The Wedge Co-op reached an agreement yesterday on a three-year contract with its warehouse workers, who unionized this spring in a labor dispute. Warehouse employees at the Wedge organized through UFCW 1189 due to concerns about stagnant wages and a top-down management style. Union leader Bernie He ... More >>
Kowalski's will be pesented with a lump of coal from UFCW 1189 at a demonstration this afternoonA local labor union plans to give Kowalski's Markets a lump of coal this afternoon over a contract dispute. The union, UFCW 1189, has been negotiating its contract with Kowalski's since last Janua ... More >>
Contract talks for roughly 5,000 grocery workers in the east metro area will begin tomorrow morning. The bargaining unit includes employees at stores such as Rainbow, Cub, Lunds and Byerlys.
The Hidden Costs of Shitty Jobs Good Jobs First recently completed a study looking at which corporations are most reliant on taxpayer-funded programs to cover their workers' medical needs. Not surprisingly, Wal-Mart was the chief offender. In eight out of the ten states that Good Jobs First was able ... More >>
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