The Workplace: UNIONS
TABLE: Where Labor's Strength Is on the Line
Union bargaining clout has been bolstered by President Clinton's appointees to
the National Labor Relations Board and by his recent order banning government
contractors from hiring permanent replacements during strikes. Some major labor
pacts--companies and industries--coming up this year:
EMPLOYER NO. OF UNION EXPIRATION
McDONNELL DOUGLAS 19,000 Apr.
CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS 45,000 Apr.
AUTO TRANSPORTERS 16,000 May
AT&T 145,000 May
REGIONAL BELLS 250,000 Aug.
BOEING 35,000 Oct.
DATA: BUREAU OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS
DAVID PETERSON/DES MOINES REGISTER