BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update


Labor News Update - 03/28/2023

Labor News

Teamsters picket Sysco after contract negotiations stall

Sysco truck drivers and other supporters picketed outside the company's Fairdale-area distribution hub on March 27, 2023. The drivers, who joined Teamsters Local 89 in 2022, are seeking to improve their working conditions.


Teamsters tell Yellow no more purchased transportation

Colorado: Teachers speak out about DPS disciplinary changes, union says more support needed

Workers of Color Made Up 100% of Union Growth in 2022

Peoria library workers don't want to live in poverty

Actors' Equity Association and League of Resident Theatres Reach New Five-Year Agreement

Please Touch Museum workers form a rare union for a children's museum

Bus drivers picket in front of City Hall

Indianapolis actors launch city's first Black equity theater

Local labor movement leader encourages other women to take leadership positions

Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Pierce County Labor Council Supports Tacoma Art Museum Workers

National Labor Relations Board Launches “Know Your Rights” Card Series

Strikes Fuel Pay Increases: The Working People Weekly List

U.S. Union Leaders: We Support the Fight for Democracy in Israel

Starbucks, union at odds over hybrid negotiations

ICYMI: There Is Power in a Pantry

Meet the women who nourished the longest strike in Alabama’s history.

Supreme Court won't take up United Mine Workers, Energy West pension dispute

Starbucks illegally refused to bargain with union on Zoom

Union members held a rally on Monday, March 27, at the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center to raise awareness of “severe” staffing shortages and pay issues affecting their hospitals nationwide.

California labor union workers on strike against Waste Management

Disney begins laying off 7,000 employees, CEO Bob Iger announces

The Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers unionized more new members of the cannabis industry.

Leaders of Amazon's National Labor Movement Give Advice to Northern Kentucky Air Hub Employees: "Be Creative"


Kentucky: DHL workers demonstrate for right to join union: ‘They have stomped on our rights’

Legislation & Politics

Kentucky State AFL-CIO statement on Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of SB 7


Michigan Teamsters celebrate the repeal of 'right-to-work' law

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, UFCW 222, hosts a protest against a new bill that would change child labor laws in Iowa.

GOP’s Idea of Youth: Little League? Proms? Try Working in a Slaughterhouse and Marrying at 10.

Kentucky Gov. Beshear allows ‘book-banning’ bill to become law without his signature

Women's History Month

Transport Workers Union honors #WomensHistoryMonth

Labor History

Woman known for being a Rosie Riveter celebrates 100th birthday, her mark on history

UMWA: West Virginia Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

AFSCME: The Racist Roots of Right to Work (for Less) Laws

On this day in labor history, the year was 1941. That was the day Indiana State Police began cracking heads of picketers in front of the Richmond International Harvester plant:

On this day in Labor History the year was 2002. That was the day that the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case Hoffman Plastic Compound, Inc. versus the National Labor Relations Board. This case had profound importance for undocumented workers in the United States.

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