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    As staffing declines, Contra Costa County labor unions push for better contract

    June 28, 2022 // Public defenders and district attorneys are usually on opposing sides in the courtroom, but staff members from both departments have marched in lockstep at recent rallies, urging Contra Costa County to recruit and retain more people to lighten their workloads. Nine labor unions that represent more than 6,000 workers, including prosecutors, public defenders, engineers, IT staff and public service workers, among others, have joined forces to argue for better compensation in their next three-year contract — a move that might keep employees from departing for greener pastures. Sean Stalbaum, Contra Costa County, Santa Clara County, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Karen Mitchoff, county Board of Supervisors, Corey Hallman,

    Murphy calls NJ Transit union walk-out ‘despicable’ as engineers agree to court order

    June 22, 2022 // The union representing NJ Transit locomotive engineers agreed to a temporary ban on anything that can be construed as a work stoppage, according to court documents. The union's agreement — following a holiday weekend in which nearly 500 locomotive engineers called out of work and hundreds of trains were canceled — resulted in a hearing scheduled for Tuesday to be canceled. U.S. District Judge Catherine O'Hearn, NJ Transit,

    Carpenters Trade Union Bets Big On America’s Transition To Renewable Energy

    May 24, 2022 // At least two major offshore wind developers, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Ørsted, have signed agreements to use union labor for their planned projects. And Atlantic Power Transmission LLC, a Blackstone company vying to build the transmission lines that connect offshore wind farms to the grid, has partnered with EASRCC and other unions and committed to investing $50 million for workforce development in New Jersey.

    Judge Says BNSF Unions Can’t Strike Over New Attendance Rule

    January 27, 2022 // A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a strike would likely violate federal law because under their contracts railroad unions aren't allowed to strike over minor disputes. Instead, those must be settled through arbitration or negotiation.