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Striking Jim Beam Workers Accept New Contract

If you were worried that a walkout at two Jim Beam distilleries in Kentucky was going to threaten supplies of whiskey, rest easy: striking workers voted today to accept a new contract from parent company Beam Suntory. [More]

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Video Games Could Be A Lot Quieter If Voice Actors Go On Strike

Along with intense graphics and dramatic sound effects, the human voices of video game characters are vital to the gaming experience. But the voices behind some many popular video game titles may soon fall silent as they prepare to go on strike if their union’s demands aren’t met soon. [More]

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Could A Strike At Jim Beam Distilleries Mean A Whiskey Shortage?

More than 200 union workers went on strike over the weekend at two Jim Beam distilleries in Kentucky after voting to reject the most recent contract offer from the world’s top bourbon producer. Does that mean we could see a shortage of the stuff in the future? [More]

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No Strike For Macy’s In NY After Company Reaches Deal With Workers’ Union

Macy’s hasn’t had to face a workers’ strike since 1972, and it looks like that streak won’t be broken, now that the company and the union representing thousands of workers in the New York City area have reached a tentative deal. [More]

Hyatt Apologizes For Turning Heatlamps On Strikers. Heat Index Was 90 Degrees.

Hyatt Apologizes For Turning Heatlamps On Strikers. Heat Index Was 90 Degrees.

The Hyatt hotel chain has issued an apology after heatlamps were turned on above workers who were striking out front of the Park Hyatt Chicago during a day when the heat index was 90 degrees.

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