• Massachusetts July 28, 2022 11:56 pm

    Massachusetts Trader Joe's Workers Approve Union Drive

    Employees at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Massachusetts on Thursday became the latest workers at a major company to approve a labor union. The store in Hadley, about 80 miles west of Boston, is the first Trader Joe’s with an employees union, although workers at two other company locations have initiated unionization efforts. The union vote passed 45-31. Organizers...

  • union June 19, 2022 2:35 pm

    Maryland Apple Store Votes to Unionize

    Employees at the Apple store at Towson Town Center in Maryland voted Saturday to organize the company’s first U.S. union.

  • Levi Caverly May 18, 2022 9:00 pm

    Maine Teen Killed in New Jersey Beach Sand Collapse

    The young Maine man who died when a hole he was digging on a Jersey Shore beach collapsed is being remembered in his home state. According to officials in Toms River, New Jersey, 18-year-old Levi Caverly of Union, Maine, was killed when a hole dug with frisbees collapsed on both him and his 17-year-old sister. She was able to be…

  • Maine May 18, 2022 6:36 pm

    Maine Teen Killed in New Jersey Beach Sand Collapse

    Levi Caverly was killed when a hole he and his sister were digging on the beach collapsed onto them, burying them in the sand.

  • starbucks union April 23, 2022 1:08 pm

    Federal Officials Say Starbucks Engaged in Unfair Labor Practices

    Federal labor officials say Starbucks engaged in unfair labor practices in Phoenix, Arizona by firing employees as retaliation for seeking to unionize

  • Marty Walsh February 8, 2022 8:25 am

    Marty Walsh Offers to Help Resolve MLB Lockout

    U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Monday that he’s ready to step up to the plate and help end Major League Baseball’s two-month old lockout. Walsh, the former Boston mayor and longtime Red Sox fan, said he had spoken with representatives of the owners and the Major League Baseball Players Association about the ongoing negotiations and that he encouraged...

  • The Biden Administration February 7, 2022 5:23 pm

    Biden Task Force Releases Report to Strengthen Labor Unions

    A Biden administration task force has issued a set of recommendations that could make it easier for federal workers and contractors to unionize.

  • Boston December 14, 2021 9:27 am

    Boston Starbucks Workers Push to Unionize After New York Win

    Employees at two Boston-area Starbucks locations filed paperwork to unionize Monday, just days after employees of the chain in New York state became the first in the country to form one of their own.

  • Starbucks December 14, 2021 7:23 pm

    Boston Starbucks Workers Push to Unionize After New York Win

    Employees at two Boston-area Starbucks locations filed paperwork to unionize Monday, just days after employees of the chain in New York state became the first in the country to form one of their own. Organizers are hoping the call to unionize in the Boston-area will encourage all local Starbucks employees to join the movement, which they said will improve workers’…

  • vaccine mandate November 5, 2021 7:27 am

    Mass. State Police Union: Vaccine Exempt Troopers Being Punished

    Massachusetts State Police troopers with medical exemptions to the coronavirus vaccine mandate are being punished and “punitively pushed out,” their union representatives said. Five officers who received exemptions will have to work a desk job for the remainder of their careers, the State Police Association of Massachusetts said in a statement posted on Facebook. The troopers aren’t allowed to...

  • IATSE October 13, 2021 12:06 pm

    Film TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

    The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.

  • IATSE October 7, 2021 2:45 pm

    EXPLAINER: What's Behind the Looming Hollywood Strike?

    A major Hollywood strike could be on the horizon for some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers in the entertainment industry.

  • Amazon June 24, 2021 5:36 pm

    Teamsters Vote to Create Dedicated Amazon Division to Unionize Workers

    The Teamsters, one of America’s largest labor unions, voted in favor of launching a national effort to unionize Amazon workers at a virtual convention Thursday, NBC News reports. The national effort, laid out in a resolution, will involve creating and funding a dedicated Amazon division to help workers in its logistics business, including warehouse workers and delivery drivers, to organize...

  • Amazon April 9, 2021 6:24 pm

    Amazon Warehouse Workers Reject Union Bid in Alabama

    Amazon appears to have enough votes to block a union effort at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. The company crossed the threshold to secure a majority of votes, with 1,700 warehouse workers voting against the union and 700 voting in favor. The National Labor Relations Board, which is overseeing the process, is finalizing the count of the remaining uncontested votes.

  • Amazon March 30, 2021 10:14 am

    What to Know About the Amazon Union Vote

    Nearly 6,000 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are deciding whether they want to form a union, the biggest union push in the online shopping giant’s history

  • union December 7, 2020 7:36 am

    SILVER ALERT: 1-Year-Old Boy Reported Missing From Union, Conn.

    Connecticut State Police have canceled a Silver Alert for a 1-year-old boy who was missing from Union. Authorities said Leland Macfeat had been missing since Monday and was possibly with his non-custodial mother, 28-year-old Teagan Palmer. The Silver Alert was canceled on Monday morning. Troopers have not released details about where Macfeat was found. Anyone with any information is urged…

  • Boston Globe November 18, 2020 3:57 pm

    Linda Henry to Take Reins at Boston Globe as Labor Tensions Simmer

    Linda Pizzuti Henry, who has held the title of managing director at the Boston Globe’s parent company for the past seven years, has been named the chief executive, taking the reins of the company just as tensions between employees and management appear to be at a boiling point. Henry is the wife of John Henry, the owner of the...

  • coronavirus April 28, 2020 7:38 am

    Stop & Shop, Union Call for Grocery Workers to Be Classified as First Responders

    The supermarket chain Stop & Shop and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) are calling on federal and state governments to designate associates at grocery stores as “extended first responders” or “emergency personnel.” In a joint statement released Monday, Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid and UFCW International President Marc Perrone said grocery workers “are essential workers and they deserve essential...

  • 2020 Elections March 10, 2020 1:23 pm

    Biden Gets in Heated Exchange Over Second Amendment Rights With Factory Worker

    Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a heated exchange with a Fiat-Chrysler worker in Detroit, Michigan. The worker said Biden was trying to strip away his Second Amendment rights. Biden responded that he would call for an assault weapon ban, not a ban on all weapons.

  • lawsuit December 6, 2019 11:22 am

    Muslim Man Sues Union, Boston College Over Mandatory Dues

    Anti-union groups are hailing a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by a Muslim electrician against a union and Boston College. Ardeshir Ansari filed the suit last month after he informed the school and the Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615 last fall that his religious beliefs conflicted with his union membership, according to The Boston Globe. Ansari,…

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