Posts tagged City Council

    Measure Designed to Allow Nonprofit Employees to Unionize Advances Over Lightfoot’s Objection

    March 15, 2023 // A measure designed to make it easier for workers at Chicago nonprofit organizations to unionize advanced Tuesday over the objections of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration, a coalition of social service agencies and the Chicago Chamber of Commerce. After languishing in limbo for more than three years, the proposal — dubbed the Human Service Workforce Advancement Ordinance — now heads to the Chicago City Council for a final vote on Wednesday. A joint body made up of the committees on Health and Human Relations and Workforce Development advanced the plan Tuesday with a vote of 24-5 after a contentious two-hour meeting. Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Department of Public Health, urged City Council members to delay a vote on the proposal, saying it could have unanticipated consequences that could disrupt the organizations that make up the city’s social safety net.

    Opinion: LANFORD: Police collective bargaining is a mistake

    November 9, 2022 // If Charlottesville wants to truly value civilian oversight, then police unions should be out of bounds

    City of Santa Cruz workers will strike next week

    October 5, 2022 // “It’s unfortunate that it has reached this point,” said Santa Cruz City Manager Matt Huffaker. “But we are striving to meet the needs of our employees while also being fiscally responsible.” Workers with SEIU Local 521, are frustrated with the city’s inability to recruit and retain employees to reach adequate staffing levels, treatment of its workers, and the attempts to compare cost-of-living adjustment proposals accepted by city executives to the salaries of front-line service workers, according to union organizers.

    ‘We want to be able to survive’: Atlantic City casino workers to strike over wages

    June 29, 2022 // According to the union, the Borgata could lose an estimated $1.6m a day if workers strike, and Caesars, Tropicana, and Harrah’s could lose an additional $1m a day combined from a strike, hitting the casinos ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, historically one of the busiest times of the year. Irina Sanchez, housekeeper, Jeff Payne, Caesars Hotel, Caesars, Harrah’s, Tropicana, Borgata, Hard Rock, Laurel Lounge, Al Kare, Ruth Ann Joyce,

    Detroit fire official admits spending union money on cruises, flights, furniture, more

    December 2, 2021 // During her four-year tenure, Day obtained approximately $167,900 and spent the money while circling the globe, according to the FBI.