Posts tagged labor contract

    Hollywood’s video game performers authorize strike if labor talks fail

    September 26, 2023 // Video game voice actors and motion capture performers have voted to authorize a strike if negotiations on a new labor contract fail, setting the stage for another possible work stoppage in Hollywood. After voting closed on Monday, the SAG-AFTRA union said 98.32% of those who cast ballots had voted in favor of authorizing a strike. The union is scheduled to begin contract talks with gaming companies on Tuesday.

    City of Seattle employees rally as union negotiations continue

    September 25, 2023 // City of Seattle employees held a rally Tuesday afternoon as the Coalition of City Unions (CCU) continues negotiations over a new labor contract with city leaders. The rally was held on the steps of Seattle City Hall, where a contingent of employees were joined by local leaders, including a pair of Seattle City Councilmembers in Teresa Mosqueda and Tammy Morales.

    As Florida’s new union law goes into effect, it’s ‘do or die’ time for labor

    July 10, 2023 // In the face of the double-whammy law — creating a new process for paying dues while simultaneously requiring more people to pay dues — public labor unions are launching all-out campaigns to get their numbers up. “Are we at 60%? No. I can't give you a definitive number,” said Se’Adoria “Cee Cee” Brown, the president of AFSCME Local 199. “However, I can say that there has been a push and we've signed up 700 new members since we started this whole campaign, and when folks realized, ‘Hey, this is real.’” The Local 199 chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union represents about 7,500 employees of Miami-Dade County: transit officials, animal services, staff at the Medical Examiner’s Office, administrative clerks in the court system.

    White House Urged to Intervene in West Coast Port Labor Talks

    March 28, 2023 // A group of more than two hundred importers, exporters, logistics providers, and retailers urged the White House to intervene in West Coast port labor talks that have been underway since last May. In a letter March 24 to President Joe Biden, groups including the National Retail Federation, the American Trucking Associations, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, urged the administration to help speed the agreement on a new labor contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, after the contract governing dockworkers from California to Washington State expired on July 1. “While we appreciate that the parties agreed not to engage in a strike or a lockout, we are aware of several instances of activities that have impacted terminal operations. We need the administration to ensure these activities do not continue or escalate,” the March 24 letter said.

    Nebraska: State employees union approves labor contract granting raises of up to 10%-27%

    February 9, 2023 // State workers have ratified a new labor contract that contains the largest salary increases in at least 35 years, a contract aimed at filling critical job vacancies. Gov. Jim Pillen and the Nebraska Association of Public Employees (NAPE) announced the approval of the labor agreement, which would deliver wage hikes of 5% and 2% over the next two years for a majority of employees, and up to 10% and 27% for critical and hard-to-fill positions. NAPE’s executive director, Justin Hubly, said they represent the largest raises since the labor union was organized in 1987 and should go a long ways toward resolving worker shortages in several state agencies

    Teamsters Union votes to end strike with local beverage distributor, sending dozens back to work

    November 2, 2022 // About 60 local workers returned to their jobs at Swire Coca-Cola in north central Washington on Monday after spending a little over two weeks on strike. With warehouses in East Wenatchee, Omak and Moses Lake, Swire distributes Coca-Cola products to store across north central Washington. Drivers, merchandisers and loaders for the company were represented by Teamsters 760, the union that had initially turned down Swire's initial labor contract. The dispute between Swire and some of its workers began when the union rejected a new labor deal before the last one ended on April 1, 2022. Union workers continued to work and remain employed with the company until the labor union rejected Swire's revised deal for the second time on Oct 11, prompting employees to strike the following day.

    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