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Labor News Update - 04/07/2023
Workers At 33 Cub Foods Stores Will Strike Before Easter https://patch.com/minnesota/applevalley-rosemount/workers-these-33-cub-foods-stores-will-strike-friday-list
Writers Guild members are voting on whether they'd be willing to strike if a new contract isn't solidified by May 1
Union alleges neglect in South Carolina safety inspections
‘Strike Force’: Building the UPS Contract Campaign, One Breakfast at a Time https://www.labornotes.org/2023/04/strike-force-building-ups-contract-campaign-one-breakfast-time
Communications Workers of America (CWA) Union Organizing Update
Made in America Manufacturing Boom: What Working People Are Doing This Week https://aflcio.org/2023/4/6/made-america-manufacturing-boom-what-working-people-are-doing-week
Striking NewsGuild-CWA journalists and other CWA members at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and supporters held a demonstration last Saturday outside the residence of John Block, a member of the millionaire family that owns the publication. The workers, who have been on strike for six months, handed out yard signs and displayed their solidarity and commitment to stay out on the picket line until their demands are met.
AFSCME Releases Podcast Detailing History and Legacy of 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike https://aflcio.org/2023/4/6/service-solidarity-spotlight-afscme-releases-podcast-detailing-history-and-legacy-1968
Bed Bath & Beyond's business model: Treat workers as worthless merchandise https://www.nj.com/opinion/2023/04/bed-bath-beyonds-business-model-treat-workers-as-worthless-merch-editorial.html
Union members on the Rock Island Arsenal are accusing their management of bad negotiating practices. https://www.kwqc.com/2023/04/07/rock-island-arsenal-union-claims-members-forced-take-contract/
Jobs & Economy
Brookings Institution’s Panel Highlights CWA’s Efforts to Build Broadband for All and Create Good Jobs https://cwa-union.org/news/brookings-institutions-panel-highlights-cwas-efforts-build-broadband-all-and-create-good-jobs
How GM got 5,000 workers to leave their jobs within a month without a single layoff https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/gm-got-5-000-workers-093900703.html
87% of service workers in the US South were injured on the job last year
Politics & Legislation
CHILD LABOR IS BACK - Corporate lobbyists are working to dismantle child labor protections, pushing younger kids into more dangerous jobs.
VA governor amends bill ending subminimum wage for disabled workers https://www.wtvr.com/news/virginia-politics/governor-amends-bill-ending-subminimum-wage-disabled-workers-april-5-2023
Brandon Johnson Won the Race for Chicago’s Mayor By Loving and Fighting for the City https://inthesetimes.com/article/brandon-johnson-chicago-mayor-paul-vallas-victory
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas secretly accepted luxury travel from Republican megadonor Harlan Crow nearly every year for over two decades.
Tennessee Republicans expel two of 'Tennessee Three' House Democrats for leading pro-gun reform protest
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