Stop & Shop workers are officially on strike. Boston.com reports: “At 1 p.m. Thursday, more than 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job. “We are officially out on strike,” Jeff Bollen, the president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, one of the five local unions representing the Quincy-based…

During rush hour Tuesday, more than 200 protestors with drums, pots, pans and picket signs streamed through the intersection of Normandie and Wilshire in Koreatown to bring awareness to the unresolved contract talks at The LINE Hotel. Workers at the boutique hotspot have been without a contract for four months and remain ready to strike if the…

By Jacob Bourne On April 10, AFSCME Local 3299 staged a single-day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike against University of California, charging the school system with unlawful interference with workers’ rights. The strikes took place at UC Centers across the state including at UCSF Parnassus Medical Center in San Francisco and the UCLA Medical Center…

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This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411’s print directories. Click here to order your copy and support Labor 411! By Oren Peleg The University of California (UC) has been expanding a troublesome practice – the hiring of contractors. That means the work of full-time UC employees…

Layoffs are on the rise despite record corporate profits. CNBC reports: “Layoffs hit their highest level for a first quarter in 10 years as 2019′s job market got off to a shaky start, according to a report Thursday from outplacement firm Challenger, Gary & Christmas. Total announced cuts hit 190,410, a 10.3 percent increase from…

Spring has sprung, which means the time has come to remove the dust, wipe down the surfaces and get everything looking sparkly. Whatever the project, your work will shine with extra gleam when you use products made by ethical companies who treat their workers fairly. So shop – and scrub – wisely, and together we’ll…