Worcester: Nurses Hold May Day Rally to Mark Two Months of Strike

By Vincent Cross This International Workers’ Day nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester held a rally to commemorate both May Day and their nearly two-months long strike for safer working conditions. Negotiations with Tenet Healthcare, the Texas-based corporation which owns St. Vincent, have stalled as Tenet refuses an increase to staffing levels or to lower the current nurse to patient ratio, which is the … Continue reading Worcester: Nurses Hold May Day Rally to Mark Two Months of Strike

Pennsylvania: ATI Steelworkers’ Strike Enters Fourth Week

By Blake Garrison Steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI) in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania are entering their fourth week on strike to demand a new contract including better wages and a quality health care plan. ATI is threatening to replace the contract with a worse offer if the union does not accept its current offer by Monday, April 26. Workers on the picket line continue to speak … Continue reading Pennsylvania: ATI Steelworkers’ Strike Enters Fourth Week

Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

By Vincent Cross On Monday morning, hundreds of nurses gathered outside St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts to officially mark the beginning of their strike for better working conditions and increased staffing levels. The nurses have been demanding increased staffing levels and a lower patient-nurse ratio for years, and last month they overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike if management continued to refuse to meet … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Worcester Nurses Begin Strike for Better Working Conditions

Worker’s Correspondence: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands

Photo Credit: Telegram and Gazette By Vincent Cross On Wednesday, more than 700 of the 800 nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts voted in favor of striking. Demands are for safe staffing and legal patient-to-nurse ratios. While the vote authorizes the union to strike, they have yet to give management the required ten-day notice before the strike can begin. Nurses have been picketing … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands

Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, dozens of union workers held a picket line outside the future Amazon fulfillment center in Oxnard, California. This was day two of a strike organized by Ironworkers Local #433, who initially walked off the jobsite the previous day. Upon the announcement of the development of the Amazon fulfillment center, and in response to some community backlash, local politicians promised the … Continue reading Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

Teachers Strike, Threaten Strikes, in Multiple Cities

By Brian Martel, with contributions from David Martinez Frustrated by longstanding work grievances now exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic’s tumultuous effects on classrooms, teachers in multiple cities across the US are beginning to strike and threaten strikes in order to fight for both their health and economic demands. Teachers in Chicago and Washington DC are on the verge of striking, and in the suburbs of … Continue reading Teachers Strike, Threaten Strikes, in Multiple Cities

New York City: 1,400 Teamsters Go on Strike, Police Attack Picket

By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, 1,400 workers with the Teamsters Local 202 in New York City went on strike against Hunts Point Market employers for the first time in 35 years after being offered raises less than a dollar. In the early morning on Tuesday, New York police made several arrests when they attacked workers who had taken to the streets to block incoming trucks … Continue reading New York City: 1,400 Teamsters Go on Strike, Police Attack Picket

California: Healthcare Worker Strike Cancelled, Hospitals Agree to Covid Provisions

Photo credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times By Serran Soledad In the wake of a 10 day strike-notice issued on December 14 by nurses and healthcare workers across three southern California Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) hospitals, the SEIU 121 RN union representing them has come to an agreement with the hospitals, averting the strike set to begin on Christmas Eve, in exchange for the hospitals … Continue reading California: Healthcare Worker Strike Cancelled, Hospitals Agree to Covid Provisions

Arkansas: Poultry Plant Workers Walk Out, Demand Health Precautions and Wages

Photo credit: Olivia Paschal By Brian Martel On December 8, workers walked out of the George’s poultry plant in Springdale, Arkansas, effectively shutting down production. The walkout was organized in response to dangerous conditions which exposed workers to COVID-19. George’s Inc. is the ninth largest poultry producer in the US, and its headquarters is in Springdale where the walkout occurred. The city is one of … Continue reading Arkansas: Poultry Plant Workers Walk Out, Demand Health Precautions and Wages

California: Healthcare Workers Threaten Christmas Eve Strike Over Covid-19 Negligence

By Serran Soledad Nurses and other healthcare professionals at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California are among three Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facilities whose workers have given their respective employers until Christmas Eve to meet a contract agreement for better work conditions, or face a 10-day unfair labor practice strike. Negotiations between the three facilities and the SEIU Local 121RN representing … Continue reading California: Healthcare Workers Threaten Christmas Eve Strike Over Covid-19 Negligence