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Strike could shut down East Coast ports

Dec 21, 2012
A tense contract negotiation could end in a strike for East Coast longshoremen.
Posted In: ports, strike, import export

California ports strike enters second week

Dec 4, 2012
The strike at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles rumbles on, bringing losses to some and opportunities to others.
Posted In: port, strike, shipping, port of Long Beach

NHL owners and players try to bridge differences

Dec 3, 2012
Representatives of the National Hockey League and players are trying to settle a dispute over their respective share of the game's revenues. The dispute has already led to cancellation of about a third of the season.
Posted In: NHL, hockey, strike

Prolonged California port strike could affect retailers

Nov 30, 2012
Unionized clerical workers who staff the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have entered the fourth day of their strike. If the dispute continues, the ripple effects could soon be felt across the country.
Posted In: los angeles, strike, ports, shipping

Why fast-food workers struggle to unionize

Nov 29, 2012
A walk-out by workers at several fast-food chains in New York marks latest effort to organize an industry with high worker turnover.
Posted In: McDonald's, strike, protests, union, fast food, labor

Amid shopping, Wal-Mart protesters question wages

Nov 23, 2012
Wa-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, had impressive Black Friday sales, including more than 1.3 million televisions. Outside some stores, employees and supporters picketed for higher wages and better benefits.
Posted In: Walmart, strike

Strikes signal greater unity problems in eurozone

Nov 14, 2012
Europeans in Spain, Portugal and Greece protest austerity measures with a general strike today, but the real problem could be a greater lack of unity across the eurozone.
Posted In: spain, strike, Portugal, Greece

Beermaker Molson Coors blames NHL strike for poor sales

Nov 14, 2012
The CEO of Molson Coors says the strike in the National Hockey League has affected sales up north.
Posted In: NHL, Coors, beer, strike

Walmart workers stage unprecedented strike

Oct 10, 2012
Walmart workers protest against unfair labor practices as a small number of store workers walk off the job, a first for the retailer.
Posted In: Walmart, strike

Strike in India over big retail reforms

Sep 20, 2012
There is a huge strike going on this morning in India, as people protest against the government's decision to allow mega retailers like Walmart and Tesco into the country.
Posted In: India, strike, Retail

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