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Alaska Airlines reaches landmark contract deal with its pilots union

Alaska Airlines reaches landmark contract deal with its pilots union

As major U.S. airlines face pilot shortages, Alaska Airlines management agreed Friday to a tentative deal with the leadership of its pilots union to provide breakthrough improvements to the contract. The proposed contract with the Airline Pilots Association will now be voted on by the union’s nearly 3,300 Alaska pilots. After months of increasingly heated …

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Biden says tentative railroad labor deal reached

Biden says tentative railroad labor deal reached

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that a tentative railroad labor agreement has been reached, avoiding a potentially devastating strike ahead of key midterm elections. He said the preliminary agreement “will keep our critical rail system functioning and avoid disrupting our economy.” The Democratic president believes that unions build a middle class, but …

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White House urgently discusses contingency plans amid railroad shutdown threat, union and railroad officials head to Washington, D.C.

White House urgently discusses contingency plans amid railroad shutdown threat, union and railroad officials head to Washington, D.C.

While sources stress the situation remains fluid, two of the main unions in a long-running dispute with the railway – the Fraternity of Locomotive Engineers and Trainers and the SMART Ministry of Transport – are expected to send their union leaders to the meeting. “Continuing the administration’s ongoing engagement and practical efforts to encourage all …

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Metra could halt service on 4 busy Chicago-area commuter lines if freight rail workers strike Friday

Metra could halt service on 4 busy Chicago-area commuter lines if freight rail workers strike Friday

Metra, one of Chicago’s largest suburb-to-city commuters, said Tuesday that if a freight railroad worker strikes later this week, it will need to suspend train service on multiple lines in the Chicago area, a move that will affect thousands of people Daily train passengers. According to NBC News, freight workers are threatening to strike as …

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Amazon takes key step in trying to reverse historic union vote for its workers

Amazon takes key step in trying to reverse historic union vote for its workers

Workers line up to vote at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island on March 25. Robert Bonstead/Associated Press hide caption toggle title Robert Bonstead/Associated Press Workers line up to vote at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island on March 25. Robert Bonstead/Associated Press Amazon appears to be losing a case, unable to unveil a union …

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Tesla's ban on union shirts is illegal and must be lifted, NLRB rules

Tesla’s ban on union shirts is illegal and must be lifted, NLRB rules

enlarge / A giant sign greets workers heading to the assembly line at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, on February 19, 2015. Getty Images | San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst The National Labor Relations Board ruled yesterday that Tesla violated U.S. labor law by implying that it prohibited employees from wearing union-marked shirts. In addition to …

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Labor council rules Tesla must make workers wear union clothing

Labor council rules Tesla must make workers wear union clothing

DETROIT (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board overturned a Trump-era decision, finding that Tesla could not prevent factory workers from wearing union-marked clothing at work. The board rejected a 2019 NLRB decision involving Walmart and union apparel in a 3-2 decision issued Monday. A 1945 Supreme Court decision set a precedent for allowing clothing, …

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Starbucks notifies workers at two stores to close, union claims retaliation

Starbucks notifies workers at two stores to close, union claims retaliation

Activists hold a United Nations Birthday Party and Picketing for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on July 19, 2022, in New York City. Activists gathered near Schultz’s West Village home on his 75th birthday to protest the treatment of Starbucks employees trying to unionize, and Schultz’s recent announcement to permanently close 16 stores. Michael M. Santiago …

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Starbucks notifies workers at two stores to close, union claims retaliation

Starbucks notifies workers at two stores to close, union claims retaliation

Activists hold a United Nations Birthday Party and Picketing for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in New York City on July 19, 2022. Activists gathered near Schultz’s West Village home on his 75th birthday to protest the treatment of Starbucks employees trying to unionize, and Schultz’s recent announcement to permanently close 16 locations. Michael M. Santiago …

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