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Amazon has fired two employees with ties to the grassroots union that led the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant's history.

NEW YORK — In the aftermath of their hard-won labor victory, Amazon workers in the New York City borough of Staten Island popped Champagne, cheered their victory and danced in celebration. But their jovial attitude will be tested by a company that seems likely to drag its feet to the bargaining table.

Newport News Shipbuilding’s biggest union will keep working after rejecting a contract offer — but if further negotiations don’t result in an agreement, United Steelworkers Local 8888 is talking about what a strike would involve. Union leaders outlined strike preparations to members Saturday, including advice on dealing with financial challenges of a walkout, available community resources and ...

Newport News Shipbuilding and United Steelworkers Local 8888 have a tentative agreement on a new contract to replace the one that expired Sunday night. The new contract has a 60-month term, the union said. It provides for enhanced wages, with pay increases each year. It also would grant a $2,500 bonus. The contract also includes provisions to improve pensions and a curb on health care costs, ...

FORT LEE - The prolonged strike between barbers at Fort Lee and the contractor which employs them has finally come to its conclusion. The Contractor, Missouri-based Sheffield Barbers LLC, has agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement that will reinstate the pay rate barbers were making before the contractor began managing the shops in 2019. Barbers have historically made 53% of the price ...

After decades of abject somnolence, American labor seems to be stirring. Last week, 10,000 workers at 14 John Deere assembly plants walked off the job, the first strike at Deere in 35 years. And that was after rejecting a contract that had been negotiated by the United Auto Workers with a 5% raise in its first year. There's more. Some 1,400 workers at Kellogg's four Midwestern plants went on ...

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