More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades.
Indianapolis Public Schools teachers could get 3% raises this year and next
The school board also approved a separate agreement that will award support staff a 2% raise this year. Both agreements are retroactive to July and signal an end to two years of more significant pay increases intended to make up for years of frozen salaries.Read More
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to grow under new 3-year labor contract with musicians
The musicians have been working on a one-year contract that slashed their pay to $500 a week in January because most performances had been called off due to the pandemic.Read More
Teamsters aim to step up efforts to unionize Amazon workers
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union that represents 1.4 million workers, is set to vote Thursday on whether to make organizing Amazon workers its main priority.Read More
NCAA could seek once-radical solutions after Supreme Court loss
After the NCAA’s stinging legal loss this week, college sports leaders are acknowledging the path forward will have to include changes that once seemed antithetical to the mission.Read More
Three Indiana teachers unions filed a federal lawsuit in June seeking to block the new requirement. They contend the law unfairly targets teachers and makes it harder for their unions to collect dues.
Unions representing teachers with the Anderson, Avon and Martinsville school districts and the teachers who lead them filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.
The embrace of “maximum telework flexibilities” amounts to a massive shift for the federal government, which has long lagged behind the private sector when it comes to offering remote work.
To nearly everyone’s surprise, employers in April added a comparatively paltry 266,000 jobs, down drastically from a gain of 770,000 in March, which itself was revised down from an initially much higher figure of 916,000.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said that a lot of gig workers are misclassified as contractors on Thursday, sending stocks of tech companies such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash falling amid speculation about the future of the fraught business model.
Amazon’s treatment of workers has been in the spotlight during the pandemic. While coronavirus was raging, warehouse workers had to pack orders as Amazon sales soared. The company has more than 950,000 workers in the United States.
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.
For Amazon, which employs more than 950,000 full- and part-time workers in the U.S. and nearly 1.3 million worldwide, a union could lead to higher wages that would eat into its profits. Higher wages would also mean higher costs to get packages to shoppers’ doorsteps
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.