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.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

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.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

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.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #audio-neutral-informative, #collective-bargaining, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #shuler-liz-1970, #starbucks-workers-united, #strikes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Etsy and the Sameness of Internet Fights

How much should the middleman get?

#computers-and-the-internet, #customer-relations, #e-commerce, #etsy-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mobile-applications, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #strikes

Minnesota T.V. Station Finds Old Footage of a Very Young Prince

The 1970 clip is a “miraculous” find, a former editor at the local CBS station said. It shows an interview with Prince, 11, commenting on a teachers’ strike in Minneapolis.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn, #pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #purple-rain-album, #strikes

Anne Parsons, Who Revived the Detroit Symphony, Dies at 64

She shepherded the orchestra through a bitter six-month strike and then worked to ensure that it flourished after what many considered a near-death moment.

#classical-music, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #detroit-symphony-orchestra, #parsons-anne-1957-2022, #strikes

From an Alabama Coal Mine Strike to an Amazon Warehouse

The strike at an Alabama coal mine is one of the longest in U.S. history. To make ends meet, some striking miners have picked up work at an Amazon warehouse. It’s the same warehouse where workers are trying to unionize.

#amazon-com-inc, #coal, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #wages-and-salaries, #warrior-met-coal

India General Strike Protests Narendra Modi’s Economic Policies

The two-day strike, involving both public and private sector workers, was called to protest the Modi government’s economic policies, including a privatization plan.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #modi-narendra, #organized-labor, #privatization, #strikes

New Supply Chain Risk: 22,000 Dockworkers Who May Soon Strike

With the contract of union workers at West Coast ports nearing expiration, the prospect of a labor impasse threatens another shock to the global economy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-longshore-and-warehouse-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #organized-labor, #pacific-maritime-assn, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #strikes, #supply-chain

Minneapolis Teachers Reach a Tentative Deal to End Strike

The agreement would resolve a standoff that had closed schools for nearly three weeks.

#education-k-12, #minneapolis-minn, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #strikes, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

Minneapolis Teachers Announce They Will Go on Strike

Negotiations are still happening in St. Paul. The unions are asking for smaller class sizes and higher wages, while the school districts say their budgets are shrinking as enrollment declines.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #education-k-12, #minneapolis-minn, #organized-labor, #st-paul-minn, #strikes, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

Workers Strike in a London Underground Already Battered by the Pandemic

Transport workers started the first of two 24-hour strikes planned for this week amid concerns over unfilled posts, pensions and the long-term financing of the rail system.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #london-england, #london-underground, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #strikes, #subways, #transit-systems, #transport-for-london

These Climate Scientists Are Fed Up and Ready to Go on Strike

Evidence on global warming is piling up. Nations aren’t acting. Some researchers are asking what difference more reports will make.

#development-journal, #glavovic-bruce-c, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #grief-emotion, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #research, #science-and-technology, #strikes

Marco Rubio Wants to Be a Working Class Hero

Only one problem. 

#banks-jim-1979, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #rubio-marco, #strikes, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Big Business Will Not Save Us From Itself

There is no way to bypass the arduous, contentious work of building a politics that can sustain a better democracy. 

#blackrock-inc, #business-roundtable, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fink-laurence-d, #global-warming, #great-depression-1930s, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #organized-labor, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #strikes, #united-states, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

John Bowman, Comedy Writer With a Knack for Crossing Over, Dies at 64

A white writer who left a corporate job, he became known for working on series with Black stars like Keenen Ivory Wayans and Martin Lawrence.

#black-people, #bowman-john-1957-2021, #comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #in-living-color-tv-program, #lawrence-martin, #martin-tv-program, #race-and-ethnicity, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #strikes, #television, #wayans-keenen-ivory, #writers-guild-of-america, #writing-and-writers

These Memory Care Workers Went on Strike to Save Lives

After a spate of deaths, a group of health care workers in Oregon decided that to save lives, they needed a union.

#elder-care, #national-labor-relations-board, #nursing-homes, #oregon, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #strikes

Teachers in France Plan Strike Over Covid Rules for Classrooms

Teaching unions also planned demonstrations nationwide that are expected to pose a serious challenge for the government of President Emmanuel Macron.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #france, #shutdowns-institutional, #strikes

Chicago Reaches Deal With Teachers’ Union to Return to Classrooms

Students in the third-largest U.S. school district will go back to classes on Wednesday.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lightfoot-lori, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #strikes

Student Workers at Columbia End 10-Week Strike After Reaching a Deal

The agreement follows negotiations that grew tense at times, and those on both sides said they were glad to see the stalemate end.

#columbia-university, #organized-labor, #strikes

Chicagoans Adjust to Closed Schools During Union Dispute

Teachers voted to stop going to school amid a standoff between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Teachers Union, which called for more virus safeguards.

#chicago-ill, #chicago-teachers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #lightfoot-lori, #strikes

The Pandemic Struck Orchestras With Underlying Conditions Hard

With the coronavirus crisis exacerbating longstanding budget woes, the San Antonio Symphony wants to cut pay and positions. Its musicians have gone on strike.

#american-federation-of-musicians, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lockouts, #organized-labor, #san-antonio-tex, #san-antonio-symphony, #springfield-mass, #springfield-symphony-orchestra, #strikes

Pandemic Labor Shortages Have Helped Workers Before. Will They Again?

French history offers hopeful lessons.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #strikes, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

Tensions Rise at Columbia as Strikers Fear Retaliation From University

After administrators sent an email saying that students who remained on strike after Friday were not guaranteed jobs next term, union members turned up the heat.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #organized-labor, #strikes

Kellogg Workers Prolong Strike by Rejecting Contract Proposal

About 1,400 workers have been on strike since Oct. 5 at four Kellogg cereal plants in the United States over a dispute that has revolved around the company’s two-tier compensation structure.

#bakery-confectionery-tobacco-workers-and-grain-millers-international-union, #employee-fringe-benefits, #kellogg-company, #labor-and-jobs, #memphis-tenn, #michigan, #omaha-neb, #organized-labor, #pennsylvania, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Why Columbia Student Workers Are Back On Strike

Columbia University’s student workers’ union, made up of 3,000 workers, is striking for the second time this year, calling for higher wages and more protections.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #morningside-heights-manhattan-ny, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers

Striking Deere workers approve a new contract on the third try.

The accord, after a five-week walkout by 10,000 employees, increases wages and performance-based pay.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #machinery-and-equipment, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

Kaiser Permanente Averts Strike, Reaching Tentative Deal With Unions

More than 30,000 West Coast workers at the health care provider had planned to go on strike on Monday.

#california, #kaiser-permanente, #nursing-and-nurses, #oregon, #organized-labor, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Deere Reaches Third Tentative Deal With Union in Attempt to End Strike

About 10,000 workers primarily in Iowa and Illinois have been out since Oct. 14. They rejected two previous contract proposals negotiated by the United Automobile Workers.

#deerecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #machinery-and-equipment, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

Outside COP26, Trash in Glasgow Piles High

At COP26, delegates address the need to curb emissions and mass consumption to save the planet while the reality of today’s throwaway society is all too apparent nearby.

#consumer-behavior, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #glasgow-scotland, #labor-and-jobs, #mccartney-stella, #organized-labor, #rats, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #strikes, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Wirecutter Workers Threaten Work Stoppage Starting on Black Friday

Their union, which is seeking higher salary minimums and guaranteed raises, has been negotiating with The New York Times Company for two years.

#black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-company, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #wirecutter-the

Why the Media Loves Labor Now

At a moment of political turmoil, economic change and a pandemic-driven focus on how we work, labor has become a hot news beat.

#assn-of-flight-attendants, #greenhouse-steven, #labor-and-jobs, #nelson-sara, #news-and-news-media, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #prager-university-nonprofit, #schleuss-jon, #shakir-faiz-1980, #social-media, #strikes

In a ‘Workers Economy,’ Who Really Holds the Cards?

Some people are resigning. Some are sitting on the sidelines awaiting a prime gig. Others are flexing their muscles — requesting raises, or remote options — while still clocking in.

#3m-company, #apple-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #paul-weiss-rifkind-whartongarrison, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shortages, #strikes, #target-corporation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

John Deere Workers on Strike Reject New Contract Proposal

Workers upset over insufficient wage increases and pension benefits have been on strike since mid-October.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

How the Pandemic Has Added to Labor Unrest

While big companies wield considerable power, Covid’s economic disruption has given workers new leverage, contributing to a recent upturn in strikes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deerecompany, #factories-and-manufacturing, #heaven-hill-distilleries-inc, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #overtime, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Union for John Deere Workers Reaches Tentative Deal to End 2-Week Strike

The agreement must still be approved by U.A.W. members. They had rejected an earlier accord negotiated by the union.

#deerecompany, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #strikes, #united-automobile-workers, #wages-and-salaries

Gangs Rule Much of Haiti. For Many, It Means No Fuel, No Power, No Food.

A country in crisis is facing a severe fuel shortage that is pushing it to the brink of collapse.

#digicel, #gangs, #haiti, #hospitals, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #port-au-prince-haiti, #shortages, #strikes, #trucks-and-trucking

Even With a Dream Job, You Can Be Antiwork

The pandemic has prompted a dawning realization that we are way too obsessed with our jobs.

#labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #stimulus-economic, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Will Covid Really Change the Way We Work?

The “Great Resignation” could be a sign of a major realignment in the labor market, or it could be just a temporary readjustment.

#debatable, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #savings, #strikes

Amazon Workers on Staten Island Aim for Union Vote

The organizers say they will have enough signatures by Monday to file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board. The company is pushing back.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #palmer-derrick, #smalls-christian, #staten-island-nyc, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Hollywood’s Behind-the-Scenes Workers Reach Deal, Averting Strike

The tentative agreement came hours before a strike deadline and avoids a production shutdown at TV and movie studios already scrambling to make up for time lost in the pandemic.

#alliance-of-motion-picture-and-television-producers, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #organized-labor, #production, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

Hollywood’s Behind-the-Scenes Workers Reach Deal on New Contract

The tentative deal averts a strike set for Monday and a production shutdown at television and movie studios already scrambling to make up for time lost in the pandemic.

#alliance-of-motion-picture-and-television-producers, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #organized-labor, #production, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

Why More American Workers Are Quitting

Since the pandemic’s start, Americans seem to be rethinking their lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #strikes, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

Could an I.A.T.S.E. Union Strike Fix the Film Industry?

Hollywood is back in full swing, grinding those behind the scenes down to the bone. Can a new union contract fix that?

#alliance-of-motion-picture-and-television-producers, #amazon-com-inc, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #organized-labor, #overtime, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours

Hollywood Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is at loggerheads with companies like Netflix, Disney and Amazon over streaming pay and long work days.

#alliance-of-motion-picture-and-television-producers, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #movies, #organized-labor, #strikes, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wages-and-salaries

Nabisco Workers End Weekslong Strike After Reaching New Contract

The impasse began in August after members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union objected to changes in shift lengths and overtime rules.

#bakery-confectionery-tobacco-workers-and-grain-millers-international-union, #bonuses, #chicago-ill, #colorado, #georgia, #illinois, #labor-and-jobs, #mondelez-international-inc, #nabisco, #organized-labor, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #portland-ore, #strikes

A Century Ago, Miners Fought in a Bloody Uprising. Few Know About It Today.

At the Battle of Blair Mountain, thousands of miners clashed with sheriff’s deputies in the largest insurrection since the Civil War.

#battle-of-blair-mountain, #coal, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #west-virginia

Let’s Honor the True Spirit of Labor Day

The labor movement’s often bloody struggle for human dignity is neglected in standard accounts of American history.

#labor-and-jobs, #labor-day, #organized-labor, #strikes, #united-states

What Is Labor Day? A History of the Workers’ Holiday.

President Grover Cleveland made it a national holiday in 1894, during a crisis over federal efforts to end a strike by railroad workers.

#cleveland-grover, #debs-eugene-victor, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-day, #new-york-city, #parades, #strikes, #working-hours