July 21, 2024

RV Times: Asante nurses, administrators in mediation, though ‘far apart’ on labor contract

Nurses at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford have entered the mediation stage of contract negotiations with hospital administration to address what they view as unsafe staffing levels, noncompetitive wages and inadequate benefits. The Oregon Nurses Association, which represents the hospital’s frontline nurses, believes that talk of a strike is premature, but nothing is […]

Auto workers escalate strike as 8,700 workers walk out at Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville

BY TOM KRISHERUpdated 6:47 PM PDT, October 11, 2023ShareDETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union significantly escalated its strikes against Detroit Three automakers Wednesday when 8,700 workers walked off their jobs at Ford’s Kentucky truck plant. The surprise move about 6:30 p.m. took down the largest and most profitable Ford plant in the world. […]

Why Walgreens pharmacy workers are walking off the job

New YorkCNN—Retail pharmacists and technicians around the country say they’re overworked, underpaid and fed up. Now some are walking off the job. Pharmacy staff at Walgreens locations across the country called out of work on Monday to protest harsh working conditions, leaving some stores closed or critically understaffed. Organizers told CNN that hundreds of workers […]

Why so many workers are striking in 2023: ‘Strikes can often be contagious,’ says expert

Altogether, roughly 453,000 workers have gone on strike so far in 2023 as employees across industries fight for better wages and working conditions in the wake of the pandemic.In the last few months alone, striking or threatening to strike has led to a string of labor deals where workers have pushed for and won higher […]

UAW workers strike Mack Trucks after rejecting contract

Oct 9 (Reuters) – Union workers at Volvo Group (VOLVb.ST)-owned Mack Trucks went on strike on Monday after overwhelmingly rejecting a proposed five-year contract, the United Auto Workers said, the latest tentative labor agreement to be voted down. About 73% of the unit’s 4,000 workers in Pennsylvania, Florida and Maryland voted against the deal that included […]

Oregon sees record-high unionization

Oregon Public Broadcasting | By Lillian Karabaic/OPB In just the past month, strippers, vegan donut makers and thrift shop workers have all won union elections in Oregon.In a year of notable national union activity — from the WGA and SAF-AFTRA strikes shutting down Hollywood to the president joining the UAW picket line in Detroit — […]