Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Center for Popular Democracy

CPD’s First Contract

The 36 members of the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild at the Center for Popular Democracy voted unanimously to ratify their first Guild contract on Feb. 17. The agreement features a 3 percent raise each year. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Center for Popular Democracy”

Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Dayton

Dayton Agreement

After stop-and-start negotiations, members of the Dayton Editorial Units ratified a new two-year contract in March covering newsroom employees at the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News-Sun. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Dayton”

Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Lakeland

Lakeland Gets a First

After an enthusiastic union organizing campaign last year, members of the Lakeland Guild unit of CWA Local 3108 ratified an interim Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in April — their first formal agreement with their new employer, GateHouse Media. When a full collective bargaining agreement is reached, the terms of the MOA will be included. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Lakeland”

Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & Bits: Sarasota

Sarasota MOA

Members of the Sarasota Guild unit of CWA Local 3108 ratified a Memorandum of Agreement covering the implementation of layoffs in February after management at the Herald-Tribune opened contract negotiations by declaring its intention to reduce the newsroom workforce the following week. The parties negotiated an agreement that reduced the number of layoffs, added two weeks of “notice pay” to severance pay, and provided a one-year rehire list. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & Bits: Sarasota”

Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Philadelphia

Philadelphia Contract

Just a week after rejecting the Philadelphia Media Network’s “final” contract offer by a vote of more than 2 to 1, in April members of the Philadelphia Newspaper Guild approved a revised proposal resulting in a three-year contract. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Philadelphia”

Company Providing Interpreters for Immigration Courts Illegally Misclassified, Fired Workers, NLRB Says

 

Complaint has broad implications for labor movement and immigration courts

June 5, 2017 – SOS International, the company that provides interpreting services for federal immigration courts, illegally misclassified its employees as independent contractors and fired interpreters who spoke out, according to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on May 31.  Continue reading “Company Providing Interpreters for Immigration Courts Illegally Misclassified, Fired Workers, NLRB Says”

NLRB Issues Complaint Against SOSi

Rules company illegally misclassified workers; engaged in retaliation

Following a lengthy investigation into more than a dozen charges of illegal activity, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a formal complaint on May 31 against SOS International, a federal contractor that provides language-interpreting services for immigration courts. Continue reading “NLRB Issues Complaint Against SOSi”

On Strike: AT&T Wireless, Wireline, DIRECTV Workers Walk off Job

AT&T workers who are members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) walked off the job May 19 for a three-day strike, protesting AT&T’s failure to present serious proposals that invest in good jobs with a future. During the job action this weekend, a majority of AT&T wireless, wireline and DIRECTV workers fighting for their contracts are expected to be on strike. Click here to read more.

Workers at Digital First Media, GateHouse Join Forces on Press Freedom Day

Unionized workers at media outlets owned by GateHouse Media and Digital First Media (DFM) will mark World Press Freedom Day – May 3 – by sending a message to their employers: “Democracy Depends on Journalism: Invest in Us.”

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