Friday, November 23, 2012
Walmart workers are planning to strike at 1,000 locations across the country on Black Friday.
SPRINGFIELD–Walmart has been receiving backlash from its employees after announcing they will open on Thanksgiving, reports the Huffington Post. A 24-year Walmart associate Mary Pat Tifft, started the ptition after the reailer's announcement that it would open stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, according to Huffington Post. So far, more than 30,000 people have signed an online petition on MoveOn.org asking Walmart not to make its employees work on Thanksgiving. Last year, Walmart opened its doors on Thanksgiving Day at 10 p.m. Steven Restivo, director of corporate affairs of Walmart stores, responded to Walmart opening on Thanksgiving Day with the following: "We appreciate our associates for everything they do to serve our customers …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
After a four-week strike at Davis Vision Lab in Newtown Square, the eyeglass company and its employees struck a deal Monday.
Friday, February 3, 2012
If you noticed people with signs outside the entrances and exits of the Ellis Preserve development in Newtown Square this week, here's why.
- On Reuters
Friday, February 3, 2012
Sunday, August 21, 2011
The union workers will not have a new contract when they go back to work early this week.
Verizon and the two unions that represent more than 45,000 striking Verizon workers announced early Saturday afternoon that workers will return to the job on early this week. Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have agreed to have striking workers return to work despite not having a new contract. A press release from Verizon stated that the workers will be returning to work "under the terms of the contracts that expired on Saturday, Aug. 6." The unions stated that the issues are going to be "focused" when discussions start with Verizon. "We have reached agreement with Verizon on how bargaining will proceed and how it will be restructured. The major issues remain to be …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Union officials claim the company wants to end middle class jobs; Verizon says the union won't agree to health care givebacks.
In what is quickly becoming a war of words between both sides, Verizon Communications and Fios employees are on the verge of a strike—potentially as soon as Sunday. The company says it is seeking health care givebacks to account for the changing face of the telecommunications industry as more consumers go wireless. But union officials say Verizon has plenty of money and are only attacking middle class jobs. Verizon employees who work on the wire lines, represented by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, have voted to allow union leaders to authorize a strike as soon as the current contract expires at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. A decision to call a strike would impact 45,000 Verizon workers…