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On Friday, July 19, 39 school bus drivers from First Student of Westborough, Mass. voted to join Teamsters Local 170. Organizer Shawn Stevens and Business Agent Jim Marks worked with the drivers to successfully organize the bus yard under the...


22 july 2019

17:10
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the evidence keeps growing that the price of greater convenience to buy alcohol is too high for Ontarians to pay. Thomas points to a new study that shows the number of emergency room visits in Ontario that...

16:40
SaskTel workers have given Unifor's bargaining team a strong mandate to take strike action if necessary, to get a fair contract. "Our members have made their intentions very clear with this vote," said Chris MacDonald, Unifor's assistant to the...

16:21
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will highlight programming to help address labour issues in the agri-food sector at the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers office in Leamington, Ontario.  EventAnnouncement...

10:33
Ontario's health minister is being urged by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to overrule closing the forensic pathology unit at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre and moving 1,300 medical-legal autopsies and investigations in sudden or...


20 july 2019

07:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford's disparaging remarks about an escaped patient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health show how out of step the premier is with the times. "This kind of radio rant plays right into Ford's...


19 july 2019

16:11
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford's inaction on the anti-racism file speaks louder than words, proving the premier "doesn't actually care about breaking down barriers."  "Ford's strategy to combat systemic racism is to plug his...

11:31
Metro grocery store workers have ratified a new collective agreement that achieves significant gains, including wage increases and 45 additional full-time jobs.    "The creation of new full-time positions and protections for e-commerce related jobs...


18 july 2019

15:55
Alaska Airlines' 900 Airbus and Boeing aircraft technicians, who are represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), have ratified a Transition Agreement and an Integrated Seniority List.   This ratification vote will combine the...

14:37
The Massachusetts Nurses Association Board of Directors ? 29 front-line nurses and health care professionals elected by their colleagues ? has issued the following statement about the current Administration's immigration policies and their effect on...

14:28
United Steelworkers (USW) Ontario Director Marty Warren says long-term-care facilities are better when workers are treated with respect. Warren said the recent collective agreement ratified by 119 unionized workers at Maxville Manor means...

14:25
Unifor is proud to sponsor the 2019 "No Stone Unturned" free concert honouring Manitoba's missing and murdered. "No Stone Unturned in an important community-driven effort to raise awareness and commit to ending systemic violence and work for...

12:34
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the House's passage today of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. "Low-wage...

10:22
Héroux-Devtek Inc. ("Héroux-Devtek" or the "Corporation"), the world's third-largest landing gear manufacturer, today announced that the unionized employees at its Longueuil, Québec, facility have voted in favour of the early renewal of a three-year...

09:32
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the passage of legislation offered by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance...

07:00
Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers will hold a picket line rally Thursday in downtown Sudbury, where they will call for greater accountability from the Ontario government....


17 july 2019

14:10
CUPE 716, K-12 support workers at School District 38, reached a tentative agreement on July 15 following 10 sessions of bargaining that began in early April.  CUPE 716 President Ian Hillman thanked everyone on the...

13:32
Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers will hold a picket line rally Thursday in downtown Sudbury, where they will call for greater accountability from the Ontario government....

12:57
Employees of Willowdale Community Legal Services unanimously voted to join the Society of United Professionals, IFPTE Local 160. "We are proud that these brave Willowdale Community Legal Services employees have chosen to be our members," said Scott...

11:57
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has reached an agreement in principle with Air Canada, the largest passenger carrier in Canada. The agreement covers over 700 customer service representatives, reservation assistants, air cargo workers and...

11:51
As Congress continues to debate government funding, history may repeat itself in the form of another government shutdown, and the president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS)?representative of 11,000 Federal Aviation...

11:51
Striking municipal workers in Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, were buoyed by a visit from CUPE Newfoundland Labrador President Sherry Hillier this morning. "I am proud to stand...

10:12
Safeway is pleased to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement in our Union contract negotiations with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 8-Golden State, one of the largest UFCW Locals representing the employees in many of our...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is raising the alarm about a decision to privatize the inspection of the commercial fishery on Lake Erie, saying it puts the fishery at risk. "Can we really trust the commercial fishing industry to police...


16 july 2019

17:47
Yesterday the Trump administration announced new 'Buy America' provisions that will restrict access by Canadian producers to the U.S. procurement market. Donald Trump signed the executive order requiring that 75% of the value of components must be...

16:24
CUPE 606, K-12 support workers at School District 68, reached a tentative agreement on Sunday, July 14 following many sessions of bargaining that began in early April. "Our committee was pleased with the outcome at the...

15:52
Locked out employees of Wood Buffalo Housing will get a boost on the picket line on Wednesday from a visit by Charles Fleury, the National Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. DetailsWhen:...

12:07
Today, Teamsters and NFI workers called on the NJEDA Board at its monthly meeting to rescind tax breaks to NFI, a lawbreaking company that stands to benefit from nearly $80 million in tax breaks at the expense of New Jersey taxpayers through the Grow...

11:42
Municipal workers in the Town of Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, have walked off the job after 14 months of disappointing negotiations with their employer. "The decision to...

06:00
A demand for new minimum beer prices by the Ontario Convenience Stores Association is nothing more than an attempt to pick the pockets of Ontarians, said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "These efforts to change a system that is tried tested...


15 july 2019

18:51
A U.S. District Court order takes strong first steps to address the opioid crisis, setting common sense lower limits for opioid prescriptions offered by the nation's three largest pharmacy benefit plan managers: Optum, CVS Caremark and Express...

14:45
Teamsters across North America stand in solidarity with the Amazon fulfillment workers striking in Minnesota. Similar to workers moving Amazon goods, many of our 1.4 million members pick and stow product in warehouses, drive trucks, and deliver...

14:45
(Local 118) -- After months of negotiations, Teamsters Local 118 is pleased to announce a new five-year tentative agreement with Wegmans Food Markets. Subject to ratification by the membership, this agreement provides...

10:00
While Premier Doug Ford announced last week that, within a year, no more patients would receive care in hospital hallways, the spring 2019 provincial budget and an economic review by Ontario's Financial Accountability Office (FAO) point to hallway...

08:00
Recent comments by the Ontario ministry of health reveal that despite a promise (reiterated this week) by the Premier to end hallway medicine, hospital cuts will intensify. The Ontario Health Coalition and the Ontario Council of Hospital (OCHU) will...


12 july 2019

18:50
CUPE 382, K-12 outside support workers at School District 61, reached a tentative agreement on July 11 following four sessions of bargaining that began in June.  CUPE 382 President Fred Schmidt noted that bargaining was...

16:13
Unifor members of Local 414 have reached a tentative agreement with Metro grocery stores.  The new contract covers approximately 4,000 workers at 27 locations across Ontario.  "We're pleased that we were able to make significant gains for our...

15:40
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding the dismissal of LCBO board chair Carmine Nigro over the widespread alcohol shortages at LCBO outlets across the province. Nigro is a Toronto property developer and Conservative Party fundraiser...

15:11
Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario (CUPE Ontario) joined front-line workers at Brant Family & Children's Services (Brant FACS) and community members to rally against cuts to services for children and families,...

13:47
Recent comments by the Ontario ministry of health reveal that despite a promise (reiterated this week) by the Premier to end hallway medicine, hospital cuts will intensify. The Ontario Health Coalition and the Ontario Council of Hospital (OCHU) will...

10:29
Teamsters who work at Republic Services, Bill Gates' giant trash corporation [NYSE: RSG], are fighting back against discrimination. African-American employees in Memphis and Millington, Tenn., have filed U.S. Equal...


11 july 2019

21:52
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that members of local unions representing Arconic employees voted to ratify a three-year master contract covering more than 3,000 hourly workers at the company's facilities in Davenport, Iowa; Alcoa, Tenn.;...

19:36
CUPE 1091, K-12 support workers at School District 37 reached a tentative agreement on July 11 following 12 sessions of bargaining that began in early May. CUPE 1091 President Patti Price noted that each side of the...

17:56
PORT ALBERNI, BC, July 11, 2019 CUPE Local 118 and the ACRD have signed a memorandum of settlement to conclude contract negotiations that began in 2018. The agreement would end the month-long overtime ban by ACRD workers. ...

14:27
CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, CUPE Local 181 President, Jennifer Kirby, workers and community members will rally against Ford's Conservative cuts that has forced the Board of Brant Family and Children's Services to resign on Friday, July 12....

11:08
When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative (PC) government is "even worse than Mike Harris" new data reports released in Ottawa today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For...

10:41
Injured workers in Ontario already face an uphill battle to get the compensation they need to offset lost wages while they recover. Now that the Ford government has slashed funding to legal clinics, they're facing another hurdle to getting justice....


10 july 2019

19:36
In an open letter to the community, The Board of Directors for Brant Family and Children's Services, led by Executive Director Andy Koster, today sent a clear message to the Ford Conservatives that front-line service cuts need to stop, and funding...

19:25
Leadership of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) has notified AT&T* that CWA-represented employees have voted to ratify a contract with AT&T Mobility. The four-year Mobility Puerto Rico contract covers about 900 AT&T Mobility employees in...

18:55
The United Steelworkers (USW) is welcoming the announcement of a "hot edict" of Western Forest Products by the BC Federation of Labour. Over 2,600 Steelworkers employed by Western Forest Products (WFP) on Vancouver Island are on strike to save their...

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