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: , , |

Fred Meyer, warehouse workers agree to contract, avoid strike

By Christopher Bjorke Source: Portland Business Journal The Fred Meyer grocery chain has reached a tentative four-year contract agreement with warehouse workers, avoiding a potential strike. Teamsters Local 117 said in a news release Friday the agreement covers 500 workers. During contract negotiations, the company's Washington-based workers voted unanimously to [...]

2021-08-03T14:06:21+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Food supply workers to strike third-largest grocery chain in Southwest

Teamster drivers and warehouse workers at a critical Albertsons grocery distribution center have voted by 98 percent to authorize a strike to protest the company for what the Union calls a “failure” to address workers’ COVID-19 safety concerns and to demand that the company “stop violating federal labor laws,” it announced in a news release [...]

2021-02-09T17:16:27+00:00February 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Southern California grocery chains reach tentative labor agreement with warehouse workers and truckers

A potential strike between some of Southern California’s largest grocery chains and more than 4,000 warehouse workers and truck drivers who service their stores was narrowly  averted Saturday when the two sides reached a tentative labor agreement. Teamster unions representing the employees — who work for Albertsons (including Vons and [...]

2020-10-12T16:24:32+00:00October 12th, 2020|Tags: , |

Grocery warehouse workers, truck drivers give notice of potential strike

More than 4,000 warehouse workers and truck drivers who deliver food and supplies to Southern California grocery stores are gearing up for a potential strike amid failed labor negotiations in a move that could leave some shelves empty this holiday season. The Teamsters employees, who work for Albertsons (including Vons [...]

2020-10-09T16:22:53+00:00October 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Memphis Teamsters Wildcat Strike at Kroger’s Crucial Southern Warehouse

Today, a group of mostly African-American workers, members of Teamsters Local 667, went on a wildcat strike at a warehouse in Memphis, after a co-worker tested positive for COVID-19. “We really in a hazardous situation and we scared,” Maurice Wiggins, a fork-lift driver told The Commercial Appeal’s reporter Sarah Macaraeg. Despite [...]

2020-03-30T15:14:55+00:00March 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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