|Posted by Stephen on May 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
During the Unions negotiations at Toren Condominiums, management many times brought up Bell Tell Lofts as an example of a non union building in the area. At the time the Union was only concerned with finalizing details of an agreement for Toren, but we had made contact with Bell Tel Employees at the time and informed them that we would organize them as soon as we were finished with Toren. The Employees of Bell Tel Unanimously voted for UWA representation last week and will be certified by the National Labor Relations Board. We have requested various information for bargaining but anticipate beginning negotiations in the very near future. Congratulations to all involved in the campaign.
|Posted by Stephen on February 24, 2015 at 5:10 PM||comments (4)|
Today the Drivers Mechanics and Cleaners of Lakefront Lines won a historic victory in which the UWA was selected as their collective bargaining representative. This group which has historically non union, had to go through two different elections. After the results of the first election a runoff election had to be held. UWA won the runoff election for the 80 employee unit by a 2-1 margin. "We are so proud that these brave employees had the persistance to stay strong and together through two election and finally win Union representation." said Raeann Richards UWA area Representative Cincinnati. "Now we can concentrate on improving the conditions for these employees at Lakefront Lines and improving the livelyhoods for these employees and their families."
|Posted by Stephen on December 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM||comments (1)|
Employees of Megabus North East have ratified their contract by a 57% to 43% vote which took place online and in mail ballots over the last week. Many times the best negotiations occur when both sides leave the table unhappy. One gives more then they want to give and the other doesnt recieve as much as they want.
MegaBus Drivers will receive a new comprehensive Health Plan which will cover the member 100%. They have also have gained wage increases, a signing bonus, addtional Paid time off and retooled the agreement so that it was more employee friendly.
Bonuses should arrive right on time for Christmas. Congratulations to the members on this contract win and we would like to especially thank the negotiating committee who this win would not have been possible without.
Top Row - Java Thompson, Mark Feinberg, Juan Tejada
Bottom Row - Melody Toran, Richard Spriggs, Andrew Johnson
Not Pictured - Dan Alvarez, Lloyed Payne, Eusubio Rodriguez, Randy Terry,
|Posted by Stephen on December 6, 2014 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
The negotiating committee has reached a tentative agreement with Megabus Northeast for the Drivers in Landover MD, Elizabeth NJ and Camden NJ. This agreement contains increases in wages, much needed increase in medical benefits for employees and their families, addtional paid time off, Life Insurance, and many other positive language changes for the drivers of MegaBus. Details will be posted on this site as well on shop bulliten boards.
Ratification will take place online and by mail.
|Posted by Stephen on October 12, 2014 at 9:45 AM||comments (1)|
Coming on the heels of the Driver election, a unit of Luggage Loaders and Field Supervisors (dispatchers) has voted to be represented by United Workers of America. This was a group of employees who never enjoyed union representation and has always been overlooked. Congratulations to all the organizing committee who made this win possible. This group will now join the drivers who are currently in negotations for a new collective bargaining agreement.
|Posted by Stephen on August 28, 2014 at 9:50 PM||comments (3)|
Mega Bus a national company voted today to become members of the United Workers of America through Local 322. The vote count which took place in Newark, NJ covers Mega Bus Drivers all along the eastern seaboard in Elizabeth and Camden, New Jersey as well as Landover, Maryland.
Richard Spriggs of the Landover yard commented, "One Day is all we had to make this happen and we did it! We are thrilled with the result and look forward to contract negotiations."
Megabus, branded on buses as megabus.com, is an intercity bus service of Coach USA/Coach Canada and DATTCO (a non-Stagecoach company, under contract) providing discount travel services since 2006, operating throughout the eastern, southern, midwestern, and western United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Megabus is notable for using curbside bus stops instead of traditional stations, low fares starting at $1, and in recent years, operating a point-to-point network of routes with buses making few stops en route to their destination.
|Posted by Stephen on August 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM||comments (1)|
Employees of GCS will have a opportunity to vote for United Workers of America Local 322 on September 10-14. Details are below.
DATES: Wednesday September 10, 2014 through Sunday September 14, 2014
HOURS: Wednesday September 10, 2014 11:00am to 4:30 pm and 11:00pm to 12:30am (Thursday)
Thursday September 11, 2014 11:00am to 4:30 pm and 11:00pm to 12:30am (Friday)
Friday September 12, 2014 11:00am to 4:30 pm and 11:00pm to 12:30am (Saturday)
11:00pm to 12:30am (Sunday)
PLACE: 7th Floor Conference Room in Suite 7110 in the Employer’s facility located at 3300 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, NY
Employees will finally have an opportunity to vote for a Union and protect their rights. Agents of UWA and a committee of Local 322 employees and workers have been getting the word out to VOTE UNION 322 in the upcomming election.
The company has been spreading lies but we will continue to give employees the truth, which is every employee of GCS deserve a living wage.
The time has come for the people to have a voice!
|Posted by Stephen on July 12, 2014 at 9:20 AM||comments (1)|
Local 322 of the United Workers of America has stipulated to an election to represent employees of MegaBus. These Bus drivers will have an opportunity to vote by mail secret ballot. On August 5, 2014 NLRB region 22 will send out ballots to all MegaBus employees. These ballots must be recieved back at NLRB by August 26, 2014. Ballots will be counted on August 28, 2014 at NLRB Region 22 Headquarters in Newark, NJ. At that time it will be determined which Union will represent MegaBus employees moving forward. Local 322 officals are excited for the opportunity to represent MegaBus employees and are proud that they were the one Union that was able to get these employees a choice. We will post further details and information as we progress.