Archive for the ‘UNION HQ’ Category

Jul
2016
22

Canadian Commitment: TransCanada Will Hire Union Building Trades for Energy East Pipeline

Canadian Commitment: TransCanada Will Hire Union Building Trades for Energy East Pipeline
  TransCanada has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) for work on the Energy East Pipeline Project. Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) celebrated the MOU, which marks TransCanada’s commitment to hiring union. The United Association of Journeymen and...
Jul
2016
22

Federal Judge Issues Injunction Blocking MI’s Paycheck Deception Law, Public Act 269

Federal Judge Issues Injunction Blocking MI's Paycheck Deception Law, Public Act 269
  A federal judge in Michigan has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a new state law designed to hamper political fundraising for organized labor. Public Act 269, introduced by Republicans late last year, prevents the deduction of union dues from company payrolls. Judge Linda Parker called the law, which labor advocates view as...
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Jul
2016
20

Leaflet My People Go: Teamsters Arrested in GA for Distributing Info About XPO Logistics Misclassification

Leaflet My People Go: Teamsters Arrested in GA for Distributing Info About XPO Logistics Misclassification
  Three union organizers were ticketed by police last month for leafletting in the city of Port Wentworth, Georgia. Ben Speight and two of his fellow Teamsters brothers stood outside the gates of XPO Logistics — a recent foe of the union — in orange blaze safety vests. They were handing out flyers to truckers exiting the...
Jul
2016
20

1000s Camp Out in NYC for Chance to become Plumbers Union Apprentice

1000s Camp Out in NYC for Chance to become Plumbers Union Apprentice
  Hundreds of young men camped out on the streets of New York City last weekend waiting for applications to the Plumbers Union Apprenticeship Program in Queens. The applications were distributed on Monday morning to the first 1,000 people in line. The immense popularity of the program meant not everyone could get their hands on one: Signs...
Jul
2016
19

Re-temp-tion Song: NLRB Reinstates Collective Bargaining Rights for Non-Full-Time Employees

Re-temp-tion Song: NLRB Reinstates Collective Bargaining Rights for Non-Full-Time Employees
  In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board determined that temporary workers can participate in the same collective bargaining units as full-time employees, and they can do so without consent from the employer or temporary agency. The decision overturns two previous rulings on the issue: Until now multi-employer bargaining has...
Jul
2016
14

IL Gov’s Own Labor Board Unanimously Rejects Request to Thwart AFSCME Negotiations

IL Gov's Own Labor Board Unanimously Rejects Request to Thwart AFSCME Negotiations
  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s latest attempt to stifle due process was shot down last week. The Illinois Labor Relations Board denied his unorthodox request to bypass a legal recommendation and skip straight to the board declaring negotiations with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council...
Jul
2016
13

Then Maybe It Needs a New Name: U. of Delaware Not a State Agency, Won’t Pay Prevailing Wages

Then Maybe It Needs a New Name: U. of Delaware Not a State Agency, Won't Pay Prevailing Wages
  A Sussex County judge has ruled that the University of Delaware is not subject to the state’s prevailing wage law. Judge Richard F. Stokes determined that the state school is not a subdivision of state government and therefore does not have to pay the prevailing wage to workers on construction projects: The judge noted that the...
Jul
2016
11

SD Gives Development Regulations Power to Shoulder-Rubbing Consultants. Building Trades Sue.

SD Gives Development Regulations Power to Shoulder-Rubbing Consultants. Building Trades Sue.
  A “zombie entity” is running amuck in San Diego. So says Murtaza Baxamusa, former board member of Civic San Diego, the “zombie entity” in question. The organization approves and processes ministerial and discretionary land-use applications in parts of downtown and surrounding communities. San Diego’s is the...
Jul
2016
11

Persuader? I Hardly Know Her: TX Judge Blocks DOL’s Union-Buster Transparency Rule Days Before Implementation

Persuader? I Hardly Know Her: TX Judge Blocks DOL's Union-Buster Transparency Rule Days Before Implementation
  It appears some are not persuaded by the Department of Labor’s “Persuader rule.” Texas U.S. District Court Judge Sam R. Cummings granted an injunction that blocked the new law just three days before its implementation date. Adopted earlier this year by the Department of Labor, the law was scheduled to take effect on...
Jul
2016
8

WV Unions File “Right-to-Work” Lawsuit, Aim to Recreate WI Outcome, Eye SCOTUS Involvement

WV Unions File
  Labor unions in West Virginia are trying to take back what’s theirs. In Kanawha Circuit Court, 11 state labor unions have filed petitions claiming that the state’s new “Right-to-work” law amounts to an illegal seizure of their property and resources. The Workplace Freedom Act (SB1) was vetoed by Gov. Ear Ray...
Jul
2016
8

Los Angelish: Rams Caught Trying to Subject Players to Missouri Laws Despite Move to California

Los Angelish: Rams Caught Trying to Subject Players to Missouri Laws Despite Move to California
  The Los Angeles Rams are homesick. More specifically, they are homesick for Missouri’s labor laws. After packing up shop and moving to California this offseason, the Rams brought along a little contractual memento for their players: Per a league source, contracts being offered to new players state that the laws of Missouri, not...
Jul
2016
6

New Pro-Prevailing Wage Campaign in MO: “This Isn’t Just a Policy, It’s Personal”

New Pro-Prevailing Wage Campaign in MO:
  Right-to-Work. Paycheck protection. Prevailing wage repeal. If a law is anti-worker, the Missouri GOP will try as many times as it can to implement it. That’s why the Committee to Protect MO Families has launched a public awareness campaign to educate Missourians on the benefits of the prevailing wage. Their new ad features Navy vet...