U.S. labor strikes went up almost 50% between 2021 and 2022

Jan 16, 2023
Cornell University counted almost 400 strikes last year, following decades of declining union membership. Here's why labor action is becoming more common.
New York City nurses reached a deal to raise salaries by about 19% after striking for three days. Above, thousands of nurses from four New York hospitals strike on Jan. 9.
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Uber and Lyft drivers plan to strike ahead of Uber IPO

May 7, 2019
Uber and Lyft drivers are banding together to launch a strike on Wednesday in several major American cities.
Uber and Lyft drivers are among those who would be reclassified as employees if California's Assembly Bill 5 is signed into law.
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UPS workers vote to authorize strike

Jun 7, 2018
UPS Inc. workers, who belong to the Teamster’s Union, voted by more than 90 percent earlier this week to authorize a strike if there’s no agreement on issues around pay and expanding delivery days. The current five-year contract expires on July 31. Negotiations are ongoing. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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