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Workers in New Mexico attended a right to work training session led by UFCW Local 1564 to learn how much harm right to work legislation would bring to workers.
Workers in New Mexico attended a right to work training session led by UFCW Local 1564 to learn how much harm right to work legislation would bring to workers.

UFCW Members in New Mexico Ready to Stop “Right to Work”

Last week, UFCW Local 1564 led a right to work training session for more than 100 New Mexico union members. At the training, members learned how much harm right to work would bring to workers in New Mexico.

For the first time since 1952, New Mexico’s State House is controlled by Republicans. One of the State House’s priorities going into the 2015 legislative session is to dismantle the rights of workers and pass an unfair right to work law.

18,000 California Nurses Win Stronger Patient Care, Workplace Protections in New Kaiser Pact

Some 18,000 California registered nurses, members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU), who work at 86 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics are voting this week on a new contract. The agreement, reached after months of negotiations, will give the RNs a stronger voice on patient care and provides breakthrough improvements in workplace protections.

JCPenney Closes Stores, Lays Off Thousands

Is understaffing part of the problem?

Last week, JCPenney announced that the company would close nearly 40 stores, costing 2,250 workers their jobs. JCPenney workers across the country are preparing to close their stores by the beginning of April.

The closures represent nearly 4 per cent of JCPenney locations, and follows the failed reinvention plan by former CEO Ron Johnson.

Trash Haulers Strike and Stand Together, Win New Contract

After a 13-day strike, followed by two meetings with a federal mediator, trash haulers employed by Unity Disposal in Montgomery and Howard counties in Maryland have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement.

Inspiring Messages from Policymakers, Union Leaders, Workers at Summit on Raising Wages

This past Wednesday, the AFL-CIO sponsored a national Summit on Raising Wages. The summit featured a wide range of speakers, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and actress Piper Perabo, and was attended by the UFCW and many others who expressed the importance of higher wages for working Americans.

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