As Bank of America continues its search for a new CEO, one of the nation’s most powerful unions is giving it some unsolicited help: Since last week, the Service Employees International Union has been running online ads announcing a CEO vacancy at a “big bank” that may “reward failure with big $” and does not require a “basic understanding of the economy.”
Acme supermarket cashiers and clerks said they will strike Friday night if negotiators fail to come to an agreement on health-care benefits, a report in the Times of Trenton said.
The West Berlin-based United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1360 represents 2,400 employees at 30 stores in Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem counties in New Jersey and in lower Bucks County, Pa, according to the report. Acme rejected the union’s proposal to use a health plan that an Acme union in Pennsylvania joined earlier this year, instead proposing to reduce benefits, the report said.
Should the San Francisco hotel union labor dispute get more heated, Oakland may not prove a safe haven for visitors seeking a neutral place to stay.
On Nov. 19, over 400 members of Unite Here Local 2850 plan to march from the Oakland Downtown Marriott to Frank Ogawa Plaza and ending up at 22nd Street and Kaiser Place.
Hotel workers at the Westin St. Francis walked off the job this morning, announcing the third three-day strike at a San Francisco hotel in as many weeks. Approximately 650 workers are participating in the strike, which began at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday, and will last until the first shift on Saturday morning.
American Airlines flight attendants, concerned about stalled contract negotiations, are going public with their gripes.
The group is launching mock strikes across the country, and Wednesday it landed at RDU. No flights were interrupted.
Union officials in the United States are teaming up with their German counterparts in a bid to organize workers at wireless carrier T-Mobile USA.
Leaders at the Communications Workers of America said Wednesday that the new arrangement with German union ver.di will help show a “double standard” between how European companies treat workers in their home countries compared with the U.S.
United Airlines flight attendant members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA) will join members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) at American Airlines on the picket line at airports around the country tomorrow. While American Flight Attendants conduct a mock strike and walk the picket line, United Flight Attendants will join them in solidarity for a fair Contract and coordinated efforts to lift the standard for Flight Attendants across the industry.
The anti-sweatshop movement at dozens of American universities, from Georgetown to U.C.L.A., has had plenty of idealism and energy, but not many victories.
Downtown’s newest labor boss is making bold predictions during his first weeks on the job, assuring passage of a liberal health care overhaul by the 2010 State of the Union, followed by imminent consideration of contentious “card check” legislation.
Transport Workers Charge: New York’s Ban On Public Sector Strikes Violates International Human Rights Law
Transport Workers Union Local 100 today filed a Complaint with the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva. The ILO is a tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its member states, which include the United States, “in common action to promote decent work throughout the world.” The complaint, directed to the ILO’s Committee on Freedom of Association, tests the legality and the chilling effects of New York State’s Taylor Law in light of ILO standards which protect the freedom of association and collective bargaining as fundamental human rights. The Taylor Law bars all strikes in the public sector, and punishes strikes with extensive fines, imprisonment of union leaders and loss of automatic dues deduction. The complaint alleges that these restrictions on strikes by public sector employees under New York’s Taylor Law constitute “a serious infringement on core trade union rights” protected by international law.