Posts tagged Maryland

    Offshore wind boosted as Biden, East Coast governors team up

    June 24, 2022 // A national agreement signed with North America’s Building Trades Unions covers contractors working on those projects and future ones, with no termination date on the project labor agreement. It sets the terms and conditions for union workers to build offshore wind farms, with targets to ensure a diverse workforce. It contains provisions for training to ensure they can construct the complex infrastructure, which costs billions of dollars. Vineyard Wind, South Fork Wind, David Hayes, Diane Hoskins, Heather Zichal, American Clean Power Association,

    Apple workers vote to unionize at Maryland store

    June 20, 2022 // Many unionization efforts have been led by young workers in their 20s and even in their teens. A group of Google engineers and other workers formed the Alphabet Workers Union last year, which represents around 800 Google employees and is run by five people who are under 35. Amazon workers at a warehouse in New York City voted to unionize in April, the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant’s history. However, workers at another Amazon warehouse on Staten Island overwhelmingly rejected a union bid last month. Meanwhile, Starbucks workers at dozens of U.S. stores have voted to unionize in recent months, after two of the coffee chain’s stores in Buffalo, New York, voted to unionize late last year. industrial trade union, TOWSON, Baltimore, Josh Lipton, Robert Martinez Jr.,

    TEAMSTERS WARN POTENTIAL WORK STOPPAGES COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPACT ON EAST COAST FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY

    June 10, 2022 // The Teamsters Warehouse Division and numerous Teamster locals currently in contract negotiations with US Foods [NYSE: USFD] are putting the foodservice giant on notice that work stoppages are imminent. Workers at a growing number of US Foods Distribution Centers throughout the East Coast are considering the possibility of walking off the job following an increasing number of unresolved labor contracts. Teamsters Warehouse Division, illegal terminations, unilaterally changing working conditions, bargaining in bad faith, Todd Robertson, Tom Erickson,

    DC Employee Says Union Official Assaulted Him for Opposing Labor Leadership

    June 8, 2022 // Thomas McLamb, a driver for the city's transportation services, alleges Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 official Tiyaka Boone assaulted him at work just days after the union's president told his team to "slap" employees who opposed his agenda, according to filings with the National Labor Relations Board. At the time of the November assault, McLamb was campaigning for union office in opposition to its leadership. The driver claims labor officials retaliated against him for simply expressing ideas on how the union could improve. public transportation, D.C., Thomas McLamb, Tiyaka Boone, North America,

    Apple union push faces setback as Atlanta organizers withdraw vote bid, citing alleged intimidation, rising Covid cases

    May 30, 2022 // Earlier this week, Apple announced that it was increasing starting pay for retail employees to $22 per hour. In the message to co-workers, the Cumberland Mall organizing committee said that the unplanned raises were a direct result of its organizing drive.

    Apple VP kindly reminds retail workers that they can say no to unions

    May 27, 2022 // So far, no Apple retail stores have gained formal union recognition, but in February, the Washington Post reported that at least two stores were backed by major national unions and were prepared to file paperwork with the NLRB, while at least six more stores were in earlier stages of attempting to unionize. Around the same time, Apple doubled paid sick days for both full-time and part-time workers following reports from The Verge about the struggles of frontline Apple workers.

    Janus hasn’t stopped unions from wielding power over school closures

    January 25, 2022 // Pandemic-induced school closures underscored the conflict of interest between teacher unions and students. Strong union districts had less in-person instruction, which hit minority communities in urban centers especially hard. The power to determine the mode of instruction belies the notion that the U.S. Supreme Court put public-sector unions on a road to extinction with its 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME.

    Mountaire’s Selbyville workers vote to oust union

    December 28, 2021 // With a second vote, conducted Dec. 16 by the National Labor Relations Board, Mountaire Farms employees at the Selbyville poultry plant voted 356-80 to decertify and remove the United Food and Commercial Workers Union from their workplace.