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UAW member hit, killed by car near John Deere picket line

Oct. 27, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

MILAN, Ill. (AP) — A vehicle struck and killed a United Auto Workers member Wednesday as he was walking to a picket line to join striking workers outside a John Deere distribution plant in northwest Illinois, the union and police said. The man, identified as 56-year-old...

US McDonald's workers strike to protest workplace harassment

Oct. 26, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

McDonald’s workers in 12 U.S. cities walked off the job Tuesday to protest what they say is an ongoing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company’s stores. Several hundred workers were expected to participate in Chicago, Houston, Miami, Detroit and other...

Contract talks to resume at Kellogg's amid cereal strike

Oct. 26, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Contract talks between the Kellogg Co. and its 1,400 striking cereal plant workers are set to resume next week. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said Tuesday that the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union...

Kellogg Co. offers to restart talks with striking workers

Oct. 25, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Kellogg Co. is trying to persuade its 1,400 striking cereal-making workers to return to the bargaining table. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said Monday that it sent a message to the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

Philadelphia-area transit union authorized to call strike

Oct. 24, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers for the Philadelphia-area transit system have voted to authorize a strike next month if an agreement isn’t reached on a new contract. The Transport Workers Union Local 234 said a voice vote at a Sunday morning meeting in south Philadelphia...

Striking bourbon workers ratify new Heaven Hill contract

Oct. 23, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Striking workers at one of the world's largest bourbon producers voted to a ratify a new contract Saturday, a day after announcing a tentative agreement with Heaven Hill. About 420 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23D went on...

Bourbon maker reaches tentative deal with striking workers

Oct. 22, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Heaven Hill, one of the world's largest bourbon producers, announced a tentative contract deal Friday with a union representing striking workers, just days after signaling it intended to start hiring permanent replacement employees for bottling and warehouse operations in Kentucky. ...

Hospital workers give notice of possible strike

Oct. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Maintenance and service union workers at a West Virginia hospital have given notice that they intend to strike if a new contract isn't reached soon. The Service Employees International Union voted Wednesday in favor of giving a 10-day strike...

Greece: Striking hospital staff hold protest in Athens

Oct. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of Greek state hospital workers marched Thursday through central Athens as part of a 24-hour strike to protest staff shortages and compulsory coronavirus vaccinations. About 500 protesters demonstrated in the center of the capital, heading...

Judge limits strikers' conduct at Deere plant in Iowa

Oct. 20, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order that details how picketing workers at the Deere & Co. plant in Davenport must conduct themselves. In seeking the injunction Wednesday, Deere officials alleged that striking workers had...