BlueCollarWriter Labor News Update
Labor News Update - 03/28/2023
Teamsters picket Sysco after contract negotiations stall https://www.indystar.com/picture-gallery/news/2023/03/27/teamsters-picket-sysco-after-contract-negotiations-stall/11551021002/
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.
TEAMSTER COMMITTEES CALL OUT UPS AT THE TABLE AND UPHOLD UNION PROPOSALS
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" https://www.citybeat.com/news/leaders-of-amazons-national-labor-movement-give-advice-to-northern-kentucky-air-hub-employees-be-creative-14994447
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
Kentucky TEAMSTERS CELEBRATE DEFEAT OF HB 135
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
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: https://laborhistoryin2.podbean.com/e/march-27-fe-strikers-battle-police-at-harvester
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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