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by Belinda Boyce, Sep 14, 2010

Some 3,700 engineers and architects who work for the City of Los Angeles have a new contract—and more news from the “Bargaining Digest Weekly.” The AFL-CIO Collective Bargaining Department delivers daily, bargaining-related news and research resources to more than 1,300 subscribers. Union leaders can register for this service through our website, Bargaining@Work.

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EAA-AFT, City of Los Angeles: Engineers and architects for the city of Los Angeles approved a contract covering 3,700 employees. Members of the Engineers  and Architects Association-AFT (EAA-AFT) agreed to a one-year deal that has workers pay more toward health care in return for a reduced number of mandatory furlough hours.

MNA-NNU, St. Mary’s Medical Center: Nurses at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn., ratified a three-year contract that addresses the nurses’ staffing concerns and raises wages. The deal covers nearly 1,000 members of the Minnesota Nurses Association-NNU (MNA-NNU).

IAM & USW, Harley-Davidson: Workers at Harley-Davidson ratified a new seven-year contract that includes steep cuts but that workers hope will keep jobs in the state. Speaking about the close vote by his members, United Steelworkers Local 2-209 President Mike Masik said, “[i]t shows people are really getting sick of being threatened.”

RWDSU/UFCW, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group: After a strike that lasted more than 100 days, workers ratified a three-year contract late yesterday. Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW (RWDSU/UFCW) President Stuart Applebaum called the deal a victory, saying, ”[w]e secured the wages, we secured the pensions and we secured the workers’ jobs.”

UFCW, Kroger: Supermarket workers reached a tentative four-year agreement with Kroger in Virginia. The contract would cover 3,000 grocery workers in the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. 

Disclaimer: This information is being provided for your information only. As it is compiled from published news reports, not from individual unions, we cannot vouch for either its completeness or accuracy; readers who desire further information should directly contact the union involved.

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