Posts tagged voluntarily recognize
House cafeteria workers eyeing pickets, walkouts if contract talks sour
February 22, 2023 // The collective bargaining agreement for the House’s 35 caterers expired at the end of the year, while the contract for 120 dining services workers ends in May. While the two sides are talking, the terms of the old contracts will continue to apply. The House workers in Unite Here Local 23 basically want the same deal that their colleagues in the Senate got last year, which boils down to a demand for higher wages. Their current contracts set the lowest starting wage at $13.85 per hour; the union wants that minimum raised to $20. Sodexo runs 10 House dining facilities, including the Capitol Market in the basement, the Longworth and Rayburn office cafeterias, and branded shops like the Au Bon Pain in Cannon. Sodexo’s contract with the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer is up for renewal in 2025, when the CAO could either terminate the deal, renegotiate or exercise a six-year extension option.
Proletariat Unionization Will Hold Anonymous Vote Via the NLRB, New Statement Released About Worker Talks
January 19, 2023 // Shortly after the CWA filed the petition, some employees also said they felt pressured to sign union cards, were inadequately informed about what they were signing and what it meant when they signed. Given this, we strongly feel a vote is the fairest option. We want to ensure that all employees can make their voices heard, as this is their decision.”
Common Roots employees respond to its abrupt closure after unionization attempt
January 4, 2023 // Dan Schwartzman made the shock announcement Wednesday that he was immediately closing his cafe after 15 years in business, citing challenging financial conditions both before and during the pandemic, but also his staff's plans to form a union.
Workers try to unionize largest Amazon Air Hub in the world
December 7, 2022 // Ritze says an organizing committee of about 10 people is busy recruiting more people to learn about the union. "We're just really expanding that larger group around us right now ‒ across the different shifts and everything," he said. There are currently no national unions taking the local effort under their wing. The NLRB will conduct an election if at least 30% of workers sign cards or a petition saying they want a union. Then, if the majority of people vote in favor of a union, collective bargaining can begin. Alternatively, a workplace may voluntarily recognize a union.
Where Six Louisville Unionization Efforts Stand
November 17, 2022 // While there has been a boom in unionization efforts in Louisville, there has also been, for the most part, pushback from employers, who have largely demanded employees vote rather than voluntarily recognize unions.
‘We love our jobs, we love our customers, but that comes at a sacrifice’ | Workers across East Tennessee lead efforts to unionize
November 8, 2022 // Labor union organizing in East Tennessee dates back to the nineteenth century. At the time, workers in factories and mines demanded better pay, safer workplaces and job security. Fast forward more than a century and those now known as "essential workers" of the COVID-19 pandemic have similar demands.
Minor league baseball players officially join MLBPA in ‘historic’ move
September 15, 2022 // In a statement, the league said: "Major League Baseball has a long history of bargaining in good faith with unions, including those representing minor and major league umpires, and major league players. We respect the right of workers to decide for themselves whether to unionize. Based on the authorization cards gathered, MLB has voluntarily and promptly recognized the MLBPA as the representatives of minor league players. We are hopeful that a timely and fair collective bargaining agreement will be reached that is good for the game, minor league players and our fans." Martin Scheinman, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark, Arbitrator Martin Scheinman,
Kentucky: Courier Journal journalists are unionizing — here’s why
September 2, 2022 // The unionization effort comes after 34 journalists have left the CJ in the last two years. Journalists there have experienced furloughs, layoffs and buyouts. According to a tweet from the Courier Journal Guild, a few of its demands are: Create a system of pay raises to reward institutional knowledge and commitment to Louisville Ensure all salaries are equitable, fair and livable Drop the paywall on stories in the public’s interest, including those on natural disasters and Covid-19
UW Health nurses vote to authorize 3-day strike in September as they seek to regain union
August 29, 2022 // Nurses voted Wednesday to strike from 7 a.m. Sept. 13 to 7 a.m. Sept. 16, but said the UW Hospital Board could avoid the strike by recognizing the union. Otherwise, nurses will provide a 10-day notice of the strike so administrators can prepare, as required by labor law. In 2014, when a contract for about 2,000 nurses and therapists represented by SEIU expired, they lost the union. In January, SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin said it gave UW Health CEO Dr. Alan Kaplan more than 1,500 cards signed by nurses supporting a union. SEIU says 2,600 nurses at UW Hospital would be in the bargaining unit. UnityPoint Health-Meriter in Madison, Steve Striffler, director of the Labor Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts-Boston,