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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Philadelphia’s transit strike could affect who wins the election

Nov 3, 2016
While a massive headache for local residents, the strike could also have national consequences if it extends to next Tuesday.
Will voters in Philadelphia be able to get to the polls on Tuesday?
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Video game actors are on strike

Oct 25, 2016
They're demanding residual pay and safer conditions as games become more elaborate and lucrative.
A public motion capture session for "NHL 2K10" in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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Without Trump, Taj Mahal workers face their fate

Sep 5, 2016
Workers at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City are on strike and the casino threatens to shut down.
The Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Verizon's union workers face a changing landscape

Apr 12, 2016
The unions represent workers in the wireline business, which is shrinking.
Thirty-six thousand Verizon employees are preparing to strike tomorrow in an attempt protect well-paying wireline service jobs. 
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Chicago teachers stage one-day walkout

Apr 1, 2016
"Effectively, the district is bankrupt," said one former Chicago schools chief.
Lincoln Park High School in Chicago, Ill.
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Greece — crisis abating or more trouble ahead?

Nov 12, 2015
The government is supporting a strike against government austerity measures.

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West Coast ports resume loading and unloading

Feb 17, 2015
...but dealing with backlog at West Coast docks could take weeks

Port lockouts and the sea's importance in supply chain

Feb 12, 2015
What happens when your ship comes in, and there’s no one to unload your goods.

Workers strike while the economy is hot

Feb 12, 2015
Partly because a stronger economy means a stronger bargaining position.