The nurses union has informed eight NYC hospitals that their members are set to go on strike beginning January 9.
- Business Insider
Kroger workers say grocery chain is pocketing their paychecks in new lawsuit: 'This is wage theft, plain and simple'
Kroger staffers claim the grocery giant has garnished paychecks and failed to pay wages since a new payroll system was implemented last year.
- American City Business Journals
All six Walt Disney World workers' union chapters representing Orlando employees in the Service Trades Council Union (STCU) have recommended their members turn down the latest contract offer from the theme park giant. Unite Here, a group of union chapters, shared via social media that its members — representing over 30,000 local workers — will vote "no" on a proposed $1 a year raise. In addition, when one theme park raises wages, others may follow suit.
- Associated Press
The contract imposed on railroad workers last fall didn't resolve their quality-of-life issues, but already this year there are indications the major freight railroads are starting to address some of their concerns about demanding schedules that keep many of them on call 24-7 without paid sick time. Grooters is a leader with the Railroad Workers United coalition that tries to help workers in all 12 rail unions fight for better conditions. The early signs of progress include a Union Pacific pilot program in the Kansas City area that's testing out a new schedule for engineers that lets them plan on having four days off in a row after working 11 days straight.
Police unions are top of mind, says Philip Howard, but all labor organizing within the public sector—teachers and transit workers included—needs rethinking.
The union says Disney is proposing raises of $1 a year for most workers, but leaders say that is not enough to cover the increasing cost of living.
A general strike Thursday paralysed Cyprus for three hours, affecting schools, hospitals, government services and the private sector, as labour unions demand wages be adjusted to decades-high inflation rates.The unions, representing more than 70,000 employees in the public and private sector, declared a three-hour strike from midday (1000 GMT) and staged protests across Cyprus.
The CWA has accused TCGplayer of 'unlawful surveillance of union activity.' If TCGplayer workers' union drive is successful, they'll form the first union within eBay.
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The Tucson rally was part of nationwide efforts by the National Nurses Organizing Committee alleging unsafe staffing numbers across the U.S.