Posts Tagged ‘labor’

Ingalls workers to vote on new labor package

by Associated Press 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 Associated Press 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

by MBJ Staff Published: September 21,2011

Tags: agriculture, back wages, courts, doffing and donning, labor, lawsuit, manufacturing, poultry, unions, workers

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 MBJ Staff 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 MBJ Staff 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 Associated Press 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 […] [...]

Labor orders ISMG to pay employee back wages

by Associated Press Published: March 28,2011

Tags: aerospace, back wages, investigation, labor, pay, salary, wages

HANCOCK COUNTY — The U.S. Department of Labor says International Security Management Group will pay more than $282,000 in back wages to 46 security employees at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Labor Department officials say in a news release that the agreement was reached after an investigation showed the company had failed to […] [...]

Department reaches labor agreement with TVA

by Wally Northway Published: January 24,2011

Tags: construction, electricity, energy, labor, utilities

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Building and Construction Trades Department has approved a five-year extension of a project labor agreement (PLA) with the Tennessee Valley Authority for the construction and maintenance work on TVA’s energy generation network. The PLA extension will cover between 12.5 and 15 million man-hours of work annually over the course of this […] [...]

Union challenges awarding of Katrina funding

by Associated Press 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 […] [...]

Strike at Mississippi plant impacts OMNOVA’s earnings

by Wally Northway Published: September 30,2010

Tags: labor, manufacturing, strikes

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. of Fairlawn, Ohio, reported net income of $3.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended Aug. 31, 2010, compared to net income of $10.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009. Included in the third quarter of 2010 were non-recurring expenses totaling $6.7 […] [...]

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