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Teamsters OK Deal With 40% Raise for Frontier Air Maintenance Controllers
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Teamsters OK Deal With 40% Raise for Frontier Air Maintenance Controllers

DENVER, Colo.—Teamsters Local 455 has ratified its first contract with Frontier Airlines, giving the 12sters maintenance controllers covered a 40% raise. The five-year deal, announced by the union Dec. 3, includes up to ten years of pay increases. It will bring the average pay for maintenance controllers, who manage the airline’s maintenance schedule, from about…

UAW Says New Trade Deal Won’t Stop GM Seeking Cheap Labor in Mexico
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UAW Says New Trade Deal Won’t Stop GM Seeking Cheap Labor in Mexico

DETROIT, Mich.—The United Auto Workers says General Motors’ plans to close five plants in the U.S. and Canada might be part of a strategy to take advantage of cheaper labor in Mexico—and the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement isn’t going to stop that. “We were hopeful that this new agreement would rein in the corporate greed that…

L.A. Nurses Reach Contract, Call Off Four-Day Strike
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L.A. Nurses Reach Contract, Call Off Four-Day Strike

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles County emergency-room nurses and nurse practitioners called off a planned strike Nov. 27, after reaching a tentative contract agreement with county officials. Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents more than 7,000 registered nurses at the county’s public hospitals and clinics, voted almost unanimously earlier in the month to authorize…

Connecticut Unions Denounce Execs’ Call for Wage Freeze
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Connecticut Unions Denounce Execs’ Call for Wage Freeze

HARTFORD, Conn.—Connecticut labor unions denounced a state commission report calling for a wage freeze for state employees and teachers while cutting taxes on the rich. The Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth’s report on the state’s fiscal health, released Nov. 28, says that in order to reduce its budget deficit, Connecticut should cut $1…

NY LaGuardia Airport Construction Moves Towards Completion
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NY LaGuardia Airport Construction Moves Towards Completion

Queens, NY – Phase one of the $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia Airport has been completed. LGA’s Terminal B, with 250,000 square-foot light-filled concourse is now open for business. This section of the future airport will house 18 gates and will be occupied by Air Canada, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. “The opening of the…

Canadian Auto Workers Walk Out After GM Announces Plant Closing
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Canadian Auto Workers Walk Out After GM Announces Plant Closing

OSHAWA, Ontario—Workers at the General Motors plant here walked out Nov. 26 after the company announced it was one of five that will be closed by the end of 2019. “They are not closing our damn plant without one hell of a fight,” Unifor President Jerry Dias told a rally outside the factory. The closing…

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