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<a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/business/gm-unifor-canada-oshawa-strike.html target=_blank >G.M. And Union Avoid Strike By 3,900 Canadian Workers</a>

G.M. And Union Avoid Strike By 3,900 Canadian Workers

 G.M. And Union Avoid Strike By 3,900 Canadian Workers By IAN AUSTEN  The action focused on two car production lines in Ontario, but it was a battleground for an entire country struggling to revive its manufacturing base. Source: The New York Times – The New American Job Newsfeed

<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/nlrb-revamps-past-practice-unilateral-change-doctrine-overturns-precedent/ target=_blank >Precedent Overturned NLRB Revamps ‘Past Practice’ Unilateral Change Doctrine</a>

By Joy Waltemath and  Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. — On remand from the D.C. Circuit, a divided four-member NLRB held that DuPont violated Section 8(a)(5) of the Act when it made unilateral changes to bargaining unit employees’ benefit plans after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. Reaffirming its prior stance that the employer’s unilateral changes were unlawful, the majority, more […]

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<a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/business/international/angry-workers-storm-air-france-meeting-on-job-cuts.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss target=_blank >Angry Workers Storm Air France Meeting On Job Cuts</a>

By LIZ ALDERMAN Two executives had to flee a meeting at Air France offices near Charles de Gaulle Airport, where plans were discussed to cut about 2,900 jobs. Source: The New York Times – The New American Job Newsfeed

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<a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/26/us/politics/walker-is-set-to-deliver-new-blow-to-labor-and-bolster-credentials.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss target=_blank >Walker Is Set to Deliver New Blow to Labor and Bolster Credentials</a>

By MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITH — A measure being fast-tracked through Wisconsin’s Republican-held state legislature would bar unions from requiring workers to pay the equivalent of dues. After saying for months that an effort to advance so-called right-to-work legislation would be “a distraction” from dealing with larger issues like the state’s economy and job growth, Gov. […]

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<a href=http://www.ituc-csi.org/right-to-strike-re-affirmed-at-ilo target=_blank >Global Right to Strike Re-affirmed at ILO</a>

A breakthrough has been made at the International Labour Organization following two years during which employers at the International Labour Organization brought the UN body’s global supervisory system to a standstill, in an attempt to eliminate decades of ILO jurisprudence supporting the right to strike. Union and employer representatives have now reached an understanding at […]

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US Airways Mechanics File For Election To Become Teamsters

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US Airways Mechanics File For Election To Become Teamsters

 Mechanics and related workers filed for an election with the National Mediation Board (NMB) as part of their campaign to become Teamsters. “Because of the Teamsters’ solid, documented track record of excellent representation, the Teamsters Union is the best and most logical choice to represent us for the future as professionals in the airline industry,” Jim […]

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Largest Union Vote In NLRB History, Kaiser Employees Keep SEIU

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Largest Union Vote In NLRB History, Kaiser Employees Keep SEIU

The California union election do-over in is over. Kaiser health care employees in California have voted in favor of retaining their current bargaining representative, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW), rather than switching to rival National Union of Healthcare Workers-California Nurses Association, AFL-CIO (NUHW-CNA). The results were: SEIU-UHW, 18,844 votes; NUHW-CNA, 13,101 votes; neither, 334 votes; with 520 […]

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Nurses Fighting State By State For Minimum Staffing Laws

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Nurses Fighting State By State For Minimum Staffing Laws

By DAVID SCHULTZ, KHN— How many nurses does it take to run a hospital? Legislatures in at least seven states and the District of Columbia are trying to answer that question as they debate bills that would require hospitals to have a minimum number of nurses on staff at all times. So far, only one state […]

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NYC Fast-Food Workers Fight Back Against Super-Sized Corporations

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NYC Fast-Food Workers Fight Back Against Super-Sized Corporations

By PETER RUGH, Waging Nonviolence— Tianna Smalls had planned on working Thursday, April 4, 2013, but her colleagues convinced her otherwise. “‘You’re either with us, or you’re for Wendy’s,’” Smalls remembers her co-workers telling her. Her mother also weighed in Thursday morning as Smalls was heading to work at the franchise in downtown Brooklyn. “She said, […]

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Despite Profits Honda Mexico Cuts Profit Sharing, Workers Strike

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Despite Profits Honda Mexico Cuts Profit Sharing, Workers Strike

Workers at Honda’s Mexican plant began an indefinite work stoppage on 16 April 2013 after the company announced a reduction in this year’s state mandated profit sharing bonus (RPTU). In an initial meeting, management offered a profit share of 300 Mexican pesos (less than US$25) per worker for the year 2012 and a separate bonus of […]

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