NLRB May Prosecute Walmart For Alleged Retaliation Against Protesting Workers

NLRB May Prosecute Walmart For Alleged Retaliation Against Protesting Workers

For the last few years, a number of Walmart workers have pushed the nation’s largest retailer for higher wages and the right to unionize. During this time, some employees have alleged that management has retaliated against workers who have protested the store or walked off the job temporarily to strike. Today, the General Counsel for the federal National Labor Relations Board issued a statement saying he has investigated these claims and may have to prosecute the company. [More]

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JFK Security Workers Threaten To Strike If They Don’t Get Better Winter Coats, Other Equipment

When you’re standing outside on a windy, wintry tarmac, having the right equipment is pretty much essential, and that includes outerwear. A group of security guards at John F. Kennedy International Airport have voted to go on strike starting Dec. 20 if their employers don’t take action to improve their training and equipment, which includes proper winter coats. [More]

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Walmart Files Complaint Against Union In Attempt To Thwart Black Friday Protests

Walmart seems to be feeling a bit squirmy about the upcoming Black Friday sales at its stores in light of workers’ plans to protest at over 1,000 stores nationwide, and has filed a complaint against a union it says is involving itself in the brouhaha even though it’s not the workers’ official union. Black Friday is The Main Event as far as the company is concerned, and it doesn’t want any strikes or picket lines to muck things up. [More]

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Dissident Walmart Workers Threaten Strikes And In-Store Protests On Black Friday

Unhappy Walmart employees, backed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, are continuing to agitate for reform at the mega-retailer. In a conference call with media outlets yesterday, members of the group OUR Walmart outlined their plans for Black Friday, which include another strike, protests, public awareness campaigns, and flash mobs. Presumably these actions will be for the benefit of customers waiting in line overnight for rock-bottom prices on TVs and blenders. [More]

20,000 AT&T Workers Go On Strike

20,000 AT&T Workers Go On Strike

UPDATE: The CWA has released a statement regarding the strike, and also says the total number of striking workers is around 22,500 (18,000 out west and 4,500 in Connecticut). [More]

United/Continental Pilots Get Authority To Call Strike Vote

United/Continental Pilots Get Authority To Call Strike Vote

Even though United Airlines and Continental have merged just about everything else, the pilots remain represented by two different groups at the Air Line Pilots Association. Even so, all pilots for the merged carriers received union approval to ask members to vote on a strike if negotiations with management break down. [More]

SoCal Grocery Workers Agree To Strike If Terms Not Met

SoCal Grocery Workers Agree To Strike If Terms Not Met

Grocery store checkout lines in the Los Angeles area could get a lot longer if unionized workers follow through with their plan to strike against employers. The United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents 62,000 workers at Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons in the area, say they will strike if they can’t work out a new contract. [More]

Striking Verizon Workers To Lose Benefits If Strike Continues

Striking Verizon Workers To Lose Benefits If Strike Continues

Verizon isn’t too thrilled with the idea that it’s paying for health insurance benefits for 45,000 striking workers. Thus, the telecom giant has said it will cease funding certain benefits if those employees aren’t back on the job by the end of the month. [More]

Striking Verizon Workers Deny They Are Sabotaging Customers' Cables

Striking Verizon Workers Deny They Are Sabotaging Customers' Cables

While Verizon staffers in several states and Washington, DC, continue to picket their employer, there are reports of an increased number of sabotaged Verizon phone cables and boxes — 20 in one 48-hour period alone. Facing allegations that the vandalism is being done by striking workers, accusations the union denies having anything to do with. [More]

45,000 Verizon Workers Strike, Sending Company Into Contingency Plan

45,000 Verizon Workers Strike, Sending Company Into Contingency Plan

A block of Verizon workers took to picket lines after negotiations between unions and the company broke down. The 45,000 striking workers represent a fifth of Verizon’s workforce, and the company has enacted a contingency plan to make sure customers experience a “limited disruption in service.” [More]

Spirit Airlines Flights Resume Friday, Offers Everyone $50 Off

Spirit Airlines Flights Resume Friday, Offers Everyone $50 Off

Spirit Airline flights, grounded since the beginning of a 5-day pilot strike, could will resume Friday, after the pilots union and the airline reached a tentative agreement following 26 straight hours of negotiation. In its typically tongue-in-cheek fashion, coinciding with the announcement was a “Strikingly Low Fares” promotion offering everyone $50 off new tickets plus 5,000 bonus miles. [More]

Spirit Airlines Pulls Plug On Thursday's Flights

Spirit Airlines Pulls Plug On Thursday's Flights

The Spirit Airlines pilot strike continues on with no immediate end in sight. It’s only early Tuesday afternoon and the airline has already opted to cancel all flights scheduled for Thursday. [More]

Lufthansa Pilots Put Strike On Hold For Now

Lufthansa Pilots Put Strike On Hold For Now

Less than 24 hours after 4,000 pilots for German airline Lufthansa walked off the job, the strike was suspended as talks resumed between the flyboys and girls and the company. [More]

Amtrak Workers May Strike In Early 2008

Amtrak Workers May Strike In Early 2008

If you’re a frequent Amtrak travel, you might want to plan ahead for a half-week of telecommuting sometime in early February—Kiplinger says Amtrak workers may strike as early as February 1st, in an attempt to bring a conclusion to the negotiations that have been going on for nearly eight years.

NWA Scores Awesome Dumpster Dive Find: Shame

NWA Scores Awesome Dumpster Dive Find: Shame

NPR covered the list of 101 money saving tips Northwest Airlines sent out to its 60 fired employees last week. You know, the one that advised the recently unemployed, “Don’t be shy about pulling something you like out of the trash.”

Northwest Airlines Dumpster Diving Booklet Revealed!

Northwest Airlines Dumpster Diving Booklet Revealed!

You don’t have to be a laid-off Northwest employee to appreciate these money-saving tips. We’ve uploaded the same booklet they gave their recently fired employees and they offer savvy savings for all of us.

Northwest Airlines Teaches Employees The Art of Dumpster Diving

Northwest Airlines Teaches Employees The Art of Dumpster Diving

Beleaguered by bankruptcy and the hysterical shrieking of their steward constabulary, Northwest Airlines issued a pamphlet, “101 Ways to Save Money”, with this winning tip for their employees: