Demanding better COVID-19 protections, workers nationwide plan walkouts

Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods face backlash from workers concerned about safe working conditions.
Instacart employee Monica Ortega holds bags of groceries she picked up from a supermarket for delivery to a customer on March 19, 2020.
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In midst of transit strikes in France, carpooling surges

Jan 6, 2020
As the transit strike continues in France, residents are turning to alternative transportation arrangements.
The Arc de Triomphe  along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris.
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How do striking autoworkers feel about the tentative GM agreement?

Oct 17, 2019
There are some concessions the union had been pushing for, but the closure of the Lordstown, Ohio, plant remains a sticking point.
A United Auto Workers member carries a copy of the contract settlement agreement outside of a UAW GM Council meeting in Detroit on Thursday.
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What GM workers are thinking as they join picket lines

Sep 16, 2019
"We're getting little pennies compared to [GM executives]," one worker told Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson.
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Why GM auto workers are striking

Sep 16, 2019
The UAW strike across the country could cost General Motors upwards of $100 million a day.
A sign in front of United Auto Workers Local 598 after the UAW declared a national strike against GM at midnight on Sept. 16, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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No deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

Sep 16, 2019
Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs and react as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019.
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UAW increases strike pay at annual convention

Mar 12, 2019
The United Automobile Workers told its members it would increase strike pay from $200 a week to $275 by January.
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Steel workers press steelmakers on wages and health care costs, with a strike authorization vote

Sep 11, 2018
The vote comes as U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal are in union contract negotiations.
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Blog: What the protest economy means to you

Feb 23, 2017
Listeners weigh in on how their businesses have been affected by the constant state of protest.
Protesters walk up Pennsylvania Avenue on Jan. 21 during the women's march on Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Capitol in the background.
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