Posts Tagged ‘labor’

State’s unemployment rate dipped to 10.4 percent in December

by Published: January 25,2012

Tags: economy, employment, jobs, labor, labor force, unemployment, work, workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped to 10.4 percent in December, as more people withdrew from the labor force. The jobless rate is down from 10.5 percent in November, but above the 10.2 percent rate in December 2010. Mississippi had the fourth-highest jobless rate among the states in December. The number of unemployed people […] [...]

NFIB adds more claims to challenge of notice posting rule

JACKSON — Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, said the nation’s leading small-business association is adding new claims to its existing legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s Notice Posting Rule, saying now that President Obama’s Jan. 4 “recess” appointments to the board violated the Constitution. The complaint argues […] [...]

Will UAW target Nissan?

CANTON — Top officials of the United Auto Workers have decided for now against targeting a single company in its effort to sign up workers at U.S. factories owned by foreign automakers. UAW president Bob King told The Associated Press in an interview yesterday that the union’s executive board won’t make any decision until it […] [...]

Workers at Ingalls ratify three-year contract extension

by Published: December 2,2011

Tags: employees, labor, manufacturing, shipbuilding, ships, unions, workers

PASCAGOULA — Employees at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula yesterday approved a three-year contract extension that affects 6,000 employees at the state’s largest private employer. The Sun Herald reports union officials said just over 1,100 members of the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council, voted on the proposal. It passed with 60 percent of the vote. More […] [...]

Ingalls workers to vote on new labor package

by Published: November 30,2011

Tags: employees, labor, manufacturing, shipbuilding, ships, unions, workers

PASCAGOULA — Union workers will vote tomorrow on a company offer that affects 6,000 employees at Ingalls shipyard, the state’s largest private employer. The Sun Herald reports Ingalls is offering three raises and a one-time $1,000 bonus next month if workers will vote to extend their current work contract for three years. On the down […] [...]

Huntington Ingalls workers presented with new union plan

by Published: November 21,2011

Tags: defense, labor, manufacturing, military, shipbuilding, ships, union

PASCAGOULA — Employees at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula reporting for the 6 a.m. shift last Friday were greeted by union leaders handing out flyers with details on a new three-year contract proposal. Union leaders would not comment on the contract, saying a joint statement would be released later Friday. They did say they are […] [...]

Poultry workers win lawsuit against Tyson

More than 17,000 Tyson poultry workers in 41 plants in 12 states have settled a $32-million lawsuit in a 12-year struggle to get paid for work already performed, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). The UFCW initiated the suit against Tyson. Last Thursday, the United States District Court in Georgia […] [...]

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 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 […] [...]

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