Workers are seeking unions at Starbucks, Dollar General and Amazon locations. Here’s why that matters

By Chris Isidore Source: CNN Business Shellie Parsons never thought she'd be supporting an effort to win union representation at the Dollar General store where she's worked for a bit more than a year. "I was actually against unions," said the 37-year-old single mom. "I'd heard a lot of bad [...]

2021-10-25T17:14:11+00:00October 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Heaven Hill, local union reach ‘tentative agreement’ on contract

By Ben Tobin Source: Louisville Courier Journal After nearly six weeks of a strike, union workers of Heaven Hill Distillery's Bardstown facility and the company have reached a "tentative agreement" on a five-year contract, according to both the union and the company. Union members were to vote on the contract on Saturday. [...]

2021-10-25T17:11:24+00:00October 25th, 2021|Tags: , |

Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran: ‘Omnichannel strategy is working’

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Albertsons Cos. is moving ahead with its omnichannel expansion but has pushed some of its expected micro-fulfillment center (MFC) openings into next year, according to CEO Vivek Sankaran. In a conference call yesterday on fiscal 2021 second-quarter results, Sankaran said Albertsons plans to open [...]

2021-10-20T22:18:03+00:00October 20th, 2021|Tags: , |

Dollar General Workers Stare Down Historic Union Vote, Vowing “We’re Gonna Fight”

By Hamilton Nolan Source: In These Times In less than two weeks, a tiny group of a half dozen workers in Barkhamsted, Connecticut will vote on whether to become the only unionized Dollar General store employees in America. These six people in a small town about 20 miles northwest of Hartford now find themselves [...]

2021-10-15T22:40:07+00:00October 15th, 2021|Tags: , |

Frontline workers cite burnout as top reason for leaving jobs

By Michael Browne Source: Supermarket News Burnout is the biggest driver of the “Great Resignation” for frontline workers, according to results of a new report from training and communications specialist Axonify, which surveyed over 2,500 frontline employees from a range of industries including retail, grocery, finance, banking, insurance and professional [...]

2021-10-15T16:35:07+00:00October 15th, 2021|Tags: , |

John Deere Workers Strike in Contract Dispute

By Noam Schieber Source: The New York Times Some 10,000 unionized workers at the agriculture equipment maker Deere & Company went on strike early Thursday after overwhelmingly rejecting a contract proposal worked out with the company by negotiators for the United Automobile Workers union. “Our members at John Deere strike [...]

2021-10-15T16:32:31+00:00October 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |
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