PSLabor News

PSLabor News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Unionized nurses and some other workers at two major Rhode Island hospitals have voted to strike.The nurses at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital, both in Providence, voted Thursday to start their strike at 3 p.m. Monday.The roughly 2.400 hospital workers are represented by United Nurses & Allied Professionals Local 5098.The union did not release the results of Thursday's strike vote but said members voted "overwhelmingly" to strike. The union rejected a three-year contract offer from hospital parent company Lifespan earlier this month. Read Story
The new Verizon wireline agreements provide annual wage increases of 2.5 percent in 2020, 2.5 percent in 2021, 2.75 percent in 2022 and 3 percent in 2023, while the 2016 contract already provides for a 2.5 percent increase in 2019. Read Story
CEDAR RAPIDS - Rockwell Collins violated its contract with a local union when it outsourced custodial work at its Cedar Rapids plant, an arbitrator has decided. Read Story
Kentucky is experiencing a black lung epidemic that's killing miners younger than ever before. Read Story
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. —The union representing more than 200 workers at the Mount Polley mine in Likely is hopeful its strike is about to end. Read Story
A union representing about 500 employees of Shaw Communications in British Columbia says they have voted in favour of strike action by a large majority. Read Story
A union representing about 500 employees of Shaw Communications in B.C. says they have voted in favour of strike action by a large majority. Read Story
The law we enforce gives employees the right to act together to try to improve their pay and working conditions, with or without a union. If employees are fired, suspended, or otherwise penalized for taking part in protected group activity, the National Labor Relations Board will fight to restore what was unlawfully taken away. These rights were written into the original 1935 National Labor Relations Act and have been upheld in numerous decisions by appellate courts and by the U.S. Supreme Court. Recent cases involving a range of industries and employees are highlighted on the map below; please hover over a pin for a summary or click and the full story will appear below. Read Story
It was the first of six strike days their union has planned as pressure tactics against the Crown corporation... Read Story
A strike by D.C.-area bus and subway personnel could give opponents of teleworking a taste of what the government would face in the event of a major weather event, natural disaster or terrorist attack. Read Story
Manufacturers, suppliers, car dealers and foreign diplomats will line up to testify today at a Washington hearing to try to head off auto tariffs, a move that even automakers in the U.S. are asking the administration not to implement. Read Story
Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital-union events — including protests and elections — on or after June 27.... Read Story
As part of the effort, companies and trade unions have committed to funding nearly four million slots for apprenticeships, retraining and continuing education programs over the next five years. Read Story
WASHINGTON — Richard Smallwood describes himself as a "pretty far right-wing conservative" and a longtime supporter of President Trump.But like many in the... Read Story
Ford Motor , which is ranked on the 2009 Fortune 1000, a list of America's largest companies. The top 100 companies on the Fortune 500 -- Fortune magazine's annual ranking of America's largest corporations by sales -- include Exxon Mobil, Wal-Mart, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, GE, GM, Ford, AT&T,... Read Story
The chances of possible UPS strike action in the United States appear to be diminishing because firm and union have reached an outline agreement. Read Story
A procession of industry group and foreign government representatives lined up Thursday to oppose President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on autos and auto parts. Read Story
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And if that’s true, a group called “Oregon Public Employees United” must really be impressed by the Freedom Foundation’s outreach efforts. Read Story
“The evidence is clear that these laws do not boost employment, they simply kneecap unions and hurt workers’ wages,” said Janelle Jones, analyst at the Economic Policy Institute. Read Story