Just got word from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office that U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Martone today upheld the state's "secret ballot" law. The voter-approved law was intended to block potential national legislation pushed by labor unions that would have allowed unionization in com ... More >>
If you're depending on a bus ride to get somewhere in Phoenix, good luck with that.The Amalgamated Transit Union went on strike this weekend to protest contract issues with Veolia Transportation, the French-based company that's under a $388 million contract to run the city's buses.As of 6:45 a.m. to ... More >>
The First Amendment apparently doesn't extend to Twitter-town -- if you work for the Arizona Daily Star, anyway.A federal labor board recently found that the Star was well within its rights when it fired a public safety reporter for a series of morbid "tweets" he posted on his Twitter account l ... More >>
www.teamsterslocal104.comVeolia Transportation and the Teamsters Local 104 have finally agreed on contract terms for the more than 60 workers who fuel, clean and maintain the tires on Phoenix city buses.The transit company and union leaders had been at odds since Veolia snagged its latest 5-year ... More >>
New Jersey-based pop-punk-emo band My Chemical Romance seems to have deserted the Sound Strike.The band was on an old list of acts boycotting Arizona over the super-stupid immigration law SB 1070 -- which was gutted by the courts before it took effect -- but announced today a Marquee Theatre show ... More >>
focusmidwest.comA labor dispute that promoted Veolia Transportation officials to lock out about 60 union bus workers has led union reps to file charges against the company with the National Labor Relations Board.According to a letter from Cornele Overstreet, Regional Director of the NLRB in Phoen ... More >>
Veolia Transportation officials and representatives of the three local transit unions continue to negotiate labor contracts and have managed to avoid a bus strike in Phoenix. So far. But more than two-dozen union workers who drive, fuel, clean, and repair Phoenix city buses protested, with br ... More >>
Flight attendants for US Airways aren't too thrilled with some of the working conditions after the 2005 merger with America West Airlines and they plan to let management know Friday morning, when they picket at Sky Harbor Airport.
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