Posts tagged Labor Dispute
Labor Dispute continues for union workers at WestRock paper mill
December 13, 2022 // Workers gathered Saturday outside of the WestRock Mahrt Mill on Alabama Highway 165. They are continuing their efforts towards finding a resolution regarding contract negotiations. President of the Maintenance Local at WestRock Mahrt Mill, Les Phillips, says the labor dispute was never about compensation, but rather protecting language in their contract regarding overtime. Employees want protection for working unconventional hours. Three unions affiliated with the United Steelworkers — Local 971, Local 1471 which work with the trees, pulp and front end of the process; and Local 1972, which serves the maintenance workers – represent nearly 465 workers.
Biden to Congress: Intervene in labor dispute, avert rail strike that would ‘devastate’ US
November 29, 2022 // With a Dec. 9 strike deadline fast approaching, Biden urged Congress to adopt "without any modifications or delay" an agreement brokered by the White House in September between labor unions and rail operators. Four of the 12 unions have voted to reject the five-year agreement, which was intended to avoid a shutdown of the nation's freight rail system. "A rail shutdown would devastate our economy," Biden said in a statement. "Without freight rail, many U.S. industries would shut down. My economic advisors report that as many as 765,000 Americans – many union workers themselves – could be put out of work in the first two weeks alone. Communities could lose access to chemicals necessary to ensure clean drinking water. Farms and ranches across the country could be unable to feed their livestock."
Appeals Court Finds Union Can Be Liable Under RICO Statute
August 29, 2022 // In Care One Mgmt. LLC v. United Healthcare Workers East, the court was asked to consider an employer’s appeal of the trial court’s decision denying its RICO Act claims against the United Healthcare Workers East SEIU 1199, New England Health Care Employees Union, and the Service Employees International Union. Although the RICO Act is a criminal statute, individuals and entities can also bring civil claims under RICO. Essentially, in such cases, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant is conducting a pattern of racketeering activity through certain criminal predicate acts. In Care One, the employer alleged that the unions engaged in a pattern of racketeering through mail and wire fraud as well as extortion.
Collins Aerospace workers locked out amidst contract negotiations
May 25, 2022 // Workers said they want the public to know they are not on strike. Employees did tell 59 News that Collins Aerospace is in negotiations with their union to work out a new contract. Until then, they will not receive health insurance or paychecks.
Democratic Party weighs banning its consultants from anti-union activity
April 19, 2022 // POLITICO has obtained a draft of a contract addendum that would forbid Democratic-aligned consultants from participating in union-busting, aiding an employer in a labor dispute or lobbying against union-backed legislation.
Missed education during Sacramento teacher strike could cost $46 million, district says
April 13, 2022 // The eight-day strike that shut down the Sacramento City Unified School District could end up costing schools more than $46 million unless leaders can strike a deal to make up for the lost learning time, district officials announced Friday.
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.
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.
Is a SoCal Grocery Strike in the Works?
March 15, 2022 // A labor dispute is brewing in Southern California. Following the expiration of its last contract with grocery banners including Kroger-owned Ralphs and Albertsons-owned Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) in the region authorized a strike vote.
West Seattle Bridge repairs delayed amid worker strike
February 22, 2022 // It is not what people wanted to hear, but it appears there will be a delay when it comes to repairing the West Seattle Bridge as concrete workers are still on strike.