UFCW Local 1459 News

UFCW Gold Internship Recap

The GOLD Internship Program came to a close last week at a final debrief in Chicago. Thirty six interns reflected upon their four week action projects and planned for how they could be effective activists when they return to their local unions. Action projects took place all across the country.

MASSACHUSETTS AFL-CIO ENDORSES AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION BOYCOTT OF STAPLES

ASKS WORKING FAMILIES NOT TO SHOP AT STAPLES DURING BOYCOTT

MALDEN, MA, ISSUED AUGUST 13TH, 2014…On Monday August 11th, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Executive Council unanimously voted to join the National AFL-CIO, the American Federations of Teachers and thousands of other working families in endorsing the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) boycott of Staples, Inc., an office supply chain store.

Five Reasons Walmart's New 'Commitment' to American Manufacturing is Nonsense

Walmart is hosting a manufacturing summit in Denver this week as part of its new program to supposedly invest in products made in America for its stores across the country. The retailer is claiming its new plan will invest $250 billion over the next decade and create 1 million jobs. We're not buying it.

300+ Workers at NASA’s Washington Headquarters Vote to Form a Union

Professional support specialists employed at NASA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to form a union. The vote was 97% in favor of partnering with the NASA Headquarters Professional Association, Local 9 of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE); 320 NASA workers were eligible to vote in the election. The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) conducted the vote.

UFCW Local 1776 Workers at JBS Ratify New Contract

This week, JBS workers in Souderton, Pa., overwhelmingly voted to accept a new five-year contract. The contract covers more than 1,100 workers. Negotiations for a new agreement began last December. UFCW Local 1776 members bargained in solidarity for affordable health care and fair wage increases.

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