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March 26, 2009

GM: 12 percent workers taking buyouts

General Motors Corp. said Thursday that 195 union workers at its Shreveport assembly plant accepted a buyout from the financially troubled auto giant.

The workers are among 7,500 workers nationwide who decided to take the deal, GM said. That represents about 12 percent of GM’s hourly work force represented by the United Auto Workers.

GM offered $20,000 cash and a $25,000 voucher to buy a car to all of its 62,400 hourly U.S. employees as part of an effort to further trim its blue-collar payroll.

Source: AP, Forbes

February 11, 2009

Alcatel to cut 1,000 manager jobs

According to Reuters, CNBC: “Franco-American telecoms gear maker Alcatel-Lucent said it plans to cut 1,000 managerial posts from its global workforce will see 198 positions in France eliminated. Alcatel-Lucent managers in France told a works council meeting on Wednesday that 450 managerial posts would go in North America and 450 in Europe, of which 198 in France, the CFDT union said in a statement.”

~News submitted by upthecreek

February 8, 2009

AT&T, cell-service workers continue bargaining

Filed under: Union,US,Wireless — DF @ 10:16 am
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According to MarketWatch: “AT&T and its wireless-service workers agreed to continue bargaining over a new labor contract after their previous agreement expired. The contract covers 20,000 of AT&T’s 300,000 employees.”
“On Friday, the union said in a statement that issues outstanding included wages, pensions, overtime, sales commissions, scheduling, subcontracting and job classifications, among others.”

Update (02-08-2009): AT&T-union talks hit snag as strike deadline nears, accordong to BusinessWeek

January 6, 2009

Union tries to organize IBM workers

According to Yahoo Tech: “One message states that IBM will announce 16,000 layoffs on Jan. 23, affecting workers worldwide. Similar predictions are made in other recent posts on the site, which is run by the Alliance@IBM/Communications Workers of America Local 1701, a union that is trying to organize IBM workers.”

“The union, while still in an organizing phase and not yet recognized by IBM, has about 6,000 members, including IBM employees and retirees, according to national coordinator Lee Conrad. But because the union has not reached an employment contract with IBM, there is “not an awful lot” it can do except raise awareness of the issue”.

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