Month: October 2021

Starbucks Workers Win Ruling to Seek Union in November Vote

The U.S. labor board rejected Starbucks Corp.’s bid to prevent store-by-store unionization votes at several locations in the Buffalo, New York, area — dealing a preliminary victory to a labor group trying to establish the first union foothold among the coffee giant’s corporate-run U.S. stores. In a Thursday ruling, Nancy Wilson, acting National Labor Relations Board […]

Machinists Union, Georgia Congressional Delegation Fighting to Save First Responder Jobs at Marietta Lockheed Martin Facility

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2021 –  The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Georgia Democratic congressional delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.), are working to help firefighters and facility safety technicians at Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA, fight to save their jobs. Lockheed Martin recently announced that it plans to outsource […]

10,000 John Deere workers strike over contract

Some 10,000 unionized Deere & Company workers went on strike early Thursday after rejecting a contract proposal from the agriculture equipment manufacturer. The big picture: The John Deere tractors maker and negotiators for the United Automobile Workers (UAW) reached a deal on the proposal earlier this month. 90% of union members voted against the agreement, per Reuters. […]

In Middle America, Unions and Democrats Are Sleepwalking Into the Grave

There is nothing the Democratic Party loves more than indulging in some existential hand wringing over its declining popularity in the crumbling American heartland. Indeed, this was the favorite pundit pastime of the entire Trump era. Amid the wailing over cultural differences and economic insecurity, a rarely heard word is ​“unions.” Yet, a new report adds to the […]

For a Winning School Lunch, you Can’t Beat the Union Difference

During the second full week in October, National School Lunch Week shines the spotlight on the programs and nutritious food served up every day throughout the school year. While school cafeterias do their best (which is always a challenge as we emerge from COVID), parents can do their part by making sure their children’s lunch […]

Support BCTGM Kellogg Members on Strike

For more than a year throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Kellogg workers around the country have been working long, hard hours, day in and day out, to produce Kellogg ready-to-eat cereals for American families. Kellogg’s response to these loyal, hardworking employees has been to demand these workers give up quality health care, retirement benefits, and holiday […]

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