Archive for the ‘UNION HQ’ Category

Mar
2015
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Anti-Union Assoc. Builders & Contractors Release Dubious Study Supporting WI Prevailing Wage Repeal

Anti-Union Assoc. Builders & Contractors Release Dubious Study Supporting WI Prevailing Wage Repeal
  With “Right-to-Work” in the rear view, Wisconsin Republicans are winding up to repeal the prevailing wage — the law that ensures fair pay for construction workers — and a newly released report from the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WTA) could factor...
Mar
2015
30

NLRB Sets April 22nd Date for Boeing SC Union Vote; Company Putting Anti-Union Messages in Cafeteria

NLRB Sets April 22nd Date for Boeing SC Union Vote; Company Putting Anti-Union Messages in Cafeteria
  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set April 22nd as the date when more than 3,000 production workers at three of Boeing’s plants in North Charleston, South Carolina...
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Mar
2015
30

“Union Armageddon Bill” Stands Still in NV; Speculation About Gov’s Position on High

  Last week, the Nevada Legislature held its first hearing on legislation that would make sweeping changes to public sector workers’ right to collectively bargain.  Critics of the legislation have labeled it the “union Armageddon bill” and many fear it will have an impact similar to Wisconsin’s contentious Act 10.  Assembly...
Mar
2015
27

NLRB Ruling Against FedEx Home Maintained Upon Review; Employees Were Misclassified

NLRB Ruling Against FedEx Home Maintained Upon Review; Employees Were Misclassified
  Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled against reconsidering its September decision that a group of Connecticut drivers were employees of FedEx Home Delivery and thus subject to the rules of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). FedEx argued that they were independent contractors.  The original ruling created a...
Mar
2015
24

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.

NLRB Finds Widespread Union Suppression Policy at T-Mobile U.S.
  A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge recently ruled that T-Mobile U.S. is guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations.  The ruling came after the NLRB rolled multiple complaints for illegal actions in Albuquerque, Wichita, New York City, and Charleston into one case.  All complaints revolved around T-Mobile US blocking...
Mar
2015
24

Despite No Imminent Threat, Ohio Worker Orgs Taking Precautions Against “Right-to-Work”

Despite No Imminent Threat, Ohio Worker Orgs Taking Precautions Against
  In Ohio, the organizers of the We Are Ohio movement that helped defeat SB 5 in 2012 held an event at Ohio University’s Baker Center Ballroom to warn against possible “Right-to-Work” legislation in the Buckeye State.  Gov. John Kasich says business executives don’t feel “Right-to-Work” is needed in Ohio, but the national...
Mar
2015
24

STEM the Tide: Pair of Conservatives Join Labor’s Call for a Cap on H-1B Visas, Stricter Enforcement

STEM the Tide: Pair of Conservatives Join Labor's Call for a Cap on H-1B Visas, Stricter Enforcement
  Two conservatives on the Senate Judiciary Committee have developed an unlikely kinship with unions through their support for capping the number of H-1B visas available to U.S. employers.  GOP Sens. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Jeff Sessions of Alabama both serve on the committee; Grassley is the chairman and Sessions heads the subcommittee...
Mar
2015
23

Study: Wisconsin Construction Workers Among Nation’s Most Productive (Not For Long)

Study: Wisconsin Construction Workers Among Nation's Most Productive (Not For Long)
  A new study has found that road and bridge construction workers in Wisconsin were the most productive in the Great Lakes region and the third most productive in the nation.  The report, released by Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now, Inc. (WIIN), found that Wisconsin construction workers contribute $185,000 to the economy, on average...
Mar
2015
23

Illinois AG Makes It Official: Gov. Rauner’s “Right-to-Work” and Prevailing Wage Zealotry is Illegal

Illinois AG Makes It Official: Gov. Rauner's
  Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan has preemptively weighed in on anti-union legislation that is being promoted by Gov. Bruce Rauner which would allow local governments to create “Right-to-Work” zones and ban prevailing wage requirements. Her position? Both are unconstitutional.  Democrats sounded the alarm on Rauner, who is...
Mar
2015
23

OK Moves Forward with Teachers Union Paycheck Deception, Dubiously Exempts Police and Firefighters

OK Moves Forward with Teachers Union Paycheck Deception, Dubiously Exempts Police and Firefighters
  In Oklahoma, a “paycheck protection” bill aimed at teachers unions narrowly passed the Senate General Government Committee on a 4-3 vote last week.  HB 1749, written by Rep. Tom Newell, would prohibit automatic deduction of dues for groups engaged in collective bargaining with the state. It would go into action November 1st.  The...
Mar
2015
20

Building Trades Pres., Southern Co. CEO Receive Award Following Plant Vogtle’s New Construction

Building Trades Pres., Southern Co. CEO Receive Award Following Plant Vogtle's New Construction
  The National Labor and Management Public Affairs Committee (LAMPAC) bestowed the 2015 John D. Dingell Award on Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning and North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean F. McGarvey for their shared role in making Plant Vogtle’s units 3 and 4 a reality.  The nuclear power facilities are the...
Mar
2015
19

Teamsters Successfully Organize Another FedEx Freight Terminal

Teamsters Successfully Organize Another FedEx Freight Terminal
  A group of 50 drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Stockton, California have voted to join Teamsters Local 439.  The drivers voted on Tuesday, March 10th and Friday, March 13th.  The final vote was 33-12 in favor of joining the union. Following the vote Ken Guertin, Local 439 Secretary-Treasurer, told WAFB: “I am [&hellip...