DAILY NEWSLETTER TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2018

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LABOR UNION NEWS AROUND THE COUNTRY


UNION ORGANIZING

Salon-1 hour agoAmong them were unionists from Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador and Mali, as well as the Tunisian General Labor Union, which won the 2015 Nobel Peace ... in Mississippi understood, that stake created a natural opportunity for the UAW to get the company to agree to remain “neutral,” that is, to not oppose organizing efforts.


NLRB

The National Law Review-57 minutes agoIn just over three months into his tenure as the National Labor Relations Board's General Counsel, Peter Robb has made significant waves. First came a sweeping memo on Dec. 1, 2017, in which Robb identified cases of significance where his office may be seeking changes to NLRB precedent, such as cases involving ...

Power Line (blog)-21 hours agoFirst, an Obama administration-era memorandum of understanding between the DOL, the EEOC, the NLRB and DHS/ICE prohibits ICE from conducting enforcement activities against illegals when a DOL, EEOC, or NLRB investigation is pending. This seems indefensible. Why should illegal immigrants and their employers ...


TEAMSTERS


Trucks.com-8 hours agoIt's a thorny issue that has pitted drivers, the Teamsters' union and motor carriers against each other in a debate over how truckers are paid as independent contractors. Some drivers and the Teamsters say that trucking firms regularly misclassify drivers as contractors instead of employees. They believe the efforts will protect ...


The Daily Gazette-13 hours agoGE's stock is trading in the $15 range per share, a roughly 50 percent drop in the past year. This has erased six years of appreciation and more than $100 billion in value for its investors. On Friday, attorneys for the Cleveland Bakers and Teamsters Pension Fund filed a securities class action lawsuit against GE in federal ...


WFTV Orlando-13 hours agoUnions representing Walt Disney World cast members said the company decided to withhold $1,000 bonuses from union members if they don't vote in favor of Disney's proposed contract. Disney announced a $1,000 bonus for "more than 125,000 eligible employees" in January following the Trump administration's recent ...


Wall Street Journal-1 hour agoTrucker ABF Freight is in the midst of contentious contract negotiations with the Teamsters union. (DC Velocity). Virgin Hyperloop One wants to build a link between India's Port of Mumbai and the city of Pune. (Port Technology). A consortium including nfrastructure funds at Goldman Sachs and Macquarie is the front runner ...


UAW

World Socialist Web Site-7 hours agoSince a federal investigation exposed rampant corruption within the upper echelons of the United Auto Workers (UAW), there has been near silence on the part of the various organizations that compose the pseudo-left in the United States. This is hardly surprising, since groups such as the International Socialist ...


AutoSpies.com-22 hours agoThe union, already weakened by the proliferation of foreign auto plants in the South, low-wage competition in Mexico and decades of factory closures on its home turf, is now reeling from a haymaker delivered by its own leadership: a $4.5 million corruption scandal reigniting complaints that the UAW has gotten too cozy with ...


Salon-1 hour agoAs many union supporters in Mississippi understood, that stake created a natural opportunity for the UAW to get the company to agree to remain “neutral,” that is, to not oppose organizing efforts. And the union tried to do just that. But while the union encouraged left-leaning parliamentarians and political figures to speak out ...


fox4kc.com-14 hours ago"Cadillac coming to Kansas is a big deal," said Dwayne Hawkins, the shop chairman of UAW Local 31, the union representing most of the plant's employees. "Obviously that means that we've been doing all the right things, and they're trusting the top of the brand in General Motors to come get build by the members here at ...


WTOV Steubenville-13 hours agoThe talk of stiffening tariffs on foreign steel is re-igniting some analysts' fears that it could lead to a trade war. Local union leaders are experiencing deja vu all over again, saying this time, the president and congress should act. "It's the same (rhetoric) that was talked about 30 years ago,” said United Steelworkers Local 2911 ...


The San Gabriel Valley Tribune-10 hours agoJobs moved elsewhere “would go to the United Steel Workers Local 7600 union,” SEIU spokesman Sea Wherley said. “Jobs with our union start at $21.83, and the starting pay with that union is $19.70 an hour.” Wherley said Kaiser also plans to outsource its pharmacy warehouse operations in several cities to a private, ...


UNITED STEELWORKERS UNION


Hannaford workers authorize strike at distribution center

Press Herald-18 hours agoMore than 200 union members at Hannaford's distribution center in South Portland have rejected a contract proposal and voted to authorize a strike if additional negotiations fail. The current three-year contract between United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 and the company that handles distribution for the ...Union OK's strike at Hannaford South Portland distribution center
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WGRZ-TV-8 hours agoBankruptcy can also allow a business, after negotiations, to potentially modify some labor agreements. That's why the United Food and Commercial Workers Unionrepresenting 12,000 Tops employees, some of them part time, is keeping a close eye on this situation with pension, 401K and other concerns. There has been ...


UNITE-HERE


Hartford Business-36 minutes agoEric Clinton, president of the Unite Here local at the theme park, said Disney is forcing the union to accept that same rejected offer for its members to receive the $1,000 bonus due to other Disney employees. "In other words Disney said you can have $1,000 if you agree to stay poor," he said in a video statement posted on ...


Groups demand Barger force shutdown of Aliso Canyon gas site

Santa Clarita Valley Signal-10 hours agoResidents of Aliso Canyon are planning to call on Supervisor Kathryn Barger to insist the governor shuts down the natural gas wells in the area, more than two years after the wells were the site of the largest natural gas leak in American history. Save Porter Ranch, SEIU Local 721 and UNITE HERE Local 11 are among the ...


SEIU


Health care workers to protest possible Kaiser plan to layoff call ...

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune-10 hours agoThe SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West union, which represents more than 55,000 Kaiser employees in California, including 2,149 at Kaiser Baldwin Park, claims the health care organization is planning to lay off those employees plus another 160 call center workers in Woodland Hills and 192 more at its Los Angeles ...


Straight.com-18 hours ago“The cleaners will just need to vote on it and if the majority vote yes, it officially becomes their contract," SEIU organizer Christine Bro told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview. The Capilano University cleaners were scheduled to go on strike Monday (February 19). A tentative deal with Best Service Pros was reached ...


UFCW 


Maine Public-20 minutes agoPORTLAND, Maine - A food workers union and the owner of a distributor in Maine say they will meet to try to avert a strike that was authorized by union members. More than 200 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 who work at the Hannaford Distribution Center in South Portland announced on ...