Posts tagged higher pay
Is Gen Z the reason behind growing support for unions?
September 21, 2023 // Austin Johnson, 21, works at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne. He has a long family history with Ford. His mom works at the plant and his grandfather and great-grandfather worked for Ford. Johnson, who was worked for Ford for two years, walked out last week after contract negotiations failed and his union local was called to strike. "I am a tier two employee. I want to get rid of tiers and completely cancel that, and that's why I am here and striking for," he said.
Unions Are Adding Some Heat in the Kitchen for Food & Beverage Employers
July 27, 2022 // Food and beverage employers can take some important steps before a union-organizing effort that may not be available once an organizing drive begins. First, employers may want to establish effective lines of communication with their employees, including the utilization of a complaint procedure that is practical and efficient. Fostering a positive work culture that treats all employees with dignity and respect is crucial for maintaining effective communication. Second, employers may want to review their employee handbooks and related policies, such as open-door policies, solicitation policies, confidentiality policies, etc., to ensure they are up-to-date and legally compliant. Lastly, employers may want to consider training supervisors to identify and responding to union organizing in a lawful manner. Training can help avoid unfair labor practice charges that could result in significant costs for employers. food and beverage industry
HC Union Sets July 20 Strike Date
July 13, 2022 // The union also said that as part of its negotiations, it will press for more racial and ethnic diversity at the company. “Our members are tired of conversations about diversity and inclusion that leave the company unaccountable,” said Stephanie Guerdan, an associate editor in Children’s Books in a statement. “We need structural change that starts with wages, union security, and policies that actually help marginalized workers thrive in the workplace. The company needs to commit to working with us as a union on these issues on an ongoing basis.” CFO Susan Panuccio, Harper Collins
Brookline teachers go on strike after failed weekend contract negotiations
May 17, 2022 // The school committee points out that strikes by public employees are illegal in Massachusetts. Teachers' strikes are relatively rare in Massachusetts; Brookline's is the first since teachers in Dedham picketed in 2019.
IU graduate student workers strike through finals; all-faculty meeting scheduled
May 6, 2022 // So far, finals week disruptions have been minimal. Carney said there are plans in place for faculty, even department chairs, to help with grading if needed.