UPS could be facing a strike if drivers reject its offer. Bloomberg reports: “United Parcel Service Inc.’s unionized freight drivers will vote next month on a final contract deal from the company after they spurned an earlier offer and raised the risk of a labor disruption. A second rejection would force a strike of about…

As she began programing her first season as Producing Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC), Paige Price’s opener was, to some extent, an easy choice. Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat” was the no-brainer selection to launch the 2018-19 season. Following its Broadway run, the play has become a hot property, with productions…

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Thousands of food employees at one of the country’s major airlines voted to join a union. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: “United Airlines food workers have voted to join Unite Here, adding 2,700 national members to the union, including 140 new Honolulu workers. As many as 72 percent of workers in United Airlines’ catering kitchens…

Thousands of employees at the University of California began a three day strike today. The Star Tribune reports: “More than 15,000 University of California radiology technicians, pharmacists and other medical workers have started a three-day strike to protest outsourcing and demand higher wages. Strikers gathered at sunrise Tuesday throughout the state, wearing green t-shirts, ringing…

President Donald Trump expected hostility from foreign companies to his tariffs. But what is probably a surprise for him is the resistance from domestic manufacturers. More and more American companies are speaking up, including those based in heartland states like Wisconsin. USA Today reports: “Rob Parmentier has weathered some rough times in the boat building…

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (LA Fed) and the American Red Cross (ARC) have formed a partnership supported by the Emergency Management Department for the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. The partnership’s goal is to train 100 union members in emergency response by the end…