Workers in France Strike Over Macron’s Plan to Raise Retirement Age

Labor unions, opposed to government plans to raise the legal age of retirement, want a show of strength. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to forge ahead despite the wave of discontent.

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Nurses Are Burned Out and Fed Up. For Good Reason.

A recent strike in New York is just the latest sign of a growing crisis in American health care.

#hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #organized-labor, #strikes

Nurse Strike Ends at a New York City Hospital

Nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Mount Sinai in Manhattan will return to work on Thursday after reaching tentative deals, union leaders said.

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‘Chaotic’ Scenes Inside 2 New York City Hospitals During Nurses’ Strike

Nurses have remained on the picket lines this week at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, which have been less full but still tumultuous as they operate with skeletal staffs.

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More Than 7,000 Nurses Go on Strike at Two NYC Hospitals

More than 7,000 nurses at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center are seeking better wages and working conditions.

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U.K. Rail Strike May Scuttle Post-Holiday Plans to Return to Work

Public sympathy for striking nurses and other health workers is particularly strong, posing a challenge for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has promised to confront trade unions.

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‘Most Pro-Union President’ Runs Into Doubts in Labor Ranks

Many union leaders say the Biden White House has delivered on its promises. But its handling of a freight rail dispute has given rise to detractors.

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University of California Academic Workers End Strike

The nearly six-week walkout had disrupted research and classes across the renowned public system as employees sought higher pay and benefits.

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UK Strikes: Nurses, Emergency Responders and Rail Workers Walk Out

Continuing strikes over pay and economic conditions are likely to disrupt travel and services during the holiday season. Here’s what to expect.

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University of California Academic Workers Reach Deal to End Strike

The tentative agreement comes more than a month after 48,000 employees walked out.

#strikes, #university-of-california

Nurses in U.K. Strike for First Time, Seeking Higher Pay

The walkout is just one of a series of industrial actions across Britain this month as ballooning inflation, rising interest rates and a recession put pressure on workers.

#great-britain, #national-health-service, #royal-college-of-nursing, #strikes

As Strikes Expand, Britain Faces a New ‘Winter of Discontent’

In the 1970s, Margaret Thatcher accused the Labour government of losing control. Now, the same charge is being leveled by Labour against the Conservatives.

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Why Is Howard Schultz Taking This So Personally?

His opposition to a union isn’t primarily about the bottom line, friends say. It clashes with his image of Starbucks as a model employer.

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Britain Is Miserable, but Britons Are Fighting Back

There’s an alternative to suffering.

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U.K. Braces for Strikes Across Several Industries Through Christmas

Job actions by ambulance staff, nurses, rail workers and others will hit Britain every day between now and Dec. 25.

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Strikes Across Iran Lead to Shuttered Shops and Ghost Towns

Activists say it is the next phase in an uprising that began in September, after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police.

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New School and Parsons School of Design Enter Third Week of Strike

As a strike by part-time faculty enters its third week, administrators, faculty and parents battle over the finances and future of an institution known for its left-leaning politics.

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A Strike, Averted

Congress stepped in to prevent supply chain havoc, but rail workers’ biggest grievance remains unaddressed.

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Senate Poised to Pass Bill to Avert Rail Strike

Moving with uncommon speed, senators agreed to take up a House-passed bill that would impose a tentative agreement between rail companies and workers, which would send it to President Biden.

#law-and-legislation, #railroads, #senate, #strikes, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Rail Strike Is a Chance For Biden to Prove He Really Is a Pro-Union President

The president’s pro-labor reputation doesn’t mean much if he isn’t willing to stand firm when unions need White House support.

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Congress Is Trying to Avert a Rail Strike. Here’s How and Why

President Biden called on Congress to pass legislation to head off a holiday-season rail strike, warning that a disruption to service could cause dire economic damage.

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Some Rail Workers, Seeking Sick Days, Say Biden Betrayed Them

The request for Congress to impose contract terms that several unions had rejected rankled rank-and-file members who had rallied behind the president.

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House Moves to Avert a Rail Strike

The House was poised to approve a bill to impose a tentative agreement that President Biden helped broker earlier this year and a separate measure to add seven days of paid leave, a key demand of rail workers.

#law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #railroads, #strikes, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

What We Know About the Railroad Labor Talks

President Biden has asked congressional lawmakers to step in to help prevent a possible strike by tens of thousands of rail workers, which would have a devastating effect on the economic recovery.

#freight-cargo, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #railroads, #strikes, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Will Meet With Congressional Leaders as Rail Strike Looms

President Biden has urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would prevent a labor stoppage by rail workers next month.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #freight-cargo, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #strikes, #united-states-politics-and-government

Congress Looks to Intervene in Rail Dispute as Strike Deadline Looms

After urging from President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would consider an agreement that could avert a shutdown of the nation’s freight trains.

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Key Union Votes Down Freight Rail Contract, Making Strike More Likely

The tentative agreement, brokered in September with help from the Biden administration, had averted a strike before the midterm elections.

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Thousands of University of California Employees Strike for Higher Pay

Teaching assistants, researchers and other workers walked off the job Monday in a dispute over pay and benefits, a move expected to disrupt classes.

#berkeley-calif, #california, #collective-bargaining, #colleges-and-universities, #graduate-schools-and-students, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #organized-labor, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #university-of-california, #wages-and-salaries

For Rail Workers, Anger Persists Over Sick Leave

A tentative new contract brokered by the White House offered employees one day off, leaving some dissatisfied and raising the risk of another impasse.

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Starbucks Showdown in Boston Points to New Phase of Union Campaign

The company moved to contain the labor push after it took off nationally. Now, with strikes and other tactics, organizers seek to regain momentum.

#boston-mass, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #strikes, #workers-united, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Strikes Spread in France, Piling Pressure on Macron

Students and transit workers joined a walkout started at oil refineries. It’s a growing problem for President Emmanuel Macron, whose government was already embattled in Parliament.

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Tens of Thousands March in Paris to Protest Rising Living Costs

The demonstration occurred on the heels of strikes at oil refineries, adding to a tense political atmosphere.

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French Refineries Strike May Presage a Winter of Discontent for Europe

Bitten by inflation, workers are demanding a greater share of the surging profits of energy giants. It’s the kind of unrest leaders fear as they struggle to keep a united front against Russia.

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Railroads’ Strategy Thrilled Wall Street, but Not Customers and Workers

Freight railways pushed to streamline their operations and improve their profit margins. Critics say the approach left the system stretched thin.

#freight-cargo, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #railroads, #stocks-and-bonds, #strikes, #transportation

Railroad Workers Point to Punishing Schedules as Cause of Strike

Employees say the inflexibility of scheduling upended their personal lives. The companies say they maintained service while using fewer resources.

#freight-cargo, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #paid-time-off, #railroads, #strikes, #transportation, #work-life-balance

What We Know About the Railroad Labor Deal

A tentative deal could avert a strike by tens of thousands of rail workers, breaking an impasse in negotiations over sick time and working conditions.

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Tentative Deal to Avoid Rail Strike Is Reached, Biden Announces

President Biden announced the agreement after negotiations brokered by the labor secretary lasted deep into the night.

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Biden Maneuvers to Try to Avoid Devastating Rail Strike

The Biden administration is considering executive action to try to avoid a shutdown of the nation’s rail network that would harm the economy ahead of the midterm elections.

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Amtrak Halts Long-Distance Service Over Freight Rail Labor Dispute

The passenger railroad said trains would operate only if they could complete trips by 12:01 a.m. Friday. Most Northeast Corridor service will continue.

#amtrak, #freight-cargo, #lockouts, #organized-labor, #railroads, #strikes, #travel-and-vacations

How a Rail Strike Could Reinvigorate Supply Chain Disruption

If freight trains stop rolling, the result could be chaos for business, shortages for consumers, and fresh momentum for rising prices.

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Strike Threat on Freight Railroads Is New Supply Chain Worry

Administration officials are pushing for a settlement to head off a walkout by tens of thousands of workers on Friday.

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Strikes Sweep the U.K. as Workers Demand Better Pay

Backed by unions and tired of years of low wage growth, workers are making bold pay demands to cope with the rising cost of living. Some say this is just the beginning.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #felixstowe-england, #great-britain, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

A Coal Miner’s Political Transformation

What Braxton Wright has learned by participating in one of the longest work stoppages in U.S. history.

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Britain Gears Up for a Summer of Labor Discontent

With energy costs and inflation surging, and taxes and the cost of loans increasing, British workers are demanding higher pay and going on strike with a militancy not seen in years.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

His Union Went on Strike. His Interviews Went Viral.

At a time of rampant inflation and wage stagnation, Mick Lynch, the force behind Britain’s largest railway strikes in three decades, has found success that has surprised even his colleagues.

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U.K. Hobbled By Largest Railway Strike in Three Decades

Travel was disrupted for tens of millions of people during the country’s biggest walkout in decades as union leaders warned of a summer of labor unrest.

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U.K. Train Strike Expected to Cause Transit Chaos

Tens of millions of Britons will find traveling difficult or impossible during the biggest walkout in decades, as union leaders warn of a summer of labor unrest.

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When Health Care Workers Are Protected, Patients Are, Too

Why health care needs labor peace agreements.

#health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #strikes

From Amazon to Starbucks, America Is Unionizing. Will Politics Catch Up?

A debate on how unions build power today and whether politicians — particularly Democrats — are still behind them.

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Etsy and the Sameness of Internet Fights

How much should the middleman get?

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