Union Strike Rates Plummet Much Faster than Union Membership Rates Drop

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 3 has been on strike against Charter Communications-Spectrum for many months. Roughly 1,800 workers walked off the job to protest what they call unfair disciplinary actions and a bare-bones benefits package. Eight months and $4 million in strike funds later, the service technicians are still out of work…
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Nonprofit Museum Employees Strike Over Pay

Just before Plimoth Plantation’s busiest day of the year – Thanksgiving – union members are tyring to bring public pressure on their employer to agree to an initial contract. Plimoth, which uses the colonial-era spelling, is a nonprofit museum founded in 1947. Located near the original Plymouth Colony site in Massachusetts, the museum educates about…
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Union Unnecessarily Strikes for Better Healthcare

Thirty truck drivers and warehousemen represented by the Teamsters Union at Independent Pipe and Supply Corp. in Canton, Ohio stopped working for 60 days. The strike, as usual, necessitated regular police detail. The Canton police responded to more than a dozen disputes and disturbances at the picket line and charged five individuals with crimes ranging…
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Union Sues Member for $24,000 for Crossing Picket Line and Reporting to Work

In 2016, 40,000 Verizon workers walked off the job and went on strike during contract negotiations. The Communications Workers of America union spent 6 weeks on strike. After the strike ended, the CWA sued one worker who, kept working during the strike. According to the lawsuit, that employee “continued to work throughout the strike and…
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Stark Reminder that Non-Union Employees are Usually Allowed to Strike

On December 20, a supervisor told three non-union employees at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing that on December 22 instead of working their normal 6 AM to 2 PM shift they would work a 6:30 AM to 3 PM shift. When the schedule change was not posted, and those employees were told to stay until 3 PM,…
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Striking Employee: No Need to Pay Them, But Can You Cancel Their Health Insurance?

The National Labor Relations Act is 81 years old. Nearly 70 years ago, the National Labor Relations Board confirmed that an employer has no obligation to finance a strike against itself by paying wages to employees during a strike. Relying on this, labor practitioners have routinely stopped wages, health care, and other perks of employment…
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