Posts tagged UFCW
Labor’s Militant Minority How a new class of “salts”—radicals who take jobs to help unionization—is boosting the organizing efforts of long-term workers.
June 16, 2022 // On May 1 organizers from the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) joined the New York City Central Labor Council and community organizations to march from Washington Square Park to Foley Park. After a long afternoon of marching and chanting in the sun, about a third of the core organizing committee made their way to a May Day party at the Communist Party headquarters in Chelsea. In the Party’s spacious office, adorned with pictures of William Z. Foster and Lenin, a racially diverse group of twenty-somethings—ALU organizers, members of the Young Communist League (YLC), and fellow travelers—drank Modelos and Bud Lights, ate pizza, and danced to the Backstreet Boys. They were celebrating May Day and the first successful union election at Amazon—the ALU’s April 22 victory at the JFK8 warehouse on Staten Island. Mie Inouye, Boston Review, May Day, Young Communist League, post-Occupy, post-Bernie, Organizing Methods in the Steel Industry, militant minority, Jaz Brisack, New Communist Movement,
CANNABIS WORKERS SEEK UNION CANNABIS NATION TARGET OF PICKETERS
June 15, 2022 // the primary demands presented were that Cannabis Nation hire back four workers who were previously fired over offenses such as time theft or verbal harassment towards management, and to be sure that the fire alarms at the agricultural plant are working Until then, the picketers are paid by the union to protest for their demands, and the picketers ask that their story be spread, along with a consumer boycott on all Cannabis Nation products. occupational safety, health officials, NELL LITTLE, The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College,
Column: Why Starbucks has become a huge unionization target — and why the company is in a panic
April 25, 2022 // Many American consumer companies, including Amazon and McDonalds, have been dealing with a surging interest in unionization by their employees, spurred in part by the pandemic-driven recognition that their employers have consistently undervalued their contributions to business success.
Employees who crossed King Soopers picket lines now face consequences from union
April 20, 2022 // The King Soopers grocery strike lasted nine days in January. For workers who crossed the picket line, however, the effects of that strike could last months. UFCW Local 7, the union for grocery workers, issued fines to members who chose to work. Those fines average more than they earn in a day. Fines that are legally allowed.
Conagra Brands Workers Seek to Remove Unwanted UFCW Union Officials from their Workplace
April 15, 2022 // Workers file decertification petition with Labor Board to oust United Food & Commercial Worker union
Louisiana: Kroger union workers vote to authorize strike
April 4, 2022 // Local Kroger union workers have voted to authorize a strike, union officials said. The vote does not mean a strike is certain, but that it could happen should both sides not reach an agreement, said Shirley Rome, secretary treasurer of Union Local 455. She said the union rejected Kroger’s most recent proposal and authorized the strike Wednesday.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA BASED EMPLOYEES OF ALBERTSONS, VONS, PAVILIONS AND RALPHS STORES
April 1, 2022 // ou have the right to go to work during a strike without suffering union discipline, but ONLY if you are a non-member or resign your union membership first. Union officials can (and often do) fine union members who work during a strike. Resigning union membership BEFORE you return to work during a strike is the only way to avoid these union fines and discipline. For more information, visit: Union Discipline and Employee Rights.
What a Surge in Union Organizing Means for Food and Farm Workers
March 25, 2022 // By organizing with the Warehouse Workers for Justice, many were able to get their jobs back and have their demands met. “What’s really interesting is that there’s a huge movement right now for worker centers and unions to work together ... to essentially surround the industry,” Oliva said. “So if an employer busts the union, the worker center emerges. If the worker center is unable to organize the workers, the union organizes them.”
California grocery workers vote on strike authorization
March 23, 2022 // Thousands of southern and central California grocery workers have started voting on whether to authorize their union to call a strike against several major supermarket chains