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Machinists seek union vote at Boeing plant in South Carolina; company opposes move

...giant immediately responded that a union is not in the best interests of the company, the workers or the state. Union spokesman Frank Larkin said the Machinists have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board. Under agency rules, 30 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-16/machinists-seek-union-vote
Machinists consider withdrawing request for next week's union vote at Boeing SC operations

...Boeing's manufacturing operations in North Charleston where the aeronautics giant has a 787 Dreamliner assembly plant.Union spokesman Frank Larkin said Wednesday any decision would be "based on the results of the house polling effort that is currently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-15/machinists-consider-withdrawing-req
Union appeals A-Rod's suspension

...formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an independent arbitrator.Union spokesman Greg Bouris confirmed the appeal and said the players' association had no further comment.Rodriguez, who was back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-08-07/union-appeals-rods-suspe
Postal workers unions protest Staples program

...Union objects, because it says well-paid union workers have been replaced by low-wage nonunion workers. (A union spokesman said postal workers make $25 an hour on average, far more than retail clerks.) The union also worries it will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-24/postal-workers-unions-prot
Giant food service contractor backtracks after bumping thousands from health plan

...contractor employees in cafeterias."There is nothing in there that says contract workers are protected," said union spokesman Ethan Snow.At least one college that examined the issue agreed with the cafeteria workers. Earlham College in Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-26/giant-food-service-contrac
Washington governor calls for union vote on Boeing offer

...Boeing's latest contract offer to a vote.National union spokesman Frank Larkin said officials were exploring the idea...recommend Boeing's latest proposal to members. Local union spokesman Bryan Corliss said Boeing has withdrawn the offer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-13/washington-governor-calls-
Overtime

...for a new contract and that its conduct "amounts to surface bargaining and an anticipatory refusal to bargain."Union spokesman George Atallah said the NFL's claim "has absolutely no merit."- The Redskins' Albert Haynesworth has been linked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-02-14/overtime-0
Sports
Rants & Raves

...them and wag their fingers or give a tongue lashing to them.THE CITY'S out-of-shape firefighters, like their union spokesmen should voice their complaints in the newspaper or on radio and not show themselves in public until they can get back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-11-04/rants-amp-raves
Local Viking cleared to play

...remain in the 2007 season. "It's over, and really I don't know when a decision will be made on the hearing," union spokesman Carl Francis said. "However, we fully participated in the appeal hearing and fully supported Mr. Jones throughout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/15/pro_176893.shtml
NFL
NFLPA says CBA protects Vick's money

...CBA extension agreed to last year prevents forfeiture of bonus money even if the player contract says otherwise, union spokesman Carl Francis said. NFLPA general counsel Richard Berthelsen also represented Vick. Team president and general manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/05/pro_146299.shtml
NFL