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Government, Business

House Approves Union Rights PRO Act; Senate Action Uncertain

Union Workers at a demonstration. (Getty Images)

Legislation meant to strengthen certain rights of workers to unionize advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 6 mostly along party lines.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

New Jersey Steps Up Efforts to Identify Misclassified Workers

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (Associated Press/Seth Wenig)

The New Jersey Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor signed a joint agreement to step up efforts to protect employees, including truck drivers, from illegal misclassification as independent contractors.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Philadelphia Refinery Wrecked by Fire Set to Close

Refinery The Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc. complex on the banks of the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers in Pennsylvania. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Bloomberg News)

The biggest refinery on the East Coast will shut down, after a massive explosion and fire crippled operations at a site that has helped fuel the region for 153 years.

June 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

UAW Says GM Dismissed Concessions Before Idling Cruze Plant in Ohio

GM Shuttered General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Three weeks after employees at the Lordstown General Motors Co. compact car plant assembled their last Chevrolet Cruze, employees are filing into the United Auto Workers Local 1112 hall to sign up for unemployment benefits and try to figure out if they should take a transfer to another GM plant or wait it out.

March 29, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Union Dispute Leaves Some Freighters Stuck at Port of Toledo

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

A long-simmering labor dispute between a local longshoremen’s union and a Port of Toledo stevedore has led to three ocean freighters being waylaid at the Port of Toledo docks and a fourth boat being turned away — potentially costing the terminal tens of thousands of dollars a day in lost work.

Tyrel Linkhorn and David Patch | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
May 15, 2018
Government, Business

UPS Flight Dispatchers Vote to Authorize Strike as Contract Talks Continue

UPS planes at Worldport UPS planes at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Eighty-one unionized UPS Inc. flight dispatchers based at the company’s Louisville, Ky., Worldport hub voted unanimously to authorize their leadership to call a strike as contract talks continue, according to the union and a statement released from UPS on April 9.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 12, 2018
Business

XPO Logistics-Teamsters Battleground Shifts to New Haven

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is duking it out with XPO Logistics on a new front recently after 73 employees petitioned to remove Local 443 as their representative.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Starting Negotiations on Massive Teamsters Contracts

Chuck Kennedy/KRT

UPS says it has started contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on new collective bargaining agreements covering 250,000 workers.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 10, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

GE to Cut 575 Jobs at Century-Old Locomotive Plant

A General Electric Train Doug Benz/Bloomberg News

General Electric Co. plans to end most locomotive manufacturing at a century-old Pennsylvania factory as the company looks to cut costs amid a sharp downturn in the domestic rail market.

Rick Clough | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Unions Urge Slowdown as Self-Driving Car Laws Pick Up Speed

Autonomous Truck Daimler

Labor unions are urging a slowdown as lawmakers fast-track legislation to allow self-driving vehicles on the road, a potential boon to some union jobs and an existential threat to others.

July 28, 2017

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