Last year's successful strikes may prompt more labor actions in 2024

Jan 15, 2024
Workers were watching as strikers won concessions from Hollywood studios and Detroit automakers.
Washington Post employees walk a picket line during their 24-hour strike in December of last year.
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Ski patrollers warm to unions to cope with low pay, high costs in resort areas

Dec 27, 2023
They provide essential services like emergency rescue and avalanche prevention, but they often can't afford to live near where they work.
Ski patroller Jake Miller at Eldora Mountain Resort. He loves the job but struggled with the compensation.
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Former Yellow drivers have trouble finding jobs in right-to-work Tennessee

Oct 3, 2023
Nashville's Yellow Freight — one of the only union shops in trucking — shut down operations in August, leaving 30,000 people without work.
In the months before Yellow’s closure, the company's relationship with the Teamsters union had already soured, a former Yellow driver says.
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UAW strike strategy sets companies against each other

Sep 25, 2023
The union is making a bet that inconvenienced drivers will side with them – which would put pressure on the Big Three car companies to make a deal.
On Friday, the UAW expanded its strike to several Stellantis and GM auto parts facilities, including this one in Naperville, Ill.
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How are car dealers feeling about the UAW strike?

Sep 15, 2023
Solid Inventory is keeping some worries away for now. But a prolonged strike could hurt the industry, one expert says.
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For some striking workers, small can be mighty

Sep 14, 2023
The United Auto Workers may focus its actions on specific plants, instead of organizing a broad work stoppage, if contract negotiations fail.
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Autoworkers union pushes for 32 hour workweek

Aug 28, 2023
It may be a strategy to cope with the electric vehicle transition.
UAW President Shawn Fain speaks to members at an event in Warren, Michigan. The UAW's contract with the Big Three automakers is set to expire in just a few weeks.
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What do UPS earnings say about where companies are putting their priorities?

Aug 8, 2023
The company posts a revenue dip and says the pay levels in the new labor agreement with the Teamsters are higher than it had planned.
UPS reported that daily package volume slid nearly 10% in the second quarter as customers looked elsewhere amid concerns over a potential work stoppage.
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Why so many workers are going on strike these days

Jun 28, 2023
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the number of workers who went on strike increased almost 50% last year, compared to 2021.
Above, striking Starbucks workers in November. Data show that the number of workers who went on strike increased by nearly 50% in 2022.
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UK public sector workers battle for pay hikes that match inflation

Apr 25, 2023
Following a rash of strikes in the public sector, some British workers have settled their pay disputes, but more are taking further action. And the government is striking back.
Doctors striking for a 35% increase in pay.
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