As the Rich Get Richer, Unions Are Poised for Comeback

Posted on Feb 22, 2015

Published in the February 20, 2015 Bloomberg Business By Keith Naughton, Lynn Doan and Jeff Green After years of avoiding confrontation, the U.S. labor movement is reasserting itself. From the ports of Los Angeles to the car plants of Detroit, unions are demanding payback for sacrifices they say helped revive the economy. Oil workers have walked off the job for higher wages and better working conditions. Dock workers have snarled West Coast...

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Hancock, part-time faculty agree on contract

Posted on Feb 22, 2015

Published in the February 18, 2015 Santa Maria Times. It took nearly a year, but the Hancock College Part-time Faculty Association finally has a contract. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the deal Tuesday night at its regular meeting. If the rank and file ratifies the contract, the three-year deal will take the group through June 2017. Mark Miller, president of the association, said the members of the bargaining group were unanimous in...

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New Contract at Hancock College a Sign That Unions Are On the Rise

Posted on Feb 14, 2015

Published in the February 13, 2015 Noozhawk On Feb. 3, the Part-Time Faculty Association of Allan Hancock College, California Federation of Teachers Local 6185 and representatives of the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District signed a three-year collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement is a testament to the hard work both sides did over the course of more than a year of negotiating. It also represents significant improvements...

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