public services

Labor dispute conference today

The city of Lincoln and Local 39 are scheduled to meet for an informal conference this morning to potentially resolve a labor dispute. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at t ...

Strike over Monday

All but three of the striking public-services workers reported back to work Monday morning. That’s according to the city of Lincoln’s public information officer Jill Thompson, ...

Strikers wash cars Saturday

More than 50 cars were washed during Saturday’s Rally in the Alley, an event that raised $2,114 for Lincoln’s 33 striking public services employees. The employees, Internationa ...

What will the financial impact of the strike be

Costs incurred to the city due to the public services strike of the past two weeks are “incremental.” That’s according to City Manager Jim Estep, who said it’s because the ...

Strike could end Tuesday night

Classified employees in Lincoln’s public services department will continue to strike at least through next Tuesday, the date City Council is to vote on a tentative labor agreemen ...

City public services employees strike

Twenty-nine of Lincoln’s 37 public-services employees waited three hours at Tuesday’s City Council meeting before leaving the meeting to receive picket signs. Thirty-six of Lin ...

Five city employees lose jobs because of budget

Five of the city’s 47 classified employees were laid off last Thursday because the classified labor group declined concessions. There are concerns from some city employees that ...

Budget workshop gets mixed reviews

Some of the 50 residents attending the first of four city-budget workshops Tuesday at McBean Pavilion were not satisfied with how it was conducted. Tuesday night’s workshop cover ...