Movie, TV, and Stage Workers Speak on Conditions, Readiness to Strike

Source: @runolgarun/Twitter By Sarah Ahmed Earlier this month, 98% of workers in the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) voted to authorize a strike after the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) walked away from negotiations. On Saturday, the IATSE announced that it had reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP, which members will vote on later this week, however many IATSE … Continue reading Movie, TV, and Stage Workers Speak on Conditions, Readiness to Strike

Workers Resistance Bulletin: October 15

Workers’ Resistance Bulletin provides an overview of workers’ resistance, as well as the repression of workers, taking place all across the US, from small workplaces to large factories. The growing wave of worker mobilizations makes clear that the general crisis of imperialism will be met with greater struggle from the proletariat. If you have a tip or suggestion for worker coverage, or you are a … Continue reading Workers Resistance Bulletin: October 15

John Deere Workers Go on Strike

By Sarah Ahmed More than 10,000 John Deere workers with United Auto Workers (UAW) went on strike early Thursday morning after the union failed to negotiate a contract that met workers’ demands. The strike covers seven plants in Iowa, four plants in Illinois, and one each in Kansas, Colorado, and Georgia. The strike follows weeks of attempts by the UAW to bypass the worker’s demands … Continue reading John Deere Workers Go on Strike

John Deere Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Tentative Contract

Photo: Signs posted outside of the high school where UAW vote on a proposed John Deere contract took place. (Courtesy: John Deere Worker) By Sarah Ahmed On Sunday, John Deere workers with the United Auto Workers (UAW) voted to reject a contract that was endorsed by union officials. According to a statement by UAW Vice President Chuck Browning, 90% of workers voted against the agreement. … Continue reading John Deere Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Tentative Contract

Eugene: Hospital Support Staff Strike to Protest Working Conditions, Outsourcing

By Peter Garland Last week, hospital support staff in Springfield, Oregon, initiated a two-day strike at the McKenzie-Williamette hospital to protest poor working conditions amid contract negotiations. The hospital is one of two for-profit hospitals in the state, and is managed by Tennessee-based health care corporation Quorum Health Corp. The workers, represented by Service Employees International Union Local 49, report understaffed shifts, which force the … Continue reading Eugene: Hospital Support Staff Strike to Protest Working Conditions, Outsourcing

Workers Strike, Shut Down Production at All Kellogg’s Cereal Plants

Photo: Kellogg’s Factory in Memphis, Tennessee (Source: Thomas R Machnitzki) By Peter Garland 1,400 workers at Kellogg’s cereal plants went on strike Tuesday after their contract expired, forming picket lines outside all four of the company’s cereal production facilities in the US. The workers are represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM), and are striking in Omaha, Nebraska; Battle Creek, … Continue reading Workers Strike, Shut Down Production at All Kellogg’s Cereal Plants

Massachusetts: Longest Nurses’ Strike in State History Continues as Hospital Owners Retaliate

Photo: Community members showing support for the St. Vincent nurses. By Vincent Cross The nurses’ strike at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, now the longest nurses’ strike in Massachusetts history, closed in on its seventh month this week as nurses continued walking the picket lines. Negotiations broke down in August when hospital owners, Texas-based Tenet Healthcare, did not guarantee that all nurses would return to … Continue reading Massachusetts: Longest Nurses’ Strike in State History Continues as Hospital Owners Retaliate

Rhode Island: Johnson Brothers Truck Drivers Strike amid Repression, Police Harassment

By Arthur Boukman In the longest such union action occurring in Rhode Island this year, truck drivers at Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island, an alcohol distributor based in North Kingston, have been on strike for over 16 weeks. The workers have continued their strike in the face of repression from the company, which is backed by the capitalist State’s police forces, as well as harassment … Continue reading Rhode Island: Johnson Brothers Truck Drivers Strike amid Repression, Police Harassment

Nabisco Workers Speak from the Picket Lines

By Sarah Ahmed The Nabisco strike now includes bakeries and distribution centers across five states as of Monday, when workers at a distribution center in Norcross, Georgia joined striking workers in Portland, Chicago, Richmond, and Aurora. Tribune had the opportunity to speak with workers on the picket line in Portland and Richmond, who shared their experiences working heavy overtime shifts during the pandemic and the impact that Nabisco’s proposed … Continue reading Nabisco Workers Speak from the Picket Lines

Nabisco Workers Strike across US

Photo: Nabisco workers on strike in Portland (Source: @nwlaborpress on twitter) By Sarah Ahmed Last week, 200 Nabisco workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union went on strike at a bakery in Portland, Oregon, protesting a contract that would drastically cut overtime pay and healthcare benefits. Since then, Nabisco workers in Chicago, Aurora, and Richmond have joined the strike. Frito-Lay workers from … Continue reading Nabisco Workers Strike across US