Seward Community Co-op workers drop strike plans after reaching tentative agreement

Workers at the co-op, which has three locations in the Minneapolis area, will receive raises of at least $5 over three years if the contract is ratified on Monday, UFCW Local 663 said.


Teamsters concerned over Chedraui USA distribution center consolidation

Smart & Final parent threatens jobs with plan to close recently unionized warehouses in Riverside and Commerce, California, Local 630 said.

About 4,000 workers at Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills and Extra Foods stores are set to walk off the job if negotiations fail to produce a new contract agreement.

The move standardizes entry-level wages at the store level, the retail giant said. Retail watchers said the move may indicate a less-tight labor market.

Retail job growth plateaus amid uptick in nationwide unemployment rate.

Wage increase brought by new contract compensates for loss of $2-per-hour “hero pay” after pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to make salaried employees making less than $55,068 eligible for overtime pay, up from $38,568. The threshold would change every three years.

Unifor Local 414 president said the agreement “acknowledges the economic struggle that many of our members face.”

Canadian grocer granted injunction that bars picketers from blocking fresh food deliveries from distribution centers.

Grocery union eyes representation of employees at mealkit brand’s Chicago production and distribution center.

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