November 28, 2023

US healthcare workers walk off the job: 22 strikes in 2023

Healthcare workers have participated in labor strikes across the U.S., citing concerns about staffing, patient care, working conditions and employee retention. Twenty-two strikes reported by Becker’s Hospital Review this year: Note: This article was updated on Oct. 27 and will continue to be updated.,and%20Hospice%2C%20all%20in%20Oregon.

SAG-AFTRA releases agreement, details AI protections

Members of the SAG-AFTRA union will be able to give their consent and be compensated for generative artificial intelligence (AI) used to replicate their likeness, according to a summary of the union’s tentative agreement with studios released Monday. The tentative deal with the AMPTP, or the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, establishes guidelines […]

SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Strike-Ending Contract on 86% Vote

The SAG-AFTRA national board approved its new contract with the major studios with an 86% approval vote, sending it to membership for ratification. The official approval was announced by the guild at a press conference Friday afternoon, which finally got started at around 3:20 p.m. after an 80-minute delay. SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher, national executive […]

Bargaining between PPS and union leaders continues Sunday

No indication yet of whether classes will take place MondayNegotiations between Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers continued through the weekend, as the possibility of more classes being canceled loomed large. Union representatives said in a statement Saturday night that the two sides were unable to reach a tentative agreement. “We are […]

‘Not able to afford housing’: Yamhill County Employees Association kicks off strike

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A strike is underway for members of the Yamhill County Employees Association with picket lines forming in McMinnville. Union members kicked off the strike at 10 a.m. on Friday in a push for better pay. YCEA members say they are striking so they can afford to live in the county they […]

Striking actors are reviewing Hollywood and TV studios’ ‘best and final offer’

New YorkCNN—A deal to resolve film and television actors’ 113-day strike could be imminent, as the union representing them said it is reviewing Hollywood and TV studios’ final offer. The negotiating committee for the SAG-AFTRA union on Saturday said it received a “last, best and final offer” from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television […]