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Teamsters Union announces 3rd bus system strike in Reno NV
November 9, 2021 // Keolis had offered the union workers a 4 percent pay raise over each of the next three years. Teamsters Local 533 says about 90 percent of its members voted against the deal, and they are five percent apart on wages and even further apart on retirement benefits.
New York Times’ Wirecutter writers plan strike around Black Friday
November 8, 2021 // Over 90% of Wirecutter union members have voted to authorize a work stoppage in late November
Chaos within SEIU Local 1000 falls directly on California union president’s shoulders
November 8, 2021 // California’s largest state employee union has been foolhardy and antagonistic as the top official in an organization built on solidarity. Brown’s own actions forced the board that governs the union to take unprecedented measures to strip him of his power.
Columbia U. student workers launch second largest strike in the country
November 7, 2021 // Union of 3,000 strikes for the 2nd time this year.
Strike at Special Metals enters second month
November 7, 2021 // “When you’re out in the cold by a fire barrel every day or every other day wondering when you’re going to go back to work, if you’re going back to work, it can be pretty stressful,” he said.
Meet a Kellogg’s Worker on Strike for a Month and Getting Ready for Another
November 7, 2021 // They’re the latest group opting to stay on the picket line and demand equitable wages as thousands of workers across the country walk out, turning what the labor movement called #Striketober into #Strikesgiving. Just this week, John Deere union members voted down a tentative agreement, meaning that more than 10,000 workers will stay on strike.
Negotiations to resume Monday in Cabell Huntington strike
November 6, 2021 // 1,100 x-ray, lab technicians, & housekeeping workers strike after rejecting WV hospital’s latest contract. “The main sticking point appears to be whether striking workers should pay for part of their health insurance coverage.”
Op-Ed: Will Illinois voters grant government union bosses more power than elected officials?
November 6, 2021 //
An update on public-sector union vaccine mandate responses
November 5, 2021 //
Nearly 32,000 Kaiser Permanente workers set to strike Nov. 15. Tens of thousands more mulling their own demonstrations
November 5, 2021 // Almost 32,000 Kaiser Permanente workers plan to kick off an open-ended strike on Nov. 15, according to Thursday night announcements from the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP), United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7600 and the Oregon Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (OFNHP).
Op-Ed: Why unions are striking — and winning more public support than in 50 years
November 4, 2021 // Workplace experts generally point to two reasons for this surge. First, after working so hard and often risking their lives during the pandemic, many workers believe that they deserve better pay and treatment. Second, American workers — especially long-underappreciated essential and low-wage workers — are suddenly feeling empowered because of today’s labor shortage.
Amazon takes another swipe at union as Alabama rematch looms
November 4, 2021 // Unions go to workers homes to pitch their case...Other prominent unions like the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are also vowing to organize Amazon. The risk: unions could alter how Amazon manages its vast, finely tuned operation and drive up costs at a time when a labor shortage is taking a toll on its profit.
‘We are in crisis mode’: Museum workers are turning to unions over conditions they say are untenable
November 4, 2021 // The coronavirus compounded the stressors of past years. According to a report by the American Alliance of Museums in April, museums in the United States locked their doors to the public for an average of 28 weeks starting in March 2020 because of the pandemic; nearly 30 percent remain shuttered today. Lost revenue from the forced closures hit the bottom line hard: Three-quarters of all museums surveyed said their income fell an average of 40 percent last year.
STOP THE SPREAD: HOW THE BBBA SEEKS TO REPLICATE WASHINGTON STATE’S UNION-DOMINATED HCBS MODEL NATIONWIDE
November 3, 2021 // One of the most expensive elements of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, which congressional Democrats are seeking to pass unilaterally via the budget reconciliation process, is a vast expansion of Medicaid funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) that provide in-home care to, and prevent the institutionalization of, adults with functional disabilities. Such services are provided via state-designed-and-operated programs operating within federal parameters.
Labor is having a moment in Colorado and beyond, but will that lead to more unionized workers?
November 2, 2021 // A vote to form a union started last week at an Aurora warehouse, Boulder food service workers look to organize and multiple Colorado sites have seen employees walk off the job in organized protests
From Boeing to Mercedes, a U.S. worker rebellion swells over vaccine mandates
November 2, 2021 // Opposition to the mandate could potentially lead to thousands of U.S. workers losing their jobs and imperil an already sluggish economic recovery, union leaders, workers and company executives said.
What unions aren’t telling Illinois teachers: Your pension is in trouble
November 1, 2021 // Barring reforms, the Teachers’ Retirement System could eventually run out of money and be unable to pay promised benefits to retirees, all while making it more expensive for teachers to live in Illinois.
AFL–CIO President Liz Shuler visits striking John Deere picketers in East Moline, Illinois
November 1, 2021 //
Tensions Rise Between Oklahoma City Leaders, Unions Over Vaccine Mandates
October 31, 2021 // Oklahoma City: Police, fire and even sanitation crews are protesting rules that require employees to be at least partially vaccinated, or go on unpaid leave.
Revenue Estimates of PRO Act Penalties
October 27, 2021 // Big revenue losses from employer penalties in the reconciliation bill.