Thursday June 21, 2018
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BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/06/17
Members and staff of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 951 are picketing the entrance to Pearson Foods on July 6.
Labor
BY staff | Rochester, MN | 7/03/17
Members of SEIU Healthcare MN, AFSCME Council 65 and Teamsters 120 have spent the last year in a battle with Mayo Clinic. It started with Mayo’s surprise announcement in July 2016 that they would subcontract Mayo food service workers out to Morrison Food Services starting in 2017.
Labor, mayo, Minnesota
BY World Federation of Trade Unions | United States | 6/24/17
The United Nations Security Council on June 21st welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in Africa’s restive Sahel region.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 6/11/17
In an historic vote, members of ChiACTS Local 4343, the union of charter school educators in Chicago, voted overwhelmingly to unify with the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), June 9. CTU members will vote on unification with ChiACTS this fall.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/09/17
A row of chairs reserved for the University of Minnesota Board of Regents sat empty while university unions held their own public hearing on university budget, June 8.
Labor
BY World Federation of Trade Unions | United States | 6/07/17
The World Federation of Trade Unions strongly condemns the death of more than 40 refugees, 20 of them children, crossing the desert of northern Niger to Libya and probably to Europe.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/06/17
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today announced the filing of a lawsuit in state court, June 1, against UPS Mail Innovations and Doherty Staffing Solutions for firing multiple Muslim employees who wanted to pray during their break times, after previously having allowed them to pray.
UPS
BY staff | Providence, RI | 5/31/17
Over 100 Twin River Casino workers gathered inside the Rhode Island state house on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 30.
health care
BY staff | St Paul, MN | 5/24/17
Hundreds of trade unionists, supporters of immigrant rights, and other progressives have been filling the halls of the Minnesota State Capitol building today, May 24, after a Republican move that placed a host of anti-worker and anti-immigrant measures in finance bills.
BY staff | Turkey | 5/23/17
Let’s unite our forces and raise the struggle for a democratic constitution and a Parliament!
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