The musicians are courageously conducting a high profile labor action; the strike is also very winnable.
A veteran of many contract campaigns said the recent talks were like nothing she had ever experienced at the bargaining table.
The votes come after fruitless talks with the colleges' management, who have demanded that adjunct professors at the schools take wage cuts.
Chicagoans and union members worry about two major concerns: how the district will access more funds, and how equitably those funds will be spent.
At a rally in front of a Vons and a Ralphs market, UFCW members carried a sign summing up their position: "Grocery jobs should feed a family."
"We are going to stand our ground," Zhang Liya, a founding member of the workers' network, told the Chinese labor paper.
Nearly 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen and servers from Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., walked off the job today for a livable wage.
Hospital chains demand that its nurses virtually give up their health insurance; patient safety and quality of patient care are also top issues.
Can you imagine working five weeks in a row and earning nothing?
Employers must now prove to the NLRB that they aren't replacing striking workers for illegal reasons.