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The Power Dynamic in Labor Has Shifted. But For How Long?

Despite historic strikes and record contract negotiations this year, there's a lot stacked against labor organizers today. read more >
Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

Auto Workers Expand Strike as 8,700 Workers Walk Out at Ford Plant in Kentucky

UAW President Shawn Fain said in a statement that the union has waited long enough "but Ford hasn't gotten the message" to bargain for a fair contract. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

75,000 US Health Care Workers Go On Strike

Kaiser Permanente workers who say understaffing is hurting patient care walked off the job Wednesday in multiple states. read more >
Manufacturing / Transportation

7,000 More Auto Workers Join Strike

In a Friday announcement, UAW President Shawn Fain said the strike will spread to 7,000 more workers at a Ford plant in Chicago and a General Motors assembly factory near Lansing, Michigan at noon Friday — meaning that some 25,000 workers (about 17% of the unions' 146,000 members) will soon be strik read more >
Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

Strikes Against Automakers Spread to 38 Locations in 20 States

Workers walked out of General Motors and Stellantis parts distribution centers. read more >
Transportation

ABF Freight, Teamsters Reach New Labor Agreement

The deal affects more than 8,000 union workers, who still have to vote to approve the agreement. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

UPS Strike Looms in a World Grown Reliant on Delivery

UPS delivers millions more packages every day than it did just five years ago and its 350,000 unionized workers, represented by the Teamsters, still seethe about a contract they feel was forced on them in 2018. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in California
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Congress Votes to Avert Rail Strike Amid Dire Warnings

The Senate passed a bill to bind rail companies and workers to a proposed settlement, sending the legislation to President Biden. read more >
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, in a file photo from 2019
Business Services / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

House Votes to Avert Rail Strike, Impose Deal on Unions

The bill lawmakers are considering would impose a compromise labor agreement brokered by the Biden administration that was ultimately voted down by four of 12 labor unions. read more >
BNSF train
Business Services / Government & Politics / Legal / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Biden Calls on Congress to Head Off Potential Rail Strike

"Let me be clear: a rail shutdown would devastate our economy," the president said in a statement. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
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Business Groups Urge Congress to Block Potential Rail Strike

The business groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and National Retail Federation said even a short-term strike would have a tremendous impact and the economic pain would start to be felt even before the Dec. 9 strike deadline. read more >
CSX railroad train
Public Companies / Transportation

Big Rail Unions Split on Contract as Engineers Approve, Conductors Reject

A split vote Monday from the two biggest railroad unions follows the rejection by three other unions of their deals with the railroads that the Biden administration helped broker before the original strike deadline in September. Seven smaller unions have approved the five-year deal that, on top of the 24% raise, includes $5,000 in bonuses. read more >
Seattle, Washington, June 19, 2022: Closed for Strike Sign on Starbucks Window at First and Pike protesting Unfair Labor
Restaurants & Food

Starbucks Workers Strike at More Than 100 US Stores

The walkouts coincide with Starbucks' annual Red Cup Day, when the company gives free reusable cups to customers who order a holiday drink. read more >
CSX railroad train
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Potential Railroad Strike Delayed Until Early December

The move allows time for engineers and conductors to vote on their agreements with the freight railroads and give more opportunity for the industry to renegotiate with two unions that rejected their deals last month. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Second Railroad Union Rejects Deal, Adding to Strike Worries

The union cited a "lack of good-faith bargaining" by the railroads and the denial of the "basic right of paid time off for illness." read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Railroads Reject Sick Time Demands, Raising Chance of Strike

If both sides can't agree on contracts, Congress could step in to block a strike and impose terms on the workers. read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Rail Workers Win Key Concessions in Deal to Prevent Strike

The deal that's retroactive to 2020 will give rail workers the biggest raises they've seen in more than four decades. But the concessions related to working conditions may prove to be more important to them. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Unions Blast Rail Move to Delay Shipments Before Contract Deadline

A strike or lockout won't be allowed until this coming Friday, but the railroads appear to be bracing for one. read more >
A file photo of a BNSF train
Business Services / Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Biden Intervenes in Railroad Contract Fight to Block Strike

The widely expected move will keep 115,000 rail workers on the job while the arbitrators develop a set of contract recommendations for both sides to consider. read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Legal / Public Companies / Transportation

Railroad Contract Talks Head for Mediation After Impasse

A coalition of 10 unions is at odds with more than 30 railroad companies. read more >