Labor

Northern California Rite Aid Workers Vote to Reject the Company’s Offer by 91%

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:48pm

Health care benefits were promised to retirees throughout their years working for Rite Aid.

Key Points: 
  • Health care benefits were promised to retirees throughout their years working for Rite Aid.
  • The companys offer includes a wage increase for workers but also shifts more medical costs to the workers, negating Rite Aid's proposed increase.
  • Customers also sounded off in support of Rite Aid workers.
  • I will never shop at Rite Aid again if you hurt your workers."

More Than 7,400 People Across Minnesota Again Show Strong Support for the Line 3 Project

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 8:10pm

These comments urged the PUC to determine that the revised Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Line 3 Replacement project is adequate.

Key Points: 
  • These comments urged the PUC to determine that the revised Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Line 3 Replacement project is adequate.
  • The PUC had ordered the projects EIS to be revised to analyze any potential impacts into the Lake Superior watershed from a potential spill.
  • The additional analysis determined it was unlikely any measurable amount of oil would reach Lake Superior.
  • This project has answered every question, passed every test, and is supported by tens of thousands of people across Minnesota.

GigSmart Places Temporary Workers On-Site in Less Than an Hour

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 5:22pm

Launched in December 2018, GigSmart's hiring apps connect businesses and temporary Workers via Skills matching.

Key Points: 
  • Launched in December 2018, GigSmart's hiring apps connect businesses and temporary Workers via Skills matching.
  • On average, GigSmart sourced 11 applicants for each Gig post created last year, and 65% of all GigSmart Gigs received one or more applicants in 10 minutes or less.
  • GigSmart sources temporary labor in most major U.S. markets, including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, New York City, San Antonio, and San Francisco.
  • Across the U.S., GigSmart Workers earned an average of $17.04 per hour, which is higher than every U.S. state'sminimum wageand 135% more than the federal minimum hourly wage.

Retailers Welcome Phase One Trade Deal With China But Say Remaining Tariffs Must End

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 6:31pm

The National Retail Federation today welcomed the signing of a phase one trade agreement between the United States and China but said work remains to be done to end the trade war between the two countries.

Key Points: 
  • The National Retail Federation today welcomed the signing of a phase one trade agreement between the United States and China but said work remains to be done to end the trade war between the two countries.
  • The trade war wont be over until all of these tariffs are gone.
  • We are glad to see the phase one deal signed, and resolution of phase two cant come soon enough.
  • The National Retail Federation, the worlds largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive.

United Airlines ALPA Master Executive Council Reelects Capt. Todd Insler as Chairman

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:36pm

Todd Insler, a 25-year veteran Boeing 757/767 pilot at United Airlines, was reelected by acclamation for a historic third consecutive term as chairman of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, Intl (ALPA) on Tuesday, January 14.

Key Points: 
  • Todd Insler, a 25-year veteran Boeing 757/767 pilot at United Airlines, was reelected by acclamation for a historic third consecutive term as chairman of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, Intl (ALPA) on Tuesday, January 14.
  • Insler will also retain his seat on the board of directors of Uniteds parent company, United Airlines Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: UAL).
  • The 13,100 pilots of United Airlines will be well-served by this team of experienced officers elected today.
  • Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 63,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines.

Extreme Reach Production Solutions Hires Entertainment Industry Vet, Gilbert Galvan, as Director of Residuals

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 1:32pm

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ER Production Solutions , the division of Extreme Reach that provides payroll, accounting and labor relations for production casts and crews across the entertainment industry, today announced that industry veteran Gilbert Galvan has joined the company as Director of Residuals.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ER Production Solutions , the division of Extreme Reach that provides payroll, accounting and labor relations for production casts and crews across the entertainment industry, today announced that industry veteran Gilbert Galvan has joined the company as Director of Residuals.
  • Galvan leads the development of an automated residuals system to bring industry customers fast and accurate setup, estimates and payment turnarounds.
  • His work in residuals began at SAG-AFTRA in 2011 and expanded with increasingly senior roles at Warner Bros. Entertainment and then Entertainment Partners.
  • Extreme Reach's Production Solutions (ERPS) division focuses on disrupting and transforming the entertainment payroll industry with innovative solutions built on a robust and flexible technology stack and driven by experienced, client-focused professionals.

OCUFA joins labour coalition challenging constitutionality of Ford government’s violation of workers’ rights

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:40pm

This Ford government legislation unduly interferes with the rights of workers to free and fair collective bargaining.

Key Points: 
  • This Ford government legislation unduly interferes with the rights of workers to free and fair collective bargaining.
  • This legislation violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and cannot be allowed to stand, said Rahul Sapra, President of OCUFA.
  • Doug Ford doesnt believe in fair labour laws or workers rights, said Sapra.
  • We will challenge Fords attacks on workers rights in the courts and work in our communities to show the Ford government that Ontarians reject its austerity agenda.

New Agreements Benefit Steelworkers, Ivaco Rolling Mills

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 8:38pm

L'ORIGNAL, ON, Jan. 10,2020 /CNW/ - Employees at steelmaker Ivaco Rolling Mills in L'Orignal have ratified new collective agreements providing improved wages, benefits and other significant gains that will benefit hundreds of families and the entire community.

Key Points: 
  • L'ORIGNAL, ON, Jan. 10,2020 /CNW/ - Employees at steelmaker Ivaco Rolling Mills in L'Orignal have ratified new collective agreements providing improved wages, benefits and other significant gains that will benefit hundreds of families and the entire community.
  • The employees, members of United Steelworkers (USW) Locals 7940 and 8794, voted this week to ratify five-year collective agreements with Ivaco, a leading producer of steel billets and hot-rolled wire rod.
  • The new contracts cover about 400 USW members at the steel plant in this eastern Ontario community.
  • "These collective agreements recognize the skills, hard work and value that our members bring to Ivaco's operations every day," said USW Ontario Director Marty Warren.

InsurTech eMaxx Announces Successful First Year of Risk Management Technology Driven Energy Group Captive Programs

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 5:00pm

The Vermont-domiciled group captive programs have over 85 members and over $43 million in gross written premium.

Key Points: 
  • The Vermont-domiciled group captive programs have over 85 members and over $43 million in gross written premium.
  • eMaxx Assurance Group of Companies, formerly known as Energi, acts as the program administrator and captive sponsor through a wholly owned Vermont subsidiary, eCaptiv LLC.
  • The risk management technology programs are an important component of the program, said Michael Penza, President, eCaptiv PC1-IC and President, Samuel Coraluzzo Company, Inc.
  • The two group captive programs are for energy companies within fuel distribution, energy transportation, energy construction, renewable energy, agricultural cooperative, and utilities segments.

Traliant Announces Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Training

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:00pm

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training , today announced the availability of a new training course on the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Key Points: 
  • MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training , today announced the availability of a new training course on the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor.
  • Traliant was founded by industry veterans from some of the world's most successful compliance training companies to meet the challenge of transforming compliance training from boring to brilliant.
  • Backed by Martinson Ventures, Traliant delivers award-winning, bite-sized training on an eLearning platform that enables fast and easy customization.