Posts Tagged ‘memphis’

Sep
2016
29

Member-phis, TN: Workers On of the South’s Largest Development Projects Vote to Join IBEW

Member-phis, TN: Workers On of the South's Largest Development Projects Vote to Join IBEW
  Workers at the Electrolux appliance factory in Memphis, Tennessee have voted to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The vote, which was held on Tuesday, went in favor of representation by a two-to-one margin. The $190 million Swedish-owned Electrolux plant is one of the largest economic development projects in...
May
2016
11

PLA on Billion-Dollar Natural Gas Plant Brings Much-Needed Workforce Diversity to Memphis

PLA on Billion-Dollar Natural Gas Plant Brings Much-Needed Workforce Diversity to Memphis
  A Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for work on the latest Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) natural gas-fired plant, a $975 million project, is helping grow the Memphis Building Trades. The deal ensures that work stays local and includes businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans.  The successful PLA may seem out of place in...
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Jul
2014
2

Union Study: Memphis Slashing Employee Health Insurance While Recklessly Gifting Corporations

Union Study: Memphis Slashing Employee Health Insurance While Recklessly Gifting Corporations
  The Memphis City Council’s new 2015 budget includes major changes to city employees’ health insurance, a big business win over workers.  City officials say the changes are necessary to offset pension costs and ensure taxes don’t rise. Firefighters are going to see a 24 percent hike in their health insurance premiums....
Apr
2014
4

Prevailing Wage Round-Up: Maryland, Delaware, Memphis Take Strides to Protect Workers

  In statehouses and city council chambers across the country, wage increases are on the brain. And it isn’t only the minimum wage, sparked by President Obama’s sudden interest in a federal boost and a well-coordinated nationwide fast food workers campaign, that is on the docket. The expansion of the prevailing wage, which...