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Today

17:29
A Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) official has ordered a new union election for graduate student employees at the University of Pittsburgh, ruling that the university committed unfair labor practices in its effort to affect the outcome of...

17:28
After two days of intense negotiations, the registered nurses at Steward Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) in Ayer, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), reached a tentative agreement with Steward Healthcare for a new...

15:04
Marty Warren, Ontario/Atlantic Director of the United Steelworkers union (USW), announced Wednesday that technicians and technologists at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories have ratified a new collective agreement that includes wage increases, a new...

15:01
CenturyLink, Inc.  announced today that Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 7 members have voted to ratify a new contract. "CenturyLink is pleased that the CWA ratified the contract. We believe the agreement...

12:17
Unifor Local 302 members have reached a tentative agreement with Holiday Inn and Suites London bringing to an end a seven-day strike. "Unifor is the strongest union for hotel workers in Canada," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "I am proud...

12:16
The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator Trevor Sones to mediate contract talks between E-Comm Emergency Communications for British Columbia and CUPE Local 873-02 (Emergency Dispatchers of BC), which represents more than 500 emergency...

12:00
Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario has brought their Communities not Cuts campaign to Windsor today to speak to over 400 health care workers and paramedics. This province-wide initiative brings together public sector workers and communities in a...

11:44
A coalition of nurses, mental health professionals, patients, families, elected officials and other community members who are fighting to preserve local inpatient behavioral health services will hold a rally on Monday, Sept. 23 in Holyoke to protest...

08:09
"Christine Saulnier doesn't just talk the talk. She walks the walk and we are proud to endorse her as the candidate for Halifax in the upcoming federal election," says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. CUPE...

07:17
Attendees of the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD) Annual General Meeting will have to pass by picketing workers and allies in order to enter Wednesday night's meeting....

06:00
Premier Doug Ford is putting party backers before the people as he doubles down on his irresponsible plan to increase private alcohol sales, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "It's like patronage-happy Dean French never left Ford's side,"...


17 september 2019

16:19
Approximately 300 workers, members of IAM Local Lodge 11, were locked out by Avcorp Industries at 10:00 pm Monday evening. The company offered no rationale, but simply served the union notice and proceeded with the lockout. The union and the company...

16:00
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Wilson Street West Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm to remind the government and the public of the dangers involved with privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when...

14:51
Workers at Giant Foods' Fresh Food facility in Jessup, Md. will receive wage increases, improved benefits and more job security, among other improvements, under a five-year contract extension negotiated between Teamsters Local 730 and the company....

14:30
The United Steelworkers (USW) is responding to the British Columbia government's announcement for forest workers impacted by mill closures and curtailments in the B.C. Interior. "Any move to provide assistance to workers...

11:16
Nearly 300 Teamsters Local 710 members at DPI Dedicated Logistics, who service Starbucks stores across four major metropolitan areas, overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract last night. This victory comes after the agreement was previously...

11:00
Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, will hold a press conference on Wednesday, September 18th at the Health Care Workers Co-ordinating Committee (HCWCC) conference to further promote CUPE Ontario's province wide community based & multi sector...

10:22
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Dundas Street East today from 11 am to 2 pm to remind the government and the public of the dangers involved with privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the...


16 september 2019

19:00
On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany based global delivery giant DP DHL.  The dispute involves the company's different treatment of the...

17:56
On behalf of its 35,000 members, UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State President Wendell Young IV today announced that the union has endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States. "Joe Biden is invested in Pennsylvania and our surrounding states...

15:18
Against a backdrop of crowded classrooms, fewer opportunities for learning and less support for students, Ontario education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have voted in record numbers to deliver a strike mandate...

14:12
After arduous bargaining sessions and mediation, CUPE 703, K-12 support workers at School District 42 in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows reached a tentative agreement on September 6. Members ratified the collective agreement the next day with a large...

13:38
United Steelworkers union (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement in support of United Automobile Workers (UAW) members who are on strike with General Motors: "The USW stands in total...

13:04
The Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO is taking action to convene an urgent conversation with the 2020 Democratic Presidential nominees about the need for more union jobs in America -- and about what candidates will do to advance key labor issues...

12:53
The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned HCL Technologies, Ltd., for coercing employees into mandatory meetings aimed at defeating the workers' campaign to organize a union and bargain collectively for better, more secure jobs at Google's Bakery...

12:04
CUPE 441 applied for mediation Friday, September 13 on behalf of K-12 members who work in Saanich School District 63. CUPE 441 President Dean Coates said that the bargaining committee will be working hard to reach a...

11:44
Workers at First Student in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their newest four-year agreement with Teamsters Local 638. "The bargaining committee remained strong and united throughout...

10:28
Although Hamilton's population is growing and aging, Ontario's Conservative government is planning multiple years of budget cuts to area hospitals. That's in addition to the $42 Million in cuts for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and St. Joseph's...

06:00
On the eve of the International Plowing Match that starts on Tuesday in Verner, Ont., the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA), is condemning the Ford government amidst the association's struggle with Ontario Racing for accountability, funding...


15 september 2019

21:04
Unifor and Nemak have reached a negotiated agreement to end the labour dispute at its Windsor facility. The workers, members of Unifor Local 200, will return to work tonight. The parties agreed to the framework conditions Unifor proposed to Nemak...

13:43
Unifor supports the United Auto Workers (UAW) in negotiations for a fair contract settlement with General Motors (GM). The UAW has announced that its 49,000 GM members will commence strike action at midnight, following the expiration of the union's...

12:52
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the United Auto Workers' (UAW's) decision to strike at General Motors (GM) tonight. "Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of...


14 september 2019

19:10
A Unifor team, led by Unifor National President Jerry Dias and his son Jordan, raised a record breaking 126,000 for Halton Women's Place in the Hope in the High Heels walk in Milton, Ontario. "Knowing that the money goes directly to support...


13 september 2019

12:04
Striking Marshfield Republic Services Teamsters extended their picket lines to Anaheim, California. Members began picketing early this morning outside Republic Services at 1131 N. Blue Gum St. in Anaheim. The latest show of support comes on the 16th...

06:00
As thousands of OPSEU members and affiliates working as educational support staff in elementary, secondary, and adult-learning schools head back to the bargaining table today, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is vowing that they'll do what is...


12 september 2019

18:57
This week, workers and their unions are asking for action in the General Assembly on House Bill 1082 and Senate Bill 464. More than 577,000 Pennsylvania public workers deserve the same health and safety protections on the job as private sector...

18:53
This week, workers and their unions are asking for action in the General Assembly on House Bill 1082 and Senate Bill 464. More than 577,000 Pennsylvania public workers deserve the same health and safety protections on the job as private sector...

15:49
Unifor Local 87-M is thrilled to welcome 36 new members to our local after the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) overwhelmingly voted to join Unifor this summer. OCASI is a registered charity based in Toronto's Yonge and...

15:35
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Main Street East Friday from 11 am to 2 pm to remind the government and the public of the dangers involved with privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the...

15:26
Port truck drivers employed by NFI Industries' California Cartage Express (CCX) subsidiary, whom the company illegally classifies as "independent contractors," walked off the job early Monday morning to protest unfair and illegal discrimination for...

14:41
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway issued the following statement in advance of the Democratic debate, calling on the 2020 presidential candidates to discuss the details of their proposed trade policies....

13:50
Two bargaining units of transit workers represented by Teamsters Local 727 voted to authorize initiating unfair labor practice (ULP) strikes against their employer, MV Transportation, Inc., on Wednesday, September 4, as a result of the company's...

13:46
Striking Marshfield Republic Services Teamsters extended their picket lines to Fall River.  Hundreds of Teamsters from across New England began picketing at 3:00 a.m. outside Republic Services at 1080 Airport Road in Fall River. Teamsters Joint...

12:24
CUPE 523, K-12 support workers at School District 53 in Okanagan-Similkameen reached a tentative agreement after five sessions of bargaining that began in early June. The tentative agreement was reached Tuesday following a 14-hour bargaining...

11:44
Over one thousand members of the Windsor community and across Ontario assembled near the Nemak plant in solidarity with workers protesting the company's decision to break the collective agreement by announcing their intent to close the plant....

10:02
The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will honor writer/director Patty Jenkins, best known for Wonder Woman, Monster and The Killing, with the inaugural Distinguished Filmmaker Award presented by Panavision, at the 2019...


11 september 2019

18:28
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" barbecue outside the LCBO store on Waterloo Road Thursday from 3 pm to 6 pm to remind the government and the public of the dangers involved with privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government...

16:18
The union representing 9,000 Ontario correctional workers is expressing concern over the Ford government's decision to eliminate the Offender Transport Unit within Ontario's Correctional Service, effective September 9, 2019. "The people of Ontario...

14:50
Unifor leadership held high level discussions with Nemak representatives and submitted an offer to resolve the ongoing dispute over the company's plant closure announcement. "Union representatives spoke with Nemak this morning and now the ball is in...

14:19
Employees of Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) are the newest group to unionize with the Society of United Professionals, IFPTE Local 160. "We're very pleased to welcome the employees of Aboriginal Legal Services into our union," said Scott Travers,...

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