Both sides are hoping the strike doesn’t last much longer, but while bargaining continues, the top union negotiator says they’re far apart on major issues including wages, job security, health care and a path for temporary workers to become full-time.
The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members.
One of the main sticking points is health care. GM is looking to cut its costs, but workers say they shouldn’t have to pay more when the company is making billions in profit.
Negotiators for General Motors and the United Auto Workers took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. Monday but headed back at to the tables on Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day.
A strike by over 49,000 United Auto workers against General Motors could have been averted had the company made its latest offer sooner, the union’s top negotiator said in a letter to the company.
The move announced Tuesday means that GM will be the focus of bargaining, and any deal with the company will set the pattern for Ford and Fiat Chrysler. It also means that if the union decides to go on strike, it will be against GM.
According to her plea agreement, Rhondalyn Cornett stole more than $100,000 from November 2013 until her resignation in November by writing checks from the union’s bank account and using the union’s debit card for personal expenses and to withdraw cash.
The legislation, for the first time, would pay tipped workers the same as others earning the minimum, boosting their pay to $15 an hour, too. It’s now $2.13.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein , who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
Morales Group is trying to combat the manufacturing skills gap by training workers and then making its associates feel valued and part of a team, thus making such careers more desirable and attainable.
The agreement covers more than 9,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union who work at 71 Indianapolis-area Kroger stores.
Attorney Kathleen DeLaney said Roncalli High School has notified her client, Lynn Starkey, that her contract won’t be renewed for next school year because she's in a same-sex marriage.
The Indianapolis Teachers Society, an upstart group led by teachers who had lost faith in the Indianapolis Education Association, launched a push to replace the union earlier this year after IEA’s president stepped down amid allegations of financial mismanagement.
For the full year, productivity rose 1.3 percent, a small improvement from a 1.1 percent gain in 2017. It was the best showing since a 3.4 percent productivity surge in 2010.
Republicans argued the law will cost jobs in a state where statistics show more than 60 percent of residents live within 40 miles of a state border.
Papa John’s International Inc. is offering its employees tuition to Purdue University online classes—part of the beleaguered chain’s efforts to shift the narrative away from the missteps of its founder.
A state senator accused of having a conflict of interest over a bill he filed that seeks to eliminate the state’s child labor laws has essentially withdrawn the proposal from consideration this year.
The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers in Indiana instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.
Nearly 650 Indianapolis-area janitors represented by the Service Employees International Union work for just eight firms that clean downtown office buildings.
Nearly 50 demonstrators, including Democratic City-County Council members Zach Adamson and Duke Oliver, were issued written summons Thursday for violating a city ordinance and not complying with police.