Labor News

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Addison, Ill., Teamsters strike enters 8th week

Workers from Teamsters Local 705 have been on strike for eight weeks against Pain Enterprises in Addison, Ill.

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San Francisco hotel workers on strike

About 650 workers at the St. Francis Hotel, one of the city's oldest and most luxurious, walked out on strike on November 18.

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Strike at Illinois campus demands protection of tuition waivers

Update: GEO picketing was suspended at 1:00 CST on the 17th, following a bargaining session with the administration in which tuition waivers were secured.

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S K Handtools workers end strike, save health care and jobs

CHICAGO - After a 10-week strike to save their jobs, health care and union, seventy Teamster Local 743 members at S K Handtools voted 3 to 1 to accept the company offer and began returning to work Nov. 6.

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Hotel workers strike the Grand Hyatt

Hotel workers issued a wake-up call to 31 prime hotels Nov. 5 as they massed outside the Grand Hyatt, in the upscale Union Square area, to begin a three-day strike.

Transit workers on strike for pay and pensions

Transport Workers, Local 234 struck the Southeastern, Pa. Transportation Authority (SEPTA). on the morning of Nov. 3 over pay and pension related issues.

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“No contract, no work,” says Philadelphia transport union

Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 has voted to authorized a strike at the end of this week, if continuing negotiations do not result in a contract by October 31

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Congress Hotel strikers set record

CHICAGO – “This is an embarrassing day for the city of Chicago,” declared Guadalupe Perez a striking Congress Hotel worker at an Oct. 26 action honoring the strike.

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Hotel workers overwhelmingly authorize a strike

With an overwhelming strike authorization vote Oct. 22, workers are ratcheting up the pressure on the city's top hotels to end their stalling, drop demands for takeaways and agree to a fair contract. Many of the city's most prominent hotels are among the 31 affected by the vote

MULTIMEDIA Six years without justice at Congress Hotel

CHICAGO -- Thousands of union members, their families and supporters marched in solidarity with Unite Here's Congress Hotel workers on the sixth anniversary of the strike, June 15. Gov. Pat Quinn and city aldermen were among the rally speakers.

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