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Union Members March On The ‘Anti-Union’ AFL-CIO [read more]

The AFL-CIO is embroiled in a labor dispute with its own unionized workers and union members have been marching outside the union federation.
Accused of being ‘anti-union,’ the AFL-CIO is facing a strike by its unionized janitors, secretaries and accountants for implementing its “last, best and final offer”—which included wage freezes and a reduction of sick leave—on its workforce

Union Members March On The ‘Anti-Union’ AFL-CIO
October 12, 2018

AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington D.C. | Matt Popovich/Wikipedia (CC)

The AFL-CIO is embroiled in a labor dispute with its own unionized workers and union members have been marching outside the union federation.
Accused of being ‘anti-union,’ the AFL-CIO is facing a strike by its unionized janitors, secretaries and accountants for implementing its “last, best and final offer”—which included wage freezes and a reduction of sick leave—on its workforce (see the full list below).
The protesting union, Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 2 (OPEIU), is airing its grievances against the labor federation publicly on its website under a banner that boldly states, ‘The AFL-CIO is Anti-Union.’

Over the last few weeks, the OPEIU has conducted protests outside the AFL-CIO’s headquarters in Washington.
On Thursday, the union workers protested again.
Here is the broader list of issues the OPEIU has with the AFL-CIO’s “last, best and final offer”:
• Enables management to force unlimited furloughs (i.e. at any point, management can choose the number of employees to work, the number of days and the number of hours per days)
• Eliminates layoff protection for 73% of its employees
• Eliminates bumping rights of employees
• Eliminates surplusing rights of employees
• Reduces layoff notice time to employees
• Eliminates review of financial benchmarks with the Union when a reduction in positions may occur
• Caps severance, which affects 66% of the unit
• Increases weekly hours without compensation
• Provides a zero percent wage increase
• Restricts applying to other positions within the organization
• Increases probationary period
• Significantly cut sick leave

As the OPIEU has already voted to go out on strike against the AFL-CIO, that may be the next step for the union.

Posted by Admin on 03/25 at 05:13 AM
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