Posts tagged Arizona

    AZ University Workers Ask for Better Pay, Working Conditions

    January 3, 2023 // The United Campus Workers of Arizona group says contingent faculty make up the majority of all faculty appointments at both schools. Reed said that means being hired on short-term contracts with no guarantee of renewal. "There is a lot of precarity in these teaching positions," said Reed, "and that, of course, influences students' learning, so that students can't really count on having instructors teaching particular courses. There's just a lot of uncertainty." The union members want more job stability in the form of multi-year contracts, as well as paths to promotion. UCW Arizona is collecting signatures before presenting the petitions to each university's respective president and the Arizona Board of Regents

    19 Republican governors oppose proposed Project Labor Agreement rule

    October 31, 2022 // Nineteen Republican governors wrote a letter to President Joe Biden (D) on October 17, 2022, opposing a proposed federal rule to mandate the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for federal construction projects. The letter was signed by governors from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. The proposed rule follows an executive order that was signed by Biden in February 2022 that aimed to require PLAs for large-scale construction projects. A group of Republican governors wrote a letter in April 2022 opposing the executive order, arguing that it granted a monopoly to unions and discouraged competition. The proposed rule would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the executive order and mandate the use of PLAs for federal construction contracts exceeding $35 million.

    Strike ends as Teamsters vote 215-2 for new deal with Sysco Boston

    October 21, 2022 // “Corporations will fear the Teamsters,” Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien said in the statement. “Their ability to hold down our members is over. The Teamsters are ending it. Any company that bullies workers will be met with the full firepower of this union. Our momentum cannot be stopped. We still have open contracts around the country, and we will strike again and again to protect our members.” “As a result, and as part of the Sysco Boston agreement, the company agreed to withdraw all of its lawsuits and [National Labor Relations Board] charges,” the statement continued.

    Starbucks hails judge’s ruling in union case

    June 10, 2022 // “The ruling by the judge today is further evidence that any claims of anti-union activity are categorically false,” Starbucks said in a statement to The Hill on Thursday, “We respect our partners right to organize, and at the same time we continue to support our local leaders decisions grounded in our Mission and Value.” The ruling comes as several Starbucks stores in the U.S. have seen workers form unions in the past few months, with employees citing struggles to make a living wage, work conditions and deteriorating trust with management as reasons why they formed their labor groups. OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN, Judge John Tuchi, Tyler Gillette, Laila Dalton, Alyssa Sanchez,

    TEAMSTERS WARN POTENTIAL WORK STOPPAGES COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACT ON EAST COAST FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY

    June 10, 2022 // The Teamsters Warehouse Division and numerous Teamster locals currently in contract negotiations with US Foods [NYSE: USFD] are putting the foodservice giant on notice that work stoppages are imminent. Workers at a growing number of US Foods Distribution Centers throughout the East Coast are considering the possibility of walking off the job following an increasing number of unresolved labor contracts. Teamsters Warehouse Division, illegal terminations, unilaterally changing working conditions, bargaining in bad faith, Todd Robertson, Tom Erickson,

    US unions see unusually promising moment amid wave of victories

    March 16, 2022 // Gebre said the nation’s unions should send far more organizers and money to back the union drives at Starbucks and Amazon. “The rest of the labor movement should be willing to lend a hand,” even if they don’t get any of the members, said Gebre, who was recently named Greenpeace’s chief program officer. “That’s what solidarity means.”