December 1, 2014: UPS CEO cashed in 40,000 shares of company stock two days before Thanksgiving for $4.3 million. Starting pay for UPS part-timers, in several areas, has fallen behind the minimum wage.
December 1, 2014: Walmart workers and allies ramped up the pressure for $15-an-hour with protests across the country.
According to a Bloomberg BNA report, unions won more representation elections, with a higher win rate, in initial NLRB-monitored representation elections in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, but the number of newly organized employees fell drastically, and unions have been losing decertification elections more often.
Walmart retail workers in Southern California held the first sit-down strike in the company’s history yesterday.
Coverage of the midterm elections has, understandably, focused on the shift in political power from Democrats toward Republicans. But behind the scenes, another major story has been playing out. Wall Street spent upwards of $300M to influence the election results. And a key part of its agenda has been a plan to move more and more of the $3 trillion dollars in unguarded government pension funds into privately managed, high-fee investments — a shift that may well constitute the biggest financial story of our generation that you’ve never heard of.
November 25, 2014: United Airlines (UAL) professional aviation mechanics represented by the Teamsters Union held informational pickets at West Coast airports.
This holiday season, when you pick up another box of heavy gifts left at your doorway by a delivery person, ask yourself: Should a pregnant woman lift this?
November 20, 2014: A jury in Boston yesterday convicted a former member of the Hoffa administration of racketeering and extortion.
Two former Teamsters union members were convicted Wednesday in US District Court in Boston of racketeering — for using violence and threats of violence to win jobs and elections for union office.