Posts Tagged ‘labor’

Nissan settles with pro-union employee

CANTON — Nissan Motor Co. says it has settled an unfair labor practice charge with a pro-union worker at its assembly plant in Canton. The charge focused on a dispute over when Willard “Chip” Wells, a United Auto Workers supporter, could hand out union literature at the 5,200-employee plant north of Jackson. The UAW is […] [...]

Senate gives final approval of anti-union legislation

JACKSON — Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments’ abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The Senate gave final passage yesterday to the three bills, on mostly party-line votes. Senate Bill 2473 would make it […] [...]

AT&T workers ratify new four-year labor contract

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T employees represented by the Communications Workers of America have voted to ratify a four-year contract with AT&T Mobility. The contract covers more than 11,500 AT&T Mobility employees in CWA District 3 – the Southeast Region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and St. Croix, […] [...]

Union-restricting legislation moves forward

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are moving ahead with a package of bills to restrict some labor union organizing and picketing practices. The House passed a package of five bills yesterday, four of which will return to the Senate for more work because they were amended by the House. The other, Senate Bill 2689, would stop […] [...]

AT&T Mobillity, union hammer out tentative agreement

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI —AT&T Mobility has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in Mobility Southeast contract negotiations. The four-year agreement, which will be submitted to the union’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days, covers more than 11,500 AT&T Mobility employees in CWA District 3 — the Southeast Region, which includes […] [...]

Silver Airways, union hammer out pilot agreement

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Silver Airways and its pilots, represented by the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224 (Local 1224) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division (IBTAD), have reached an agreement that will help address pilot shortages at the airline and provide Silver’s pilots with pay increases and quality of life […] [...]

State’s jobless rate drops half-point, but workforce decreased

by Associated Press Published: August 19,2013

Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics, employee, employer, employment, job, jobless, labor, unemployment, work, worker, workforce

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell by a half percentage point to 8.5 percent in July, hitting lowest level in more than four years, but only because the state’s labor force shrank. A separate survey showed state employer payrolls fell slightly. Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out normal seasonal changes — […] [...]

State Port director disputes union numbers on jobs

GULFPORT — The state port has responded to complaints its job numbers appear inflated. New executive director Jonathan Daniels said the port employs the equivalent of 103 full-time longshoremen, not the 388 union workers the port previously publicized. Daniels said the new number came from the local International Longshoremen Association. He said the union also […] [...]

Replacement film crew draws criticism from union rep

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: film, film crew, filmmaker, filmmaking, labor, motion picture, movie, union

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A union representative says the production of “Artists Die Best in Black” will replace the crew filming in south Mississippi because they may seek union representation. The Sun Herald reports that shooting, which began in mid-June, is set to run about five weeks. Scott Harbinson is with the International Alliance of Theatrical […] [...]

Study says Nissan subsidies total $1.33B; MDA says overestimated

CANTON — A study paid for by the United Auto Workers finds state and local governments may provide Nissan Motor Co.’s Mississippi plant with nearly $850 million in tax breaks over 30 years, plus $400 million in cash aid. The report estimates Mississippi will pay $90 million in interest on money borrowed to aid Nissan, […] [...]

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