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Shuler Joins Graduate Teachers Seeking Recognition of Their Union at Yale's Commencement

Liz Shuler joins graduate teachers who voted for a union at Yale.
Liz Shuler
Liz Shuler joins graduate teachers who voted for a union with UNITE HERE Local 33 at Yale's commencement.

Thousands of supporters rallied today at Yale University's commencement in solidarity with the graduate teachers who formed a union with UNITE HERE Local 33. The university has refused to recognize the union and come to the negotiating table. 

Corporate Greed

Trumka Delivers Petitions to Angela Merkel on Behalf of Working People at T-Mobile and Volkswagen

Richard Trumka with Angela Merkel
AFL-CIO

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka attended the Labour 20 conference last week in Germany, where he hand-delivered petition signatures to Chancellor Angela Merkel on behalf of workers at T-Mobile and Volkswagen, seeking justice for the working people employed by the German companies in the United States. Skilled trades workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant voted in 2015 to join a union, but the company refuses to negotiate with them. Among other complaints, T-Mobile was ordered last month by a federal administrative judge to shut down an illegal union set up by management.

Corporate Greed

Offshoring of Oreo-Maker Jobs Dominates Mondelēz Shareholder Meeting

BCTGM Protests Modelez/Nabisco
BCTGM

Mondelēz International’s offshoring of jobs and the company’s relentless cost-cutting came under repeated criticism at the Mondelēz annual shareholder meeting on May 17 in Lincolnshire, Ill. Outside the shareholder meeting, members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and other unions protested the company’s 2016 decision to move 600 Nabisco factory workers’ jobs from the Southside of Chicago to Salinas, Mexico.