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2011-08-01 10:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following nearly a year of planning, preliminary meetings and then formal negotiations, United Steelworkers Union (USW) members from 13 different paper mill sites ratified a Master Economic Agreement with Georgia-Pacific, establishing the primary economic arrangement for the upcoming bargaining cycle. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Because Georgia-Pacific is such a prominent employer in the industry...

2011-06-30 14:03:00

Committee's Approval Signals Need for VA to Follow its Own Pay Rules WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs for yesterday passing Senate Bill 572, aimed at restoring the collective bargaining rights of VA medical professionals under Title 38. This legislation will allow VA clinicians to exercise the same rights to bargain over routine pay matters, as other federal...

2011-06-14 01:15:30

While several states have recently limited the ability for teacher unions to collectively bargain for their members, teachers will continue to flex their political muscle in a way scholars of policymaking have overlooked: through their pocketbooks, says a Baylor University political scientist. Traditionally, the influence of teacher unions has been measured by the size of their membership or how active unions are in collective bargaining, said Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

2011-06-07 14:03:00

HANOVER, Md., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) supports the merger between T-Mobile and AT&T because of the positive impact it will have on workers, businesses and the broader U.S. economy. This merger will help move America ahead by delivering the economic benefits of advanced broadband to more than 97 percent of the population and providing the option of union membership to 20,000 men and women in the T-Mobile...

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:...


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