Posts tagged Lock-out

    WICHITA: Nurses at Ascension Via Christi hit the picket line

    June 28, 2023 // While the nurses plan to walk back into the hospital Wednesday morning to resume their work, Ascension Via Christi said nurses who participated in the strike won’t be allowed to work until Saturday, July 1. Watson said, “Ascension locking us out was definitely retaliation, but locking out nursing is locking out your community. I am part of the community, and they’re locking us out of the hospital. We’re still going to try to work tomorrow. We’re going to show us. It’s going to be business as usual. Hopefully, they will do the right thing and let nurses work.”

    Exxon tells U.S. labor board refinery lockout did not target union

    February 16, 2023 // "Decertification was never a factor in the lockout," Exxon attorney Eva Shih said in opening remarks to Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Wedekind. Operating losses at the facility and prior costs for replacement workers in earlier negotiations were behind the lockout and demand for job and contract term changes, she said. The company had paid about $30 million to have employees on standby for four months after the prior contract talks dragged on in 2015, she said. In 2020, as the company began preparing for the subsequent contract, Exxon decided it "couldn't run in EMCO mode again," Shih said, referring to the standby workers. That same year, Exxon lost $22 billion overall, in part because of the loss of demand for its oil and motor fuels from lockdowns and work-from-home programs tied to halting the spread of COVID-19, she said.

    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."

    Sudden bus strike strands Antelope Valley commuters

    June 7, 2022 // “AVTA’s local and commuter services were suspended today at 9 a.m. due to a sudden strike action taken by Teamsters Local 848 against AVTA’s contractor Transdev. AVTA had no advance notice of this work stoppage,” according to a statement posted by the transit agency on its website. Transdev, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Local 848, dial-a-ride, Lancaster, Palmdale, Los Angeles, Marvin Crist, Lombard, Illinois,

    Labor Tensions Just Came for MLB Spring Training

    February 23, 2022 // Since December, Major League Baseball players have been locked out of their training facilities, thanks to a disagreement between their union and team owners. With the off-season coming to an end, the dispute is now guaranteed to postpone the start of spring training—and could potentially delay Opening Day.

    MLB lockout: Everything to know about baseball’s first work stoppage since 1994-95

    December 2, 2021 // Less than two hours prior to that deadline, however, owners voted unanimously to force a work stoppage on Thursday. They did so in the form of a lockout. As such, baseball will endure a work stoppage for the first time since the players' strike of 1994-95.