Some 200 union advocates of single-payer government-run national health care met in Chicago in mid-January to plan their next moves.
On Jan. 14, 2003, nearly 20,000 General Electric workers went out on strike at 48 plants in 33 states.
One-day strikes affected seven Summit hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, involving up to 3,200 nurses and several hundred medical technicians.
The right wing's use of the Supreme Court to try to destroy President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act endangers the very health of the American people.
The strike was provoked by the agency's insistence on an "irresponsible" health care plan and a speed-up drive that compromises the safety of blood donors.
Thousands of workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California marched on picket lines.
The National Nurses Union led a coalition of U.S. unions that demonstrated in six cities on Nov. 30 to back British public workers, who staged a one-day strike.
The nurses were among 23,000 of their co-workers holding a one-day strike at three-dozen Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente facilities in northern and central California, as well as Oakland Children's Hospital.
Bargaining went down to the wire, with the latest session scheduled for today between the United Food and Commercial Workers locals that represent 62,000 Southern California grocery workers and their three grocery chain employers: Ralph's, Albertson's and Vons.
Verizon workers and retirees face the fight of their lives, as the profitable telecom corporation tries to take back every hard-earned benefit.