , a leader in high-quality specialty steel, manufactured components and supply chain solutions, and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1123 have reached a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract. The date of the vote will...

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A historic collective agreement has been negotiated between the clerical employees represented by Teamsters Local Union 419 and William Osler Health System. After five days of negotiations, they have reached a fully recommended deal. The four-year...


7 october 2021

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The nurses and healthcare professionals of the Berkshire Visiting Nurses Association filed notice with the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday, Oct. 7 seeking an election to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) as they exercise...

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Last week, Teamsters Local 696 in Topeka announced that the union has filed a petition with the City of Lawrence, asking that they conduct an election for workers employed by the City of Lawrence Municipal Services and Operations Department....

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Political, community and labor leaders rallied in Atlanta this morning in support of Liberty Tire workers' organizing campaign with Teamsters Local 728 in Atlanta. Holding signs that read "Liberty Tire: Stop Treading on Workers' Rights," supporters...

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On Friday Oct. 8, the St. Vincent nurses strike will reach another unfortunate milestone in their struggle against Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, which began a full seven months earlier on March 8 in a last-ditch effort by the nurses to finally...

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