• Union-represented carpenters in Connecticut went on strike after their proposal for a one-week extension of the prior contract with the Connecticut Construction Industry Association was rejected. The work stoppage affects approximately 50 projects in Connecticut.
  • Registered nurses, represented by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, returned to their jobs at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, following a five-day strike over health care benefits.
  • Members of the New England Health Care Employees Union District 1199, who previously engaged in an unfair labor strike at four Spectrum Healthcare nursing homes, returned to work following a settlement of a complaint issued by the NLRB. The settlement and contract cover full-time and part-time service and maintenance employees, cooks, and licensed practical nurses. Under the settlement, Spectrum will pay $395,000 to cover workers’ losses plus $150,000 in back pay for workers who were discharged or suspended. The ratified three-year collective bargaining agreement covers 340 workers, and will increase wages by 2.6 percent and provide bonuses of 2.4 percent over the life of the agreement.