CNH Finalized Addendum to Master Contract Agreement!

CNH has just ratified their MCA with a 4yr term!  The term includes higher wages, and freezing the IEDA pension.  Thanks to Chris Castaing and the members of the committee!

Unilever and the AdeS Case: Why Quality Product Matters to Us and to Consumers

When we met to discuss the addendum, one thing that came out is that we want to able to continue to produce quality product. It makes sense. Clean, good quality product helps us keep our jobs. Recently at a Unilever plant in Brazil, a batch of the popular soy drink AdeS was contaminated with sodium … Continue reading

Unilever Workers Come Together for a Good Contract

Local 6 members at Unilever came together last Saturday to discuss the issues on their addendum. About 15 workers spend the morning debating on how we can make a decent living in a safe job and creating quality product. We debated our strategy and our needs for the coming negotiations. Our Union Representatives have a … Continue reading

Waste Management Workers Strike Against Unfair Practices by the Employer

Local 6 members at Waste Management had to resort to strike action against a vicious employer.  Waste Management used illegal intimidation and has refused to bargain in good faith. The five hour strike was successful in preventing operations at Waste Management for the day. “America won’t work if big companies like Waste Management can break … Continue reading

Master Contract Members Get Together to Create Proposals for Coming Negotiations

66th Annual Convention of the Warehouse Union Local 6: Debating Our Future

Lively debate and discussion were the mark of the 66th Annual Convention of the Warehouse Union Local 6. A big focus was the coming Master Contract negotiations, and how to get ourselves ready to fight for a good contract. Now, it’s time to get the Master Contract process going. In March 17th we will be … Continue reading

Forklift Operator Killed At Oakland Recycling Firm Identified

Forklift Operator Killed At Oakland Recycling Firm Identified Copyright CBS San Francisco “OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A forklift operator killed in an accident at a plastic recycling company in Oakland has been identified as Eduardo Martinez Barajas, 34, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau. Barajas, an Oakland resident, was killed Thursday morning at Super … Continue reading

N.C.D.C Endorsements for 2012 Election

(Photo Courtesy of Derrick Muhammad for Oakland City Council Campaign Site) The Northern California District Council, affiliated with the ILWU, endorses the following candidates and initiatives on the ballot for the November 2012 general election: Derrick Muhammad (ILWU Local 10 Member), Oakland City Council, District 3 Jane Bruner, Oakland City Attorney Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilwoman … Continue reading