Latest Strikes News

Strike at Navy shipbuilder in Maine enters a 4th week

Jul. 13, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A strike at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works entered a fourth week on Monday with no talks between the company and the union representing 4,300 production workers. Both the company and Machinists Local S6 met separately with a federal mediator last week, but there has been no resumption...

Hundreds of drivers for MBTA The RIDE service go on strike

Jul. 13, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of drivers who provide rides through an MBTA service for people with disabilities have gone on strike over a health insurance dispute. Three hundred and fifty members of Teamsters Local 25 employed by Veterans Transportation, a sub-contractor for MBTA's The RIDE program, voted...

Strikers picket outside the district lodge of Local 6 across from Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. Production workers at one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting the company's three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further delay delivery of ships. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Shipbuilder files complaint over union threats during strike

Jul. 10, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing its largest union of threatening workers who cross the picket line during an ongoing strike in Maine. The company accused leaders of Machinists’ Local S6 of threatening so-called scabs with fines...

FILE - In this June 19, 2020, file photo, people demonstrate in Chicago, to mark Juneteenth. A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work July 20, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to highlight racism

Jul. 8, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands...

Bath Iron Works lays off some workers during strike

Jul. 8, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works is laying off an undisclosed number of workers because of a strike that's in its third week. The workers who were laid off belong to Machinists' Local S7, not the production workers who are on strike, Machinists Local S6, according to a memo from Dirk...

Union meets with mediator as shipyard strike enters 3rd week

Jul. 6, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The union representing striking shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works is meeting with a federal mediator as the strike enters a third week. The negotiating committee of Machinists Local S6 was to meet with a federal mediator Monday, the union announced. A meeting between the company and the...

700 nurses at Joliet hospital go on strike over pay, safety

Jul. 4, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

JOLIET, ILL. (AP) — More than 700 nurses at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet went on strike Saturday morning after negotiations between the hospital and the nurses union failed to result in a contract. The strike comes after Amita Health, which has 19 hospitals in Illinois, issued a statement...

Picketers acknowledge a honking motorist outside an entrance to Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. Production workers at one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders overwhelmingly voted to strike, rejecting the company's three-year contract offer Sunday and threatening to further delay delivery of ships. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Shipyard hiring temporary workers; mediation next week

Jul. 2, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With more than 4,000 workers on strike, Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works plans to bring in more subcontractors to join management and existing contractors to try to avoid falling further behind on production, the company's president said Thursday. The company and Machinists Union...

Striking shipbuilders picket outside an entrance to Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. The vast majority of picketers did not wear pandemic facemarks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Striking shipbuilders are losing health coverage in pandemic

Jun. 30, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as company-provided health insurance is running out for 4,300 shipbuilders who've left their jobs. Striking workers from Machinists Union Local S6 will be responsible for their own...

Strike at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works enters 2nd week

Jun. 29, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A strike by shipbuilders against Maine's Bath Iron Works entered a second week Monday with no talks between the company and the union. About 4,300 shipbuilders from Machinists Union Local S6 are on strike in a contract dispute that focuses on subcontractors, work rules and seniority. The...