White House proposal capping contractor payments falls short, union says

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White House proposal capping contractor payments falls short, union says

Half-hearted proposal doesn’t come close to matching sacrifices incurred by federal employees

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Obama administration’s proposal to lower the cap on government contractor compensation doesn’t go nearly far enough to level the playing field between lavishly paid contractors and front-line federal workers, the head of the largest federal employee union said today.

“The administration’s proposal is completely inadequate.  It still requires taxpayers to reimburse contractors for exorbitant sums, while federal employees are suffering pay freezes and cuts due to furloughs,” AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said. Continue reading “White House proposal capping contractor payments falls short, union says”

Hostess Brands Confirms Teamsters’ Ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreement; Company Seeking Court Authority to Impose Contract on Bakery and Confectionery Workers

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that employee members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) voted to ratify changes to their bargaining agreement that, if implemented throughout the Company, will enable Hostess to continue operating.

“We are very grateful to the IBT-represented employees for ratifying our final offer,” said Hostess Brands Chief Executive Officer Gregory F. Rayburn. “We know it was a difficult decision for them, but one that we believe is in the long-term best interests of the entire Company and its 18,500 employees.”   Continue reading “Hostess Brands Confirms Teamsters’ Ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreement; Company Seeking Court Authority to Impose Contract on Bakery and Confectionery Workers”

Hoffa Says Organized Labor Fighting Back Against Right-Wing Radical Agenda

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 Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa Speaks to National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said today in a National Press Club speech that organized labor is the country’s last barricade against a Tea Party takeover of the Republican Party that has lurched to the extreme right by inflaming cultural differences and declaring a war on American workers.

International Brotherhood Of Teamsters. (PRNewsFoto/INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS) Continue reading “Hoffa Says Organized Labor Fighting Back Against Right-Wing Radical Agenda”

AFGE Statement on The Heritage Foundation’s Recent Work Hours Study

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox today issued the following statement in response to The Heritage Foundation‘s report on public and private sector work hours.

“The Heritage Foundation has found yet another opportunity to manipulate data in order to pit the public against government workers. Its recent ‘report’ is utterly misleading in claiming that public sector employees work fewer hours than those in the private sector. The differences Heritage cite evaporate if one adjusts for firm size and length of service – the two most important factors determining hours of work and paid time off. Continue reading “AFGE Statement on The Heritage Foundation’s Recent Work Hours Study”

AT&T Mobility, CWA Reach Tentative National Agreement On Benefits

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AT&T Mobility, CWA Reach Tentative National Agreement On Benefits

DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* announced today that AT&T Mobility has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in benefits negotiations covering all CWA bargained-for Mobility employees nationwide – more than 40,000 employees.

The tentative agreement will be submitted to the CWA’s bargained-for Mobility membership for a ratification vote in coming days. It is focused on benefits, including health care. Wages, pension and work rules for bargained-for Mobility employees are negotiated under separate contracts.

Upon ratification, the proposed new four-year tentative agreement takes effect Jan. 1, 2013, though most health care changes begin on April 1, 2013.  The agreement provides modest increases to employee costs over the four year term.  Among provisions of the agreement: Continue reading “AT&T Mobility, CWA Reach Tentative National Agreement On Benefits”