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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...

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