Workers Strike, Shut Down Production at All Kellogg’s Cereal Plants

Photo: Kellogg’s Factory in Memphis, Tennessee (Source: Thomas R Machnitzki) By Peter Garland 1,400 workers at Kellogg’s cereal plants went on strike Tuesday after their contract expired, forming picket lines outside all four of the company’s cereal production facilities in the US. The workers are represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM), and are striking in Omaha, Nebraska; Battle Creek, … Continue reading Workers Strike, Shut Down Production at All Kellogg’s Cereal Plants

Massachusetts: Longest Nurses’ Strike in State History Continues as Hospital Owners Retaliate

Photo: Community members showing support for the St. Vincent nurses. By Vincent Cross The nurses’ strike at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, now the longest nurses’ strike in Massachusetts history, closed in on its seventh month this week as nurses continued walking the picket lines. Negotiations broke down in August when hospital owners, Texas-based Tenet Healthcare, did not guarantee that all nurses would return to … Continue reading Massachusetts: Longest Nurses’ Strike in State History Continues as Hospital Owners Retaliate

Rhode Island: Johnson Brothers Truck Drivers Strike amid Repression, Police Harassment

By Arthur Boukman In the longest such union action occurring in Rhode Island this year, truck drivers at Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island, an alcohol distributor based in North Kingston, have been on strike for over 16 weeks. The workers have continued their strike in the face of repression from the company, which is backed by the capitalist State’s police forces, as well as harassment … Continue reading Rhode Island: Johnson Brothers Truck Drivers Strike amid Repression, Police Harassment

Nabisco Workers Speak from the Picket Lines

By Sarah Ahmed The Nabisco strike now includes bakeries and distribution centers across five states as of Monday, when workers at a distribution center in Norcross, Georgia joined striking workers in Portland, Chicago, Richmond, and Aurora. Tribune had the opportunity to speak with workers on the picket line in Portland and Richmond, who shared their experiences working heavy overtime shifts during the pandemic and the impact that Nabisco’s proposed … Continue reading Nabisco Workers Speak from the Picket Lines

Nabisco Workers Strike across US

Photo: Nabisco workers on strike in Portland (Source: @nwlaborpress on twitter) By Sarah Ahmed Last week, 200 Nabisco workers with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union went on strike at a bakery in Portland, Oregon, protesting a contract that would drastically cut overtime pay and healthcare benefits. Since then, Nabisco workers in Chicago, Aurora, and Richmond have joined the strike. Frito-Lay workers from … Continue reading Nabisco Workers Strike across US

Reno: Bus Drivers Strike over Healthcare Cuts

By Vincent Cross Around 200 bus drivers for the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC-Washoe), which includes the city of Reno, went on strike August 3 after the private contractor for RTC-Washoe threatened cuts to drivers’ healthcare during ongoing contract negotiations. The strike was authorized by Teamsters Local 533, which represents the drivers, as early as July 1. In the weeks leading up to … Continue reading Reno: Bus Drivers Strike over Healthcare Cuts

Chicago: Hundreds of Auto Mechanics Go on Strike

By Vincent Cross More than 800 mechanics walked off the job on Monday after Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701 authorized a strike, rejecting the latest contract offered by an association of 56 car dealerships across the greater Chicago area. According to a statement by the union, problems with the association’s proposed contract include decreased healthcare benefits, contract language that would allow for wage cuts and weaken collective bargaining, … Continue reading Chicago: Hundreds of Auto Mechanics Go on Strike

Topeka: ‘We Will Strike Again,’ Frito-Lay Workers Comment on New Contract

Photo: A Frito-Lay worker holds a sign during the strike in July. By Sarah Ahmed and David Martinez Frito-Lay workers in Topeka voted to accept a new contract and end their three-week-long strike at the end of July, but workers who spoke with Tribune are not satisfied and seek to build on the strength shown during the strike. “We want the country and the world to know … Continue reading Topeka: ‘We Will Strike Again,’ Frito-Lay Workers Comment on New Contract

Beaumont: ExxonMobil Locks Out Refinery Workers, Attempts to Force Unfair Contract

By Blaine Hopkins For nearly 90 days, ExxonMobil has locked out over 650 union workers fighting for a better contract at their Beaumont, Texas refinery. The workers’ lockout has the refinery operating at only 60% capacity as workers hold out against the company’s attempts to remove seniority bidding, lead safety operator positions, and pay raises. Since January, Exxon has refused to budge on its original … Continue reading Beaumont: ExxonMobil Locks Out Refinery Workers, Attempts to Force Unfair Contract

Pennsylvania: ATI Strike Concludes, Worker Resistance Remains

By Jason Bartles Steelworkers with Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI), part of the United Steelworkers (USW) union, have voted to end their three-month-long strike and return to work. Despite the strike formally ending, workers have remained on the picket lines for the past week. Votes on whether to accept the new contract were cast on July 13, with 513 workers voting yes and 427 voting no. … Continue reading Pennsylvania: ATI Strike Concludes, Worker Resistance Remains