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<p>Unions generally are entitled to broad categories of information from employers regarding their members’ terms and conditions of employment. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has come down hard on employers who fail to provide unions with relevant information upon request. Read Story
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The majority of Sacramento City Unified School District’s 2,500 unionized teachers are planning to strike for the first time in 30 years Thursday. Here’s what families need to know about the one-day walkout. Read Story
Department of Labor proposed a new rule establishing a four-part test to determine whether a person or company will be deemed to be the joint employer of persons employed by another employer. Read Story
The UAW said in a petition the union would cover "all full-time and regular part-time production and maintenance employees" at Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant. Read Story
Big Labor is trying to subvert the will of the people. Read Story
A top union official who admitted to his role in a bribery scheme has resigned as a Democratic superdelegate. Read Story
The demonstration comes after numerous pilots claimed they were overworked and underpaid, with the majority saying they have been asked to fly on their day off. Read Story
The joint-employer saga has evoked impassioned responses from both management and labor alike. The National Labor Relations Board NLRB's final ruling after the comment period is anticipated in the coming weeks. Read Story
Depending how hard the U.S.Democrats dig in, the demands could throw an already troubled ratification process completely off course this year... Read Story
AFSCME Local 3299 gathered to strike in response to contract negotiations and the UC system’s alleged interference with workers’ rights. Read Story
Daily Newsmagazine and City Guide to Pasadena, California featuring News, Events, Restaurants, Real Estate, Shopping and Lifestyles... Read Story
A petition was filed Tuesday morning by Chattanooga Volkswagen workers with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for an election to join the UAW. ... Read Story
Tens of thousands marched for better work conditions and higher wages in Australia Wednesday, bringing the city of Melbourne to a standstill, ahead of national elections in May. Read Story
In the months since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision that precluded public sector unions from imposing “fair share” fees on nonmember. Read Story
In NLRB v. Burns Security Services, Inc the Supreme Court held that an employer who purchases the assets of a unionized business may qualify as a perfectly clear successor and is still free to set initial working conditions, hours and wages. Read Story
The Association of Cleveland Fire Fighters Local 93 have sounded an alarm of its own, in the form of a 100-page fire station conditions report it said points to serious safety concerns. Read Story
LAST week it was revealed, quite remarkably, that Tory MPs had arranged a briefing on what a customs union was – nearly three years after the UK…... Read Story
The nursing profession must stand together and be prepared to take industrial action to “win safe staffing levels” across the UK, a nurse and union member has warned a conference today. Read Story
If the college cheating scandal has reinforced anything, it's that one of the primary advantages of being wealthy is that the wealthy can buy more advantages.This helps explain why African Americans, who've historically been denied wealth, lag in almost every category of society behind whites, who... Read Story
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday told a gathering of union machinists that as president he would keep states from undermining their rights by pushing for a federal ban on so-called “right-to-work” laws.Calling the rules “disastrous,” Sanders told the International Association of Machinists that he would... Read Story
WARSAW, April 8 (Xinhua) — Teachers across Poland held a national strike on Monday after days of negotiations with the government failed to meet their demands. According to the unions, teachers at about 80 percent of the country’s schools participated in the strike. If the walkout continues beyond Monday, it could disrupt end of school exams for two age groups of students. In an attempt to ensure that the exams take place on schedule independently of the strike, the Ministry of Education issued a call for volunteers to help with exam supervision. Teachers have been asking for pay rises of about 30 percent of their current salaries as of this year. A Polish teacher at the beginning of their career can earn as little as 470 U.S. dollars net per month, while teachers with extra qualifications can make up to 650 U.S. dollars per month. The Polish government said it could only offer up to half of the monthly raise demanded by the teachers this year. The government additionally proposed a scheme of gradual pay rises to be implemented between 2020 and 2023. Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydlo told Polish media last Friday that the promise of a long-term salary increase constituted “a new social contract for teachers.” “Today’s proposal only amplifies the conflict, it doesn’t reduce it,” Slawomir Broniarz, head of the Polish Teachers’ Union, said in response to the long-term proposal. Broniarz criticized the long-term promises saying the evolution of the minimum wage until 2023 could not be predicted. “If a strike is to begin in Poland in 40 hours, and the government pours gas on the fire, it means this is the responsibility of the government, and personally of Deputy Prime Minister Szydlo,” Slawomir Wittkowicz from the Trade Unions’ Forum said last Friday upon hearing the government’s proposals. A third union involved in the negotiations, Solidarity, was more sympathetic to the government. “The good of the children and not getting them involved in the conflict during what is the already a difficult period of exams has been and continues to be the most important,” Wojciech Grzeszek, a Solidarity representative, said on Friday, according to the Polish Press Agency (PAP). Following last Sunday’s inconclusive round of negotiations, Solidarity signed a deal with the government and gave up the protest action. This has had a limited impact on the national strike, however, as most protesting teachers are members of the two unions that did not agree to the government’s proposals. Read Story
Big W's new wage deal will be challenged in the workplace tribunal over the removal of a provision that stopped the department store from forcibly making staff redundant. ... Read Story
It is claimed three CFMMEU officials twice threatened to close Melbourne University site last year. Read Story
Democrats quietly scrubbed a corrupt union official from the party website following inquiries from the Washington Free Beacon. Read Story
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra says it may cancel additional concerts after striking musicians rejected a contract proposal management described as its last…... Read Story
The Department of Labor’s proposed rule to update the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding situations where multiple employers are held liable for wage and hour violations reverses the legal trend under the Obama administration. Jonathan Turner, partner with Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, predicts legal challenges will follow. Read Story
The Polish government has offered direct talks with teachers unions as a nationwide strike that has closed thousands of schools entered its second day and…... Read Story
Three bills of note will be on the agenda this week — IRS reform, net neutrality, and a measure to raise the spending caps for FY 2020 and 2021.Given the slim margin of support, Yarmuth is said to be looking at adding more money for nondefense spending to the bill, which he introduced in lieu of ... Read Story
Sibanye-Stillwater (SBGL -2.5%) opens lower after the AMCU union says it is unhappy with the miner for “prematurely” issuing a statement discussing the outcome of a labor verification process at South... Read Story
Oil products output at Europe’s largest oil refinery—Shell’s 404,000-bpd Pernis refinery in the Netherlands—will be reduced after workers started a strike on Monday, demanding higher wages... Read Story
OUTSOURCING giant Mitie is facing fresh pressure after employees in two separate workplaces voted for strike action. The agency employer is facing strikes at the Sellafield nuclear plant and London City Airport after Unite members voted to walk out over pay-related issues. The union’s Sellafield branch has announced two one-day periods of strikes, beginning on Friday week, April19. Mitie’s workers at the site, who are caterers, venders, security guards and laundry workers, are paid £8.45 an hour. They have rejected a pay offer they considered derisory, and have demanded the living wage instead. The company refused to give Unite formal representation during pay negotiations, which led to 180 workers voting by over 98 per cent to strike. Unite regional officer Ryan Armstrong said: “Mitie is a multimillion-pound company that is refusing to pay workers even the living wage, on a high-security site. “Our members are no longer going to accept poverty wages and if Mitie wants to prevent huge disruption at the complex, then it needs to make a fair pay offer.” Meanwhile, Unite security guards and mobility assistants at London City Airport voted unanimously to strike for a “significant” pay increase, enhanced pay rates for overtime and improved sick pay. They are also demanding formal union recognition for Unite and for improved break times. The dates of the strike are yet to be confirmed. Unite regional officer Michelle Cook said: “Mitie is treating its workforce with complete contempt. Workers are being subjected to low pay and third-rate conditions. “Mitie is drinking in the last chance saloon and if it wants to avoid industrial action then they need to immediately enter into meaningful negotiations and properly address the workers’ concerns.” These strikes follow in the wake of Mitie security guards at Southampton Hospital striking last Friday over complaints that the agency does not provide them with stab vests and other necessary protection equipment. Mitie was contacted for comment. Read Story