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.
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.
The agreement covers more than 9,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union who work at 71 Indianapolis-area Kroger stores.
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.
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.
Missouri voters delivered a resounding victory to unions Tuesday, rejecting a right-to-work law that had been passed by Republican state officials but placed on hold after organized labor petitioned for a referendum.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees.
Members of the U.S. Supreme Court clashed sharply Monday over the right of public-sector workers to refuse to pay union fees, while the justice who will cast the deciding vote kept silent during an hour-long argument.
The union said Brett Voorhies was re-elected during its three-day convention that wrapped up Wednesday in Indianapolis.
After the justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar case last year, the high court will consider a free-speech challenge from workers who object to paying money to unions they don't support.
Chuck Jones grabbed headlines in December after he publicly accused then-President-elect Donald Trump of lying about how many jobs he was saving in a deal with furnace and air conditioner maker Carrier Corp.
A First Amendment clash over public sector unions left the justices deadlocked last year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. But union opponents have quickly steered a new case through federal courts.
The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect to back up his claim that a deal with Carrier Corp. would save 1,100 jobs in Indianapolis.
The contract, announced Friday, is the first labor agreement the musicians have approved since 2006 to contain an overall wage increase.
The bill would affect more than 30,000 retired union miners in West Virginia, and tens of thousands more in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia and Alabama.
Carrier Corp. and United Steelworkers Local 1999 have agreed on a severance package for 1,400 employees who will be displaced when the company moves operations from Indianapolis to Mexico.
The justices divided 4-4 in a case that considered whether public employees represented by a union can be required to pay "fair share" fees covering collective bargaining costs even if they are not members.