Nonunion workers are on their own. Union workers bargain collectively with their employers. In the Collective Bargaining section, we report on all aspects of that: negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations; impasses, lockouts, and strikes; and tentative agreements, votes, and ratification of new union contracts.
David Woods is the lead union negotiator trying to bargain a new contract at Nabisco. We spoke with him by phone Aug. 26.
It’s been a long time coming. Provoked by round after round of demands by Nabisco for concessions, the union BCTGM reached a breaking point.
Is Kaiser’s reputation as a model union employer about to end? In bargaining, it’s now proposing to pay new hires dramatically lower wages.
Workers struck for wage increases and an end to forced overtime, but got only very modest improvements in the modified employer offer.
About 1,800 janitors will see wages rise $2.25 an hour over the next three years, reaching $18 an hour in year three.
The first contract to be negotiated since members regained the right to strike contains the biggest raises in a generation.
1,100 hospital workers at Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan were set to walk out July 15; instead they ratified a five-year contract.
A day after the lopsided vote to reject SPCO’s offer, a competing contractor group offered $4.30 an hour over the same time frame.
After weeks of escalating strike action, Painters Local 10 reached a deal that if ratified will raise compensation by $3.50 to $4 an hour.
The pickets are protesting contractors’ failure to provide information that would justify their refusal to offer more than a 25¢ raise.