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January 31, 2023

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After scoring successes with representation elections conducted under the protective oversight of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, the United Farm Workers of America officially ends its historic table grape, lettuce, and wine boycotts. ~ DC Labor

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Rail Unions Slam Senate’s ‘Anti-American’ Rejection of Sick Days
Updated On: Dec 02, 2022
Dec. 2, 2022 | LABOR UNIONS | Some unions representing rail workers, as well as the nation's largest labor organization, blasted a Senate vote on Thursday denying workers paid sick days after the chamber passed a separate measure imposing a labor agreement and averting a nationwide rail strike. The bill, which gives rail workers seven paid sick days, passed the House but was defeated by a vote of 52-43 in the Senate. "It is extremely disappointing that 43 Senators voted to prioritize the corporate greed of rail carriers and CEOs over the needs and quality-of-life improvements that our members so desperately deserve," said the SMART Transportation Division, or SMART-TD, which represents about 28,000 conductors, making it the nation's largest rail union. The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees division of the Teamsters [BMWED], which represents 12,000 members, sharply criticized the Senate vote. "It is shocking and appalling that any Member of Congress would cast a vote against any sort of provision that raises the standard of living for hard-working Americans," a union statement said. ABC News  Related: Biden signs bill averting rail workers strike despite lack of sick days
 
 
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