UFCW local 400 has reached a tentative agreement with Shoppers Food. "After months of negotiations, we were able to stand strong and settle on what we believe is a fair agreement," Local 400 reports. "It was our unity, standing together, enforcing our contract, and maintaining high union visibility, which got us an agreement that, while not perfect, we can be proud of." Members will vote on September 11.
AFSCME member Cory Marshall, and a firefighter used a truck to rescue two women who were in labor...Houston municipal workers and road crews – all members of HOPE (Houston Organization of Public Employees) – are working with firefighters and police officers to rescue those trapped by the floods and deliver clean water...AFSCME emergency medical services (EMS) members from California came to Texas to help; their first action was to evacuate a hospital in Victoria, Texas. Click here for more stories about AFSCME Members on the Front Lines of a Disaster. Click here to donate to the Texas Workers Relief Fund. photo credit: Army National Guard
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced last week that former President Ronald Reagan will be entering the Labor Department’s Hall of Honor, joining legendary labor heroes ranging from Mother Jones to Eugene Debs and Cesar Chavez. Labor historian Joe McCartin and AFGE Local 12 president Alex Bastani will appear on today's edition of Your Rights at Work -- 1p on WPFW 89.3FM -- to explain why Reagan was in fact an enemy of organized labor throughout his presidency, starting with his firing of over 11,000 air traffic controllers in 1981. “More than any other labor dispute of the past three decades," says McCartin, "Reagan’s confrontation with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, or Patco, undermined the bargaining power of American workers and their labor unions.”
Local trade unionists Roxie Herbekian (Unite Here 7), Ken Zinn (NNU) and UFCW Local 400 (represented by Dyana Forester and Kim Mitchell) are among the honorees at Jews United for Justice's 2017 Heschel Vision Awards. The event is set for November 12; click here for details on how to sponsor and get tickets.
photo (l-r): Forester, Mitchell, Herbekian and Zinn