About 17,000 AT&T wireline technicians and call center employees went on strike in California and Nevada today while filing an unfair labor charge to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleging that AT&T violated federal law.
“The company has shown disrespect to the bargaining process by changing the work assignments of workers without bargaining as required by federal law,” the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union said in its strike announcement. “Further, AT&T reneged on an agreement to resolve the dispute without any explanation.”
The CWA said that AT&T “is asking its workers to do more for less—keeping them from their families with unpredictable overtime, undercutting pay and advancement, offshoring good jobs, and pushing more health care costs onto employees.”
In his recent speech, President Trump said he had promised that “dying industries will come roaring back to life” – and then highlighted the boost he gave one such industry by blocking an environmental regulation “that threatens the future and livelihoods of our great coal miners.”
The move Trump referred to stopped an environmental rule meant to protect streams from pollution stemming from mining.
The company said that about 5,000 positions nationwide will be affected by the closures, most of which will occur in June.
Below is the list of stores slated to close Mall/Shopping Center City State Auburn Mall Auburn AL Tannehill Promenade Bessemer AL Gadsden Mall Gadsden AL Jasper Mall Jasper AL Military Plaza Benton AR Chickasaw Plaza Blytheville AR Riverview Mall Bullhead City AZ Downtown Bishop Bishop CA Sunwest Plaza Lodi CA The Village at Orange Orange CA Hilltop Mall Richmond CA Fort Morgan Main St. Fort Morgan CO Glenwood Springs Mall Glenwood Springs CO St. Vrain Centre Longmont CO Broadway Plaza Sterling CO Connecticut Post Mall Milford CT Jacksonville Regional Shopping Center Jacksonville FL Palatka Mall Palatka FL Dublin Mall Dublin GA Macon Mall Macon GA Milledgeville Mall Milledgeville GA Gateway Plaza Thomasville GA Tifton Mall Tifton GA Downtown Decorah Decorah IA Crossroads Mall Fort Dodge IA Penn Central Mall Oskaloosa IA Quincy Place Ottumwa IA Snake River Plaza Burley ID Eastland Mall Bloomington IL Fulton Square Canton IL Village Square Mall Effingham IL Freestanding Macomb IL Peru Mall Peru IL Northland Mall Sterling IL Centerpointe of Woodridge Woodridge IL FairOaks Mall Columbus IN Connersville Plaza Connersville IN Huntington Plaza Huntington IN Jasper Manor Center Jasper IN Logansport Mall Logansport IN Chanute Square Chanute KS Downtown Great Bend Great Bend KS Hutchinson Mall Hutchinson KS Freestanding Lawrence KS Winfield Plaza Winfield KS Cortana Mall Baton Rouge LA Park Terrace DeRidder LA North Shore Square Slidell LA Berkshire Mall Lanesborough MA Easton Marketplace Easton MD Rockland Plaza Rockland ME Lakeview Square Mall Battle Creek MI Delta Plaza Escanaba MI Westshore Mall Holland MI Copper Country Mall Houghton MI Birchwood Mall Kingsford MI Midland Mall Midland MI Cascade Crossings Sault Ste. Marie MI Central Lakes Crossing Baxter MN Five Lakes Centre Fairmont MN Faribo West Mall Faribault MN Irongate Plaza Hibbing MN Hutchinson Mall Hutchinson MN Red Wing Mall Red Wing MN Downtown Thief River Falls Thief River Falls MN Freestanding Winona MN Maryville Center Maryville MO Leigh Mall Columbus MS Southgate Plaza Corinth MS Greenville Mall Greenville MS Bonita Lakes Mall Meridian MS Oxford Mall Oxford MS Capital Hill Mall Helena MT Sidney Main Street Sidney MT Albemarle Crossing Albemarle NC Boone Mall Boone NC Eastridge Mall Gastonia NC Blue Ridge Mall Hendersonville NC Monroe Crossing Monroe NC Becker Village Mall Roanoke Rapids NC Prairie Hills Mall Dickinson ND Buffalo Mall Jamestown ND Downtown Wahpeton Wahpeton ND Fremont Mall Fremont NE Downtown McCook McCook NE Platte River Mall North Platte NE Rio Grande Plaza Rio Grande NJ The Boulevard Las Vegas NV Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza Dunkirk NY Westfield Sunrise Massapequa NY Palisades Center West Nyack NY Findlay Village Mall Findlay OH New Towne Mall New Philadelphia OH Richmond Town Square Richmond Heights OH St. Mary’s Square St. Marys OH Altus Plaza Altus OK Ne-Mar Shopping Center Claremore OK Ponca Plaza Ponca City OK Pioneer Square Shopping Center Stillwater OK Astoria Downtown Astoria OR Grants Pass Shopping Center Grants Pass OR La Grande Downtown La Grande OR Downtown Pendleton Pendleton OR The Dalles Main Street The Dalles OR Columbia Mall Bloomsburg PA Clearfield Mall Clearfield PA King of Prussia Mall King of Prussia PA Philadelphia Mills Philadelphia PA Bradford Towne Centre Towanda PA Lycoming Mall Pennsdale PA Willow Grove Park Willow Grove PA Citadel Mall Charleston SC Town ‘N Country Easley SC Palace Mall Mitchell SD Northridge Plaza Pierre SD Watertown Mall Watertown SD Yankton Mall Yankton SD Greeneville Commons Greeneville TN Knoxville Center Knoxville TN County Market Place Union City TN Athens Village Shopping Center Athens TX Borger Shopping Plaza Borger TX Heartland Mall Early TX El Paso Downtown El Paso TX Marshall Mall Marshall TX McAllen Downtown McAllen TX University Mall Nacogdoches TX King Plaza Shopping Center Seguin TX Bosque River Center Stephenville TX New River Valley Mall Christiansburg VA Tanglewood Mall Roanoke VA Pilchuck Landing Snohomish WA Pine Tree Mall Marinette WI Marshfield Mall Marshfield WI Richland Square Shopping Center Richland Center WI Rapids Mall Wisconsin Rapids WI Foxcroft Towne Center Martinsburg WV Downtown Sheridan Sheridan WYSOURCE: J.C. Penney Company, Inc
Hatfield’s Ferry, a large Greene County coal plant shuttered in 2013, has drawn the attention of a New Jersey power developer that plans to build a large natural gas plant on the site. APV Renaissance Partners, a subsidiary of American Power Ventures, said it plans to submit a permit to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection within the next month for a combined-cycle power plant. David Neurohr, a spokesman for APV, would only say that it’s a “redevelopment project” whose details would be disclosed at a public information meeting on April 5, between 5 and 8 p.m., at the Carmichaels and Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Department. However, in late January, PJM Interconnection LLC, the Valley Forge-based grid operator that manages the flow of electricity for 13 states
Home Depot is seeking to fill 80,000 jobs for the spring
The jobs will consist of permanent, part-time positions, as well as seasonal jobs. There’s also a chance that some of those hired just for spring could land a long-term position, with Home Depot saying that typically half of its seasonal hires stay on permanently.
JCPenney announced Friday that it would close up to 140 stores in the next couple of months.
That follows decisions by Macy’s and Sears to close a collective 218 stores in the first half of the year. Other mall-based stores including American Apparel, The Limited, Bebe, BCBG, and Payless have also recently announced that they are shutting down all or most of their stores.
Jeff Brown, who owns six local ShopRite supermarkets, told The Philadelphia Inquirer he expects to cut 300 jobs. Bob Brockway, chief operating officer of Canada Dry Delaware Valley, has predicted a 20% workforce reduction by March.
Consider the condition of the American economy. In some circles people still widely believe, as one recent New York Times business-section article cluelessly insisted before the inauguration, that “Mr. Trump will inherit an economy that is fundamentally solid.” But this is patent nonsense.
But there is the employment situation. Labor-force trends have been utterly dismal. Work rates have fallen off a cliff since the year 2000 and are at their lowest levels in decades. We can see this by looking at the estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the civilian employment rate, the jobs-to-population ratio for adult civilian men and women.
American health conditions seem to have taken a seriously wrong turn in the new century. Overall health progress has been shockingly slow.
Thus the bittersweet reality of life for real Americans in the early 21st century: Even though the American economy still remains the world’s unrivaled engine of wealth generation, those outside the bubble may have less of a shot at the American Dream than has been the case for decades, maybe generations—possibly even since the Great Depression.
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