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Labor News Update - 05/22/2023

Writers Guild of America Strike Updates

WGA Strike Hub website:

Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy has announced her full support for the WGA strikes, a major development that will please Star Wars viewers. On May 2, 2023, the Writers Guild of America - a combined US labor union embracing both movie and TV writers - launched major strikes in pursuit of improved compensation for writers across Hollywood. Many shows and movies have been indefinitely delayed, with even Netflix's flagship Stranger Things affected. Even Star Wars has not been immune, with both Andor season 2 and The Mandalorian season 4 brought to a halt.

Jeopardy! Masters host Ken Jennings slammed for promoting new career move while he ‘refuses’ to support writer’s strike

'Should have waited': Fans slam 'Jeopardy! Masters' host Ken Jennings for promoting trivia book amid WGA strike

How Actors and Writers Striking Together Could Change Everything

Drew Carey Will Pick Up Dinner Tabs for Striking Writers

Hollywood Writer Says Streamers Have the Most ‘Egregious Things’ to Address in the WGA’s Battle With the AMPTP: ‘And They Don’t Want To’ (Video)

Star Trek actors join writers on Trek-themed picket lines In LA And NYC

Take Action: Stand with Striking Writers

Labor News

Three Hundred California Warehouse Workers Vote Overwhelmingly for Representation with Teamsters Local 630

American Airlines, ALPA reach deal for 21 percent pay hike

Lifelong Teamster On How Cannabis Workers Are Rejecting Churn-And- Burn-Model' Toward Prosperous Careers

Victory in WA mushrooms, but still a long way to go

Common Good a Big Subject in Oakland Schools Strike

Victims of deadly Oregon highway crash were farmworkers, union says

Starbucks Union Drive Hits Cornell With Day Hall Occupation — With the closing of all three Ithaca Starbucks locations, protestors turned their attention to Cornell, seeking the end of Starbucks on campus.

Despite union-busting allegations, Epic has its first union thanks to Bandcamp

A’s stadium deal won’t parallel Allegiant Stadium; Culinary Union played role in site change

Sheetz: Teamsters will continue making deliveries to stores

Rail Workers Union Wins 'Trailblazing' Paid Sick Leave Deal With Norfolk Southern

Unionized bodies in topless bar: How sex workers became the new frontier of the labor movement

A Nationwide UPS Strike Could Be Weeks Away

Politics, Government & Legislation

Gov. Beshear’s campaign bus tour makes stops in Lexington, eastern Ky

Rep. Nixon: New anti-union law is state sanctioned harassment of public sector workers

With No Deal on Debt Ceiling Hike, Federal Workers Union Asks US Court to Intervene

NLRB News & Decisions 

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of May 8 - 12, 2023 

Jobs, Business & Economy 

OhioMeansJobs Licking County is making sure Newark High School students see all of the opportunities that are available to them — in high school and after they graduate

Popeyes shut down a store after teenage workers said they were asked to skip school and do late weeknight shifts

San Diego: Swami's Cafe Sued After Allegations of Sexual Harassment of Young Female Workers

Vanishing paychecks: How hundreds of USPS workers fell prey to a fake website scam

How Florida's new immigration law will affect undocumented workers

Local businesses losing workers due to new Florida immigration law

In Florida, agricultural workers are fearful and brace for changes under new immigration law

Just as protections for NJ temp workers roll out, staffing agencies try to stop them in court

Entire GameStop Store Quits On Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Release Day

Workplace Safety

Milwaukee DPW workers chased and shot at in paintball attack

‘God only knows how many workers have suffered and died’: Employees urge Cal/OSHA to set indoor heat rules

This Day in Labor History 

May 22 Chicago's First Teacher's Strike

Today in Labor History, May 22, the year was 1969.  That was the day that began the first strike of the Chicago Teacher’s Union.  The strike lasted three days.  It won teachers a $100 per month pay raise.   


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