Full operations resumed at the Port of Oakland Thursday morning, a day after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union walked off their jobs after a maintenance worker died from injuries reportedly sustained when he was caught in a moving part of the container crane he was servicing.
The 51-year-old worker was a member of the [...]
[UPDATE: The worker has been identified as 51-year-old Mark Arnett of Oakland, a member of the International Association of Machinists. Our condolences go out to Brother Arnett's colleagues, friends and family.]
A man died at the Port of Oakland after being crushed by a crane Wednesday morning, a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health [...]
Excerpts from In These Times, March 15:
Last May, AFL-CIO President Trumka declared labor’s political independence by pledging to use the power of Super PACS to reach out to nonunion voters and build labor’s own political organization and message outside of the Democratic Party. Yesterday, the leaders of the labor federation unanimously endorsed President Obama [...]
Major U.S. railroads have new tentative agreements with four of the 11 unions needed to avert a potential nationwide strike or lockout in December.
The agreements announced [in mid-November] follow the creation of a Presidential Emergency Board Nov. 5 and a 30-day “cooling off” period that expires Dec. 6.
President Obama created the PEB to [...]
A new agreement covering 420 pharmaceutical workers at the Bayer HealthCare plant in Berkeley, California has been reached following two months of difficult negotiations. The proposal includes better job security measures, controls on health care insurance costs, and annual raises of more than 3% during four-year contract. The proposed agreement is subject to a membership [...]