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Labor Disputes and Strikes

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  • Californians' negative view of organized labor grows, Field Poll says

    Californians' negative view of organized labor grows, Field Poll says
    Californians' view of organized labor has soured over the past two and a half years: 45% of those surveyed in a poll released Friday said unions do more harm than good, up from 35% in a March 2011 reading.  The results of the independent Field Poll...
  • L.A. County reaches tentative deal with striking social workers

    After days of strikes, Los Angeles County and its social worker employees reached a deal Friday to end the labor action by reducing caseloads, one of the last sticking points to signing a contract with a union that represents 55,000 county workers....
  • Will County officials, union leaders back to the bargaining table

    Will County officials, union leaders back to the bargaining table
    Will County officials and union leaders are heading back to the bargaining table Wednesday at the request of a federal mediator in an effort to avoid a strike by union employees. Both sides were directed by the mediator to be prepared to meet on...
  • Arbitrator calls Will County, union leaders together for more talks

    With a Nov. 13 deadline looming, a federal arbitrator called Will County officials and union leaders together in an attempt to reach an agreement in contract talks that began more than a year ago. Both sides met Tuesday, days after union leaders filed...
  • Giant Food, Safeway workers authorize strike against chains

    Giant Food, Safeway workers authorize strike against chains
    Workers for Giant Food and Safeway in parts of Maryland, Virginia and Washington voted Wednesday to authorize a strike against the supermarket chains, saying management has refused to offer a fair labor contract. Members of United Food & Commercial...
  • UC reaches tentative contract with nurses, averting walkout

    The University of California reached a tentative contract agreement with unionized nurses at its medical and student-health facilities, averting a one-day walkout that had been scheduled for Wednesday. The four-year agreement still needs to be voted...
  • Battered And Decimated, Pratt's Machinists Suddenly Hold Bargaining Power

    Battered And Decimated, Pratt's Machinists Suddenly Hold Bargaining Power
    It has been a sad bedrock of Connecticut's modern industrial history: As factory unions lose members, their political heft and bargaining power withers. At Pratt & Whitney, the prime example, the ranks of Machinists union members in the jet engine...
  • Port truck drivers from 3 firms on strike

    Port truck drivers from 3 firms on strike
    Port truck drivers from three Carson-based firms went on strike Monday, alleging unfair labor practices by their employers, union organizers said. Truck drivers from Green Fleet Systems allege their employer has in recent months retaliated against...
  • Will County employees begin strike

    Will County employees begin strike
    Will County employees took to the picket lines Monday after last week's breakdown of negotiations between county and union officials. . Nearly 1,000 employees went on strike and many of those picketed outside 26 county facilities to show their unity for...
  • Some striking Will County workers ordered to return to work

    Some striking Will County workers ordered to return to work
    Some striking Will County workers were ordered back to work today after a state labor board ruled their jobs essential to county services. The Illinois Labor Relations Board ruled deputy coroners, 911 dispatchers, health inspectors and communicable...
  • UC hospital workers, custodians begin one-day strike

    UC hospital workers, custodians begin one-day strike
    The union that represents 22,000 employees at UC campuses and medical centers began a one-day strike early Wednesday morning at the system's nine campuses and five medical centers.  Service workers, patient care employees and student tutors are among...