Features

California Orders Date Farm to Rehire Workers Fired for Safety Complaints
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

California Orders Date Farm to Rehire Workers Fired for Safety Complaints

VISALIA, Calif.—A Coachella Valley date farm will rehire four workers and has paid them almost $40,000 in lost wages after the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board found they were illegally fired for complaining about health and safety problems. The four said they had been fired or switched to lower-paying jobs after they complained to supervisors…

Alcoa Demands More Concessions in Nine-Month Lockout
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Alcoa Demands More Concessions in Nine-Month Lockout

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec—The Alcoa aluminum company “is indicating clearly that it is not interested in settling a nine-month lockout” of 1,030 employees at its ABI smelter in Bécancour, Quebec, the United Steelworkers charged Oct. 10. The union’s statement came five days after former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard, appointed by the provincial government as a special mediator,…

JFK Upgrade Moves Forward with Union Labor
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

JFK Upgrade Moves Forward with Union Labor

NEW YORK, NY – The $13 billion plan to upgrade New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport using mostly non-government funds and union labor is a model for the country.  Of the $13 billion, $12 billion will come from private funding, including Ullico Inc., the Carlyle Group and JLC Infrastructure. Gary Labarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater…

UNITE HERE Members Strike Marriott Hotels
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

UNITE HERE Members Strike Marriott Hotels

BOSTEN, MASS. – Over 8,000 UniteHere members are  stiking Marriott hotels in Detroit, Boston, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, and  San Francisco in a labor dispute that is expandining to Marriott operations across the country. This is the largest multi-city hotel worker strike ever. “UNITE HERE workers are on strike against the richest, biggest, and most…

1 2 3 131