Chicago: Hundreds of Auto Mechanics Go on Strike

By Vincent Cross More than 800 mechanics walked off the job on Monday after Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701 authorized a strike, rejecting the latest contract offered by an association of 56 car dealerships across the greater Chicago area. According to a statement by the union, problems with the association’s proposed contract include decreased healthcare benefits, contract language that would allow for wage cuts and weaken collective bargaining, … Continue reading Chicago: Hundreds of Auto Mechanics Go on Strike

Topeka: Frito-Lay Workers Strike for Higher Wages, End to Mandatory Overtime

By Sarah Ahmed On July 5, 600 workers at a Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, Kansas walked out on the job and began striking after voting down a proposed contract during union negotiations. Workers are demanding higher wages and an end to mandatory overtime. Workers at the plant are represented by Local 218 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers Union, which has been … Continue reading Topeka: Frito-Lay Workers Strike for Higher Wages, End to Mandatory Overtime