Hold the press—much needed good news at a daily paper, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, and more updates here from the “Bargaining Digest Weekly.” The AFL-CIO Collective Bargaining Department delivers daily, bargaining-related news and research resources to more than 900 subscribers. Union leaders can register for this service through our website, Bargaining@Work.
TNG-CWA, Long Beach Press-Telegram: In California, newsroom and circulation workers at the Long Beach Press-Telegram, represented by The Newspaper Guild (TNG-CWA) Local 9400, reached a pact on a 30-month contract that offers layoff protection for a year and boosts pay by 2 percent after two years of bargaining.
AFSCME, Wexford Health Sources: Health care workers at 27 Illinois corrections facilities, represented by AFSCME Council 31, reached an agreement with their employer, Wexford Health Sources. Details pending ratification.
AFSCME/AFT/CSEA, San Jose Unified School District: San Jose Unified School District workers, represented by unions, including AFSCME, AFT and the California School Employees Association (CSEA), voted for two furlough days to help close the district’s budget gap.
IAFF, Montgomery County: Some 1,000 Montgomery County, Md., firefighters, represented by Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1664, agreed to at least $8 million in wage concessions to help the county close a $450 million budget gap. The deal still needs to be finalized.
UAW, Tropicana: In Atlantic City, the UAW has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the Tropicana Casino & Resort, contending it unilaterally hiked the price of health care coverage without negotiating it. The UAW is attempting to negotiate a contract with Tropicana, which is in the process of being sold.
WORK STOPPAGES AND ACTIONS
BCTGM, Stella D’Oro: Striking workers at the Stella D’Oro Biscuit Co. factory in the Bronx, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 50, continue their struggle, five months into the strike. The work stoppage began after the owners, Brynwood Partners, a private equity firm based in Connecticut, walked out of contract negotiations. Brynwood bought the factory from Kraft Foods in 2006 and demanded drastic wage cuts and other concessions.
AFSCME, Innova Hospitals: Nurses at Innova Deptford and Innova Hammonton in New Jersey, represented by AFSCME, went on strike to protest working without a contract since last April.
Disclaimer: This information is being provided for your information only. As it is compiled from published news reports, not from individual unions, we cannot vouch for either its completeness or accuracy; readers who desire further information should directly contact the union involved.