Posts tagged safety concerns
Amazon announces policy shift for off-duty workers that could impact union efforts
July 5, 2022 // The spokesperson said off-duty employees are not prohibited from meeting with co-workers in "non-working areas" away from the company’s facilities. Amazon said the new off-duty policy "will not be enforced discriminatorily" to punish union efforts. Kelly Nantel, off-duty employees, non-working areas, break rooms,
Red Cross, Union Workers Extend Acrimonious Contract Talks
June 7, 2022 // Red Cross management denied the allegations made by AFSCME Wisconsin. “The Red Cross has received a local unfair labor practice charge from AFSCME in Wisconsin, and is disputing the allegations at the National Labor Relations Board,” a Red Cross spokesperson wrote to The NonProfit Times. “The parties have agreed to several bargaining extensions due to National Negotiations; nevertheless, the Red Cross is committed to reaching a local contract agreement in Wisconsin that is fair and equitable to all and remains available for continued negotiations.” contract extensions. U.S. House, Congress,
Federal employees’ union calls on White House agency to address return-to-office concerns
April 27, 2022 // The intervention comes after OPM Director Kiran Ahuja sent an email to staff saying they would return to an in-person work posture April 25. In response, AFGE’s Local 32 has filed 13 unfair labor practice complaints against the agency.
Health-Care Strike Risk Runs High as Hundreds of Labor Deals End
January 26, 2022 // At least 207,000 health-care workers are covered by the more than 400 labor agreements set to expire this year, according to an analysis of federal disclosures and contract settlement data compiled by Bloomberg Law.
2021 was a year of labor action—but it didn’t translate into more unionized workers
January 20, 2022 // Despite high levels of union activity and public favorability, the number of workers in unions fell in 2021