unions http://wamc.org en 7/1/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/7114-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain and Political Consultant Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Hobby Lobby<br />Union Fees Decision<br />GM Recall<br />Immigration enforcement</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93853 at http://wamc.org 7/1/14 Panel Vox Pop : Open Forum on 3/25/14 : Unions http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-32514-unions <p>Bus drivers in Vermont’s largest county are in the second week of a strike, after a weekend of failed negotiations with county transportation officials. It has created quite a stir in the region.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 86636 at http://wamc.org Students Stand For Service Workers In Skidmore Labor Disputes http://wamc.org/post/students-stand-service-workers-skidmore-labor-disputes-0 <p>Students at Skidmore College recently rallied in support of service workers on campus. The demonstration came as the workers’ union is engaged in labor negotiations with the school’s administration.</p><p></p><p>On Thursday morning, students from Skidmore College gathered and stood silently, holding signs in support of workers on campus. The school’s administration is currently involved in labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union Local 200United.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 74108 at http://wamc.org Students Stand For Service Workers In Skidmore Labor Disputes Students Stand With Service Workers In Skidmore Labor Disputes http://wamc.org/post/students-stand-service-workers-skidmore-labor-disputes <p>Students at Skidmore College recently rallied in support of service workers on campus. The demonstration came as the workers’ union is engaged in labor negotiations with the school’s administration.</p><p></p><p>On Thursday morning, students from Skidmore College gathered and stood silently, holding signs in support of workers on campus. The school’s administration is currently involved in labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union Local 200United.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:40:45 +0000 Lucas Willard 74107 at http://wamc.org Students Stand With Service Workers In Skidmore Labor Disputes Richard Iannuzzi: Everyone, Except Farmworkers http://wamc.org/post/richard-iannuzzi-everyone-except-farmworkers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Growing up catholic I was told more than once that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. &nbsp;The New York State legislature proved that once again this year when it failed to pass the </span>Farmworkers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fair Labor Practices Act. &nbsp;The state Assembly passed the Act by a wide margin, yet again, the measure stalled in the state Senate, where its leaders refused to even allow it to come to a vote. &nbsp;A lot of lawmakers talk about </span>farmworker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> justice, but few are willing to deliver on those promises.</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:23:17 +0000 Richard Iannuzzi 69222 at http://wamc.org Conn. Nursing Homes File Bankruptcy Papers After Supreme Court Decision http://wamc.org/post/conn-nursing-homes-file-bankruptcy-papers-after-supreme-court-decision <p></p><p></p><p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Connecticut nursing homes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization after the U.S. Supreme Court denied their management company's request to delay a court order to reinstate 600 striking workers.</p><p>HealthBridge Management LLC announced Monday that the homes filed Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J., Sunday. Patient care won't be affected.</p><p>The Parsippany, N.J., company cited "unsustainable" pension and medical benefit costs for workers with District 1199 of the New England Health Care Employees Union.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58566 at http://wamc.org Conn. Nursing home workers hopeful about end to strike http://wamc.org/post/conn-nursing-home-workers-hopeful-about-end-strike <p></p><p>Striking nursing home workers in Connecticut are hopeful about returning to work after five months on the picket lines, but the company that owns the homes is fighting a judge's order to reinstate the workers by Monday.</p><p>About 50 of the 600 striking workers rallied Wednesday outside Newington Health Care Center, one of the five homes owned by Parsippany, N.J.-based HealthBridge Management where workers are on strike. They cheered Tuesday's ruling by federal Judge Robert Chatigny.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53801 at http://wamc.org Utility workers to vote on unpopular CL&P contract http://wamc.org/post/utility-workers-vote-unpopular-clp-contract <p>Workers at Connecticut's largest utility may inch closer to a strike when they vote today and Friday on a contract offer that the union's leadership has recommended be rejected.</p><p>Union negotiators say workers and Connecticut Light &amp; Power are still far apart on staffing and overtime issues.</p><p>If workers reject the proposed four-year contract, they will automatically authorize a strike. A work stoppage is by no means certain.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 49218 at http://wamc.org Paul Elisha: A blessing and not a curse http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-blessing-and-not-curse <p></p><p>It appears that despite a spate of super-technical achievement, in which managers of America&rsquo;s new computer-connected technology believe they can create or improve on just about anything, despots of American Capitalism are mounting an all-out campaign to destroy and subjugate Organized Labor.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:18:23 +0000 42780 at http://wamc.org Michael Meeropol: Some Disturbing Implications of the Results from the Recall Election in Wisconsin http://wamc.org/post/michael-meeropol-some-disturbing-implications-results-recall-election-wisconsin <p></p><p>My wife, Ann and I have fond memories of the time we lived in Wisconsin. &nbsp;I got my Ph D from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.&nbsp; Ann, taught in the public schools and our son was born in Milwaukee.&nbsp; We have always had a great deal of respect for the great progressive traditions of the State of Wisconsin.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:33:15 +0000 43315 at http://wamc.org