Seven-month ‘truce’ ends Montreal port strike

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

MONTREAL — A hard-fought 12-day strike for a new contract by 1,125 Montreal port workers against the Maritime Employers Association ended Aug. 21 following the signing of a seven-month “truce” between officials of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local…


DSI strikers keep up picket lines, win support in contract fight

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020
Walmart workers bring solidarity to DSI Tunneling strikers in Louisville, Kentucky, August 28

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thirteen striking members of Teamsters Local 89 have been picketing outside DSI Tunneling every weekday, rain or shine, for the past month. The workers won a bitter fight last November to win union representation, and then began…


London art gallery workers strike against job cuts

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

LONDON — Bookstore and cafeteria workers at the Tate and Tate Modern galleries are on strike against company plans to cut 313 jobs out of 600. The bosses cite declining revenue as visitor numbers fell during the coronavirus restrictions. “Union…


Newfoundland grocery workers strike for full-time jobs, wages

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020

MONTREAL — Some 1,400 unionized grocery workers at 11 Dominion stores across the Canadian province of Newfoundland went on strike Aug. 22. The members of Unifor Local 597 set up pickets at stores from St. John’s to Stephenville. They’ve been…


Louisville: DSI Tunneling workers strike for first union contract

Vol. 84/No. 35 - September 7, 2020
Teamsters Local 89 members on strike against DSI Tunneling in Louisville, Kentucky, picket Aug. 21 for their first contract. Workers won bitter fight for union representation last November.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Driving down East Chestnut Street Aug. 21, we could hear a steady stream of honking cars, expressing solidarity with members of Teamsters Local 89 on strike at DSI Tunneling for a contract. The unionists walked out Aug.…


UK: Workers strike over low wages, multitier conditions

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020
Sanitation workers, members of Unite union on strike in south-east London, stop refuse truck March 18. Two-day walkout won sick pay. Workers are also demanding end to multitier wages.

LONDON — Seventy refuse workers picketed the Thames Road Serco waste disposal depot in Bexley, in south-east London, March 18. Unite union members were taking strike action against low wages, lack of sick pay and multitier wages and conditions. Truck…


Teachers in Minnesota strike 3 days, demand more hiring

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Teachers ended a three-day strike March 13 that shut down public schools here, the first such walkout since 1946. The St. Paul Federation of Educators, with 3,600 members, picketed schools each morning and held spirited rallies…


Indiana casino workers march for wage raise, health coverage

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020

ELIZABETH, Ind. — More than 100 casino workers and their supporters marched through Caesars Southern Indiana casino here Feb. 26 to demand a wage raise and improved health care coverage. The workers, members of UNITE HERE Local 23, Teamsters Local…


Minneapolis janitors strike one day in fight for new contracts

Vol. 84/No. 11 - March 23, 2020
Commercial janitors in Minneapolis, members of Service Employees International Union Local 26, voted Feb. 8 to authorize a walkout in fight for wage raise, dignity on the job.

MINNEAPOLIS — Janitors, members of Service Employees International Union Local 26, reached a tentative agreement after a strike here Feb. 27. There are 4,000 commercial janitors in the SEIU local. Many are immigrants from Latin America, East Africa and other…


Airline catering workers stage nationwide protest

Vol. 84/No. 8 - March 2, 2020

SEATTLE — Nearly 100 airline catering workers and supporters rallied and marched at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Feb. 14 demanding their bosses negotiate a new contract. The workers are part of 20,000 union members at  LSG Sky Chefs and Gate…