Posts tagged Louisville

    Louisville’s Year of the Union?

    January 2, 2023 // Three Starbucks stores, including one across the Ohio River in Clarksville, Ind. A union drive is underway at another Louisville store. (Starbucks Workers United) All 17 Heine Brothers coffee stores (National Conference of Firemen and Oilers 32BJ/Service Employees International Union of Kentucky) Half-Price Books (United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227) Public defenders (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 369) Courier-Journal (Courier Journal Guild-The News Guild-Communications Workers of America Local 34070) Sysco Louisville drivers (Teamsters Local 89)

    TARC management, TARC Union to meet for new contract negotiations Wednesday

    November 2, 2022 // The union has already voted to authorize a strike if necessary. Per Kentucky law, public employees like TARC drivers aren't allowed to strike or engage in work stoppage. In a statement, a TARC spokesperson said they're hopeful they'll finalize a contract that provides employees with the best possible wages while also meeting TARC's budgetary responsibilities.

    Louisville Ford Assembly Plant Worker Slams UAW Union with Federal Charges for Seizing Money from Her Paycheck Illegally

    October 28, 2022 // Charge detailing violation of employee’s rights comes after multiple top UAW chiefs have been sentenced to prison for widespread corruption and embezzlement of workers’ dues money

    Starbucks says union broke rules by recording talks in 5 places

    October 28, 2022 // The NLRB prohibits recordings or transcripts of contract negotiations and has previously argued against recording bargaining sessions

    Kentucky City’s Transit Workers Authorize Possible Strike

    October 24, 2022 // Union members with the Transit Authority of River City voted 95% in favor of the strike authorization Thursday, amid contentious contract negotiations, The Courier Journal reported.

    TARC employees push for negotiations as labor contract nears expiration

    August 31, 2022 // TARC Marketing and Communications Director Jenny Recktenwald said in a previous email sent to Wave News: “(Union-proposed) increases would equal a $55 million increase in TARC’s operating budget over the next three years, which would result in TARC running out of money by the end of 2024.” The union said they’ve already met with management 10 times to ask for contract negotiations, but have been denied. They wish Metro Council would show more support. ”Why are we hiring a union corporate lawyer to negotiate? How much are we paying him? How much is that costing the city of Louisville to drag on these negotiations instead of coming to a fair contract,” Londrigan said.

    Louisville DSI Tunneling Employees Vote Out Unpopular Teamsters Union

    July 6, 2022 // Garvin and his coworkers’ successful ouster of unwanted Teamsters officials comes as the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, DC, has announced that it will initiate rulemaking to overturn 2020 Foundation-backed reforms that strengthened the ability of rank-and-file workers to obtain elections to remove unwanted union representation. The reforms generally prevent often-unverified union boss allegations against employers from stopping workers from voting in union decertification elections. Paul Garvin

    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,

    Heine Brothers workers building support for union despite ‘fear mongering’

    June 7, 2022 // Both Lindsey and Bone are hopeful that unionizing will result in higher pay, better working conditions, and a more democratic workplace. But they’re also hoping to be part of a shift in society that is seeing service workers command more power in the workplace. Gardiner Lane Heine Brothers, Sabrina Lindsey, Aaron Bone, @HBWorkersUnion, respect, break room, democratic workplace, LGBT-friendly,