UFCW Local 1459 News

Fairness @ FairPoint

Workers at FairPoint Communications in northern New England are on strike after the company unilaterally declared impasse and imposed a draconian set of working conditions. They want to outsource jobs to less experienced, lower paid workers which undermines the phone and Internet service people rely on.  The workers are represented by IBEW.

Local 1459 Representative Jeff Jones joined the picket line in Brattleboro, VT.

UFCW 1459 Stands with Foreclosure Victim

No One Leaves protest at the home of Alex Richardson, UFCW Local 1459 member August 22, 2014. Springfield, MA police help forcibly evict 61 year old Alex Richardson from his home of over 30 years at the request of Wells Fargo. Alex is a retired Springfield firefighter who is currently a substitute teacher for the Springfield Public Schools and a member of UFCW Local 1459.

Flexon Workers in New Jersey Vote Union “Yes”, Join RWDSU

More than 120 workers at Flexon in Newark, New Jersey, overwhelmingly voted to join RWDSU Local 262. The workers – who manufacture lawn and garden hoses sold through retailers including Target, Walmart, Home Depot, and Costco – won the union voice they sought in order to address a number of problems in their workplace.

Massachusetts AFL-CIO and Coalition of Local Labor Leaders Demand Answers From Charlie Baker on History of Outsourcing

Malden, MA - Monday, October 20, 2014 - A coalition of labor leaders representing workers across Massachusetts today called on Republican Charlie Baker to come clean about why he sent jobs out of state during his time at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

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