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Collective Bargaining

NLRB ruling could be game changer for unions

Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of such industries as warehousing, construction, fast food and home health care.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Business Wire

Unions serve as scapegoat for Scott Walker

SAN DIEGO — "First off," Scott Walker proclaimed, "we took on the unions, and we won. We won!"Taking on the unions is usually first off for Walker, the Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate. It is the very rationale for his...

Date: 07/27/2015 | Opinion Columnists

UAW wants health-care pool of U.S. automakers to cut costs

The leader of the United Auto Workers said the union is looking at ways to reduce health-care costs at the three biggest U.S.-based automakers through a group that would include all of their hourly and salaried employees.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Business Wire

Want to reverse income inequality? Join a union

I am proud to be a card carrying member of Local 32035 of the Communications Workers of America.It was not always thus. The Washington Post is an open shop, and I dropped my membership several years ago when the union was encouraging readers to cancel their subscriptions to...

Date: 05/26/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Senate should do right by state workers

Investing wisely through our expenditures in education, transportation, research and development will help create opportunities for sustainable economic growth. To do so, however, we have to attract high quality employees to actually do the work.The people who keep our...

Date: 05/24/2015 | Commentary

New councilman should recuse himself

Last month, the Edmonds City Council filled a vacant position on the council, selecting Michael Nelson, a resident of the Westgate neighborhood.All who serve in public office bring their own experience, biases and agendas. Our state is built on the populist principle of...

Date: 05/11/2015 | Commentary

UAW unveils plan for Volkswagen plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Auto Workers on Thursday unveiled a proposal for creating a German-style works council at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee that is predicated on the automaker recognizing the union as its exclusive bargaining partner."It's a...

Date: 05/08/2015 | Business Wire

‘Right to work’ a right to low wage

I am writing in response to an opinion piece published in the Herald Business Journal on March 31, titled "Right-to-work effort under way in state." In this commentary there was use of...

Date: 04/19/2015 | Commentary

UAW boss rejects new level of low wages

DETROIT The leader of the United Auto Workers union has rejected a new level of lower wages for members who make auto parts ahead of contract talks with automakers that start in summer.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Business Wire

Wisconsin passes right-to-work bill

MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night session.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Nation & World

Widening income gap boosts unions

DETROIT After years of avoiding confrontation, the U.S. labor movement is reasserting itself. From the ports of Los Angeles to the car plants of Detroit, unions are demanding payback for sacrifices they say helped revive the economy.

Date: 02/21/2015 | Business Wire

Labor secretary to join port labor talks

SAN FRANCISCO — With the West Coast dock strike reaching a critical point, the White House announced on Saturday that Labor Secretary Thomas Perez would start talks with the two sides.

Date: 02/14/2015 | Nation & World

Company email OK for union activity

WASHINGTON — In a victory for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that employees can use their company email accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time.Once an employer gives an employee...

Date: 12/11/2014 | Business Wire

Victorious Republicans to target unions

A month after voters handed Republicans control of an unprecedented number of state legislative chambers across the country, party leaders in key states are preparing a raft of proposals that would severely weaken the political power of labor unions.The most immediate threat...

Date: 12/06/2014 | Nation & World

Papers filed to close Trump Taj Mahal casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The owner of the struggling Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort filed court papers on Friday saying it will close next month, making it the fifth of the city's 12 casinos to shut down this year.In filing a revised reorganization plan in Delaware...

Date: 11/15/2014 | Business Wire

EvCC union agrees to new contract

EVERETT The union representing the non-academic staff at Everett Community College has reached an agreement with the state on a new two-year contract.

Date: 09/28/2014 | Local News

Union, state near negotiation deadline for EvCC staffers

EVERETT With classes at Everett Community College starting next Monday, the union representing most of the administrative and support staff is bolstering its position before heading into a day of negotiations this Friday.

Date: 09/17/2014 | Local News

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