Features

Teamsters Reject Dr Pepper’s Contract Offer
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Teamsters Reject Dr Pepper’s Contract Offer

CHICAGO,  Illinois – After more than two weeks on the unfair labor practice strike line, Teamsters Local 727-representing drivers employed by the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, has overwhelmingly voted to reject the company’s latest offer.
 The Local 727 Bargaining Committee waited four hours to hear from the company during the June…

Far-Right Group Pushes for Vote to Void Oklahoma Teachers’ Raise
Education, Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National

Far-Right Group Pushes for Vote to Void Oklahoma Teachers’ Raise

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—A petition campaign led by former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn is threatening to nullify the $6,100-a-year pay raise Oklahoma teachers won after their walkout last spring. Coburn’s group, Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite, is collecting signatures for a ballot referendum that would void the about $430 million in tax increases on cigarettes, motor fuel, and…

Latest Buzz: Asbestos Threat; Trump Attacks, And More!
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National

Latest Buzz: Asbestos Threat; Trump Attacks, And More!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz Chief-Leader Bob Hennelly joins Joe Maniscalco in the studio for a wide ranging discussion about Trump’s latest attack on Federal workers; the Asbestos danger facing both members of Local 78, as well as the public at large; and new ways fund managers can reduce…

Bullying and Violence Continues in Public Schools
Education, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Bullying and Violence Continues in Public Schools

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released a report outlining the stark state of mental health and social services in the city’s public schools. “Safe and Supportive Schools: A Plan to Improve School Climate and Safety in NYC,” discribes a dangerous rise in bullying  in the City’s public educational institutions. The audit  also reveales …

Pennsylvania Nursing-Home Chain Won’t Recognize Union Contracts
Features, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Pennsylvania Nursing-Home Chain Won’t Recognize Union Contracts

BANGOR, Pa.—A Cleveland-based company in the process of taking over more than 10 Pennsylvania nursing homes is refusing to recognize their contracts with SEIU Healthcare, sparking fears among workers that their job security and benefits are on the chopping block. Saber Healthcare Group has already frozen wages at four facilities, SEIU spokesperson Jenn Landolina Wood…

1 34 35 36 37 38 132