Michael L. Diamond Asbury Park Press Published 9:53 AM EST Dec 7, 2018 Nurses from Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center have reached a tentative deal on a new contract, union officials said Thursday night. The proposed agreement could end what had been a bitter dispute that included a bid supported by parent company Hackensack Meridian to decertify the union at Southern Ocean. "These were extremely difficult negotiations," said Sue Kaszuba, vice president of Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5138 at Southern Ocean. "Yet we persisted, and in the end showed that we are able to withstand even the greatest threat to our solidarity." The union represents 1,100 nurses at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and 300 nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford. Details of the proposed deal weren't released. The union has scheduled a vote on Dec. 13 to ratify the contract. Watch the video above … [Read more...] about Hackensack Meridian hospital nurses close to resolving contract dispute.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAlexandra Stevenson June 12, 2018 HONG KONG — North Korea is one of the world’s most isolated countries. It is ruled by an unpredictable dictator with his finger on the nuclear button. So, who’s ready to do business there? Well, basically nobody. But leading up to President Trump’s meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un, which concluded on Tuesday with a deal to keep talking, some intrepid businesses and investors have begun considering the possibilities. What happens if North Korea opens its economy, even just a little, giving global businesses a shot as East Asia’s last untapped growth market? President Trump on Tuesday dangled visions of what North Korea could win if it abandoned its nuclear weapons and changed its ways. “As an example, they have great beaches,” he … [Read more...] about North Korea Open for Business? Some See Hope in Trump Talks
COURTS LOOK TO PAST BEHAVIORS WHEN RESOLVING COMMERCIAL DISPUTES Q: What does “course of performance” mean? A: In the event of a later dispute between two commercial parties, the court can look toward the past behavior of the same two parties which has occurred over the course of time on the same deal. For instance, if a buyer has been taking delivery of certain goods from the seller on a certain calendar date of the month for a long period of time, then, the failure of the seller to deliver on such date or the buyer to accept delivery on such date (whether or not the calendar date is set forth in the written contract) shall be very persuasive in such later dispute. In other words, the failure of either party to perform on such calendar date, after having performed on such date over a long period of time, disturbs the status quo of the relationship — a bad thing; the court having jurisdiction over the dispute will view things through this lens. Q: What does … [Read more...] about Courts look to past behaviors when resolving commercial disputes
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local):7:00 p.m.The chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China says Beijing's potential retaliation in an escalating dispute with Washington is a concern for every U.S. company doing business in China.William Zarit told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that proposed tit-for-tat tariff hikes by both sides would first hit global stock markets.Zarit said he still hopes Washington and Beijing will not follow through on their threats.Instead they should work toward a "serious negotiation."U.S. business groups mostly agree that something needs to be done about China's aggressive push in technology. But they worry that China's measures targeting U.S. exports of aircraft, soybeans and other products could help bring on a tit-for-tat trade war of escalating sanctions between the world's two biggest economies.———6:40 p.m.A senior Chinese commerce official has defended the official … [Read more...] about The Latest: US business group concerned over trade dispute
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A senior official with China's Commerce Ministry says Beijing will keep the door to negotiations with the U.S. open, after announcing a plan to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of U.S. goods in response to proposed U.S. tariffs. Wang Shouwen, a vice minister of Commerce, said Wednesday at a briefing with reporters that Beijing doesn't want a trade war but will fight one if forced to. Wang said Beijing was willing to resolve these disputes with the U.S. through dialogue on the basis of "mutual respect and mutual benefit." Wang said: "If anyone wants to fight, we'll be there with him, if they want to negotiate, the door is open." ___ 4:20 p.m. China has raised tariffs on $50 billion of U.S. goods including soybeans, aircraft and automobiles in response to Washington's increased duties on Chinese goods in a technology dispute. The Commerce Ministry on Wednesday criticized the … [Read more...] about The Latest: China open to talks with US in tariffs dispute