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2013-02-25 08:28:18

No Interruption in Patient Care or General Operations DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Five Connecticut health care centers (Centers) filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on Feb. 24 in order to implement a plan to create a competitive and durable cost structure. The plan includes gaining relief from unsustainable union pension and medical benefits costs and other restrictive SEIU labor agreements that hamstring the...

2012-12-28 12:20:09

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I am extremely pleased to announce that the parties have reached the agreements set forth below as a result of a mediation session conducted by myself and my colleague Scot Beckenbaugh, Deputy Director for Mediation Services, on Thursday, December 27, 2012: "The container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in principle by the parties, subject to achieving an overall collective bargaining agreement. The parties have further agreed...

2012-11-09 12:21:54

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers at the Transportation Security Administration made history today when they voted to ratify the first-ever collective bargaining agreement at the agency. The agreement between the American Federation of Government Employees and TSA was ratified with a vote of 17,326-1,774. "AFGE is proud that TSA workers finally have a union contract that will improve their working lives and bring stability to the workforce," said AFGE National...

2012-10-10 11:20:45

FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ABF Freight System, Inc., one of the nation's largest less-than-truckload freight carriers, and the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) announced on Wednesday that they expect to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement on December 18, 2012. TNFINC is the negotiating arm of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. ABF is the largest subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS) and...

2012-09-28 10:21:43

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) and its U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc. subsidiary today announced that its United Steelworkers-represented employees have ratified new three-year collective bargaining agreements. One agreement covers approximately 16,000 employees at U. S. Steel's domestic flat-rolled and iron ore mining facilities as well as tubular operations in Lorain, Ohio, and Fairfield, Ala. The second agreement covers...

2012-09-14 10:22:08

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today extended its congratulations to the members of the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) who after years of organizing have achieved the first collective bargaining agreement with a mining company since Liberia's civil war forced the shutdown of the iron ore mines in the mid-1990s. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) In an August 30th signing ceremony in Monrovia,...

2012-08-13 10:20:22

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) today announced that the company and the International Association of Machinists (IAM), which represents fleet service employees, passenger service employees and certain other work groups, have reached an agreement to expedite contract negotiations for joint collective bargaining agreements for those work groups. The parties have agreed to a bargaining process and timeline designed to achieve joint collective agreements before...

2012-07-22 06:20:04

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Federation of Government Employees today announced it is close to coming to agreement with the Transportation Security Administration for a first collective bargaining agreement covering 45,000 Transportation Security Officers nationwide: "Following marathon negotiations, AFGE and TSA are close to a historic labor contract. We have partial agreement, but we ran out of time at about 3:00 a.m. Saturday before we could complete...

2012-06-04 10:20:23

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a landmark arbitration decision, a panel of three prominent arbitrators on June 1 agreed with the American Federation of Government Employees--the union for Transportation Security Administration workers nationwide--and required finality to impasse procedures if the parties are unable to reach an agreement in direct negotiations. "We are very pleased with this decision because it means the process most definitely will result in a...

2012-05-17 10:23:51

Area Hospitals Receiving Blood from Alternate Sources LANSING, Mich., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamster employees of Red Cross in Lansing, who were forced to strike at the end of March, will continue their shutdown of blood drives until Red Cross management makes ample time available for bargaining to reach an agreement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "Despite nearly seven weeks of canceled blood drives across the state, Red Cross is only...