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.
The new agreement raises starting pay to $18.50 an hour — up from $16.25 currently.
The new agreement provides annual raises of 3 percent, plus additional raises of 1 to 3 percent halfway through the third year to get members on a unified union wage scale.
The agreement provides an immediate 10 percent raise followed by three annual raises totaling 8.7 percent over the life of the four-year agreement.
Members voted down two previous company offers and authorized a strike.
The profitable company is halting pension contributions at the same time it pays its executives so much that even shareholders are gagging.
The employer’s hard-line stance crumbled a week before VOA’s annual fundraising gala, which the union planned to picket.
A national agreement covering 47,000 Kaiser employees may be wrapped up next week.
Workers at TriMet LIFT are bargaining for a new contract, but it’s not going well.
About 280,000 workers could walk out as soon as Aug. 1.
After two years without negotiations, Mondelēz-Nabisco is withdrawing from the union pension, and implementing annual raises of 2.25 percent.