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 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.
Two years after the union contract expired, Mondelēz/Nabisco offers workers $15,000 to agree to the company’s final offer — and gives a May 20 deadline.
The contract provides across-the-board raises of 3 and 2 percent, and an additional 5 percent for para-educators.