Posts tagged IAMAW

    Legoland trying to deter ride techs’ bid to unionize, workers say

    November 29, 2023 // Ride technician engineers at Legoland in Carlsbad, California, filed for a union election to join International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), District Lodge 947 in September. They await a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board on accepting their bargaining unit, and permitting the election to be scheduled.

    Unions accept contract offer, ending strike at Northern Maine pulp manufacturer

    November 27, 2023 // Other terms of the contract, according to the unions, are general wage increases of 4% in the first year and 3% in each of the second and third years; an end to a tiered vacation system, allowing all employees to cap out with a fifth week of vacation; an immediate "equity adjustment" of 30 cents to $1 an hour for employees in the bottom five water and steam plant classifications; and a contract ratification bonus of $750. The mill, which employs approximately 300 workers in total, is owned by St. Croix Tissue Co., based in Canada, whose parent company, The International Grand Investment Corp., is a U.S.-based company held by a Chinese investment firm.

    Staples accused of firing Brunswick worker for backing union drive

    September 11, 2023 // The Staples union drive is the latest in a string of organization efforts springing up across Maine. Since 2021, there have been successful union drives among workers at the Orono Town Office, Biddeford Starbucks, the Portland Museum of Art, Maine Medical Center in Portland and the Bangor Daily News. Despite those wins, efforts have petered out or failed at the Chipotle in Augusta, Little Dog Coffee Shop in Brunswick, Shalom House in Portland, the Starbucks on Middle Street in Portland and Bates College in Lewiston.

    Unions fear ceding members in Defense Health Agency reorganization

    August 22, 2023 // “Who am I to come in and say ‘you’re now in my union?’” he said. Some members have also questioned the structure of the units, saying markets force together facilities that group different military services, chains of command and cultures, even if the employees share job duties, management and working environments. “Whenever there’s a big reorganization like this, the FLRA needs to certify appropriate bargaining units,” Friday said. “But it doesn’t have to be the most appropriate bargaining units. There can be other workable configurations. And so here’s a question of trying to find something that comports, to some extent, with the agency structure, but also [with] NFFE’s goal that would also allow us to represent as many of our folks as we can.” The Colorado market, for example, is comprised of four treatment facilities and several medical clinics located in Colorado and Utah.

    Snøhetta US: Employees Vote Against Unionizing in Architectural Practice Transformation

    July 13, 2023 // Initially reported to be 29 to 28, the final vote count was 35 to 29. The error was caused due to the overlooking of the company’s San Francisco branch. If the vote had passed, a total of 65 employees, made up of both full-time and regular part-time employees, would have been covered by the proposed union. Moreover, the union would have included all designers, architects, project leaders, and operations staff associated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

    Spirit AeroSystems to halt work at Wichita plant as union votes to strike

    June 22, 2023 // In an emailed statement, IAM said 79% of workers voted to reject the contract and 85% voted to strike. About 55% of Spirit's U.S. workers were covered by the agreement, which will expire this month.

    Snøhetta architects make a bid to unionize the firm’s New York studio

    May 23, 2023 // Snøhetta employees’ action marks the third time architects at a private-sector architecture studio in the U.S. took that step. Designers at SHoP Architects in New York moved to unionize in December 2021, later dropping that bid. Employees at Brooklyn-based Bernheimer Architecture joined the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers last fall, making the firm the first unionized private-sector architecture studio in the U.S.

    Workers at Architecture Firm Snøhetta Announce Their Attempt to Unionize

    May 11, 2023 // After a failed unionization attempt occurred at SHoP Architects in 2021, New York firm Bernheimer Architects announced last year that they were being voluntarily recognized, making them the first private sector firm to successfully do so in the United States. "When we started talking about a union, the word was so, so taboo," Jennifer Siqueira, who previously worked at SHoP and left to join Bernheimer, told Dwell last year. "But since then the conversation has totally shifted."