Posts tagged federal mediator

    PNC Park ushers, ticket takers, ticket sellers go on strike, announce plans to picket outside Pirates’ next home game

    April 19, 2023 // The Pittsburgh Stadium Independent Employees Union, or PSIEU, announced on Sunday that the Pirates' latest contract offer was rejected and that a strike vote was accepted. The union represents ushers, ticket takers, and ticket sellers at PNC Park. PSIEU says that workers will picket outside the Pirates' next home game on Thursday when the team takes on the Cincinnati Reds.

    Workers at RISD go on ‘unfair labor practice’ strike

    March 24, 2023 // Marland said the agreement included RISD providing each worker with a retroactive payments back to last July. General Teamsters Local 251 had until March 1 to accept RISD’s offer. The school said the union sent a counter-proposal on March 18 that “included unreasonable demands related to benefits and excessive demands for compensation.”

    ILLINOIS: EIU faculty, staff union voting on strike after year at bargaining table

    February 28, 2023 // The EIU University Professionals of Illinois IFT Local 4100 union, which represents advisors, recruiters, annually contracted faculty, faculty, counselors, and lab coordinators, will vote to authorize a strike on March 8-9 after nearly one year of bargaining and little movement in mediation. The primary issues on the bargaining table are salary and workload demands that directly impact the availability of service to students. The Illinois Federation of Teachers said that a “yes” vote would give the EIU UPI bargaining team the power to file official strike authorization paperwork with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board if no agreement can be made at the bargaining table.

    Looming Akron teacher strike: Here’s what parents and caregivers need to know

    January 2, 2023 // AEA has a strike organization in place and will work with its membership to staff selected picket lines, Shipe said. She did not elaborate on those plans, but said AEA has received an outpouring of support from the Akron community, from all APS unions like bus drivers, secretaries, custodians, cafeteria works and others, including labor unions in other school districts and private-sector unions. "Our labor brothers and sisters are united in our efforts to secure safe schools and responsible and fair wages," she said.

    21 months after unionizing, Tartine workers still don’t have contract

    December 23, 2022 // According to Evan McLaughlin, a union organizer and former Tartine employee, what the union hopes to achieve in this long-overdue contract is primarily a scheduled and guaranteed raise for workers. The company, he said, insists on merit-based pay increases. The union has been hoping to reach a partnership with the company, while the company has been very uncooperative, and “decided to fight,” said McLaughlin.

    Art Museum workers continue strike into second week

    October 6, 2022 // In the week since the strike began, there have been no negotiations between workers and management. After two years of negotiating, the union called a strike on September 26 when management came to the table with an offer to raise wages an average of 8.5% in the first 10 months of the contract, and 11% by July 2024, among other benefits such as four weeks of paid parental leave and accelerated eligibility for new employees to access medical coverage.

    Dozens of Alaska Airlines flights canceled over ‘shortage of pilots’

    April 4, 2022 // More than 15,000 out of luck passengers were left holding their luggage as Alaska Airlines grounded dozens of planes amid a labor dispute with its pilots, according to reports.

    Proviso Teachers Strike For First Time In Two Decades

    March 7, 2022 // Proviso teachers have been working without a contract since last June. The average teacher salary in D209 is around $76,000 — nearly 30% lower than the roughly $87,000 average of high school districts in the Chicago area, according to an analysis of state data provided by teachers. The average teaching experience in the district is roughly 13 years and about three quarters of teachers in D209 have a master’s degree.

    Ongoing concrete union strike snarls projects, including light rail expansion

    January 29, 2022 // An ongoing strike of concrete truckers and drivers is slowing down or stopping major projects in the Seattle region, including the light rail expansion, resulting in hundreds of layoffs. Ongoing concrete union strike snarls projects, including light rail expansion.