Collective bargaining

Lundin Mining Announces New Collective Agreement with Candelaria AOS Union

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 3:45am

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --(TSX: LUN) (Nasdaq Stockholm: LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the "Company") announced today the Candelaria AOS Union (the "Union"), which represents approximately 550 workers at its Candelaria operations in Chile, has ratified a new 30-month collective agreement.

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  • TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --(TSX: LUN) (Nasdaq Stockholm: LUMI) Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the "Company") announced today the Candelaria AOS Union (the "Union"), which represents approximately 550 workers at its Candelaria operations in Chile, has ratified a new 30-month collective agreement.
  • As part of the collective bargaining cycle, Candelaria is in the legislated negotiation process with the two supervisor unions, which combined represent approximately 230associates.
  • An agreement was reached with the LMC AOS Union during advanced negotiations in May 2020.
  • The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Lundin Mining under the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

Canadian Publishers Call for Canadian Government to Tackle Google/Facebook Monopoly

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:00pm

The time to tackle the global web giants, as the federal government indicated in September, is now."

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  • The time to tackle the global web giants, as the federal government indicated in September, is now."
  • Key elements of the Australian model include:
    An effective approach that requires no new government funding, consumer taxes, or user fees.
  • Publishers, with the approval of government, form a collective bargaining unit to negotiate compensation for the use of their content and intellectual property.
  • News Media Canada is calling on the government to tackle the web giants and adopt the Australian model in Canada.

Carnegie Museum Workers File for Union Election

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 9:00pm

The group, working under the banner of the United Museum Workers, announced their organizing drive on June 29 and are now seeking a formal vote through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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  • The group, working under the banner of the United Museum Workers, announced their organizing drive on June 29 and are now seeking a formal vote through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • "Workers continued organizing throughout the pandemic and found renewed strength in our fight for a safe museum for employees and the public alike."
  • By filing for a certification election, the United Museum Workers seek to create a wall-to-wall collective bargaining unit comprising the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, and central administrative staff.
  • "The founder of our museums, Andrew Carnegie, made his fortunes on the backs of thousands of workers who labored for low pay in extremely hazardous conditions.We intend to honor this legacy by voting for union representation."

Automotive Industry Veteran Joe Sbuttoni Joins Scali Rasmussen

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 5:23am

-Law firm Scali Rasmussen announced today that Joseph P. Sbuttoni has joined the Firms Labor and Employment Law group and will be officed out of the firms San Diego office.

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  • -Law firm Scali Rasmussen announced today that Joseph P. Sbuttoni has joined the Firms Labor and Employment Law group and will be officed out of the firms San Diego office.
  • Joe has a highly specialized practice in the automotive space, said Managing Partner, Christian Scali .
  • Mr. Sbuttoni is a creative and experienced labor relations and employment law attorney, with first-chair employee relations and collective bargaining experience.
  • Scali Rasmussen attorneys are thought leaders within their areas of practice, including a formidable knowledge of the automotive industry.

Ford Government should immediately repeal Bill 124, after Manitoba Court strikes down similar wage restraint legislation as unconstitutional, says Ontario Federation of Labour

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 5:24pm

TORONTO, June 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ontario unions are renewing their call for the Ford government to repeal Ontarios wage control legislation (Bill 124), after a court ruling struck down a similar law in Manitoba.

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  • TORONTO, June 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ontario unions are renewing their call for the Ford government to repeal Ontarios wage control legislation (Bill 124), after a court ruling struck down a similar law in Manitoba.
  • This court decision found that the Manitoba wage control legislation is a draconian measure that inhibited and dramatically reduced the collective bargaining and associational rights of unionized public sector workers.
  • This is a major victory for working people in Manitoba, and an affirmation that Ontario workers are justified in challenging similar draconian legislation here in Ontario, said Ontario Federation of Labour President Patty Coates.
  • I hope Doug Ford is watching, and if he is smart, he will repeal Bill 124 before the Ontario courts rule against him.

Statement by the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:07pm

GATINEAU, QC, June 12, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between the Canada Post Corporationand the Canadian Union of Postal Workers:

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  • GATINEAU, QC, June 12, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between the Canada Post Corporationand the Canadian Union of Postal Workers:
    This closes this round of collective bargaining for rural and suburban mail carriers as well as urban operations employees.
  • We hope the new agreements provide the basis for the development of a collaborative working relationship between the parties as they move forward.
  • Ms. MacPherson was appointed in December 2018 to assist the parties in reaching new collective agreements.
  • I would like to thank Ms. MacPherson and the federal mediators for their important work."

Teamsters Local 320 Applauds Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for Supporting Unions and Collective Bargaining

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:32pm

Nearly 1,000 Teamsters Local 320 members were affected, in addition to thousands of other state employees.

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  • Nearly 1,000 Teamsters Local 320 members were affected, in addition to thousands of other state employees.
  • On May 11, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted to ratify the collective bargaining agreements as submitted.
  • Teamsters Local 320 refused, standing with its membership and principles of free collective bargaining.
  • "We were not going to let Teamster members go backwards," said Brian Aldes, Teamsters Local 320 Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer.

Coalition of Ontario Unions Files Charter Challenge to Protect Free and Fair Collective Bargaining

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 2:05pm

Bill 124 violates the collective bargaining rights enshrined in the freedom of association guarantee of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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  • Bill 124 violates the collective bargaining rights enshrined in the freedom of association guarantee of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • A growing list of public and private sector unions opposes Bill 124, with this constitutional challenge being a part of the Ontario labour movements broader campaign to repeal the Bill.
  • The members of this coalition, together with the other unions who have already and will soon launch similar challenges, will protect that right, said OFL President Patty Coates.
  • OCUFA is proud to be part of this coalition of unions challenging a needless and unconstitutional law.

Air Traffic Specialists ratify collective agreement

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:17pm

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2020 /CNW/ -Unifor Local 2245 members who work as Canadian air traffic specialists have voted 93 per cent in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with Nav Canada.

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  • OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2020 /CNW/ -Unifor Local 2245 members who work as Canadian air traffic specialists have voted 93 per cent in favour of ratifying a new four-year collective agreement with Nav Canada.
  • "The bargaining committee has proven that being united and working hard are two key ingredients to successful collective bargaining," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
  • "This contract not only shows the value Air Traffic Specialists bring to the employer, and to all Canadian travellers."
  • The highlights of the new agreement include:
    Three per cent wage increases on salaries and premiums, retroactive to May 1, 2019
    Introduction of new contract language on the following:

American Airlines and TWU-IAM Association Reach Tentative Agreements for Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:28am

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines and the TWU-IAM Association reached tentative agreements this week for new joint collective bargaining agreements that cover more than 31,000 team members.

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  • FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Airlines and the TWU-IAM Association reached tentative agreements this week for new joint collective bargaining agreements that cover more than 31,000 team members.
  • The tentative agreements are subject to ratification by Maintenance & Related and Fleet Service team members represented by the Association.
  • The association will communicate details of the agreements to its members in the coming weeks.
  • Learn more about whats happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines .