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For Amazon, which has more than 950,000 workers in the United States and has fought hard against organizing attempts, a union loss could chill similar efforts around the company.
The measure, which union leaders and labor allies have presented as a cure for decades of working-class wage stagnation, was approved on a mostly party-line 225-206 vote.
Company representatives gave more than $3.5 million in cash and other things of value to senior officials at the United Auto Workers, federal prosecutors in Detroit said as they charged FCA with conspiracy from 2009 to 2016.
Members of the Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition, which drafted the pledge, say student fees have increased every year since 2011, while graduate students’ stipends have largely remained the same, amounting to a pay cut.
Southwest Airlines said the workers could lose their jobs unless labor unions accept concessions to help the airline cope with a sharp drop in travel caused by the pandemic.
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of H-1B visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers.
In the latest punishment in what the government calls “systemic” corruption at the highest ranks of the union, 11 union officials and a late official’s spouse have pleaded guilty since 2017, including former presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones.
The Labor Department reported Friday that the August increase in the consumer price index reflected some moderation following big gains of 0.6% in both June and July.
ISO leadership and the musicians released a joint statement on Tuesday announcing the new contract, which runs through Aug. 29.
Dennis Williams is the 15th person to be charged in an investigation of the senior ranks of the venerable labor union. It has revealed crooked ties between officials and executives at Fiat Chrysler.
The political arm of the Indiana State Teachers Association will not make an endorsement in the governor’s race. Instead, it will focus on supporting dozens of legislative races, particularly those in which teachers are running.
A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, plan to stage a mass full-day walkout from work this month in more than 25 cities.
United Auto Workers represents about 150,000 workers employed by Ford, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors, but it also includes casino workers, university graduate assistants and others.
Federal OSHA found that Amazon did not prove all of the criteria to establish employee misconduct occurred in this case, but the state agency disagrees.
Gary Jones acknowledged that he falsified expenses from 2012 to 2017 when he was a regional UAW director. He was promoted to president in 2018 but quit after 17 months as the federal investigation intensified.
Rhondalyn Cornett, 55, was also ordered to pay more than $154,000 in restitution to the Indianapolis Education Association and will serve two years of probation.
The United Auto Workers union has been pushing for factories to close because workers are fearful of coming into contact with the coronavirus.