Utility Workers Union of America System Local 102 today strongly criticized the continuing lockout of nearly 150 utility workers.
It was just after sunrise only three days before Thanksgiving, that security guards clamped locks on the gates at FirstEnergy in central Pennsylvania, barring 150 workers from their jobs.
Union workers at American Crystal Sugar plants in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa expect to return to work soon now that they approved a contract last Saturday.
This is the fourth time members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union have voted down an identical offer.
On this day in 1816 the term "scab" was coined by the Albany Typographical Union in reference to strike breaking.
Citing the threat to the players' health and safety the NFL Players Association formally asked league owners to end the NFL's lockout of the regular referees.
The labor movement will escalate the campaign to push for an end to American Crystal Sugar's year-long lockout of 1,300 workers.
A total of 82 percent of union members voted on the demands. Of those, 63 percent voted to reject Crystal's contract offer.
The 42 Teamsters who work as art handlers for the famed Sotheby's auction house in Manhattan overwhelmingly ratified a new 3-year contract with the firm on May 31, ending the company's 10-month lockout.