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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...

With Earnings Locked Up, Etsy Sellers Threaten Strike

Marketplace's promise to alter its payment reserve policy comes without details

(Newser) - Online marketplace Etsy says it's adjusting a policy that some UK sellers complained was ruining their businesses, though that hasn't done much to avoid what's been dubbed the "Etsy Reserve Strike." The BBC reported this week that some sellers on the platform were seeing 75%...

Big Meeting Has Been Set in Hollywood Writers' Strike

Writers Guild finally set to meet with Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers

(Newser) - For the first time since announcing a strike three months ago, the Writers Guild of America is set to enter talks with studios and streamers. The guild will meet Friday with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which requested the meeting "to discuss negotiations," according to...

US Businesses Are Bracing for a UPS Strike
UPS, Teamsters Reach
Deal to Avert Major Strike

UPS, Teamsters Reach Deal to Avert Major Strike

Impasse threatened to throw a wrench into the economy

(Newser) - It looks like there won't be a potentially devastating UPS strike after all. The company and the Teamsters union agreed to a five-year labor contract on Tuesday, reports the Wall Street Journal . The deal includes pay raises for all UPS workers, including part-timers, and the installation of air-conditioning in...

With 'Yes' Vote, Union Could Shut Down Broadway

IATSE votes on strike authorization

(Newser) - Theater artists could soon join screenwriters and radio, TV, and film actors in taking to the picket line. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE), representing 1,500 stagehands, wardrobe personnel, and hair and makeup artists on 28 of 30 Broadway productions...

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...

A-List Cast Walks Out of Oppenheimer Premiere

When strike hit, cast left London premiere before film's screening

(Newser) - As the SAG-AFTRA strike loomed , Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film Oppenheimer had its London premiere—a premiere the movie's cast arrived at only to leave before the screening. "I have to to acknowledge the work of our incredible cast," Nolan told the audience ahead of the...

Actors Prepare for First Strike Since 1980

Union's national board will vote on strike today

(Newser) - Hollywood film and TV actors could be joining writers on the picket lines in the very near future after talks between the actors' union and studios and streaming services ended without a deal. The Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists says its national board will vote...

UPS Strike That &#39;Could Halt Supply Chain&#39; Is Looming
UPS Strike Looms, and That
Could Be Bad News for You
the rundown

UPS Strike Looms, and That Could Be Bad News for You

One newspaper warns it 'could halt the supply chain'

(Newser) - Looks like 340,000 UPS workers could go on strike next month after the shipping company and the Teamsters union failed to reach a deal on a contract renewal before negotiations ended Wednesday morning. The current contract ends July 31, and while that might seem like enough time for a...

Directors Ratify Contract That Writers, Actors Won't Follow

Other unions say the deal won't serve as a blueprint for them

(Newser) - The Directors Guild of America announced that 87% of its members voting approved the three-year contract negotiated with the major Hollywood studios. Such deals have served as blueprints for other unions' contracts in the past, but leaders of the Writers Guild and the actors guild have said they won't...

Teamsters Authorize UPS Strike on Aug. 1
Teamsters Set UPS Strike Date

Teamsters Set UPS Strike Date

Negotiations have made progress but not on pay

(Newser) - Members of the Teamsters union, which represents more than 340,000 United Parcel Service workers, have voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations underway don't produce an agreement. The union announced Friday that 97% of those voting supported a strike to begin Aug. 1, the day after the...

Actors 'Lock Elbows' in Big Move Against Studios

SAG-AFTRA union members overwhelmingly vote for strike if deal isn't reached by June 30

(Newser) - As writers in Hollywood remain on strike , it now looks like another group may soon join them. Members of the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents 160,000-plus movie and TV actors and other performers, voted Monday evening to authorize a strike if an acceptable new contract isn't reached with studios...

In Hours, Your TV Watching May Take a Serious Hit
In Hours, Your TV Watching
May Take a Serious Hit
the rundown

In Hours, Your TV Watching May Take a Serious Hit

Hollywood braces for strike by writers at midnight, unless a deal is reached

(Newser) - Hollywood is now hours away from a strike that would affect scores of TV shows and films—as well the people who watch them. And the main sentiment in coverage is that a deal looks unlikely before the midnight deadline. Details:
  • Two sides: On one side is the Writers Guild

In One Week, Late Night Could Take a Hard Hit

Looming Hollywood writers strike will affect talk shows, 'SNL' first if deal isn't reached by May 1

(Newser) - May 1 is the deadline for Hollywood writers, represented by the Writers Guild of America, to reach a contract agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and if no such deal is struck, the late-night TV arena will be the first to say goodbye to new episodes,...

LA Schools, Strikers Agree on Raises

Mayor, district, union agree larger issue is financial struggles of working families

(Newser) - After a strike closed schools for three days, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing support staff employees reached an agreement on pay raises, ending a labor dispute that all sides said was about the larger financial struggles of working-class families. Mayor Karen Bass brokered the deal,...

Lowest-Paid Workers Strike at LA Schools

More than 400K students are locked out

(Newser) - More than 60,000 employees went on strike Tuesday in Los Angeles, forcing public schools to turn away 422,000 students after nearly yearlong contract negotiations stalled. The Los Angeles Unified School District stoppage could last three days, USA Today reports. The action is being led by Local 99 of...

Starbucks Workers Kick Off 3-Day Strike Across US

This walkout to support unionization follows a one-day strike in November

(Newser) - Starbucks workers around the US are planning a three-day strike starting Friday as part of their effort to unionize the coffee chain's stores. More than 1,000 baristas at 100 stores are planning to walk out, according to Starbucks Workers United, the labor group organizing the effort. The strike...

Rail Workers Missed Their Biggest Goal—Paid Leave

Biden signs measure to avert crippling strike, and unions lose a key fight

(Newser) - President Biden on Friday signed an emergency measure to prevent a potentially crippling railway strike amid the holidays. He did so after Congress, exercising special authority, voted to impose a contract settlement between the railroads and its unions, reports the AP . On the bright side for rail workers, the deal...

Biden Asks Congress to Block Rail Shutdown

Pelosi agrees to have House take up legislation this week

(Newser) - President Biden urged Congress on Monday evening to immediately approve legislation that would head off a railroad shutdown by forcing workers and companies to enact the tentative agreement they reached in September. Without final approval of the deal, a shutdown could begin Dec. 9, per Axios . "As a proud...

Potential Rail Strike Would Affect Us in Countless Ways

Stakes are so high Congress may step in

(Newser) - American consumers and nearly every industry will be affected if freight trains grind to a halt next month. One of the biggest rail unions rejected its deal Monday, joining three others that have failed to approve contracts over concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time. That...

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