Posts Tagged ‘IUOE’

Sep
2016
28

Latest “Right-to-Work” Challenge Fails in WI, One Case Remains Before Court of Appeals

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  A Wisconsin district court judge dismissed a challenge to the state’s “Right-to-work” law this week. The suit, filed by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Locals 139 and 420, will now move to a federal appeals court. The two unions contend that the law amounts to an illegal taking of property: The...
Nov
2015
18

Teamsters, Operating Engineers Among Detroit Casino Employees Working Without a Contract

Teamsters, Operating Engineers Among Detroit Casino Employees Working Without a Contract
  Over 6,000 casino workers in Detroit are working under a contract extension while the Detroit Casino Council, an umbrella organization of the four unions that represent casino employees, negotiate a new deal. The Council, a consortium of UAW Local 7777, Unite Here Local 24, Teamsters Local 372 and International Union of Operating Engineers...
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Oct
2015
15

IUOE: Project Labor Agreement Vital to Ensuring Local Hire, Avoiding Temp Workers on Site C Dam

IUOE: Project Labor Agreement Vital to Ensuring Local Hire, Avoiding Temp Workers on Site C Dam
  As BC Hydro begins the contract process for construction of the Site C dam on the Peace River near Fort St. John, British Columbia, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 115 is putting pressure on the region’s leaders to help ensure local workers get jobs on the project.  The $8.3 billion project [&hellip...
Jan
2015
7

300 Private Sector Businesses Align Against Potential Wisconsin “Right-to-Work” Law

300 Private Sector Businesses Align Against Potential Wisconsin
  As Wisconsin Republicans attempt to build momentum for the formal introduction of “Right-to-Work” legislation, a group representing over 300 private businesses is speaking out against the anti-worker move.  The Wisconsin Contractor Coalition (WCC) announced Monday that it would defeat “Right-to-Work” if it is brought before the...
Oct
2014
6

NY State Considering Allowing Technical, Skilled Trades as Core Subjects for High School Graduation

  In New York, the state Board of Regents is considering allowing high school students who take technical and career oriented classes to replace one of the five core regents exams with a “career pathway assessment.”  Advocates say that the change would positively affect dropout rates and test scores, and help students toward the careers...
Aug
2014
6

IBEW, Teamsters, LiUNA and Others Authorize Strike Over Golden Gate Bridge Contract

IBEW, Teamsters, LiUNA and Others Authorize Strike Over Golden Gate Bridge Contract
  The 13 unions that make up the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition authorized a strike Monday night which could lead to a shutdown of ferry and bus services.  No date has been set for the action as the group hopes to continue negotiations with the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District.  More than [&hellip...
Jul
2014
28

With One Case Before State Supreme Court, 2nd IN Judge Rules “Right-to-Work” Unconstitutional

With One Case Before State Supreme Court, 2nd IN Judge Rules
  An Indiana Judge has ruled that the state’s “Right-to-Work” law is unconstitutional, the second such blow to the legislation since its passage in 2012. Lake County Circuit Judge George Paras decided against the state in United Steelworkers vs. Zoeller on July 17th, ruling that the law was “null and void in its entirety” and...
Apr
2012
2

PHOTOS: Missouri IBEW, LIUNA, UFCW, IAM, Other Union Members Rally at the State Capitol

PHOTOS: Missouri IBEW, LIUNA, UFCW, IAM, Other Union Members Rally at the State Capitol
We Are Missouri has a great photo set from last week’s rally at the Missouri state capitol. The effort, which drew members of the IBEW, Sprinklerfitters, LIUNA, IUOE, UFCW and several other unions, was intended to stem the rising “Right-to-Work” tide in the state. From the We Are Missouri web page: Thousands of union members...