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2012-05-31 10:24:53

NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO is calling for all labor organizations with an open contract covering blood services to join in striking against the American Red Cross (ARC). ARC has traditionally been allowed to operate on a regional basis, with each region making its own decisions and negotiating its own contracts, which has led to more than 50 bargaining units throughout the country. In the past...

2012-05-07 06:24:12

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, workers at Valley City Linen ratified their first union contract ending their 15-month campaign for union representation at the commercial laundry by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 951. In May 2011, Valley City Linen workers elected union representation in an effort to improve their working conditions, authorizing UFCW 951 to represent them in contract negotiations with their employer. "Prior to...

2012-03-30 10:22:14

Lansing, Michigan Teamsters Forced To Strike Against Red Cross Greed WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers at the American Red Cross represented by the Teamsters Union and the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) were forced to strike today in Lansing, Mich., over rising concerns about understaffing and cuts in health care benefits despite $2 billion in revenue from blood donations. (Logo:...

2012-02-08 13:19:00

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 3, workers at Dairy Farmers of America, a milk processing plant in Adrian, voted for representation with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union in an effort to gain job security and a voice on the job. The February 3 vote ends the workers' two-month union organizing campaign during which they stood in solidarity. "The workers at DFA are very much a close community, and watching management mistreat...

2011-07-28 17:30:00

NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- H&M announced today that it recognizes the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) as the exclusive bargaining representative of over 200 employees in six of the New York retail store locations outside of the Manhattan borough. "We worked diligently with the Union to ensure that the entire organizing process was fair and democratic," says a spokesperson for H&M in the U.S. "H&M enjoys good relations with unions...

2011-06-09 16:10:00

Emerald Performance Unions, Community/Business Leaders, Environmental Groups Cite Dangers in Unjust Lockout HENRY, Ill., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Emerald Performance workers, environmentalists, community and business leaders joined together outside the plant gates at Emerald Performance in support of Emerald workers who have been locked out by management since March 2011, after they protested cuts in wages and health care benefits. Emerald Performance is owned by...

2011-05-13 19:46:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, 106 workers at Valley City Linen voted for representation with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) in an effort to improve working conditions at the commercial laundry. The vote ends workers' three-month union organizing campaign. "When management refused to address workers' concerns regarding safety and other conditions at Valley City Linen, a group of workers decided it was time to unionize," Chad...

2011-04-21 16:25:00

MODESTO, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Food and Commercial Workers Union 8 has joined 21 agricultural and business organizations in supporting Assembly Bill 523 (Valadao) which would end state subsidies for the production of corn-based ethanol. UFCW President Jacques Lovell wrote, "As the legislature works to bridge a crippling budget deficit, and California's working families continue to struggle with cuts to vital state services and the ongoing economic...

2011-04-14 15:30:00

FAIRLAWN, Ohio, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN) today announced that members of the International Chemical Workers Union Council of UFCW, Local 419 have ratified a three-year labor agreement at the Company's Akron, Ohio chemical plant. The plant was part of OMNOVA's acquisition of ELIOKEM in December of 2010. The vote of the membership was held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Details of the agreement were not disclosed. "This is a great outcome for OMNOVA...

2010-09-09 07:30:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- UFCW & Employers Trust, LLC ("Trust Fund Office") has renewed its partnership with Benefitfocus to automate the 2011 benefits enrollment process for its more than 68,000 members. The Benefitfocus Web Platform is a comprehensive online solution that replaces traditional paper-based enrollment and provides the Trust Fund Office with electronic integration of its members' enrollment data to its medical benefits providers. The Trust Fund Office...