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Peeps factory workers go on strike against Pennsylvania company
Hundreds of striking union workers at a Pennsylvania Peeps plant are saying it's not that sweet to work for their confection company.
1372 points by Daily News | Trade union Confectionery Just Born brands Lehigh Valley Employment Strike action Candy Pension
At Labor Day parade, cheers for Johnny Doc
The applause echoed under the I-95 bridge Monday as more than 350 union electricians cheered on their leader, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, at a gathering before the annual Labor Day parade.
403 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Trade union Strike action Labour Day International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Electrician Labor Day Carnival
State university faculty union voting on whether to strike
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are voting on whether to authorize a strike. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced the vote last month. The faculty vote began Wednesday and is scheduled to end on Friday. Coaches belonging to the union are ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Pennsylvania College Trade union University Higher education Jon Stewart Strike action Madrasah
17,000 AT&T workers go on strike in California & Nevada
After working for nearly a year without a contract, 17,000 AT&T call center workers and technicians have taken to the streets in one of the most widespread labor actions against the multinational telecommunications conglomerate in years. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Trade union Strike action Collective bargaining Employment United States The Los Angeles Times Negotiation Contract
‘Day Without Immigrants’ strike and marches sweep US
Businesses across the US closed after thousands of immigrants stayed home to show their impact on the country in light of recent actions on legal and illegal immigrants. Students also boycotted, leaving some classrooms nearly empty. Read Full Article at
207 points by Russia Today | Protest Civil disobedience Picketing The Washington Post Strike action The Los Angeles Times Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 Protests
From city eateries to mushroom farms, a 'Day Without Immigrants'

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Immigration to the United States Immigration Strike action Illegal immigration Human migration Philadelphia Illegal immigration to the United States Oklahoma City bombing
Unable to pass own spending plan, Rauner to weigh in on Senate version during Wednesday budget speech
After staying away from a controversial Senate budget blueprint for the last month, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday is expected to nod toward the stalled framework as a potential way forward to break state government's unprecedented stalemate. The Republican governor offered a preview of his third...
24 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Senate Trade union Strike action Illinois Kentucky Want Barack Obama Opposition
Detroit cop fatally shoots man after struggle
Incident occurred around 1:25 p.m. in the 4200 block of Webb near Otsego following attempted traffic stop, police said        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Constable Police Pontiac Bonneville Strike action Automobile Pontiac Officer Chief of police
Kenyan judge orders officials from doctors' union to be jailed
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan judge on Monday ordered that officials from the national doctors' union be jailed for one month amid an ongoing strike over pay and conditions in public hospitals.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Strike action News agency Ballistic missile Trade union Jomo Kenyatta Physician
Rookie Brooklyn conductor leads fight against MTA contract deal
Thompson may be new to the tracks, but he's running an aggressive campaign for the group's rank-and-file members to vote down the contract.
855 points by Daily News | 2005 New York City transit strike Transport Workers Union of America Conductor Train Railroad engineer Strike action Trade union Roger Toussaint
Brazil to boost troop deployment in troubled state
More troops and vehicles to be sent to Espirito Santo following deaths of over 100 people in week of police strike.
1700 points by Al Jazeera English | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo Strike action Crime Constable War Sheriff
State controller stands in the rain with striking plant workers
Icy rain didn’t keep State Controller Thomas DiNapoli from joining striking union workers outside an upstate chemical plant Tuesday.
42 points by Daily News | Trade union Strike action Pension Investment Pension fund Private equity fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Private equity
Murders skyrocket, morgues overflowing after police goes on strike in Brazil
The southeastern Brazilian state of Espirito Santo has been plagued by violence since police went on strike there. Reports of dozens of murders, looting and arson forced authorities to shut down malls and dispatch troops to the state. Read Full Article at
369 points by Russia Today | Brazil Police Police officer Trade union Constable Strike action Espírito Santo Police brutality
Women's March organizers plan 'a day without women.' It's happened before.
In a tweet heard round the world Monday, organizers behind last month's massive Women's March on Washington floated the idea for "a day without a woman" strike — date to be determined. What would that even look like? For some context, we can look to history. On Oct. 24, 1975, an estimated 90 percent...
2084 points by Chicago Tribune | Woman Human sexuality Women's suffrage Strike action Aristophanes Strike and dip Sexual intercourse The Strike
Ground staff to stage strike at Berlin airports Wednesday
BERLIN (AP) - A union representing ground staff is calling on its members to go on strike at Berlin's two airports Wednesday. The ver.di union says the strike will take place between 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) and 11 a.m. (1000 GMT) at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports. It ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Trade union Strike action Harlan County USA
A day without a woman: Strike planned
The organizers of last month's Women's March announced Monday their intention to hold a general strike at a date to be determined.
39194 points by CNN | Donald Trump Strike action President of the United States Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Women's March plans strike: Day without a woman
The organizers of the Women's March on Washington unveiled on Instagram Monday a new step for taking action.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Strike action Donald Trump Rights Civil and political rights
6-year-old shot on Detroit’s west side
Child is in stable condition after being struck twice by bullets        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Shot glass Police English-language films Strike action
Strikers on defense in court against Trump job czar's ex-firm
Stephen Schwarzman and Trump welcomed 17 business leaders to a forum to talk about ways to “do a lot of things better” for all Americans.
189 points by Daily News | Trade union Injunction Strike action Blackstone Group President of the United States Stephen A. Schwarzman Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
N.Y. plant workers hope Trump honors promise to create jobs
Workers fighting for their jobs at a plant partially-owned until recently by Trump’s “job czar” want the President to help them.
2157 points by Daily News | Strike action Blackstone Group Trade union Hedge fund Picketing Harlan County USA Strikebreaker Strike
Actors Equity Backs SAG-AFTRA Video Game Strike
The Actors’ Equity Association has backed SAG-AFTRA’s month-0ld strike against video game companies and told members not to accept voice-over or performance capture work from the 11 struck companies. “Equity members are reminded that they cannot accept work from these employers, and they should contact Equity immediately if they are offered any such employment,” said AEA... Read more »
76 points by Variety | Strike action Trade union Sibling Strikebreaker Negotiation Burbank California Insomniac Games Picketing
100 state workers rally in Homewood
More than 100 state employees rallied near their labor union's Homewood office Thursday afternoon following a ruling that contract negotiations for them and others had stalled. Workers at the rally said the threat of a state-wide strike by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employee...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Trade union Strike action Labour relations Negotiation United States Labor unions in the United States Employment Organizational studies and human resource management
Contract that ended the SEPTA strike may not get union approval

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Trade union Contract Voting Defamation The Strike Transport Workers Union of America Strike action
‘All we’re asking for is what’s fair’: Teamsters strike at UCLA
500 Teamsters employed by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) hit the streets to protest not receiving raises in four years and any contract renegotiations in the last three years. Read Full Article at
138 points by Russia Today | Strike action National Labor Relations Act Wage Teamsters Unfair labor practice Trade union Picketing Wildcat strike action
First Student bus drivers’ strike averted, for now
School bus drivers in a labor dispute with private company First Student aren’t walking off the job – at least not yet.After a “productive” meeting Wednesday in Washington D.C., Teamsters Union officials told the company that a strike, which the union authorized Monday, would be postponed at least...
2 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire High school Strike action Trade union School Gilmanton New Hampshire Teamsters School bus
‘End prison slavery!’ 24,000+ inmates join nationwide jail strike (VIDEO)
More than 24,000 inmates in at least 40 prisons from over two dozen states have refused to follow orders, failing to report for work and causing prisons to go on lockdown, since the nationwide prison work strike began in early September. Read Full Article at
23024 points by Russia Today | Prison Penology Supermax Recidivism Corrections Criminal justice Strike action Penal imprisonment