Posts tagged lockout
West Coast port dispute poses latest threat to supply chain
July 1, 2022 // The tenuous West Coast port contract negotiations, which began in May, have centered around wages, worker safety and automation. The union has pointed to ocean carriers’ record-smashing profits during the pandemic, while shippers have insisted that port workers enjoy competitive salaries that average six figures. The ILWU has pushed back on shipping companies’ push to automate port systems over the threat of job losses, while shippers claim that U.S. ports must be modernized to boost efficiency. Jess Dankert, Jay Timmons,
Already strained supply chain at risk in ongoing port labor talks
June 22, 2022 // Both Tirschwell and Larian point out that it wouldn't take a strike or a management lockout to slow or stop the flow of cargo. In the past, union members have slowed cargo simply by following strictly the terms of their existing contact, rather than trying to work most effectively. "Maybe they won't go on strike, but they can slow down everything," said Larian, the toymaker CEO. "A strike is very unlikely. A lockout is very unlikely," said Tirschwell. "But there's a definite possibility of an industrial action that disrupts the flow of cargo. That's what happened for six months in 2014 and 2015." Jim McKenna, Isaac Larian, Peter Tirschwell,
California grocery workers vote on strike authorization
March 23, 2022 // Thousands of southern and central California grocery workers have started voting on whether to authorize their union to call a strike against several major supermarket chains
Canada, U.S. shippers brace for possible CP Rail strike, latest supply-chain disruption
March 19, 2022 // Numerous U.S. farm industry groups wrote a joint letter to President Joe Biden this month asking him and the Canadian government to avert a strike.
MLB, union hold ‘productive’ talks but remain far apart ahead of Monday deadline
February 27, 2022 // As of early Sunday afternoon, the two sides remained considerably apart on virtually all of the core economic issues which both sides were willing to discuss, including the minimum salary, the pre-arbitration bonus pool and, most notably, the competitive-balance tax. They had made progress on the draft lottery, with the top six picks in play, although the clubs wanted a 14-team tournament and the players prefer 12.
ILR School tracks scope of 2021 US labor unrest
February 26, 2022 // The most common demands of the 140,000 striking American workers in 2021 involved health and safety protocols, pay and health care benefits, according to the Cornell ILR Labor Action Tracker 2021 annual report.
Texas oil refinery workers ratify Exxon labor contract offer
February 22, 2022 // Union workers locked out of their jobs at a Texas oil refinery for nearly 10 months voted on Monday to accept an Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) contract offer, ceding to a key company demand that it have the right to determine plant assignments.
MLB Lockout: How This Is Different Than a Strike
February 20, 2022 // MLB is in its first work stoppage in nearly 30 years, when a players’ strike wiped out the end of the 1994 season, including the World Series, and delayed the start of the 1995 season.
Marty Walsh Offers to Help Resolve MLB Lockout
February 12, 2022 // The longtime Red Sox fan said he had spoken with representatives of the owners and the Major League Baseball Players Association about the ongoing negotiations