Articles Tagged With ‘Labor Unions’

Judge orders Nipomo landscaper to rehire employees, bargain with union

A U.S. District Court judge ordered a landscaping company in Nipomo to temporarily rehire two employees who were laid off after seeking to organize a union, filing complaints, and offering testimony to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), according to... (Continue reading)

CMC begins issuing layoff notices

State officials sent 117 employees of the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County layoff notices on Friday as part of a plan to reduce prison overcrowding by transferring inmates to county jails. As part of the plan, 26,000... (Continue reading)

CMC guard guilty of smuggling

A employee at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for smuggling tobacco to prisoners. [Tribune] Kevin George Malone, 48, was found guilty of three bribery counts in accepting $20,000... (Continue reading)

Idea pushed to tax California millionaires

Plans for a California attempt to tax millionaires have gotten a boost from the Occupy Wall Street movement. [MercuryNews] The California Federation of Teachers and a coalition of allies want to place a measure on the November 2012 ballot to... (Continue reading)

Brown signs, unions smile

  Labor unions look to be the big winner in the aftermath of Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing Friday of a Democratic bill limiting next year’s initiatives and referendums to the November 2012 ballot. Democrats’ voter turnout is expected to be higher than... (Continue reading)

Grocery union members approve new contract

Workers at Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons grocery stores ratify a new contract, bringing an end to labor negotiations that dragged on for more than eight months and brought tens of thousands of workers to the verge of a strike. [LATimes]... (Continue reading)

Union status for farm workers?

Farm workers will find it easier to unionize under provisions of a bill awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. [SF Chronicle] Also awaiting the governor’s approval is a proposed law that would ban the practice of openly carrying unloaded handguns in... (Continue reading)

Grocery workers strike avoided

Officials with the United Food and Commercial Workers reached a three-year labor contract with Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons on Monday averting a grocery strike that would have idled more than 54,000 workers. [LosAngelesTimes] After spending more than 24 hours in... (Continue reading)

Grocery workers free to strike

In a bid to speed up negotiations that have dragged on for more than eight months, officials from the United Food and Commercial Workers gave a 72-hour notice on Thursday to cancel their labor contract extension with the region’s three... (Continue reading)

Measures A and B landslide wins

The contentious battle over binding arbitration and benefits between San Luis Obispo city and its safety workers has ended with a landslide victory for the City Council. A preliminary count of ballots showed that both Measure A and B passed... (Continue reading)