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24 january 2020

15:03
As part of the ongoing labour disruption at the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) in Regina, Unifor has taken its aggressive tactics to Alberta. Unifor and its "team of activists" are now blocking fuel trucks from entering and exiting FCL's fuel terminal...

11:00
Based on input from an independent expert, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) recently announced the completion of its annual adjustments to the seasonal factors used in the monthly ISM® Manufacturing Report On Business® and the monthly ISM®...

06:55
Laurentis Energy Partners (LEP) and the Power Workers' Union (PWU) are pleased to announce they have agreed to their first Collective Bargaining Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, the PWU is recognized as the sole and exclusive bargaining...


23 january 2020

16:37
Unifor has joined with Northern Pulp and nine individuals representing the broader forestry industry in a request for judicial review filed today in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. The application seeks a review of Nova Scotia Environment's (NSE) December...

16:12
Franco-Ontarian teachers who are members of the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) will start the second phase of their work-to-rule campaign on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. New restrictions will be added to the...

14:23
Unifor is disappointed but not surprised at Federated Co-operatives Limited's (FCL) refusal to accept the union's offer today to return to the bargaining table. "Co-op executives are now solely responsible for any escalation on the picket line as...

12:50
The Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) can confirm that a discussion has taken place with Unifor regarding the resumption of bargaining. The CRC has never left the table and has been open to bargaining since Unifor effectively shut down meaningful...

12:27
United Steelworkers (USW) members working at TMS International Canada in L'Orignal have negotiated a new collective agreement with the company providing improvements in wages, benefits and pensions. The workers, members...

11:15
Unifor's latest attempt to return to the bargaining table has been rebuked by Federated Co-operatives Limited, (FCL) which clearly has no interest in bargaining fairly or ending the dispute that has escalated in the last week. "We informed the...


22 january 2020

22:54
Unifor's National President Jerry Dias will provide an update on the latest development in the union's attempt to return to the bargaining table and reach an agreement to end the 48-day lock out of nearly 800 refinery workers. "The only way to end...

13:52
Talks broke off between Unifor and Grand River Transit as it became clear that the employer was not willing to offer new proposals. "We can't bargain with ourselves, it will take movement from the employer to reach a fair deal that responds to the...

12:17
A tentative agreement was reached last night between Teamsters Local 251 and Ocean State Transit, a subsidiary of Student Transportation of America (STA). A strike vote had been taken last week. "Our coworkers will be...

09:00
Wages for U.S. workers grew 3.2 percent over the last year, increasing the average wage level by $0.88 to $28.93 an hour, according to the ADP Research Institute® Workforce Vitality Report (WVR) released today. The wage growth of 3.2 percent...

07:00
Union leaders from across Canada will join locked out Unifor Local 594 members in solidarity as they spend a 48thday locked out on a picket line at the Co-op Refinery. "What's happening here in Regina is a fight for all workers and every union in the...


21 january 2020

15:50
The Teamsters Union applauds New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for signing and New Jersey legislators for passing an historic legislative package that will help protect workers from misclassification. The package of bills...

10:50
I am deeply troubled that the president of a national labour union, Jerry Dias was arrested on Monday while exercising his constitutional right of freedom of association on a legal picket line at Regina's Co-op Refinery. This is a very sad day, not...

10:41
Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be available to speak to media at 10:30 am outside the Co-op Cardlock and Unifor activists will hold a rally at 12:30 pm on the picket line at the Co-op Refinery. "While the Co-op spends millions of dollars...


20 january 2020

23:49
After hundreds of Unifor members from across Canada came out to peacefully support locked out Co-op Refinery workers, the Regina Police chose to escalate the situation with heavy handed and extreme tactics, including the arrest of Unifor National...

18:23
Tim Jewell, Unifor Local 4304 President, will be available to speak with media as Grand River Transit employees begin strike action Tuesday morning. "Job action is always a last resort. Transit workers face difficult working conditions, and our...

11:56
Unifor announced an escalation of job action and turned the tables on Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) by effectively shutting down the refinery as hundreds of union activists surrounded the 544 acre facility. "Co-op executives locked our members...

09:00
After nearly one year of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) calling for action, charges against Southlake Regional Health Centre have finally been laid for a critical workplace violence incident involving a registered nurse and a security guard. ...

08:30
Unifor National President Jerry Dias will join Local 594 members and hundreds of their supporters to announce a significant development on day 46 of the lock out by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). "Rogue corporate executives at Co-op have...


19 january 2020

21:12
Unifor Local 4304 members working at Grand River Transit are preparing to begin strike action after rejecting the tentative agreement negotiated with the transit service last week. "The membership has made a very strong statement today that GRT must...


18 january 2020

17:01
As the lockout of nearly 800 refinery workers enters its seventh week, more proof that Federated Co-operatives Limited is a corporate bully emerged as five radio stations refused to air Unifor's newest radio ad promoting Unifor's national boycott....

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says his union won't let Doug Ford use the botched roll-out of a new warehousing system by LCBO executives as a way to justify his irresponsible plan to let private companies siphon even more profits out of our...


17 january 2020

18:21
Conservative members who dominate an Ontario legislative committee had nothing to say to OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas when he presented a submission on the upcoming provincial budget. Thomas appeared on Friday before the Standing Committee...

12:34
On Thursday, January 16, in Austin, Texas, a delegation of Oxfam, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and Teamsters Union representatives joined forces, demanding Whole Foods take real steps to clean up abusive labor practices in its food supply...


16 january 2020

21:30
A U.S. District Court judge has issued a preliminary injunction in the case California Trucking Association, et al., v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al., and International Brotherhood of Teamsters temporarily blocking application of AB5's ABC...

15:12
It's pathetic that the Ford government is resorting to bribery to try to get support from parents in its botched handling of contract talks with teachers, said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. Education Minister Stephen Lecce's announcement...

06:00
The United Steelworkers (USW) union is hailing a ruling by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) to prevent the dumping of Chinese extruded aluminum products into the Canadian market. In its ruling released this week, the CITT renewed a...

06:00
Unifor Local 2002, the union representing customer service agents in call centres and airports, customer journey management and customer relations representatives have reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada. "Congratulations to the bargaining...


15 january 2020

17:54
"It's pathetic that the Ford government is resorting to bribery to try to get support from parents in its botched handling of contract talks with teachers," said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "Education Minister Stephen Lecce's announcement...

17:23
Unifor Local 2002, the union representing customer service agents in call centres and airports, customer journey management and customer relations representatives have reached a tentative agreement with Air Canada. "Congratulations to the bargaining...


14 january 2020

16:28
A statement from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas on the Toronto South Detention Centre: The latest condemnation of the state of Ontario's jails should prompt Premier Ford and his government to take action immediately to tackle the Crisis in...

10:30
Last night the 200 school bus drivers, monitors, and aides who carry the most precious cargo for East Providence and Barrington schools authorized representatives at Teamsters Local 251 to call a strike at any time. Negotiations for the drivers have...

10:00
Franco-Ontarian teachers who are members of the Association des enseignantes et enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) will be in a legal strike position starting on January 16, 2020. Work-to-rule will be implemented, with administrative duties being...

07:00
To follow up a decision by the Board of Directors of the AEFO, the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) invites media to a press conference to be held Tuesday, January 14, at 10 a.m., at the Sheraton Hotel in...


13 january 2020

23:44
Unifor Local 4304 and Grand River Transit have negotiated a tentative collective agreement, averting a strike at the transit utility. "This new collective agreement ­addresses the top concerns of members and ensures that the buses will be on the road...

17:39
Unifor Local 5454 members who work as Canadian air traffic controllers have reached a tentative agreement with Nav Canada. "I congratulate the bargaining team for remaining united throughout this round of negotiations," said Jerry Dias Unifor...

17:02
Busloads of striking mine workers rallied at the opening day of the Arizona Legislature today to call on Gov. Doug Ducey, state legislators, and the Arizona congressional delegation to intervene in the ongoing unfair labor practice strike at Asarco,...

09:44
Locked out members of Unifor Local 594 are encouraging the network of FCL co-ops to take back their refinery from the out-of-touch corporate executives who are prolonging this dispute. "A nasty lockout is not what Co-op members or retailers asked...

07:00
To follow up a decision by the Board of Directors of the AEFO, the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) invites media to a press conference to be held Tuesday, January 14, at 10 a.m., at the Sheraton Hotel in...


12 january 2020

11:51
Unifor National President Jerry Dias will update the media Monday morning on the ongoing contract talks between Unifor Local 4304 and Grand River Transit.  Dias will meet with the Local's bargaining team that morning as they prepare for a day of...


11 january 2020

15:16
To follow up a decision by the Board of Directors of the AEFO, the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) invites media to a press conference to be held Tuesday, January 14, at 10 a.m., at the Sheraton Hotel in...


10 january 2020

15:38
Employees at steelmaker Ivaco Rolling Mills in L'Orignal have ratified new collective agreements providing improved wages, benefits and other significant gains that will benefit hundreds of families and the entire community. The employees, members of...

13:39
A new Action Centre to support auto parts workers affected by the assembly line closure at the General Motors (GM) Oshawa plant with assistance to skills retraining and employment services is set to open in early January, 2020. "Workers across Oshawa...

11:07
Unifor will continue contract negotiations with Grand River Transit throughout the weekend toward reaching a collective agreement that is fair to all. "The drivers, mechanics and all workers at Grand River Transit work hard to ensure that the people...


9 january 2020

19:07
On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), California Senator Maria Elena Durazo (SD-24) and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor will host a day of solidarity - bringing together unions and...

13:37
Today, representatives of the Teamsters Union protested outside of the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., and the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles. The demonstrations were a show of solidarity with striking...


8 january 2020

11:49
Amid stalled contract negotiations, a group of six specialized office workers at Recology in Seattle have voted unanimously to authorize a strike. These workers have chosen Teamsters Local 174 to negotiate their first contract, which is the same...

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