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  • Union representing Macy’s workers votes to authorize strike

    05/13/2019 12:18:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    A strike is looming at Macy’s stores in parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. After four months of contract negotiations, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 voted Sunday to authorize a strike if necessary. The union represents more than 1,000 Macy’s employees in Boston, Braintree, Natick, Peabody and Warwick, Rhode Island. Local 1445 said it is fighting for more money for its workers and affordable healthcare, and will move to strike if an agreement isn’t reached soon. This isn’t the first time the union has voted to authorize a strike in recent months. In April, tens of thousands of...
  • NC teachers lay out demands for rally, top Republican pushes back

    04/28/2019 6:09:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 4/24/19 | Joel Brown
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- With one week left before North Carolina teachers march in downtown Raleigh, the state teachers union has laid out its five demands for state lawmakers. - More support staff - Medicaid expansion - $15 minimum wage - Reinstate retirement health benefits - Restore advanced degree compensation **SNIP** "Even though we are young, we are certainly aware of our need to plan for retirement," Wing said. "And if these benefits are cut, the future teachers will either change careers or look to teach in other states." **SNIP** "The far-left NCAE has changed the goalposts year after year,"...
  • Stop & Shop employee says union members subjected him to homophobic slurs, threats and harassment

    04/22/2019 6:17:48 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    A Stop & Shop employee in western Massachusetts says he was subjected to homophobic slurs, threats and harassment from union members when he crossed the picket line, according to a federal complaint. The employee filed federal unfair labor practice charges last week against United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459 in Springfield. Among other charges, the employee claims that he was led to believe he would be fired from the Northampton store if he resigned from the union and went to work during the strike. He also alleged that he was harassed when he did cross the picket line, according...
  • ‘This is morally wrong:' Former VP Joe Biden slams Shop & Shop parent company in Dorchester speech

    04/18/2019 6:29:43 PM PDT · by matt04 · 36 replies
    The Stop & Shop parking lot at the South Bay Center in Dorchester was packed for a change on Thursday Vice President Joe Biden as he slammed the grocery store’s parent company for proposing health care coverage cuts and other changes in its contract. “How can they make that money, buy back all that stock and tell you they’re gonna cut your wages?” Biden told hundreds of union workers, shoppers and politicians surrounding him on the rainy Thursday afternoon. “How in God’s name does that match anything?" ... Stop & Shop says it proposes paying at least 92 percent of...
  • Woke white liberals on strike call black temps "crack whores" and "work release inmates"

    04/16/2019 6:45:24 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
    See link for full album. So 30k workers go on strike at Stop & Shop over increase insurance premiums of $2-5/week and they jump on the crazy racism train. Good luck getting you customers back.
  • Stop & Shop adds security to stores amid employee strike

    04/16/2019 2:11:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    uesday marked day six of the strike at Stop & Shop locations across New England. Workers continue to tell Channel 3 there's no end in sight. However, a union spokesperson said talks are ongoing. Eyewitness News was the first to break the story last week on the Channel 3 app. The last time workers at the supermarket chain went on strike was more than 30 years ago. At that time, it only lasted a day. Workers said they thought the current strike would be over by now. However, that's not the case. "At the beginning, I thought, ‘oh, this won’t...
  • Negotiations Continue As Stop & Shop Strike Reaches Day 5

    04/15/2019 4:50:51 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Negotiations between Stop & Shop and the UFCW local unions continued Monday, five days after workers first walked off the job and onto the picket line at all 90 stores in Connecticut. Striking employees are scheduled to receive paychecks on Wednesday. “That’s it,” said Denise Tartaglia on the picket line outside the Whalley Avenue store. “We don’t get another one until we go back to work.” While some stores are staying open with minimal staff, the Whalley Avenue Stop & Shop in New Haven is closed except for the People’s United Bank. ... Normally, Cathy Conklin from Hamden doesn’t shop...
  • Lefty goes on strike...three days later freaks out about paying bills

    04/14/2019 5:03:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 44 replies
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  • Jews face having to find Passover foods without Stop & Shop

    04/13/2019 4:46:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 61 replies
    The Stop & Shop at 112 Amity Road, which was open Friday but picketed by striking workers, offers a large selection of foods that are kosher for Passover because of the Jewish population in and near the Westville section, which isn’t as large as it once was but still is sizable. “I’m lucky in that I happen to have done a lot of my Passover shopping. To buy the rest I won’t cross the picket line,” said Rachel Bashevkin of Westville, who is on the board of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel. Recommended Video She said the Amity Stop & Shop...
  • Elizabeth Warren tells Stop & Shop shoppers, ’Do not cross the picket line’

    04/12/2019 12:01:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 92 replies
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat running for president in 2020, delivered donuts and coffee to picketing Stop & Shop workers in Somerville on Friday, and urged shoppers to take their business elsewhere. “Do not cross the picket line,” Warren said. “Understand people on the picket line are not just fighting for their families. They’re fighting for all our families. They’re fighting for basic fairness and equality in this country.” On Thursday, the unions representing 31,000 Stop & Shop workers across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut voted to go on strike. Their contract expired in February, and they have...
  • Stop & Shop unions go on strike; 30,000 workers at five New England locals told to join picket lines

    04/11/2019 12:18:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 50 replies
    Stop & Shop workers went out on strike Thursday afternoon, frustrated by contract negotiations they say have stalled. Five New England United Food & Commercial Workers locals representing over 30,000 Stop & Shop workers have been without a contract since late February. The doors to the Stop & Shop in Chicopee were closed early Thursday afternoon as workers picketed outside. There were reports on social media of closed Stop & Shops from Westfield to Boston, though others remained open. “Given that negotiations with assistance of the federal mediators are continuing, we are disappointed that the UFCW chose to order a...
  • Students Lead a Worldwide Climate Strike. Will Adults Listen?

    03/16/2019 7:26:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 3/15/19 | TESSA STUART
    Last August, when she began her climate strike outside the Swedish parliament, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg was all alone. “I tried to bring people along to join me,” Thunberg recently told Rolling Stone, “but no one was really interested, and so I had to do it by myself.” But around the world, children and teenagers — worried about their future and exasperated by adults’ overwhelming failure to address climate change — soon took notice. Thousands joined Thunberg, now a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, on Friday, gathering at some 1,600 strike locations in more than 100 countries around the world...
  • Students Plan Strike Demanding Climate Change Action At Pelosi, Feinstein Offices (Friday)

    03/12/2019 3:00:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/10/19
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Hundreds of students from around the Bay Area are planning to walk out of school on Friday to demand urgent action on climate change. The strike is part of the global Youth Climate Strike calling for politicians to take immediate measures to stave off an impending climate disaster. “Scientists have repeatedly told us we need to act on it,” said Hannah Estrada, a San Francisco high school student “No one seems to want to fight for my future. If no one wants to fight for me, I’m going to have to fight for myself.” Hannah,...
  • Iranian Diplomat Chats His Terror Plan with Tehran Officials

    02/08/2019 8:50:30 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud
    Feb.8,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    Evidence of Iranian official under diplomatic cover Asadollah Asadis' contacts with the regime officials are recorded chats, that have been collected by European intelligence services,” According to the western official, the intercepts provide strong evidence of Mr. Asadi’s involvement in the foiled plot to bomb the Paris gathering called “Free Iran 2018 / The Alternative” rally European security officials have intercepted communications that suggest Asadollah Asadi an Iranian official under diplomatic cover was not only involved in a plot last year to bomb the rally outside Paris but coordinated efforts with colleagues back in Iran. The question is that who...
  • Resistance Units Activities in Iranian cities

    01/30/2019 1:46:50 PM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 8 replies
    Jan.30, 2019 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    In 1979 After decades of the monarchy in Iran, millions of Iranians took to the streets in a popular movement against a regime that was seen as brutal, corrupt and illegitimate and topple the Shah. February 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Khomeini's return to Tehran and the overthrowing of the Shah. What is the legacy of the Khomeini's rule? Now a day the people from all walks of life take to the streets protesting over the widespread corruption and the clerical regime’s dictatorship. They feel that their country is occupied by clergies. while the regime celebrates its 40th anniversary,...
  • Protests by Iranian teachers against delayed paychecks gain momentum

    01/26/2019 10:43:49 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 3 replies
    irannewswire.org ^ | Jan 26,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    Amid ballistic missile tests by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and continued economic and political isolation, Iran’s domestic unrest is escalating. Angry Teachers in the provinces of Kermanshah, Alborz, Isfahan and Ardabil rallied on Thursday, Jan, 24, 2019 protesting delayed paychecks and poor living conditions. Skyrocketing prices of every day goods and inflation are becoming major concerns for these hard-working and yet deprived teachers throughout the country. Teaching is one of the most appreciated professions today. Unfortunately, in Iran, the situation is just the opposite: teaching is one of the most poorly paid professions in the country. In recent years, teachers in...
  • L.A. teachers strike: What they won and what they didn't in tentative deal (Denver on deck)

    01/23/2019 2:05:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/22/19 | Dennis Romero
    A seven-day teachers' strike at the second largest school district in the nation ended Tuesday with the United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District agreeing to a deal that gave educators much of what they wanted, but not everything. Tuesday night UTLA president Alex Caputo-Pearl said a "vast supermajority" of members voted in favor of the contract, but that the results wouldn't likely be formalized until Wednesday. He said his members would be "back to school tomorrow." At the beginning of the 35,000-member union's strike, Caputo-Pearl called it a "fight for the soul of public...
  • With no new talks, LA teacher strike all but inevitable

    01/14/2019 3:49:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/14/19
    A strike by tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. Talks broke down Friday when the teachers' union rejected as "woefully inadequate" a new offer from the LA Unified School District. With no new discussions scheduled, pickets are likely to begin at 7 a.m. as teachers stand firm on sticking points including higher pay and smaller class sizes. Schools will stay open if a walkout happens. The district, with 640,000 students, has hired hundreds of substitutes to...
  • Iranian Regime Is Fearful Of Organized Social Unrest

    01/12/2019 12:36:22 PM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 6 replies
    Iran freedom ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    In his Speech last Wednesday Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei show his fear to the current fragile and chaotic state of the country. Nothing is more frightening to Khamenei and the Iranian authorities than the social unrest unleashed by protests which began Dec 2107 inside the country, the endless strikes that have shaken the government, and indeed threatened the existence of the ruling Iranian regime. Iranian people from all walk of life protest over high prices, inflation, corruption, incompetence. On Wednesday, during a speech in Qom (150 KM south of Tehran), Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei implicitly expressed his fear...
  • SEIU puts Fresno court on notice of planned strike

    01/10/2019 7:17:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    fresno bee ^ | Jan 10, 2019 | BY YESENIA AMARO
    The Service Employees International Union Local 521 on Thursday put the Fresno County Superior Court on notice of its plan to strike beginning Tuesday over labor negotiations. SEIU sent a letter to Sheran Morton, court executive officer, making the court aware of the planned “Unfair Labor Practice strike.” SEIU couldn’t immediately be reached for comment late Thursday.