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Labor News Update - 05/10/2023

Writers Guild of America Strike Updates

WGA Strike Hub website:

Entertainment Industry Loses $10 Billion in One Day Following Writers Strike - "The totality of what we’re asking for would’ve cost them 5% of what they lost in one day."

Actors’ Equity Association, the union representing theater actors and stage managers, is inviting its members and allies to join the WGA picket line outside HBO and Amazon offices tomorrow.

The WGA Strike ls a Fight Against Silicon Valley's Gigification of the Entire Economy

‘SNL’ Alums Tina Fey, Seth Meyers & Fred Armisen Join WGA Picket Line At Silvercup Studios

Directors Guild opens second front in labor battle in Hollywood; focus is on streaming revenue sharing

DGA Chief Lesli Linka Glatter Blasts Studios As “Threat” To Union Jobs, Won’t “Share Fairly” As Streaming Grows; Guild Talks Set To Start Tomorrow

SAG-AFTRA prez Fran Drescher joins the WGA picket line, says 'This is a strike for everybody in the industry'

Video: "I sincerely hope the strike gets resolved, and writers are given a fair deal as soon as possible. This is an iconic, meaningful American industry & we need the writers—and all the workers—to tell the stories of our nation, and the stories of all of us." - Joe Biden, POTUS

Labor News

Workers to Starbucks: Time to Negotiate

Brunswick coffee shop employees strike after forming union

Union workers at Clarios automobile battery manufacturer go on strike

Heartwarming story alert! In a Maryland elementary school, an AFSCME member’s unwavering commitment empowers kids and families to overcome obstacles and thrive.

UMass Dartmouth grad-student employees form union

Union workers at Clarios automobile battery manufacturer go on strike

Culinary strike to target Las Vegas hospital

Laborers Local 955 members end strike at Wildcat Materials with fair contract, community Support

American Airlines pilots have voted overwhelmingly to walk off the job over substandard working conditions—and pilots at Southwest are now conducting their own strike authorization vote.

Teamsters Local 175 strike over 2 grievances while larger issues remain unresolved

There are picket lines set up at Coca-Cola distribution sites in St. Albans, Bluefield, Logan, Parkersburg and Clarksburg. Members of the Teamsters Union are on strike.

Largest union officially rejects Kroger, Albertsons merger — The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and its 1.3 million members have voted to reject the $24.6B deal

After three teens attempted to shoot a 14-year-old student in the head on a Maryland school bus last week, a labor union representing bus drivers and other school employees is calling on the district to protect employees and students with more security measures.

Starbucks Is Closing All Stores in a Main Union Stronghold

Politics, Government & Legislation

Teachers Union Reacts to Education Bills Signed by DeSantis

Nurses’ union stages sit-in outside Minnesota governor’s office over staffing bill

Union Members Disrupt Council’s Teacher Appreciation Day Proclamation

West Virginia Supreme Court justices heard arguments about whether the system being used to approve charter schools is constitutional.

Secretary of State Adams predicts 'really sad' 10% turnout for Kentucky primary

Some Kentucky Lawmakers Want To Tackle Gun Violence Through A Public Health Lens

President Biden on Tuesday said he has been looking at the 14th Amendment as a way to unilaterally work around the debt ceiling, though he acknowledged it will not be a viable short-term solution with the nation on track to default without congressional action by June.

NLRB News & Decisions 

NLRB Makes it Harder to Discipline Employees who Engage in Abusive Behavior

Jobs, Business & Economy 

Teacher Appreciation Week, National Nurses Week 2023: Deals, discounts and freebies

Amazon offers shoppers $10 to pick up purchases as it targets delivery costs

One out of every five state jobs in Nevada are vacant, workers lobby for better wages

Reopening a grocery store in eastern Kentucky after historic flooding

Farmworkers continue to speak out about conditions at Sunnyside mushroom plant

Workplace Safety 

Every Worker Deserves Strong Workplace Safety Protections: The Working People Weekly List

The worker injury rate at Amazon warehouses and logistics facilities continues to outpace that of non-Amazon facilities in New York, according to a new report by the National Employment Law Project shared exclusively with City & State.

He Died Helping Build Tesla's Gigafactory. Tesla Didnt Tell Local Officials.

Labor Honors and Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profiles: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen

Why Julie Su’s Nomination as Secretary of Labor Matters to Asian-Pacific Americans and Beyond

Announcements & Events 

Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, Ph.D., MSW, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), will host a special Older Americans Month Virtual Town Hall for Alliance for Retired Americans members on May 17.

UFCW is honored to once again partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers for the 31st annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

This Day in Labor History 

Labor History in 2:00 Podcast:

May 10 - Done!

On this day in Labor History the year was 1869. At 2:47 pm a one-word telegram was sent from Promontory Summit, Utah.  The message read simply, “done.”   


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