The strike by researchers, postdoctoral scholars, tutors, teaching assistants and graders threatens to disrupt classroom and laboratory instruction across the statewide university system just weeks ahead of final exams in December.
California’s long-simmering war over a controversial state labor law is threatening to boil over at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland — sparking fears of disastrous ripple effects across a global supply chain already at its breaking point.
Voting began Monday, but the “yes” vote does not automatically result in a strike—it only authorizes the union to call one if no progress is made in labor negotiations.
Thousands of grocery workers across Southern California began voting today on whether to authorize their union to call a strike amid continued contract negotiations with the owners of stores including Ralphs and Vons/Pavilions/Albertsons.
The union representing employees like custodians, maintenance staff and nutrition workers says many of its members make minimum wage and deserve a larger raise.
Kaiser and the Alliance of Health Care Unions agreed on a four-year contract covering nearly 50,000 health care employees in 22 local unions, according to union spokesman Jeff Rogers.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Hollywood’s major studios and leaders reached a tentative agreement, averting a strike that threatened to shut down movie and TV show productions.
The union that represents some 60,000 film and television workers set a strike deadline of Monday at 12:01 a.m. today, putting pressure on producers to get a deal done and avoid shutdown of many Hollywood films and television shows.
More than 24,000 nurses and other health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon have overwhelmingly authorized a strike, threatening to walk out over pay and working conditions strained by the coronavirus pandemic.
A growing group of hotel workers and hotel worker allies have been gathering weekly in front of the Renaissance and Westin hotels on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Long Beach, switching between the two hotels every other week. Last Friday, picketers protested in front of the Renaissance from 7:00AM to 9:00AM.