Here’s another breaking item from the workers at Delta Pride Catfish, Inc. in the Mississippi Delta. By a 99 percent margin, workers voted to strike rather than accept a contract that would essentially gut most of the changes that their historic three-month strike won them in 1990.
At 9:30 a.m. this morning, approximately 400 workers at the Hyatt Regency Chicago walked off the job, in protest of worsening working conditions in housekeeping and the decision by the hotel last week to ban union organizers from the premises. The decision to walkout was first taken by the housekeeping department and quickly spread to the rest of the hotel. Hundreds of workers picketed the hotel for three hours before returning to work around noon.
Renowned security expert Rob Shuster will make leading-edge training solutions a top priority
CLEVELAND, May 18 /PRNewswire/ - Ohio-based AFIMAC , the leader in crisis and disaster response services, is growing again with the appointment of Rob Shuster as its new vice president of protective services and training. Mr. Shuster, a noted authority with 30 years of experience in the private security industry, will focus on building cutting edge training programs and a world class security training platform to enhance IMACs extensive suite of crisis and disaster services. He assumes the position effective immediately.
In his new leadership role at IMAC, Rob Shuster will be responsible for the development and management of close protection operations as well as the enhancement of internal training and client training programs. A large part of his work will center on the development of a powerful new training platform that will allow IMAC to offer elite security training courses to government and private industries in a variety of sectors. Mr. Shuster will operate out of IMAC’s northern Virginia office.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rob Shuster, a consummate industry professional and well-recognized security training subject matter expert, to the IMAC team, says IMAC president Peter Martin. “As our newly appointed vice president, he will reinforce IMAC’s reputation as the most knowledgeable and trusted ‘single source provider’, allowing us to deliver the largest collection of superior crisis and disaster security services available in North America.”
Prior to joining IMAC, Mr. Shuster spent most of his 30 year career at Vance International, a global leader in uniform security and investigations services. There, he held various positions including: executive protection detail leader, director of training, vice president of corporate development and senior vice president of the asset protection team. Mr. Shuster is a respected knowledge expert in security practices and training related to crisis management & response, labor disputes, close protection operations, special event security, security awareness programs, evasive & defensive driving, and executive protection program design. He has written corporate security articles and white papers, and has been lectured for many noted organizations including the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Society of Special Event Planners, the Young Presidents Organization, Penn State University, the Tactical Response Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Mr. Shuster has also served two (2) four year terms on the private security advisory board for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
“IMAC’s accomplished and highly knowledgeable executive team has made their organization a world class operation, says Shuster. “I am thrilled to join forces with them and have the opportunity to apply my years of experience to making this great company even stronger.”
The union representing workers at the Mott’s apple products plant in Williamson, Wayne County, will decide in the upcoming days whether to go on strike after parent company Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. said it would implement new employment terms after contract negotiations stalled.
Veolia Transportation drivers, mechanics and service workers in San Diego have voted by more than an 8-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 683. The 404 workers joined the Teamsters seeking respect, dignity and a democratic voice in their workplace.
Shoppers headed to the Shaw’s Supermarket on Woodbury Avenue were greeted by angry picketers on Wednesday during a local demonstration over what has been an ongoing dispute between unionized distribution center workers and top officials from the supermarket chain.
Spirit Airlines said Wednesday it still intends to settle contract talks with its pilots, who moved closer to a possible strike by rejecting binding arbitration.
But the airline also warned that it could be notifying employees “of possible reductions that could be implemented.”
Boeing C-17 line workers began a strike just after midnight Tuesday after rejecting the cargo jet company’s final offer on a labor contract covering about 1,700 employees.
During eleventh hour meetings Monday, the union and management failed to reach an agreement about medical benefits and pension plans.
About 200 Teamsters upset with the progress of negotiations with a distributor for Dunkin’ Donuts protested outside Dunkin’ Donuts offices in Canton Tuesday morning.
They blocked two entryways handing out leaflets and creating a half-mile traffic jam until police forced them to walk.
Unionized Red Cross workers in Connecticut have rejected the latest and final contract offer from the nonprofit’s management, moving them a step closer to a potential strike.
Members of AFSCME Local 3145, which represents 215 front-line blood collection workers at the Connecticut Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, voted 153-14 to reject the management proposal during a May 2 membership meeting in Farmington, the union said.