Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 

May 27, 2017

On This Day in 1937:

Ford Motor Co. security guards attack union organizers and supporters attempting to distribute literature outside the plant in Dearborn, Mich., in an event that was to become known as the “Battle of the Overpass.” The guards tried to destroy any photos showing the attack, but some survived—and inspired the Pulitzer committee to establish a prize for photography.

Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?


Labor Headlines

US labour news headlines from LabourStart

Public Safety Unions Sue Anne Arundel County
Updated On: May 12, 2011

   A coalition of nine public safety unions including Teamsters Local 355 filed a lawsuit against Anne Arundel County last month, contending a recently-enacted law violates their right to binding arbitration.

   In filing the lawsuit the unions asked a judge to toss out the recent bill that gives the county's executive and council the final authority on public safety union members' current and future terms and conditions of employment - regardless of an independent third party ruling.

   "This county executive is not going to quit until he has complete control over county employees, regardless of their status," said Local 355 President Denis Taylor.

   The suit contends that the law eliminates any incentive for the county executive to compromise in contract disputes, diminishing the arbitration process to nothing more than an expensive sham – "tax dollars will be wasted to fund a system of non-binding arbitration that is certain to be a mere hollow formality."

   The new law not only violates the public safety unions' voter-approved right to binding arbitration, but could directly impact the employees' standard of living due to the potential for a decrease in wages and benefits.

   During negotiations for a new agreement for deputy sheriff members, Local 355 reached an impasse  in March with the county, as did several other coalition unions. All are currently in arbitration. Unfortunately, while the lawsuit winds its way through the court system and until a decision is rendered, the county is not bound to accept and implement an arbitrator's decision.

And so the fight for justice continues.



UnionActive Newswire
 
Join the Newswire!
Updated: May. 27 (01:01)

James R. Hoffa Memorial College Student Essay
Teamsters Local Union No. 677
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters local 570
Register to Win Concert Tickets
Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 355
Pence Leads Under-the-Radar Attack on Unions
Teamsters local 570
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 992
 
     
 
 
Teamsters Local 355
Copyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

581636 hits since Jan 01, 2010
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image