Posts Tagged ‘Strike’

Aug
2015
12

Driver Assaults — and One Stabbing — at Issue for Striking Teamsters at Sun Tran

Driver Assaults -- and One Stabbing -- at Issue for Striking Teamsters at Sun Tran
  Members of Teamsters Local 104 who work for Sun Tran in Tucson, Arizona have gone on strike demanding improvements to the health and safety conditions at their workplace.  The Collective bargaining agreement covering more than 530 Teamsters expired on midnight of August 6th.  The week prior the union members received the company’s…
Aug
2015
3

IBEW, CWA Decide to Work Without Verizon Contract Rather Than Striking (For Now)

IBEW, CWA Decide to Work Without Verizon Contract Rather Than Striking (For Now)
  On Midnight of August 1st, the contract between Verizon and its unionized workforce expired. 86 percent of the 39,000 workers, represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), previously authorized a strike but both unions announced that they would remain on the job…
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Jul
2015
29

Workplace Showdown: Verizon Again Making Demands CWA and IBEW Refuse to Accept

Workplace Showdown: Verizon Again Making Demands CWA and IBEW Refuse to Accept
  On August 1st at midnight the contract between Verizon and 39,000 of its workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will expire. Both sides are bracing for a strike.  The bargaining units involved represent workers in Verizon’s landline and FiOS…
Jul
2015
15

Scabblerouser: Verizon Preparing to Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic

Scabblerouser: Verizon Preparing to Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic
  Verizon is moving forward with a contingency plan to train 15,000 replacement workers in the event that contract talks with 38,000 wireline workers represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) don’t turn out how the company would like.  Verizon is currently…
Jun
2015
16

Truck Drivers for Large Chinese-Owned Company Demand Teamsters Representation in Long Beach

Truck Drivers for Large Chinese-Owned Company Demand Teamsters Representation in Long Beach
  Drivers for Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT), a wing of the Chinese government-owned COSCO Logistics Americas, recently delivered a letter to the company demanding recognition of their right to be represented by Teamsters Local 848.  IBT, which coincidentally shares an acronym with the Teamters (IBT), refused the demand so the…
Jun
2015
2

Illinois Holds Its Breath: Gov. Rauner “Actually Courting a Strike,” Onlookers Say

Illinois Holds Its Breath: Gov. Rauner
  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s anti-union rhetoric and resolve will be tested in the leadup to June 30th, the date that a contract with 38,000 state employees expires and a statewide strike or lockout could ensue.  Contentious negotiations between the Rauner administration and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal…
Apr
2015
28

Dray Day: Truckers at Port of L.A. Strike Anew, Apply Pressure to Four Chronic Misclassifiers

Dray Day: Truckers at Port of L.A. Strike Anew, Apply Pressure to Four Chronic Misclassifiers
Nearly 500 truck drivers at the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach went on strike yesterday, protesting their status as independent contractors and demanding better wages.  The decision to strike came after a weekend vote organized by the Teamsters union on behalf of the drivers. The misclassified truckers are taking action against four drayage…
Feb
2015
20

Four-Month Strike Results in FairPoint Contract; CWA, IBEW Members Receive High Praise from Electeds

Four-Month Strike Results in FairPoint Contract; CWA, IBEW Members Receive High Praise from Electeds
  A tentative agreement has been reached between FairPoint Communications and more than 1,700 union members affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The workers had been on strike against the telecom giant since October 17th.   On Thursday, the unions and the…
Feb
2015
3

On a Roll: Canadian Supreme Court Follows Right-to-Unionize Vote with Affirmation of Right to Strike

On a Roll: Canadian Supreme Court Follows Right-to-Unionize Vote with Affirmation of Right to Strike
  In a 5-2 vote, the Canadian Supreme Court has reaffirmed that a worker’s right to strike is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The court ruled “that the right to strike is an essential part of the collective bargaining process in Canada’s system of labour relations.”  The court also ruled that…
Dec
2014
11

Following Deportation Threats, Striking Univ. of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows Get Their Way

Following Deportation Threats, Striking Univ. of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows Get Their Way
  As the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) strike eclipsed five days at the University of Oregon, reports arose that international graduate students were being threatened with deportation. The GTFF, which, represents roughly 1,500 teaching assistants, was on strike for the first time in its 38-year history. A letter from Amber…
Dec
2014
5

MONSTERS DOT COM: FairPoint Appears to Offer Triple Wages for Scabs in Online Job Posting

MONSTERS DOT COM: FairPoint Appears to Offer Triple Wages for Scabs in Online Job Posting
  2,000 FairPoint Communications workers who have been on strike since October 17th have seen their jobs go up on Monster.com at wages more than three times what they had been earning.  While the “confidential” job listing does not list which company posted it, it is obvious to those involved that offering experienced telecommunications…
Oct
2014
28

“We’re Negotiating With Wolves of Wall Street”: IBEW, CWA Two Weeks Into FairPoint Strike

  It’s been two weeks since 2,000 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) members in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine walked off the job when their employer FairPoint Communications declared an impasse in negotiations.  The workers’ contracts expired on October 2nd, but they…