Posts tagged labor contract
Strike ends as union workers reach agreement with FireKing
August 4, 2022 // Jay Dennis, business agent for Teamsters Local No. 89, represents FireKing workers. He said although an agreement has been reached with the company, the union is planning to pursue Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the employer. The union also filed ULP charges before the start of the strike, but those charges are still pending. “It’s a testament to our members that they were able to endure all of this and still come out as winners,” Teamsters Local No. 89 President Avral Thompson said. “These folks stood together, said enough is enough, and showed their employer what real union power looks like.” Rick Mejia, picket line misconduct, strike action,
Workers vote to strike at Ingredion in Cedar Rapids
August 3, 2022 // Picket lines started Monday morning outside the Ingredion plant on First Street SW. The BCTGM Local 100G rejected the latest contract offer Monday morning. Union representatives say they are negotiating pay and benefits, particularly for health coverage. BCTGM represents North America’s bakery, confectionery, tobacco, and grain milling industries - including everything from production workers to sanitation. It has 123 members at Ingredion. The union picketed the company during a 2015 labor dispute as the company was changing hands from Penford to Ingredion, but workers did not strike.
Rail union members could go on strike Monday amid contract impasse
July 15, 2022 // The National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC), which represents the interests of the U.S. Class I railroad operations at the bargaining table, has said their proposals offered competitive employee benefits and compensation at levels higher than most U.S. industries. If an emergency board is established by President Joe Biden to oversee the dispute, then that board will conduct hearings and issue a report. A work stoppage would be prohibited for 30 days following the report’s issuance, according to NCCC. Congress could also potentially intervene. Dennis Pierce
National rail labor strike possible July 18 unless President Joe Biden intervenes
July 11, 2022 // However, the Railway Labor Act, which sets out the rules for these kinds of disputes, allows President Joe Biden to appoint a three-member emergency board to investigate and make recommendations to both sides about how to settle their differences. The union is not allowed to strike during the Presidential Emergency Board’s investigation. The main issues are wages and benefits. Railroad freight traffic, Jeremy Ferguson,
Union Workers At Vollrath Company Prepare To Strike As Contract Negotiations Continue
April 6, 2022 // The Vollrath Company Monday morning says Sheboygan United Auto Workers Local 1472 plans to invoke it’s right to a work stoppage starting today. This comes after Vollrath Company and the Union have been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement on a labor contract that expired last Friday. In a statement emailed to WHBL News Monday morning, the company says they remain willing and open to negotiating a fair and equitable contract that provides the basis for long-term employment for it’s valued union workers as well as a viable future for the company.
WTTW technicians on strike against Chicago public TV station vow ‘to be out here as long as it takes’
March 22, 2022 // Two dozen striking WTTW technicians came out from behind the cameras and held a union rally in front of the station’s North Side studios Monday seeking support in their quest for job guarantees and a new labor contract.
Grocery Store Workers To Decide Whether To Go On Strike After Labor Contract Expires
March 9, 2022 // “It’s unfortunate that substantial progress toward reaching an agreement was not made during our 12 total days of bargaining with the union,” Robert Branton, vice president of operations at Ralphs, said in a statement. “While the company made several wage proposals, the union continues to propose very costly items which impacts our ability to meet customer needs and remain competitive.”
Iowa ordered to pay $2 million to union for uncollected union dues, unpaid overtime
February 15, 2022 // The union voted to ratify the contract Feb. 14, 2017 — three days before Branstad signed the bill into law. In addition to banning the state from collecting dues for public sector unions, the law also took away unions' rights to bargain over many conditions of employment other than base wages.