Posts tagged contract negotiations

    Minnesota nurses union to vote on possible second strike

    November 18, 2022 // On Thursday morning, the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) announced that members will vote to authorize another possible strike at more than a dozen hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports area. The union's 15,000 nurses will vote on Nov. 30 to authorize the strike at 15 hospitals. If the strike vote is approved by a two-thirds majority, union negotiation leaders will be authorized to call an unfair labor practice strike after giving a 10-day notice to hospital employees.

    TARC management, TARC Union to meet for new contract negotiations Wednesday

    November 2, 2022 // The union has already voted to authorize a strike if necessary. Per Kentucky law, public employees like TARC drivers aren't allowed to strike or engage in work stoppage. In a statement, a TARC spokesperson said they're hopeful they'll finalize a contract that provides employees with the best possible wages while also meeting TARC's budgetary responsibilities.

    City Colleges of Chicago teachers union prepares to set strike date for faculty and staff who are still without a contract agreement

    October 24, 2022 // The union authorized a strike by a vote of more than 1,000 members on Oct. 6. with 92% of them voting in favor. The CCCTU has two negotiating teams representing professional staff and faculty. Contracts for both groups expired in July.

    Workers at MOM’s grocery store in Timonium will vote on whether to unionize

    October 21, 2022 // “The wages were the biggest problem,” Jackson said. The grocer would “bring people in with higher wages than people that were working there. There was no structure in place on how you get your increases.” Workers get paid time off but only after two years, and he said they are not paid extra for holidays. The company said it offers numerous benefits, including a free meal during shifts, a 30% store discount, a 401(k) plan, health benefits, paid sick, vacation and bereavement leave, discounted gym memberships, an $88 credit for Allbirds shoes, hazard pay during the pandemic and other perks.

    Classes canceled in 2 Massachusetts cities amid teachers strike

    October 17, 2022 // Malden’s Superintendent says while this may be intended to send a message to school district leaders, in her opinion, it’s the students and families who are suffering the consequences. A union negotiator in Malden told Boston 25 that the district has not given teachers a date for their next negotiation session. Wood called the strikes a “coordinated effort” by the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

    CAHOOTS, HOOTS Unanimously Vote to Unionize

    October 13, 2022 // Workers at White Bird’s crisis response programs CAHOOTS and HOOTS are on the same page when it comes to voting on unionizing. The two groups voted unanimously to move forward with unionizing and to join the Teamsters Local 206 chapter. It was a re-energizing election outcome, says CAHOOTS crisis worker Chelsea Swift, that has given workers some momentum as they advocate for better working conditions.

    Railroad Strike Threat Shows How Unions’ Rigid Rules Often Hurt Workers

    October 6, 2022 // Railroad companies would almost certainly have raised compensation to maintain the workforce they needed, but they’ve been locked in by union contracts that prevent them from increasing workers’ pay—or any other benefits—until a new contract is reached. The lack of flexibility to respond quickly to changing circumstances and conditions has almost certainly hampered railroad companies’ ability to find workers throughout the pandemic.

    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.

    Starbucks says it wants union bargaining to begin

    September 28, 2022 // Casey Moore, a labor organizer and union spokesperson, said the union’s focus right now is developing core proposals on both economic and non-economic issues to help guide bargaining at individual stores.

    Worker protests at airports spread nationwide over staffing and pay

    September 27, 2022 // Cashiers, baristas, bartenders, cooks and lounge attendants at San Francisco International Airport launched an open-ended strike Monday over staffing levels and wages, shutting down most of one of the nation’s busiest airport’s food concessions. Flight attendants at United and Southwest airlines on Tuesday are expected to demonstrate at 21 airports around the United States, including Guam, as well as in London, to draw attention to workplace problems made worse by understaffing.