BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is showing his support for striking supermarket workers in New England.
Biden is scheduled to speak Thursday at a rally in support of unionized...
Blumenthal meets with striking workers as talks continue
SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says the spirit of striking supermarket workers is "amazingly strong," as contract talks continue.
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Supermarket and labor union officials are resuming negotiations as workers in southern New England are on their third day of a walkout.
DENVER (AP) — The union representing Colorado grocery store workers has reached a tentative deal to avoid a strike at King Soopers and City Market stores.
King Soopers/City Market union vote to authorize strike
DENVER (AP) — The union representing 12,000 workers with King Soopers and City Market grocery stores in Colorado has voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike in their contract dispute.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Unions representing thousands of Stop & Shop workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are voting to authorize a strike if a contract dispute with the supermarket chain...
Union ends contract extension agreement for Kroger workers
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The union representing workers at Kroger-owned grocery stores in Colorado says it is withdrawing from an agreement to keep employees working under an expired...
The Latest: Bourbon maker Four Roses walkout ends
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on an agreement to settle a strike at bourbon maker Four Roses (all times local):
Four Roses says it's looking forward to returning to full production soon after the bourbon maker reached a tentative agreement with union officials to end a two-week walkout.
News outlets report the company said in a statement Friday that the agreement had unanimous union board endorsement.
Union leader Jeff Royalty said striking workers will return to work next week.
HOBART, Ind. (AP) — A union is accusing an Indiana-based maker of gummi bears and other candies of disrupting its efforts to organizer the factory's workers.
The Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers alleges in a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board that the Albanese Confectionery cracked down on production workers who were organizing at the Hobart, Indiana, candy factory.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tyson Foods is expanding the safety programs it has been testing in its beef plants to 12 poultry plants, allowing workers there to stop the line if they have safety concerns.
The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said Thursday it developed the measures in cooperation with the United Food and Commercial Workers International union.
Food workers vote to accept 3-year contract
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Union members at a food distribution center in Maine have voted to accept a three-year contract that gives them an hourly wage increase and maintains their health coverage.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 voted last week for the contract that was identical to the company's original offer.
The Hannaford Distribution Center workers in South Portland held a 24-hour strike over their contract last month.
Workers back after day strike at Maine distribution center
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Union members are going back to work at a food distribution center in Maine in the aftermath of a 24-hour strike.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 began the strike on Wednesday morning. Members began returning on Thursday. They work at a Hannaford Distribution Center in South Portland.
Hannaford distribution center workers hold day-long strike
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Union members who work at a food distribution center in Maine are launching a 24-hour strike as part of their drive for a new contract.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 says 250 workers at the Hannaford Distribution Center in South Portland began the strike on Wednesday morning. The union's contract expired on Saturday.
Food workers union, Hannaford owners will come to table
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A food workers union and the owner of a distributor in Maine say they will meet to try to avert a strike.
More than 200 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 who work at the Hannaford Distribution Center in South Portland say they authorized a strike. The distribution center is operated by Delhaize America Distribution, which said late Monday it will hold mediated talks with the union on Feb. 26.
250 Hannaford workers to go on strike in Maine
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A food workers union that represents employees at a Maine distribution center says it has rejected a contract proposal and will go on strike.
The 250 workers are members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 who work at the Hannaford Distribution Center in South Portland. The union says the current three-year contract expired at midnight Saturday.
Big labor sees growth potential in California pot workers
GOSHEN, Calif. (AP) — Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.
The United Farm Workers, Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers are looking to unionize the tens of thousands of potential workers involved in the legal weed game, from planters to rollers to sellers. The move could provide a boost to organized labor's lagging membership — if infighting doesn't get in the way.
2 fired Kroger workers lose latch-ditch appeal in court
MILAN, Mich. (AP) — Two Kroger employees who were fired for making purchases while at work have lost their case at a federal appeals court.
Tammy Crampton and Mary Beth Savage worked at a Kroger store in Milan in southeastern Michigan. They sued the big grocer and a labor union, arguing the union should have taken the firings through an arbitration process.
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Group blasts Wal-Mart security packaging on black hair items
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A group says some Virginia Wal-Mart stores are discriminating by using security packaging on black hair products.
The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2i0plbo) members of the Making Change at Walmart campaign held a news conference earlier this month, saying security boxes were being used on hair products for African-Americans at two Suffolk and Norfolk stores.
Grocery workers union ratifies contracts with Giant, Safeway
BALTIMORE (AP) — A union representing grocery store workers in the Baltimore-Washington region has ratified new labor contracts with both Giant Food and Safeway.
Giant Food said in a statement that it finalized the three-year agreement Wednesday with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which covers nearly 17,000 employees.
Grocery workers union reaches tentative agreement with Giant
BALTIMORE (AP) — A union representing grocery store workers says it has reached tentative agreement with both Giant and Safeway.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27 leaders announced a tentative agreement with Giant in a statement late Tuesday. Leaders are recommending the agreements for ratification at contract meetings on Wednesday.
Grocery workers union prepares for strike possibility
BALTIMORE (AP) — A union representing grocery store workers says it is negotiating with Giant and preparing for the possibility of a strike.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27 leaders say in a statement Sunday that they have reached a tentative agreement with Safeway. They say they're prepared to recommend the agreement for ratification at a contract meeting on Wednesday. But they say Giant still won't agree to a similar deal.
Let’s toast: Jim Beam strike ends with promise to expand
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam ended a nearly weeklong strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky on Friday, toasting a labor settlement that answers the workers' key demand with a commitment to hire more full-time staff.
Union members picketing since last Saturday approved the company's latest contract offer on a 204-19 vote and will resume producing whiskey Monday, said United Food and Commercial Workers union official Tommy Ballard.
Union asks court to reverse Wal-Mart trespassing order
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A labor union that has demonstrated against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a judge's decision barring it from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.
An attorney for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union argued that the National Labor Relations Board, not the Benton County judge, should have jurisdiction over the matter.
Bicker over liquor: Jim Beam workers offered new contract
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Striking Jim Beam workers upset over extended work hours to keep up with demand for the brand's whiskeys were presented a new contract offer Thursday that includes a company pledge to hire more employees, a union official said.
Contract talks resume between Jim Beam, union officials
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Contract talks have resumed between Jim Beam executives and union officials as a strike at two Kentucky distilleries continues.
United Food and Commercial Workers local president Janelle Mudd said Tuesday that meetings were underway but she declined further comment.
Jim Beam workers reject new contract offer as strike looms
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Another round of voting produced the same results in a labor dispute for the company behind Jim Beam whiskey, as workers at two Kentucky distilleries rejected a revised contract offer Friday with a strike looming.
The vote by union workers at Beam distilleries in Clermont and Boston came hours before the existing contract was set to expire for the world's largest bourbon producer.
The Latest: Jim Beam workers in Kentucky reject new offer
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a contract vote by distillery workers at Jim Beam plants in Kentucky (all times local):
Another round, same results for Jim Beam as its distillery workers in Kentucky have rejected another contract offer.
The Friday vote came hours before a looming strike at the world's largest bourbon producer.
Jim Beam union workers in Kentucky vote in favor of strike
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Whiskey workers at two Jim Beam distilleries in Kentucky have threatened to walk off their jobs as efforts to ratify a new contract soured ahead of a looming deadline at the world's largest bourbon producer.
Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 111D voted 201-19 on Tuesday evening in favor of going on strike at Beam distilleries in Clermont and Boston, Tommy Ballard, a UFCW international representative, said Wednesday.
Cargill Partners with UFCW and Marathon Health to Provide Employees and Their Families with Health and Wellness Services
Cargill is opening an onsite health center for its employees
Friona, Texas (PRWEB) August 09, 2016
Cargill and the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), today opened the company’s third near-site health center operated by Marathon Health.
Clinicians at the health center will provide accessible and affordable healthcare to UFCW members who work at Cargill’s meat processing plant in Friona. Their dependents will also be able to access healthcare...