The United Auto Workers may focus its actions on specific plants, instead of organizing a broad work stoppage, if contract negotiations fail.
Contracts with Ford, GM and Stellantis all end at the end of Thursday, and the president of the United Auto Workers union has made clear that members are prepared to strike.
The first Labor Day parade took place in 1882. Historian Allyson Brantley says there are notable parallels between that moment and today.
The Teamsters called the tentative agreement “historic” and “overwhelmingly lucrative.” It includes, among other benefits, higher wages and air conditioning in delivery trucks.
The last time UPS workers went on strike was 1997. It lasted 15 days, and cost $850 million.
"It is eerily similar to a regular production wrap," says Kenya Morgan. "Only, as I coined it last week, this is the rehearsal wrap."
The effects of a work stoppage could be felt as soon as Dec. 5. Many in the private sector are looking to Congress for a solution.
Some 48,000 teaching assistants, tutors and researchers in the U of C system want higher pay and benefits that offset California's high cost of living. How did things get this way?
Working conditions are a major sticking point, particularly draconian schedules, for members of the third-largest railroad union.
A new movement aims to persuade 1 million households to refuse to pay skyrocketing bills, driven by imbalance in natural gas supplies.