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Union ends strike at Pennsylvania state campuses, pushes concessions

By Samuel Davidson, 22 October 2016

Union leaders ordered 5,500 striking faculty and coaches to take down picket lines Friday, caving in to management demands for salary and benefit cuts.

SAG-AFTRA video game performers on strike

By Marc Wells, 22 October 2016

Video games actors went on strike Friday against several large corporations for better pay, safety, transparency.

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22 October 2016

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Five thousand faculty strike at Pennsylvania state campuses

By Samuel Davidson and Douglas Lyons, 20 October 2016

The strike by Pennsylvania faculty is an expression of growing social opposition among different sections of workers in the run-up to the US election.

Ohio glass workers discuss strike with SEP presidential candidate Jerry White

By a WSWS reporting team, 20 October 2016

Workers in the second week of their strike against the multinational glass maker are determined to resist further attacks on working conditions, health insurance and pay.

Philadelphia transit workers vote to strike

By Alan Whyte, 19 October 2016

Nearly 6,000 bus, subway and trolley operators, cashiers and mechanics have voted to stop work if a new labor agreement is not reached by October 31.

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18 October 2016

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Minnesota nurses’ union seeks to ram through concessions contract

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 12 October 2016

The WSWS calls on nurses to reject the sellout contract and combine this rejection with a political mobilization of the working class in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and beyond.

UK: Southern GTR railworkers strike

By Michael Barnes, 12 October 2016

Rail workers’ determined resistance has been sabotaged at every stage.

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11 October 2016

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Harvard dining hall workers continue strike

By Mike Ingram, 10 October 2016

Harvard University Dining Services workers are continuing their strike over health care and wages, the first since 1983.

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8 October 2016

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Greater Manchester, England: Labour-controlled authority threatens all firefighters’ jobs

By Linda Slattery, 24 September 2016

Firefighters the length and breadth of the UK are facing similar attacks on jobs and conditions, jeopardising their own safety and that of the public.

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Dublin, Ireland bus workers start series of strikes

By Dermot Byrne, 10 September 2016

As a result of chronic underfunding of public services such as transportation and pay freezes in the public sector bus workers have not received a pay increase in eight years.

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9 September 2016

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Minnesota nurses strike highlights militant mood of US workers

By Jerry White, 7 September 2016

The strike by 4,800 nurses, now in its third day, reveals the sharp class tensions in the United States on the eve of the 2016 presidential elections.

Thousands of teachers strike as Costa Rican unions suppress struggle

By Andrea Lobo, 7 September 2016

About 5,000 workers marched last week against the government’s austerity measures, even as the union leaderships are sabotaging their struggle.

Massachusetts: MBTA janitors to be laid off as cuts continue

By John Marion, 7 September 2016

The unelected and undemocratic Fiscal and Management Control Board is discussing privatization of all city bus routes, while working conditions for contracted janitors are made impossible.

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7 September 2016

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As Minneapolis nurses strike, unions join arms with Democratic officials in Labor Day events

By Patrick Martin, 6 September 2016

The trade unions used the Labor Day events to promote the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the consensus candidate of Wall Street, the military-intelligence apparatus and most of the political establishment.

Allina nurses strike reveals gulf between workers and union

By Ron Jorgenson, 6 September 2016

Nurses in Minneapolis are fighting against management demands that would cut their own health benefits and make it more difficult for them to provide quality health services.

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3 September 2016

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Tens of millions of Indian workers to join one-day protest strike

By Sathish Simon and Kranti Kumara, 31 August 2016

The widespread support for the strike is an expression of mounting working-class anger and militancy and part of a global resurgence of class struggle.

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Southern rail conductors begin longest UK rail strike in 50 years

By Robert Stevens, 9 August 2016

The five-day stoppage by train conductors on the busy Southern rail network has caused widespread disruption, with some 60 percent of services expected to be cancelled.

One million Indian bank workers strike against privatisation

By Arun Kumar, 6 August 2016

The unions are trying to contain the confrontation against the Modi government and its pro-business program.

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6 August 2016

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California transportation workers reject sellout contract

By Isaac Finn, 21 July 2016

Caltrans maintenance workers, who have been working without a contract for a year, voted by 67 percent to reject a proposed contract and authorize a strike.

Atlantic City casino strike continues despite management ultimatum

By Isaac Finn, 19 July 2016

Roughly 1,000 casino workers remained on strike in defiance of an ultimatum by billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn to withdraw management’s last offer.

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Chinese Walmart workers engage in wildcat strikes

By Linda Tenenbaum, 8 July 2016

The strike has spread rapidly, with Walmart workers determined to reach out to their national and international co-workers.

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8 July 2016

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Workers strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City

By Genevieve Leigh, 2 July 2016

Close to 1,000 cooks, housekeepers, bellmen and servers at The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City have begun a strike for a livable wage, health care and pension benefits.

Arbitration decision in US Postal workers contract expected soon

By A. Woodson and Sandy English, 2 July 2016

There is every reason to believe that any agreement imposed by an arbitrator will be another multi-tier, takeaway contract.

UK Bus workers suspended in Leeds following strike

By Barbara Slaughter, 2 July 2016

All over the UK, the Unite union is presiding over a situation whereby bus workers are paid myriad different rates for doing the same job.

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2 July 2016

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Grocery workers vote to strike in Southern California

By Jake Dean and Toby Reese, 28 June 2016

After three months without a contract, grocery workers at Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons vote to strike.

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28 June 2016

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Kaiser Permanente nurses in Los Angeles on strike again

By Marc Wells, 25 June 2016

Nurses launched a four-day strike at Kaiser’s Los Angeles Medical Center, fighting for back pay, better wages, adequate staffing and patients’ safety.

Delta Airlines pilots hold protest over stalled contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 25 June 2016

With the airline recording massive profits, pilots are seeking to recoup concessions including average pay cuts of over 40 percent.

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Canada Post preparing to lock out 50,000 workers

By Roger Jordan, 23 June 2016

CUPW’s opposition to a genuine struggle against concessions and in defence of public services is demonstrated by its fulsome praise for the Liberal government and its Canada Post “review.”

Twin Cities nurses discuss political issues in strike

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 23 June 2016

Nurses discussed the US elections, the impact of Obamacare and the broader issues in their strike during discussions on the picket line in Minneapolis.

“We’re fighting for nurses and other workers everywhere”

Twin Cities nurses fight cost-cutting plans

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 22 June 2016

Nearly 5,000 nurses are fighting the demands of Allina Health to gut their medical benefits and increase workloads.

UK: Bakers union suspends strike action against 2 Sisters Food Group

By Tony Robson, 22 June 2016

The principle of equal pay for equal work has become a thing of the past and is not peculiar to the 2 Sisters Food Group or the low-paid food and drink industry.

Police kill eight striking Mexican teachers in Oaxaca massacre

By Don Knowland, 21 June 2016

Federal police fired on protesting teachers in order to clear a blockaded highway, killing eight and wounding over 50.

Twin Cities nurses face battle over health benefits, staffing

By Anthony Bertolt and Matt Rigel, 21 June 2016

With the strike by 4,800 nurses entering the third day, hospital management is remaining intransigent.

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21 June 2016

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Mexico’s national teachers strike enters second month

By Don Knowland, 16 June 2016

Efforts by teachers to roll back the regressive federal education reform face increasing government repression.

“They are not accomplishing anything with these stupid maneuvers.”

CWA calls diversionary “grievance strikes” against AT&T West in California

By Shannon Jones, 15 June 2016

The walkouts are an evident attempt to allow workers to vent anger and frustration about the refusal of the CWA to call a strike over management’s concession demands.

Massachusetts: Nurses at Brigham and Women’s hospital authorize one-day strike

By John Marion and Mike Ingram, 15 June 2016

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with nurses as more than 2,300 voted in favor of a strike.

As voting on Verizon sellout winds down workers express concerns over jobs, healthcare

By our reporters, 14 June 2016

With voting ending at the end of this week, workers have yet to see the full contract, which includes some $200 million in health care cuts.

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Minnesota nurses reject health care concessions, authorize strike

By Matt Rigel, 8 June 2016

On Monday, 5,000 nurses at Allina Health in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota overwhelmingly rejected the hospital chain’s demands for health care concessions and voted to strike.

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7 June 2016

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“Why should CEOs get double and triple raises and we get health care cuts?

Verizon workers discuss CWA contract betrayal

By Shannon Jones, 6 June 2016

The Communications Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the media have unleashed a barrage of propaganda to back the sellout deal

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4 June 2016

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Anger builds against CWA conspiracy to end Verizon strike

By Shannon Jones, 31 May 2016

Workers are opposing the attempt by the unions to shut down the Verizon strike and ram through a sellout agreement without discussion or review.