Trade unions

AAA Northern California Workers Vote To Join Teamsters Local 665

Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 12:24am

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --AAA insurance sales agents across Northern California have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 665.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --AAA insurance sales agents across Northern California have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 665.
  • The 460 insurance sales agents with AAA Northern California work at 77 locations across six regions, stretching from Merced, Calif., to the Oregon border.
  • "These workers stood united because they deserve a strong voice and a secure future at AAA Northern California," said Tom Woods, Business Agent with Local 665.
  • It's time to take control of your future," said Jeff Wilkinson, a 29-year AAA Northern California insurance sales agent.

Media Advisory - Wine Rack Workers are Holding Solidarity Rally at Church and Wellesley

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 3:58pm

TORONTO, June 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wine Rack workers will be holding a rally in front of the Wine Rack location at Church and Wellesley (77 Wellesley St E, Toronto) on Saturday, June 12th from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, June 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wine Rack workers will be holding a rally in front of the Wine Rack location at Church and Wellesley (77 Wellesley St E, Toronto) on Saturday, June 12th from 1 pm to 3 pm.
  • The workers are unionized with SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 2.
  • Multiple community leaders and members have voiced their support for the Wine Rack workers strike and .
  • Wine Rack is owned by teachers and educators via the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.

Gold Fields' South Deep Gold Mine and the NUM and UASA Reach Three-year Wage Agreement

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:17pm

WESTONARIA, South Africa, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Fields' South Deep Gold Mine and the NUM and UASA trade unions have concluded a three-year wage agreement for the period 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2024.

Key Points: 
  • WESTONARIA, South Africa, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Fields' South Deep Gold Mine and the NUM and UASA trade unions have concluded a three-year wage agreement for the period 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2024.
  • The parties believe that the agreement is in the best interest of employees and the mine's long-term sustainability.
  • Miners, Artisans and Officials will receive a wage increase of 6% in year 1, and 6% or CPI (whichever is the greater) in years 2 and 3.
  • "We wish to commend all parties involved (the NUM, UASA and the Gold Fields South Deep management team) for the constructive and harmonious spirit in which wage negotiations were undertaken.

TimkenSteel and United Steelworkers Local 1123 to Begin Contract Discussions on August 9

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:15pm

CANTON, Ohio, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST) ( timkensteel.com ) and the United Steelworkers will begin discussions on August 9 regarding the current labor agreement that is set to expire on September 27.

Key Points: 
  • CANTON, Ohio, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST) ( timkensteel.com ) and the United Steelworkers will begin discussions on August 9 regarding the current labor agreement that is set to expire on September 27.
  • The current agreement covers approximately 1,180 bargaining employees at the company's Canton, Ohio operations.
  • "Our goal is to reach a fair, equitable agreement that supports the company's vision and provides job security for our employees," said Mike Williams, president and CEO.
  • Consistent with prior practice, the company will reserve further comment until discussions are complete, although periodic updates will be posted on www.timkensteel.com/agreement .

Ford's scheme to invoke notwithstanding clause reveals depths of his fear and desperation

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:35pm

"If the government can thumb their noses at the law and the Charter then no one should adhere to it.

Key Points: 
  • "If the government can thumb their noses at the law and the Charter then no one should adhere to it.
  • For every dime we were planning on spending to fight the Ford regime in the next election, we will now spend a dollar."
  • Unifor members and members of the public are invited to visit unifor.org/peoplevsford to contact their MPPs immediately, and demand that they vote against the Ontario government's proposed use of the notwithstanding clause.
  • Unifor will not comply with this law, and our opposition to the Premier's attacks on workers and dangerous policies will only grow louder," continued Dias.

Iron Workers Union Applauds Bipartisan Senate Support for Prevailing Wage in CHIPS Act

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 8:50pm

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers applauds the US Senate for affirming the strong labor standards in the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act.

Key Points: 
  • The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers applauds the US Senate for affirming the strong labor standards in the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act.
  • This was the first major floor vote on Davis Bacon in the US Senate in over a decade, and a resounding victory for American workers.
  • As a union representing 128,000 workers in construction and manufacturing, we recognize that semiconductors are a critical link in the supply chain supporting many industries.
  • This expanded list of Republican Davis-Bacon supporters proves that bipartisan agreement is still possible on commonsense issues such as the quality jobs supported by prevailing wage.

Bellingham Cold Storage Teamsters On Brink Of Strike

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:00pm

BELLINGHAM, Wash., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 231 members at Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS) have voted unanimously to authorize a strike against their employer, after months of contract negotiations have led nowhere.

Key Points: 
  • BELLINGHAM, Wash., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 231 members at Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS) have voted unanimously to authorize a strike against their employer, after months of contract negotiations have led nowhere.
  • The group of more than 100 workers receive product from ships, run forklifts, and work in cold storage warehouses in Bellingham, Wash.
  • These Teamsters are not rich, but they work hard and they deserve to be respected and compensated for that.
  • Founded in 1909, Teamsters Local 231 represents 2,200 members across a wide variety of industries.

High Court Finds Terranea Resort Illegally Fired Cook Who Spoke with Media about Labor Conditions, Organized Union Campaign with UNITE HERE Local 11

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:25pm

Freddy Lovato wasthe court observedthe most prominent advocate for union representation at the hotel.

Key Points: 
  • Freddy Lovato wasthe court observedthe most prominent advocate for union representation at the hotel.
  • The court found Terranea management responded to Lovato and his coworkers union organizing by requiring workers to attend mandatory anti-union meetings.
  • At one meeting, the resorts president warned employees that the union would represent the employees over my dead body.
  • UNITE HERE Local 11 is a labor union representing over 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona that work in hotels, restaurants, universities, convention centers, and airports.

Atotech and Nabet India launch Covid-19 awareness campaign “Atotech Cares”

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 8:19am

Today, Atotech, NABET INDIA, and the local authorities announced the official launch of an awareness and support campaign in the Sidhrawali and Manesar areas.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Atotech, NABET INDIA, and the local authorities announced the official launch of an awareness and support campaign in the Sidhrawali and Manesar areas.
  • The campaign will last two months, and it is expected to reach around 2,000 people, which is around 30 percent of the local population.
  • Usha Mishra, Managing Trustee of NABET INDIA explains: "In India, Covid-19 has disproportionately affected the lives of the poor and disabled, especially in rural areas.
  • NABET INDIA will liaise with the local and district authorities, manage procurement and distribution as well as mobilize villagers and coordinate activities.

Mississippi Polymers, Inc. Issues Formal Statement in Response to United Steelworkers Strike at Corinth, MS Plant

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 11:27pm

Corinth, Mississippi, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mississippi Polymers, Inc. (Mississippi Polymers or the Company), a family owned and operated plastic film manufacturer, today issued a formal statement in response to the United Steelworkers (USW) decision to strike at the Companys Corinth, Mississippi plant on June 4th, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Corinth, Mississippi, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mississippi Polymers, Inc. (Mississippi Polymers or the Company), a family owned and operated plastic film manufacturer, today issued a formal statement in response to the United Steelworkers (USW) decision to strike at the Companys Corinth, Mississippi plant on June 4th, 2021.
  • Mississippi Polymers would like to clearly state that this formal response should in no way be construed as an attempt to negotiate with the United Steelworkers through the press or social media.
  • The Company is issuing this statement to go on the record and set right the sequence of events leading up the USW strike:
    Mississippi Polymers did NOT lock out the United Steelworkers.
  • The United Steelworkers chose to strike around 12 Noon CT on Friday, June 4, 2021.