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1st Apple Store to Unionize Will Also Be 1st to Strike

Union votes to authorize a strike against Apple's retail operations at Maryland location

(Newser) - It was the first Apple Store to unionize, and now it will be the first Apple Store to strike. Employees at the Towson, Maryland, Apple Store, located in the suburbs of Baltimore, voted Saturday night to authorize a strike against Apple's retail operations, according to a statement from the...

In 11th Hour, a Deal Between Conde Nast, Union

Staffers had planned to protest at the Met Gala if a labor agreement wasn't reached

(Newser) - Anna Wintour could've had quite a scene on her hands Monday evening as she hosts the Met Gala at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where staffers from Conde Nast—where Wintour serves as editorial director and global chief content officer—had planned to show up at...

Dartmouth's Basketball Vote May Change College Athletics

Team voted to a form a union, posing an 'existential crisis' to NCAA model

(Newser) - The Dartmouth men's basketball team voted to unionize Tuesday in an unprecedented step toward forming the first labor union for college athletes, per the AP . The Wall Street Journal calls it a "seismic move for college sports and its century-old insistence that athletes are playing, not working when...

Starbucks Now Taking Heat at Colleges

Students at 25 schools to protest union-busting effort on 'Starbucks gets an F' Thursday

(Newser) - The latest place Starbucks is taking worker-related heat is on 25 of America's college campuses, where the Guardian reports that students, faculty, and workers are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. They're planning "Starbucks gets an F" rallies Thursday and are urging their...

America's Latest Labor Strike Is Here
US' Latest Strike Is a Big One

US' Latest Strike Is a Big One

30K California State University workers launch weeklong strike across 23 campuses

(Newser) - More than 30,000 professors, librarians, plumbers, electricians, and other workers at California State University, the largest public university system in the US, walked off the job Monday in a weeklong strike to demand higher wages. The stoppage across Cal State's 23 campuses comes two weeks after CSU officials...

Today at Starbucks, a 'Red Cup Rebellion'

Staffers at 200-plus US stores will walk off job on Thursday to protest company's anti-union stance

(Newser) - Thousands of workers at more than 200 US Starbucks stores plan to walk off the job Thursday in what organizers say is the largest strike yet in the two-year-old effort to unionize the company's stores. The Workers United union chose Starbucks' annual Red Cup Day to stage the walkout,...

After Months of 'Tense Negotiations,' Good News for Vegas

Vegas casinos, hotel workers union reach tentative deal to avoid a strike

(Newser) - Over seven months of tense negotiations, mandatory daily room cleanings underscored the big issues that Las Vegas union hotel workers were fighting to address in their first contracts since the pandemic. Those issues also included job security, better working conditions, and safety while on the job. From the onset of...

Starbucks Raises Won't Apply to Unionized Employees

Workers United says it will file unfair labor practice charges

(Newser) - Starbucks is increasing pay and benefits for most of its US hourly workers after ending its fiscal year with record sales. But the company said Monday that unionized workers won't be eligible for some of those perks, a sign of the continuing tension between the Seattle coffee giant and...

Teachers in This State's Largest City Hit the Picket Line

Educators in Portland, Oregon, are striking over salary, class sizes, lack of resources

(Newser) - Teachers in Portland, Oregon, walked off the job on Wednesday for the first day of a strike that shuttered schools for some 45,000 students in Oregon's largest city. Concerns over large class sizes, salaries that haven't kept up with inflation, and a lack of resources prompted the...

Amid Strikes, Some Question UAW Leader's End Game

Shawn Fain is famously combative, and worries grow he will refuse any compromise

(Newser) - Throughout its 5-week-old strikes against Detroit's automakers, the United Auto Workers union has cast an emphatically combative stance, reflecting the style of its pugnacious leader, Shawn Fain. Armed with a list of what even Fain has called "audacious" demands for better pay and benefits, the UAW leader has...

Next Strike Begins, With 75K Workers in 5 States
Kaiser Permanente Reaches
Deal With 75K Workers

Kaiser Permanente Reaches Deal With 75K Workers

Health care staffers already staged one strike and had threatened another

(Newser) - Unions representing 75,000 health care workers who recently held a strike against industry giant Kaiser Permanente over wages and staffing shortages have reached a tentative agreement with the company, per the AP . The three-day strike last week involving 75,000 workers in multiple states officially ended last Saturday, and...

Next Union Strike on the Table Could Shut Down Las Vegas

Tens of thousands of casino, hotel workers vote to authorize a walkout

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of Las Vegas hospitality workers fighting for new union contracts voted Tuesday to authorize a strike that could impact more than three dozen casinos and hotels. As the AP reports, the Culinary Workers Union hasn't gone on strike in more than three decades. The union didn'...

On Tuesday, an 'Absolutely Unprecedented' Move by Biden

Looks like he'll be the first president ever to walk picket line when he joins UAW strike in Michigan

(Newser) - President Biden's decision to stand alongside United Auto Workers picketers Tuesday on the 12th day of their strike against major carmakers underscores an allegiance to labor unions that appears to be unparalleled in presidential history, per the AP . Experts in presidential and US labor history say they can't...

Biden Makes Big Announcement on UAW Strike

President is heading to Michigan on Tuesday to stand with union workers on the picket line

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers strike expanded on Friday , with union workers walking out of dozens of additional parts-distribution centers across the nation amid sluggish negotiations with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, Detroit's "Big Three" automakers. Now, a big-name boost is heading to the picket line next week: President...

Workdays Lost to Strikes at Highest in 23 Years

Labor Department counts 4.1 million days of missed work last month alone

(Newser) - Last week's decision by the United Auto Workers to launch a strike isn't exactly an outlier. The Wall Street Journal reports that the US logged 4.1 million missed days of work because of labor strikes last month alone—the highest such monthly figure since August 2000. The...

UAW Contract Deadline Nears: 'Nobody's Coming to Save Us'

United Auto Workers leader Shawn Fain says likely strike will be 'limited and targeted'

(Newser) - The head of the United Auto Workers union said Wednesday that a strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers is imminent, with negotiations ahead of Thursday's 11:59pm contract deadline not making the headway needed to fend off a work stoppage at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, per the...

A New Dawn on Labor: 'Working People Are Reclaiming' Power

EJ Dionne lays out why this Labor Day in particular is cause for worker celebration

(Newser) - So far this year, more than 230 strikes involving upward of 320,000 workers in the United States have unfolded, along with big victories for unions. This is no fluke, but instead signs of a reawakening for organized labor that has made unions "cool again," writes EJ Dionne...

On Labor Day, a Major Strike Looms
On Labor Day,
a Major Strike Looms

On Labor Day, a Major Strike Looms

'More combative' United Auto Workers union makes demands ahead of contract expiration on Sept. 14

(Newser) - A 46% pay raise. A 32-hour workweek with 40 hours of pay. A restoration of traditional pensions. The demands that a more combative United Auto Workers union has pressed on General Motors, Stellantis, and Ford—demands that even the UAW's own president calls "audacious"— are edging it...

Biden Has Reason to Celebrate This Labor Day

US in 'one of the strongest job-creating periods in our history'

(Newser) - President Biden, who often says he's the most pro-union president in history, is heading to Philadelphia on Monday for the annual Tri-State Labor Day Parade. The Democratic president is expected to speak about the importance of unions in the United States and how the economy is recovering from the...

Union to Taylor Swift: Please Postpone LA Shows

Singer urged to show solidarity with striking hotel workers

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is concluding the US leg of her earthshaking Eras Tour with six sold-out shows near Los Angeles starting Thursday night, but union officials and politicians have urged her to postpone them in solidarity with striking hospitality workers. In an open letter asking the singer to "Speak Now"...

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