Posts tagged Louisiana

    FBI raids police headquarters in Louisiana and arrests union president

    September 1, 2022 // Sgt. Harold “BJ” Sanford Jr., 52, of the Bossier City Police, was booked into jail as an "in-state fugitive for the U.S. Marshals Service," according to KTBS. As of this time, there is no information on the charges or what initiated the arrest. According to a press release, Sanford’s arrest is related to his role as president of the police union.

    Dollar store workers are organizing for a better workplace. Just don’t call it a union.

    August 18, 2022 // But among the high profits and skyrocketing stock prices, workers are protesting. Around 100 protesters gathered outside a Dollar General shareholder meeting in Goodlettsville, Tennessee last May. Most of them came with the organization Step Up Louisiana. Jackson has been training as an organizer with the group, specifically to work with dollar store workers. Yet the group is careful to clarify that it’s not a union. It has been organizing workers and supporting unions, but doesn’t see unionizing as the best way to improve dollar stores. “We’re not a union,” Jackson said. “I don’t know if we ever will be but I do know we have momentum right now.” Kenya Slaughter, Cedric de Leon, University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Labor Center Mary Anne Trasciatti, Hofstra University, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, WBHM in Alabama and WWNO and WRKF in Louisiana and NPR

    Louisville public defenders clash with management over union effort

    June 7, 2022 // It is increasingly common for the people charged with upholding that constitutional guarantee to turn to organizing their offices. In April 2020, the American Bar Association reported that unionization among public defenders was on the rise. Cities such as Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania have seen their public defenders move toward unionization. Jefferson County, Ben Basil, Leo Smith, Kentucky Bar Association, Kentucky Supreme Court, Cassie Chambers Armstrong, Lexington Herald-Leader, American Bar Association,

    Louisiana: Kroger union workers vote to authorize strike

    April 4, 2022 // Local Kroger union workers have voted to authorize a strike, union officials said. The vote does not mean a strike is certain, but that it could happen should both sides not reach an agreement, said Shirley Rome, secretary treasurer of Union Local 455. She said the union rejected Kroger’s most recent proposal and authorized the strike Wednesday.

    Analysis: How Much School Funding Goes to Salaries & Benefits? Does Urban vs. Rural Make a Difference? Red State vs. Blue? Strong Union vs. Weak? Some Surprising Answers

    December 1, 2021 // New York City and Little Rock, Arkansas, are as dissimilar as can be. But in one respect they are very much alike. Little Rock spent 75.3% of its education funding on employee salaries and benefits in 2018-19. New York spent 75.5%