united food and commercial workers

Walmart workers plan raucous Black Friday   |   November 26, 2013
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Walmart workers are gearing up for Black Friday with a series of short strikes around the country this week, including in California, Florida,...

 

A hundred arrested protesting Walmart firings   |   September 9, 2013
By Alexandra Bradbury, Labor Notes They didn't strike this time -- but Walmart workers and their allies marched, rallied, danced, blew horns, and took arrests in a...

 

Creating a culture of unionism in the South   |   August 20, 2013
By Douglas Williams and Cato Uticensis, The South Lawn One of the difficulties of organizing in the South is that the struggles here frequently occur under a veil of invisibility...

 

After a pause, Walmart strikes back   |   July 31, 2013
In a coordinated purge, Walmart has lashed out against workers who walked out in early June. Sixty have been fired or disciplined so far, said Brandon Garrett, a worker from...

 

Job actions have Wal-Mart running scared   |   July 3, 2013
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest It's déjà vu all over again at Wal-Mart. Returning to its customary practice of using intimidation to respond to demands for...

 

In Walmart and fast food, unions scaling up a strike-first strategy   |   February 5, 2013
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes Small but highly publicized strikes by Walmart retail and warehouse workers last fall set the labor movement abuzz and gained new respect for...

 

With historic strikes underway and Black Friday protests planned, Walmart files complaint against union   |   November 19, 2012
Walmart filed an unfair labor practice charge last week against the United Food and Commercial Workers union, asking the National Labor Relations Board to block efforts to disrupt...

 

Standing up to the bully of Bentonville   |   October 15, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest The spreading job actions by Wal-Mart workers around the country, while still involving modest numbers, come across as a kind of catharsis....

 

The world's retail Goliath notices its workers aren't happy   |   October 10, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South The world's retail Goliath may be finally feeling some pain as a result of the growing number of slingshot-wielding Davids at its feet....

 

UAW vs. Nissan in Mississippi: Operation Dixie revised?   |   August 13, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South Michael Carter hardly evokes the Hollywood image of a podium-pounding, fire-breathing labor agitator. With his dark blue "New York" cap,...

 

In Alabama poultry workers victory, a vote to stick together   |   June 28, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes A racially mixed workforce in an Alabama poultry plant defeated management's attempts to exploit their diversity, turning aside the...

 

Farmworkers push tobacco giant Reynolds to the table   |   June 14, 2012
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes The perseverance of Farm Labor Organizing Committee activists in North Carolina paid off in early April when Reynolds American finally...

 

175 birds a minute?   |   May 25, 2012
Without first studying the effects on assembly line workers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has changed the rule on line speeds at poultry plants for the first time in more...

 

Common ground on the kill floor: Organizing Smithfield   |   May 3, 2012
By David Bacon, Labor Notes Keith Ludlum (in photo) and Terry Slaughter are two slaughterhouse workers who helped organize the union at the Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel,...

 

Creative organizing at Walmart   |   March 1, 2012
By Joe Atkins, Labor South A new strategy to push workers' rights at the world's largest retailer, Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart, is utilizing what has been called...

 

Alabama workers meet harsh immigration law with wildcats   |   October 21, 2011
By Eduardo Soriano-Castillo, Labor Notes An all-out attack on immigrant workers, their families, and communities continues in the South and West. In Alabama, immigrant workers...

 

VOICES: Hope in Mississippi   |   July 29, 2011
By Joe Atkins, Labor South A hardened, intransigent right-wing has taken over the Republican Party and proved its willingness to take the nation to the economic brink to protect...