Labor News

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Food contracts cycle underway again for Southern Calif. Teamsters, UFCW

A historic core industry of the two major unions in Southern California, retail food, has begun its every-five-years-or-so cycle of bare-knuckle contract negotiations.

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Union workers reject Crystal Sugar’s concession demands

A total of 82 percent of union members voted on the demands. Of those, 63 percent voted to reject Crystal's contract offer.

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Locked-out workers and supporters converge on Minnesota town

On their Journey for Justice, workers locked out by American Crystal Sugar, joined by locked-out workers from Cooper Tire, delivered a message to a bank in Chaska, Minn.

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Six months after lockout, workers stage 'back to work' action at American Crystal Sugar

The union's action came after the latest federal mediation session ended with American Crystal Sugar continuing to insist on its July 28, 2011 contract offer-which union members voted down 90-10 percent.

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Nationwide protests demand: End Cooper Tire lockout, with video

"Corporate greed at Cooper Tire is flat out wrong!" That was the message brought by pickets protesting the lockout of 1051 workers by Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. at its plant in Findlay, Ohio.