Hostess Brands Inc., in an attempt to break a strike by its bakers, has announced what it calls the permanent closure of three of its bakeries.
Warehouse workers vowed to walk off the job this week if retaliation at a Walmart-contracted warehouse does not end.
"We're not fighting for any extra - just to keep what we have."
Everybody sang. Everybody yelled. Everybody marched. The fight is on.
In what is being described as a historic victory, 38 workers at Walmart's largest distribution center in North America ended their 21-day strike and have returned to work.
The textile workers' strike of 1934 was the largest strike in U.S. labor history at the time, involving as many as 500,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states,.
Striking workers picketed the Walmart distribution center in Elwood, Illinois for the third day in a row this morning since they went on strike last Saturday.
The proposed six-year contract contains many improvements over previous offers.
Ada Edwards, a former Houston city councilor, spoke along with the pastor at St. John's Methodist Church. When you win, we all win, she told the hundreds of workers at the rally.
Students at the University of Virginia this morning began the 12th day of their hunger strike in support of higher wages for university workers.