July 20, 2024

From Detroit Three to healthcare, US labor unions flex muscle

Nov 17 (Reuters) – A tight U.S. labor market, the expiry of union contracts and high living costs have led to tough negotiations for pay hikes and benefits, triggering strikes and protests across industries.

Nearly 444,900 workers have been involved in work stoppages and strikes through October this year, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, putting 2023 on track to becoming the busiest year for strikes since 2018.

https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/detroit-three-healthcare-us-labor-unions-flex-muscle-2023-10-18/