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2011-06-02 18:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees--the union for Transportation Security Administration workers nationwide--today expressed outrage at House members who voted to strip from TSA workers the right to collectively bargain by passing an amendment by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) to the House DHS Appropriations Bill. AFGE said it would continue to fight any similar amendment in the Senate. The Rokita amendment (to the House DHS...

2011-05-24 12:04:00

BOGOTA, Colombia, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minister of Social Protection in Colombia has fined Sodexo $2,678,000 pesos ($1,425.00 US Dollars) each day they refuse to negotiate with Sinaltrainal and ordered Sodexo to "start direct talks with trade union organization National Union of Agro-System SINALTRAINAL without delay." Sodexo workers in Colombia have been trying to form a union to bargain higher wages, payment for overtime and other benefits for more than a year....

2011-05-18 00:05:40

New research by a University of Illinois law and labor expert shows that in labor disputes between professional athletes and owners, courts have consistently failed to maintain a clear separation between antitrust and labor law. While players in the three major sports "“ football, baseball and basketball "“ have pursued a two-pronged approach of collective bargaining and antitrust litigation to eliminate owner-imposed constraints on labor market competition, Michael LeRoy says...

2011-05-03 15:38:00

PITTSBURGH, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, will offer valuable insight and direction to employers this spring with a program titled "Social Media at Work." The event will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the firm's offices in the Cultural District (625 Liberty Avenue). Tailored specifically for HR directors and organizational leadership, "Social Media at Work" will...

2011-05-02 09:59:00

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the National Railway Labor Conference. The nation's major freight railroads and the United Transportation Union (UTU), the country's largest rail union, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering wages, benefits and other issues. The agreement with the UTU, covering more than 38,000 employees, is the first in the current round of bargaining. UTU represents almost a third of the rail...

2011-04-04 13:58:00

PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it has reached a tentative, four-year master agreement with International Paper (IP) after a week of negotiations over key economic issues. The agreement was reached after nearly a year of planning and strategic meetings culminating with the 80-person bargaining committee representing 15 sites meeting in New Orleans in face-to-face discussions. (Logo:...

2011-03-18 14:18:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dick Morris Poll of 1000 likely voters throughout the U.S., conducted by live telephone interviews from March 10-15, 2011, found support for the Republican Governors of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio in their battles with their public employee unions by 47-39. Voters harshly condemned Democratic State Legislators who are boycotting their legislatures to deny the Republicans a quorum so they cannot pass legislation on...

2011-03-11 13:11:00

Local labor activists to show support for AFGE and its TSA members SEATTLE, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Officers (TSO) in Seattle, throughout Washington and across the country, will show its gratitude for the TSA workforce with a Solidarity Event March 19 at Sea-Tac airport. AFGE National President John Gage will be on hand for the event. "In appreciation of their hard work and commitment...

2011-03-09 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about the fight to preserve collective bargaining rights in the public sector. The show, which originally aired on Friday, March 4, is now available on demand. Listen Now! OurFuture.org Executive Editor Isaiah Poole addressed the importance of collective bargaining rights for public workers saying, "The attack on worker rights in Wisconsin is not only an attack against unions, but...

2011-03-07 08:36:00

Local labor activists to show support for AFGE and its TSA members MINNEAPOLIS, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Officers (TSO) in Minneapolis, throughout Minnesota and across the country, will show its gratitude for the TSA workforce with a Unity Event on March 7 at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport*. "In appreciation of their hard work and commitment to protecting this nation, AFGE...


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