Posts Tagged ‘labor unions’

Manufacturers say China too pricey

Simple arithmetic drove North Carolinian Bruce Cochrane to start making furniture in the Tar Heel State instead of China. The fifth-generation furniture maker’s calculations convinced him he could not afford to make furniture in China, where he had spent the last 10 years as a furniture manufacturing consultant and had witnessed rising costs and declining […] [...]

Allstate agents approve affiliation with union

by Published: August 29,2011

Tags: insurance, insurance agents, labor, labor unions, unions

GULFPORT — Approximately a week after a vote in favor of affiliating with Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, the board of directors of the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents Inc. (NAPAA) voted to approve the affiliation. The roll call vote by the board followed a secret ballot in which, according to […] [...]

Allstate agents vote ‘yes’ to unionizing

by Published: August 18,2011

Tags: insurance, labor unions, unions, workers

GULFPORT — Members of the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents (NAPAA) have voted to affiliate with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CI, according to the union. Secret ballots were mailed to all 1,200 members of Gulfport-based NAPAA and when the ballots were tallied, more than 94 percent had voted in favor […] [...]

Allstate agents to vote on joining union

by Published: July 21,2011

Tags: Associations, insurance, labor, labor unions, unions

GULFPORT — Members of the National Association of Professional Allstate Agents Inc. (NAPAA) in Gulfport will soon take part in a secret mail ballot vote that will decide whether the Association will affiliate with Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) as a guild. This according to the OPEIU. The vote will be administered by […] [...]

Omnova workers could vote to decertify union

by Published: May 17,2011

Tags: labor, labor unions, manufacturing

COLUMBUS — A vote could soon be taken to decertify the union at Omnova Solutions Inc. in Columbus, where some workers have been on strike for a year. The Columbus Dispatch reports a group of replacement workers have filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board to take a decertification vote. The more than […] [...]

Union challenges awarding of Katrina funding

by Published: November 16,2010

Tags: courts, disaster, labor, labor unions, machinists, state government

GULF COAST — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is calling for an investigation into “the growing practice by Gulf Coast states of using federal disaster relief funds to persuade established manufacturing facilities to relocate from other states.” In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, IAM International president Tom Buffenbarger […] [...]

Nurses voting on tentative labor agreement

by Published: July 6,2010

Tags: healthcare, labor, labor unions, nurses, nursing

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Thousands of Minnesota nurses began going to the polls early today to vote on a tentative labor agreement with 14 hospitals that averted a strike set for this week. The 12,000 members of Minnesota Nurses Association are voting from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at locations in St. Paul and Brooklyn Park. […] [...]

Fiat vows to work with Italian labor unions

ROME — Fiat promised today to work with unions in Italy to gain concessions so it can move production of the new Panda hatchback from Poland to a plant outside Naples often troubled by labor issues. The Turin-based auto company issued a statement following a referendum among workers in which 62 percent voted in favor […] [...]

Hershey workers voting on labor agreement

by Published: June 4,2010

Tags: employees, employers, labor unions, manufacturing

HERSHEY, Pa. — Workers at the hometown plants of chocolate manufacturer Hershey are voting on a labor deal that could cut hundreds of jobs. Employees began voting this morning on a restructuring agreement that would expand one of the plants in Hershey and turn the original factory built by founder Milton Hershey into an office […] [...]

AT&T Mobility workers ratify agreement

by Published: June 2,2010

Tags: labor unions, telecommunications

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T Mobility, LLC, employees in its Southeast Region (CWA District 3) have voted to ratify a four-year agreement with the Communications Workers of America. The agreement covers about 11,200 CWA members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. AT&T Mobility and the CWA had reached the […] [...]

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