Labor News


Atlanta symphony board majority locks out musicians for second time

The intransigent board majority of the Atlanta Symphony, seeking to cut costs by firing orchestra members, locked them out, Sept. 6.


Kellogg's lockout of bakery workers headed for court

The NLRB seeks a court injunction ordering Kellogg's to take the workers back and bargain in good faith with their BCTGM, locked out last Oct.


Today in Labor History: Emma Goldman, IWW, Wagner Act, strike and lockout

There were at least five major events in the annals of labor history in the U.S. that occurred on June 27.


NLRB heads to court to stop Kellogg’s lockout of Memphis workers

The decision to head for court “recognizes Kellogg’s illegal positions and iron-fisted conduct were so destructive to these workers’ rights ."


Food contracts cycle underway again for Southern Calif. Teamsters, UFCW

A historic core industry of the two major unions in Southern California, retail food, has begun its every-five-years-or-so cycle of bare-knuckle contract negotiations.


Power company continues lockout despite big snowstorm

 Utility Workers Union of America System Local 102 today strongly criticized the continuing lockout of nearly 150 utility workers.


First Energy: Locks out workers, blacks out customers

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.


One of the nation's longest lockouts comes to an end

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.


Locked out sugar workers reject deal for fourth time

This is the fourth time members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union have voted down an identical offer.


Today in labor history: "Scab" used for the first time

On this day in 1816 the term "scab" was coined by the Albany Typographical Union in reference to strike breaking.

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