Trade unions in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23280/all en U.S. Postal Service looks to new Congress for rescue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-postal-service-looks-new-congress-rescue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Postal Service says it loses $25 million each day</p> <p>* Outcome for legislation uncertain in new Congress</p> <p>By Elvina Nawaguna</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the "fiscal cliff" of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts, but it did not do much to save the U.S. Postal Service from its own fast-approaching cliff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-postal-service-looks-new-congress-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Candidate Position Congress Government Internal Revenue Service John E. Potter Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Quotation Tom Carper Trade unions in the United States United States United States Congress United States Postal Service United States Senate Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:56:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731152 at http://www.globalpost.com United Grain locks out union labor from U.S. PNW grain terminal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/united-grain-locks-out-union-labor-us-pnw-grain-terminal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* United Grain says union leader sabotaged equipment</p> <p>* Company and union embroiled in contract dispute</p> <p>* Union disputes charge of sabotage</p> <p>By Karl Plume</p> <p>Feb 27 (Reuters) - United Grain Corp (UGC) on Wednesday locked out union workers from its Port of Vancouver grain export terminal in the U.S. Pacific Northwest after an investigation unearthed evidence that a union leader sabotaged equipment there, a spokesman for the grain company said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/united-grain-locks-out-union-labor-us-pnw-grain-terminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFL–CIO Business Canadian Labour Congress Labor Law Religion Technology Trade unions in the United States United Grain Corp Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:45:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768833 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-U.S. federal worker unions negotiate for flexibility on furloughs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-federal-worker-unions-negotiate-flexibility-furloughs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects last word of 19th paragraph quote to "impacted" from "shafted", corrects acronym to NFFE, and corrects spelling of Philip)</p> <p>By Elvina Nawaguna</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - Labor unions are bargaining with federal government agencies in an attempt to soften the financial blow on federal employees as $85 billion in spending cuts kick in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-federal-worker-unions-negotiate-flexibility-furloughs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Furlough Human resource management Labor Law Social Issues Trade unions in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771312 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing technical engineers ratify four-year labour deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/boeing-technical-engineers-ratify-labour-contract-averting-stri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co &lt;BA.N&gt; technical workers voted by a wide margin to ratify a new four-year labour agreement with the company, ending the possibility of a strike that could have cut production at a critical time for the aircraft maker.</p> <p>A strike by just technical workers could have slowed or even halted production of Boeing airplanes, with the workers key to solving engineering issues on the factory floor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/boeing-technical-engineers-ratify-labour-contract-averting-stri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boeing Boeing Co Business Labor Law Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace Strike action Trade unions in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 03:15:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787332 at http://www.globalpost.com UPS reaches 5-year contract deals with Teamsters covering small-package and freight workers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/ups-reaches-5-year-contract-deals-teamsters-covering-small-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATLANTA - UPS and the Teamsters union say they have reached tentative deals on five-year contracts covering workers in the company's small-package and freight business units.</p> <p>The union says the contracts cover nearly 250,000 workers at UPS and UPS Freight.</p> <p>The Teamsters union describes the UPS contract as the largest collective bargaining agreement in North America. It says the tentative agreement gives workers in that unit "substantial" pay raises.</p> <p>The union says the UPS Freight deal includes provisions that could lead to more part-time workers to become full-time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/ups-reaches-5-year-contract-deals-teamsters-covering-small-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Change to Win Federation Labor Law Teamsters Trade unions in the United States United Parcel Service Inc UPS The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:44:03 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827621 at http://www.globalpost.com Kaiser workers in California vote again to stay with powerful service employees union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/kaiser-workers-california-vote-again-stay-powerful-service-e <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Thousands of workers at health care giant Kaiser Permanente have voted again to remain with the Service Employees International Union rather than switch to a smaller rival.</p> <p>The National Labor Relations Board says Kaiser workers in California voted 58.4 per cent to 40.6 per cent in favour of the 1.9-million-member SEIU over the National Union of Healthcare Workers.</p> <p>The vote was a replay of an election from nearly three years ago. But the previous result — which SEIU also won — was thrown out after federal officials said SEIU committed violations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/kaiser-workers-california-vote-again-stay-powerful-service-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Change to Win Federation Health Labor Law Service Employees International Union Social Issues Trade unions in the United States The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 00:30:44 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830185 at http://www.globalpost.com Unions square off: Teamsters seek to replace Machinists' union at US Airways http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/unions-square-teamsters-seek-replace-machinists-union-at-us- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DALLAS - The Teamsters say they have enough support to force an election with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to see which union will represent mechanics at US Airways.</p> <p>Teamsters union officials said Tuesday that they received support of 2,800 of the roughly 4,500 US Airways workers who would be eligible to vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130508/unions-square-teamsters-seek-replace-machinists-union-at-us-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canadian Labour Congress Trade unions in the United States Transport The Canadian Press Wed, 08 May 2013 08:17:49 +0000 The Canadian Press 5833282 at http://www.globalpost.com Healthcare workers strike at five California public hospitals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/healthcare-workers-strike-at-five-california-public-hospitals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ronnie Cohen</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Thousands of healthcare workers walked off the job at the University of California's five medical centers on Tuesday, delaying emergency care, surgeries, diagnostic procedures and other medical treatment throughout the state.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/healthcare-workers-strike-at-five-california-public-hospitals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Health Labor Law Medicine Social Issues Technology Trade unions in the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 01:47:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5843341 at http://www.globalpost.com Teamsters union seeks to displace union at American Airlines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/teamsters-union-seeks-displace-union-at-american-airlines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The Teamsters union on Tuesday ramped up its effort to displace the unions representing ground workers at American Airlines and US Airways Group &lt;LCC.N&gt;, which plan to merge this year and form the world's biggest airline.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/teamsters-union-seeks-displace-union-at-american-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFL–CIO Business Canadian Labour Congress Labor Law Trade unions in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 28 May 2013 18:16:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5847636 at http://www.globalpost.com Hyatt Hotels reaches contract with union, resolving longtime dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130701/hyatt-hotels-reaches-contract-union-resolving-longtime-dispu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Hyatt Hotels Corp. has reached a tentative contract with the union representing thousands of it employees, ending a four-year dispute that led to dozens of protests and a global boycott against the Chicago-based hotel chain.</p> <p>The agreement between Hyatt and Unite Here announced Monday will go into effect once union contracts are approved by workers in Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The contracts would provide retroactive wage increases and keep employees' current health care and pension benefits through 2018.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130701/hyatt-hotels-reaches-contract-union-resolving-longtime-dispu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canadian Labour Congress Health Hotel chains Labor Law Social Issues Trade unions in the United States The Canadian Press Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:01:44 +0000 The Canadian Press 5872929 at http://www.globalpost.com Striking 'Fashion Police' writers bash Joan Rivers in video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/striking-fashion-police-writers-bash-joan-rivers-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Todd Cunningham</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Striking "Fashion Police" writers on Tuesday released a video taking the show's host Joan Rivers to task for not standing up for them in their battle to join the Writers Guild.</p> <p>The two-minute, 35-second video is titled "Dear Joan: Can we Tallk?" and features several of the nine writers telling of their good relationship with Rivers prior to the dispute, and how disappointed they are that she hasn't backed them in their dispute with the E! Network.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/striking-fashion-police-writers-bash-joan-rivers-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest International Affiliation of Writers Guilds Trade unions in the United States Writers Guild of America, West Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:02:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5879792 at http://www.globalpost.com Coffee shop workers in Halifax in midst of unique drive to unionize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130721/coffee-shop-workers-halifax-midst-unique-drive-unionize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HALIFAX - Coffee shop workers in Halifax are leading a push to unionize in what could serve as a model for baristas elsewhere in Canada, one national union says.</p> <p>In recent months, employees at one cafe joined a union and workers at two others have launched efforts to do the same.</p> <p>"We're seeing a real phenomenon in Halifax of coffee shop workers coming together and organizing," said Tony Tracy, Atlantic representative for the Canadian Labour Congress.</p> <p>"In terms of the coffee shop industry, Halifax has been a bit of an anomaly."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130721/coffee-shop-workers-halifax-midst-unique-drive-unionize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Service Employees International Union Trade union Trade unions in the United States The Canadian Press Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:01:53 +0000 The Canadian Press 5889378 at http://www.globalpost.com Writers Guild Awards rule changes give new media its due http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130722/writers-guild-awards-rule-changes-give-new-media-its-due <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Todd Cunningham</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The Writers Guild of America is changing the rules for its annual awards, giving new media shows more equal footing with broadcast and cable TV rivals, and adding a new Quiz &amp; Audience Participation writing award.</p> <p>The union made the announcement Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130722/writers-guild-awards-rule-changes-give-new-media-its-due" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFL–CIO International Affiliation of Writers Guilds Technology Trade unions in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:38:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5890748 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. groups call on Obama to suspend trade talks with Vietnam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130724/us-groups-call-obama-suspend-trade-talks-vietnam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of labor and human rights groups on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to suspend free trade negotiations with Vietnam because of concerns over that country's treatment of workers and people who criticize the government.</p> <p>"President Obama must hold Vietnam accountable for its record on worker and human rights before America rewards the country with greater trading privileges," Teamsters union President James Hoffa said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130724/us-groups-call-obama-suspend-trade-talks-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canadian Labour Congress Environment Health Labor Politics Trade unions in the United States United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:05:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5892886 at http://www.globalpost.com Machinists top Teamsters in vote to represent US Air mechanics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/machinists-top-teamsters-vote-represent-us-air-mechanics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The machinists union on Monday won an election to represent nearly 5,000 US Airways Group &lt;LCC.N&gt; mechanics, beating back an attempt by the Teamsters to gain a foothold at the carrier ahead of its merger with American Airlines.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130812/machinists-top-teamsters-vote-represent-us-air-mechanics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change to Win Federation Economy of the United States Trade unions in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 13 Aug 2013 02:17:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5908551 at http://www.globalpost.com