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    San Antonio Symphony to dissolve after board, union fail to strike labor deal

    June 21, 2022 // The San Antonio Symphony will soon be no more after a unanimous vote from its board of directors. The board announced the dissolution June 16 and said it will file for chapter 7 bankruptcy. "The assets of the symphony now lie in the hands of a trustee who will liquidate them, pay what creditors remains, and close the doors," the board said in a statement on its website. Symphony Society of San Antonio, Mary Ellen Goree, bankruptcy

    Film Forum Workers Vote to Unionize in NLRB Election

    June 21, 2022 // Full and part-time staffers who work in the theater, in programming, publicity, facilities and administration participated in the vote. According to the union, employees hope unionizing will improve compensation, change organizational development practices and standardize work conditions for workers across departments. The union adds that workers’ experience throughout the pandemic with furloughs and health and safety concerns helped spur their unionization attempt. Chad Bolton, Claudia Francois, Stephanie Gross, sustainable workplace, Alamo Drafthouse theater, Anthology Film Archives, Film at Lincoln Center,

    Las Vegas trash collectors could strike if deal not reached soon

    May 19, 2022 // In December, more than 400 sanitation workers employed by Republic Services in Orange County, Calif., went on strike, though it lasted only about a week before a new contract was agreed upon.

    Brookline teachers go on strike after failed weekend contract negotiations

    May 17, 2022 // The school committee points out that strikes by public employees are illegal in Massachusetts. Teachers' strikes are relatively rare in Massachusetts; Brookline's is the first since teachers in Dedham picketed in 2019.

    Opinion: Starbucks baristas who join a union may not get what they bargained for

    April 21, 2022 // Unions historically had little traction in the full- and limited-service restaurant industry. High turnover, combined with a younger workforce that desires flexibility over rigidity, made a poor match for organized labor’s 20th-century-value proposition. Ten years ago, the SEIU made an expensive play to change that, through a campaign called the Fight for $15.