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Providence firefighter made $142,000 in overtime, pushed his total pay to $230,000
July 12, 2022 // Many fire departments have a minimum staffing clause in their union contracts. The contracts often require that there must be a minimum number of firefighters on duty and any absences that bring staffing below the minimum must be replaced with overtime. Providence Fire Chief Steven Pare, base pay, Providence
Editorial: Rehiring troubled Lt. raises APD union issues
July 7, 2022 // Once discovered, an APD spokesman said Edison was untruthful about his OT and retaliated against the supervisor who initiated the investigation. Edison did not go quietly as a member of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association. He appealed his termination, reached a settlement agreement with the city in May and is now working in APD’s Aviation Department. Chief Harold Medina says Edison “wasn’t exactly breaking the law; he was taking advantage of the CBA.” Union membership does have its privileges. Aviation Department, Chief Harold Medina, City Councilor Louie Sanchez,,
Opinion: Starbucks Workers United Is The Template For Modern Labor Organizing
July 6, 2022 // “We will have the right to negotiate a union contract and have a real voice in setting organization policies, rights on the job, health and safety conditions, protections from unfair firings or unfair discipline, seniority rights, leaves of absence rights, benefits, wages, etc.” Michelle Eisen, Reggie Bores,
‘People are walking off the job’: workers blame American Red Cross for US blood shortage
June 28, 2022 // But workers at the organization say the shortage is being caused by widespread staffing issues. Low pay and understaffing are causing problems, and workers say they often have to turn away donors due to backed-up lines, and that management has not supported workers or donors enough to resolve these issues. A document from a January meeting revealed that a Red Cross senior account manager, Joseph Shockley, told hospital representatives that labor and staffing issues have driven blood supply concerns, cautioning: “We don’t want to drive donors to places that are understaffed that turn donors away – that becomes frustrating to donors.” Joseph Shockley, Darryl Ford, blood drives, coalition of labor unions, Bobbie Terrell,
EPA Employees Want To Put Protections Against Attacks On Science Into Their Union Contract
April 25, 2022 // “I think the idea that relying on internal enforceability on scientific integrity is not going to work anymore,” Cantello said. “Because when you get an administration like we just had, that internal enforceability is going to fail.” But Biden officials, she added, “still want to control the entire process.”
Opinion: Starbucks baristas who join a union may not get what they bargained for
April 21, 2022 // Unions historically had little traction in the full- and limited-service restaurant industry. High turnover, combined with a younger workforce that desires flexibility over rigidity, made a poor match for organized labor’s 20th-century-value proposition. Ten years ago, the SEIU made an expensive play to change that, through a campaign called the Fight for $15.
Union Workers At Vollrath Company Prepare To Strike As Contract Negotiations Continue
April 6, 2022 // The Vollrath Company Monday morning says Sheboygan United Auto Workers Local 1472 plans to invoke it’s right to a work stoppage starting today. This comes after Vollrath Company and the Union have been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement on a labor contract that expired last Friday. In a statement emailed to WHBL News Monday morning, the company says they remain willing and open to negotiating a fair and equitable contract that provides the basis for long-term employment for it’s valued union workers as well as a viable future for the company.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA BASED EMPLOYEES OF ALBERTSONS, VONS, PAVILIONS AND RALPHS STORES
April 1, 2022 // ou have the right to go to work during a strike without suffering union discipline, but ONLY if you are a non-member or resign your union membership first. Union officials can (and often do) fine union members who work during a strike. Resigning union membership BEFORE you return to work during a strike is the only way to avoid these union fines and discipline. For more information, visit: Union Discipline and Employee Rights.
Dry Fork Station Workers File Petition to Remove IBEW Union from Their Workplace
March 23, 2022 // Decertification election will allow plant workers to vote to free themselves from unwanted union “representation”
St. Paul: Ramsey County will award $500 to $1K bonuses as part of deal with labor unions
February 8, 2022 // Workers who have been "required to work on-site and provide direct in-person services/care" will receive $1,000 bonuses, while workers who worked remotely will get $500. The county is tapping some of its $108 million in federal aid as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to cover the bonuses.