Posts tagged strike authorization
Camas teachers strike, prompting district to cancel 1st day of classes
August 31, 2023 // To district officials, the strike is an aggressive measure. School leaders are considering filing an injunction in court in a bid to end the strike, spokesperson Doreen McKercher said. In Washington state, it’s illegal for public employees — including teachers — to go on strike. Judges have ruled against teacher strikes in the past but rarely impose any penalties.
Union for Philadelphia Orchestra musicians authorize strike if talks break down
August 21, 2023 // Local 77 of the American Federation of Musicians said Sunday that 95% of voting members approved the strike authorization a day earlier. In addition to an agreement on compensation and benefits, the union said it wants 15 vacant positions filled. Base salary in 2022-23 was $152,256, including electronic media agreement wages, the union said. Each musician received a supplemental payment of $750 or $1,500 in each year of the contract. “We are disappointed in the decision by AFM Local 77 and the musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra to authorize a strike,” management said in a statement. “We will continue to negotiate in good faith towards a fiscally responsible agreement that ensures the musicians’ economic and artistic future.”
Some of California’s best-paid public employees say they’re ready to strike. Here’s why
August 7, 2023 // Some of California’s highest-paid public employees are in an intensifying labor battle with the Newsom administration over staffing shortages at state prisons and hospitals that workers say endanger patients and staff. The union representing doctors and psychiatrists working in California correctional facilities said that 91% of voting members authorized a strike Monday. Non-competitive salaries, strenuous working conditions and an overreliance on higher-paid contracted doctors, make it difficult to hire staff physicians, said Dr. Stuart Bussey, president of the umbrella Union of American Physicians and Dentists.
‘SNL’ Postproduction Workers Authorize Strike as Contract Negotiations Stall
January 26, 2023 // On Thursday, Jan. 12, the crew of around 20 part-time film editors, editors, assistant editors and media managers voted in a meeting over Zoom to allow their union to order a strike if necessary amid the slow-moving contract talks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The group, which unionized with the IATSE-affiliated Motion Picture Editors Guild in October, is responsible for postproduction on pretaped sketches, like music videos and commercial parodies, shot before the live show. After the union was voluntarily recognized by NBC management in October, the group has so far only had one bargaining session with NBC, with no additional dates currently scheduled. The Editors Guild sent management a package of proposals in December.
Report: Kroger eyes possibility of Ohio employee strike
September 19, 2022 // "It's business as usual at Kroger. A strike authorization doesn't mean a strike. Associates should continue to report to work as scheduled." WBNS also quoted the Kroger statement as saying: "The fully recommended agreement on our last best and final offer showed our commitment to the whole person, providing wage increases, high-quality, affordable health care, and a pension benefit for retirement.
A Twin River Casino union is threatening to strike. Here are their demands
June 30, 2022 // Doyle said that the union represents about 200 of the 1,900 employees at the Lincoln casino. She said the union does not have members at the company's Tiverton casino. Lynette Ng, Patti Doyle
Resident physicians vote to strike at 3 LA County hospitals
June 1, 2022 // Resident physicians and interns at three hospitals in Los Angeles County voted to authorize an unfair labor practice strike Tuesday.
Alaska Airlines pilots vote to authorize strike
May 27, 2022 // The vote comes after pilots, dressed in uniform, held a series of informational pickets in April to raise awareness of their requests for better work schedules and job security. Contract negotiations between the Air Line Pilots Union and Alaska Airlines have been at a standstill since 2019.
Nurses at two more Portland-area Providence hospitals begin strike authorization votes
May 24, 2022 // Nurses at two Portland area Providence hospitals will begin holding strike authorization votes on Monday. If passed, the votes will not automatically trigger a strike, but they will authorize the nurses' bargaining teams to call a strike amid negotiations with Providence.