OUR Walmart is a UFCW front group that has been trying to organize Walmart employees for years. The employees working for OUR Walmart are non-union, and apparently, UFCW would like to keep it that way. When a group of Seattle-based OUR Walmart workers reached out to the union that represents other UFCW employees, they were fired. One of the ousted workers claimed that the UFCW “is all for workers’ rights yet it denied its own staff union contracts and didn’t pay us overtime and eventually fired us for reaching out to a union.”
When Sal Roselli and his SEIU local split off to form the separate Nation Union of Healthcare Workers, the SEIU sued and won a tremendous financial settlement. The California Nurses Association agreed to merge with the NUHW to give the fledgling union a chance at survival, but the inevitable break up appears on the way. Can you say “UniteHERE?”
And for the first time in over 30 years, last month employees of Fiat Chrysler rejected a contract that the United Auto Workers negotiators were ready to accept, with 65% of the 40,000 members voting it down.