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Legislation & politics

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2009

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has asked Hyatt Hotels’ President and CEO to reconsider the company’s decision to fire 98 nonunion housekeeping employees at three Boston area hotels and replace them with low-wage workers from a contracting company and stated that he will direct all state employees not to use Hyatt when traveling or for other purposes while on state business if the workers are not rehired

Crime & corruption

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2009

According to a complaint filed by a former NFL Players Association director of human services, the U.S. Department of Labor is investigating alleged collusion between the union and team owners

Administrative & court decisions

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2009

The NLRB ruled that Starbucks baristas working in a Milwaukee, WI Hilton hotel cannot be accreted to an existing bargaining unit of hotel employees represented by UNITE HERE because the baristas have a separate identity from the other hotel workers and, thus, constitute a separate bargaining unit

Strikes & labor disputes

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2009

Hundreds of Chicago and San Francisco hotel workers represented by UNITE HERE participated in sit-ins resulting in nearly 300 arrests after contracts covering approximately 16,500 workers and 69 hotels expired in August

Major contract settlements & negotiations

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2009

United Steelworker represented employees rejected an offer from ArcelorMittal to reopen its Georgetown, SC mill in exchange for accepting a reduced work week of 32 hours and a $3.65 per hour pay cut

Organizing

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2009

Gallup poll results reveal that for the first time since the 1930s, the majority of Americans disapprove of unions and believe they harm the U.S. economy

AFL-CIO convention

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2009

The AFL-CIO held its quadrennial convention before more than 1,000 union delegates in Pittsburgh on September 13-17

Miscellaneous

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2009

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has elected Paul M. Rinaldi as its new president

Major contract settlements & negotiations

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

The average first-year wage increase in contract settlements reached during all of 2009 was 2.3 percent, compared with 3.6 percent reported in 2008, according to a BNA analysis of contract data

Crime & corruption

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2009

Nick Maddalone and Paul Maddalone, two former board members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, were each sentenced to 10 months in prison, to pay restitution, and to serve two years of supervised release in connection with a scheme to extort cash from owners of a New York City school bus company