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'Due to a Strike, the Eiffel Tower Is Closed. We Apologize'
Eiffel Tower Remains Closed

Eiffel Tower Remains Closed

That's four days and counting because of strike

(Newser) - Visitors who hoped to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Thursday were out of luck for the fourth consecutive day. The landmark remains closed amid a labor strike over allegations of financial mismanagement, reports the New York Times . Given that the stoppage comes just months ahead of the Summer...

Largest Strike of US Professors Did Not Last Long

California State University faculty reach tentative agreement on first day

(Newser) - California State University faculty members reached a tentative contract agreement Monday, the same day that nearly 30,000 professors, librarians, coaches, and other workers struck at the nation's largest public university system, their union announced. Members of the California Faculty Association will return to work Tuesday instead of continuing...

America's Latest Labor Strike Is Here
US' Latest Strike Is a Big One

US' Latest Strike Is a Big One

30K California State University workers launch weeklong strike across 23 campuses

(Newser) - More than 30,000 professors, librarians, plumbers, electricians, and other workers at California State University, the largest public university system in the US, walked off the job Monday in a weeklong strike to demand higher wages. The stoppage across Cal State's 23 campuses comes two weeks after CSU officials...

5 Beer Brands Could Soon Be Tough to Find
5 Beer Brands
Could Soon Be
Hard to Find
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5 Beer Brands Could Soon Be Hard to Find

With contract set to expire, 5K Anheuser-Busch brewery workers threaten strike

(Newser) - Drinkers of Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Busch, and Stella Artois might have to test another brand. "Without a contract by February 29, there won't be any beer come March," the Teamsters union, representing 5,000 workers at 12 Anheuser-Busch breweries in 11 states, has warned after...

Today at Starbucks, a 'Red Cup Rebellion'

Staffers at 200-plus US stores will walk off job on Thursday to protest company's anti-union stance

(Newser) - Thousands of workers at more than 200 US Starbucks stores plan to walk off the job Thursday in what organizers say is the largest strike yet in the two-year-old effort to unionize the company's stores. The Workers United union chose Starbucks' annual Red Cup Day to stage the walkout,...

After Months of 'Tense Negotiations,' Good News for Vegas

Vegas casinos, hotel workers union reach tentative deal to avoid a strike

(Newser) - Over seven months of tense negotiations, mandatory daily room cleanings underscored the big issues that Las Vegas union hotel workers were fighting to address in their first contracts since the pandemic. Those issues also included job security, better working conditions, and safety while on the job. From the onset of...

Strike a 'Victory for Autoworkers,' Not Necessarily for Consumers

Car prices could jump more than $1K to pay for new labor costs, one auto expert says

(Newser) - General Motors, the final holdout in the United Auto Workers strike, finally caved this week, reaching a tentative agreement with workers that would bring to an end six weeks of strikes that targeted GM, Ford, and Stellantis—the so-called Big Three of Detroit. Details for all of the automakers' agreements...

Next Strike Begins, With 75K Workers in 5 States
Kaiser Permanente Reaches
Deal With 75K Workers

Kaiser Permanente Reaches Deal With 75K Workers

Health care staffers already staged one strike and had threatened another

(Newser) - Unions representing 75,000 health care workers who recently held a strike against industry giant Kaiser Permanente over wages and staffing shortages have reached a tentative agreement with the company, per the AP . The three-day strike last week involving 75,000 workers in multiple states officially ended last Saturday, and...

Canadian Auto Workers' Strike Ends After 13 Hours

Union says GM gave in on all the issues it had been fighting it on

(Newser) - General Motors and the union representing Canadian auto workers reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday, ending a strike that began just after midnight. About 4,300 striking workers at two GM factories and a parts warehouse returned to work Tuesday afternoon and will vote on the three-year deal later. Lana...

UAW Has Another Strike on Its Hands

4K Mack Trucks workers walk off the job after union rejects tentative deal on Sunday

(Newser) - Union workers at Mack Trucks went on strike Monday after voting down a tentative five-year contract agreement that negotiators had reached with the company. The United Auto Workers said 4,000 unionized workers walked out at 7am, reports the AP , adding to labor turmoil in the industry that has ensnared...

Next Union Strike on the Table Could Shut Down Las Vegas

Tens of thousands of casino, hotel workers vote to authorize a walkout

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of Las Vegas hospitality workers fighting for new union contracts voted Tuesday to authorize a strike that could impact more than three dozen casinos and hotels. As the AP reports, the Culinary Workers Union hasn't gone on strike in more than three decades. The union didn'...

Biden Makes Big Announcement on UAW Strike

President is heading to Michigan on Tuesday to stand with union workers on the picket line

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers strike expanded on Friday , with union workers walking out of dozens of additional parts-distribution centers across the nation amid sluggish negotiations with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, Detroit's "Big Three" automakers. Now, a big-name boost is heading to the picket line next week: President...

Warning to UAW: Don't Kill 'the Goose That Lays the Golden Egg'

In 'NYT' op-ed, Steven Rattner worries about strike's 'implications for our economy,' and for Biden

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers union is threatening to expand its targeted strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers if major advances aren't seen in contract negotiations by Friday. But at least one person thinks that the UAW is "overplaying its hand" in taking on Ford, General Motors, and...

Workdays Lost to Strikes at Highest in 23 Years

Labor Department counts 4.1 million days of missed work last month alone

(Newser) - Last week's decision by the United Auto Workers to launch a strike isn't exactly an outlier. The Wall Street Journal reports that the US logged 4.1 million missed days of work because of labor strikes last month alone—the highest such monthly figure since August 2000. The...

UAW Contract Deadline Nears: 'Nobody's Coming to Save Us'

United Auto Workers leader Shawn Fain says likely strike will be 'limited and targeted'

(Newser) - The head of the United Auto Workers union said Wednesday that a strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers is imminent, with negotiations ahead of Thursday's 11:59pm contract deadline not making the headway needed to fend off a work stoppage at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, per the...

Another Massive Strike May Start This Week
How a Potential Autoworker
Strike May Affect Car Prices
the rundown

How a Potential Autoworker Strike May Affect Car Prices

If it goes into November, forget about year-end sales for big US automakers

(Newser) - The nation is on the brink of another massive strike, with about 150,000 US autoworkers threatening to walk off the job when their current contract expires at 11:59pm Thursday. By all accounts, the United Auto Workers union is far from a deal with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis...

On Labor Day, a Major Strike Looms
On Labor Day,
a Major Strike Looms

On Labor Day, a Major Strike Looms

'More combative' United Auto Workers union makes demands ahead of contract expiration on Sept. 14

(Newser) - A 46% pay raise. A 32-hour workweek with 40 hours of pay. A restoration of traditional pensions. The demands that a more combative United Auto Workers union has pressed on General Motors, Stellantis, and Ford—demands that even the UAW's own president calls "audacious"— are edging it...

Auto Workers Say OK to a Potential Strike

UAW is currently in contract talks with Ford, Stellantis, and GM

(Newser) - Auto workers are voting overwhelmingly to give union leaders the authority to call strikes against Detroit car companies if a contract agreement isn't reached. The United Auto Workers union said Friday that results are still being tallied, but so far 97% have voted in favor of authorizing one or...

Union to Taylor Swift: Please Postpone LA Shows

Singer urged to show solidarity with striking hotel workers

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is concluding the US leg of her earthshaking Eras Tour with six sold-out shows near Los Angeles starting Thursday night, but union officials and politicians have urged her to postpone them in solidarity with striking hospitality workers. In an open letter asking the singer to "Speak Now"...

Amid Hollywood Strike, Trimmed Trees Seem Spiteful to Some

In light of the striking actors, writers standing underneath them

(Newser) - A row of tightly trimmed ficus trees along a stretch of sidewalk outside Universal Studios has become a hot spot in the face-off between Hollywood studios and striking screenwriters and actors, the AP reports. Some members of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Writers Guild...

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