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Labor Strikes and Disputes

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    While Demanding Better Wages and Benefits, NYU Graduate Assistants Are Mulling a Strike

    Graduate students at New York University are weighing whether to step out of the library and on to the picket line. The Graduate School Organizing Committee -- the union that represents NYU's teaching and research assistants -- is trying to negotiate a contract with the school officials and they sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Stagehands Call Off Carnegie Hall Strike: Union Will Have "Limited Jurisdiction" in New Wing

    Carnegie Hall has reached an agreement with Local One, the union representing its stagehands. As the Voice reported earlier this week, Carnegie Hall's five full-time stagehands--who average more than $419,000 per year--went on strike Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of the non-profit's opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Fast Food Workers Are Walking off the Job in 50 Cities Today, Including New York

    Strike actions and rallies will dot the city today as fast food workers' frustrations will too-low wages and lack of collective bargaining rights come to a head. Fast food employees in 50 cities, including New York, will take to the streets for increases in pay and the right to organize unions witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Workers Strike Across the City in Biggest Fast-Food Strike in History

    It was still dark when the fast-food workers began gathering outside the McDonald's just north of Times Square yesterday morning. Carrying signs that read "Strike for higher pay for a stronger New York," they lined up outside the restaurant, where workers from the night shift were still on the job. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Bus Stop: Striking Bus Drivers to Lose Benefits Today

    The City Council urged Mayor Bloomberg to postpone the negotiations of school bus driver contracts yesterday in a letter that called for "restoring much needed normalcy to the thousands of students and families affected by the strike." The stakes get higher for workers today as health insurance for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    NLRB Rules School Bus Strike Legal

    The National Labor Relations Board announced earlier this morning that the Amalgamated Transit Union's school bus strike is indeed lawful. A group of 20 bus companies filed a charge with the NLRB arguing that the ATU Local Union 1181 violated NLRB regulations when its bus drivers and matrons went o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Strike Averted! (For Now); Longshoremen and Container-Carriers Agree to Negotiation Extension

    Longshoremen workers at ports along the East and Gulf Coasts were set to go on strike Sunday. That's before their union agreed to extend contract negotiations with the U.S. Maritime Alliance for at least another month. In other words, we were threatened with the frightening prospect of losing out o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Verizon Workers Strike In East Village

    Esther Zuckerman​You could hear the blaring of car and air horns from two blocks away as Verizon employees continued their strike for a third day on 13th Street and Second Avenue, after the company and workers failed to come to terms on a contract early Sunday morning. The East Village's recep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    45K Verizon Workers Strike; 'Limited Disruption in Service' Expected

    SCAB!​Forty-five thousand union workers for Verizon went on strike across the Eastern seaboard at midnight last night after labor negotiations faltered. Communications Workers America says that Verizon is demanding "more than 100 concessions from workers regarding health care, pensions and wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    The Looming NFL Strike: Get Ready for Clueless Coverage

    ​Why is the looming NFL strike different from all other strikes? Well, first, it's not a strike, it's a lockout. Or at least it will be on March 4, when the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Football League and the player's union expires and the owners padlock the gates. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Paging Budd Schulberg: Wildcat Strike Shuts Down Waterfront

    ​For the first time in at least 30 years, the port of New York and New Jersey was shut down today by a wildcat strike. Several hundred workers have walked off the job in a sympathy strike after pickets from a Philadelphia longshoremen's union local showed up at work sites throughout the metro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    40 Tons of Garbage a Day Now Piling Up at Bronx Co-Op

    ​Think about one ton of weight. A car. Think about how big a car is, and how compact it is in regards to all that weight. Science! It's amazing. Now think about that one ton of weight as trash. Trash that is in bags, that isn't compacted. And think about it piling up. That's exactly what's hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Ruben Diaz Jr., Under Union Pressure, Moves Black History Event

    ​Score one for the unions. A public event celebrating Black History Month was supposed to be held at the Bronx Museum of the Arts this evening. But the UAW Local 2110, which organizes local museum workers, went out of contract with the Bronx Museum last summer, and claims management is trying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Clip Job: The Plight of 'Newsmen'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 19, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 31 The Newsmen: Where Do They Go from Here? By Stan Fischler M. David Levin, his blue windbreaker stained by a brief drizzle, leaned against the delivery ramp of the Journal-American and refused to curse th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Strike-Breaking Bronx Stella D'Oro Factory Shuts Down a Day Early

    Though workers at the plant tried to keep it open with protests, the Stella D'Oro factory in The Bronx closed down yesterday -- a day ahead of schedule. The workers went on strike last year, after Brynwood Partners, the private equity firm that had taken the plant over, kicked out the union; Brynwoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Latest in the Stella D'oro Saga

    The Stella saga continues: According to a report yesterday in Crain's New York, the union representing workers at the Stella D'oro factory has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board to try to halt the Bronx factory's planned closure. After going on strike last August, the factory's 13 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Stella D'Oro Strikers, Locked Out in the Bronx, Ordered Back to Work by NLRB

    Labor, management, and the occasional politician have been trying to negotiate a settlement to the Stella D'oro factory strike in the Bronx since last summer. It didn't help that the factory replaced 134 striking workers with what in a simpler time would be known as scabs. In addition to holding lar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Preparing for the Pope

    The arrival of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States has been receiving a ton of media coverage in the city. It makes sense: we have a pretty decent Catholic population, and the pope is spending three days here, including a trip to Ground Zero and celebrating a mass in Yankee Stadium (the un-cursed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    Kimya Dawson, Conan, Whoopie, Tonight at Soundfix

    photo from Sunday's Southpaw show by Cary Conover So no Moldy Peaches on the Conan O'Brien Show last night. As mentioned here, Kimya Dawson and Adam Green had accepted an invitation for another 'reunion' on Monday night's show. ("How could we say no to that weirdo?" Kimya wrote on her LiveJournal. ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2006

    Garbage Fight

    Union says waste kings trash a health plan for workers

  • News

    January 31, 2006

    Toussaint's Transit Trauma

    Union big walked a tightrope between enemies abroad and at home

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2006

    NYC Transit Workers Reject Contract

    By the itsy-bitsy margin of seven votes out of 22,000 cast, the city's transit workers have narrowly rejected the proposed contract that they went on strike last month to win. Friday was the deadline for union members to turn in their ballots. The move means Transit Workers Union Local 100 presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2005

    Transit Union Strikes a Deal

    By 37 to four Tuesday night, leaders of the union that staged a three-day strike against the New York City transit system last week agreed to accept a new contract from the MTA. The workers got the same wage increases included in the MTA's "final offer" before last week's transit strike, but without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    Report: Strike End in Sight

    Local media are reporting that Transit Workers Union Local 100 leaders are preparing to recommend to the union's executive board that the 33,000 workers on the picket lines end their strike in its third day. If the board were to approve the move, it would take the MTA several hours to get the transi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    The Strike is Over

    About 60 hours after it began the first transit strike in 25 years, Transit Workers Union Local 100 is going back to work. The union's executive board approved the move under the threat of possible jail time for its leaders, and with mediators setting up a framework for talks that apparently keeps t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    Tinkering With the Taylor Law

    The transit strike had just ended this afternoon when the Sergeant's Benevolent Association sent 'round a press release from two days ago hailing Governor Pataki for signing a bill that reforms the Taylor Law. That's right, the very day that NYC transit shut down, the gov was tweaking the very law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Socialists, Scabs, and the "Union Soul"

    It was around 2:30, with the fire in the wastebasket slowly consuming a long wood plank, that the Workers Vanguard caused problems for the picket line at the 207th Street transit depot on 10th Avenue. A trio of socialists was distributing leaflets demanding "Victory to the Transit Workers Strike" an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Bloomberg: Some of Koch's Style, None of His Resolve

    The Bloomberg/Pataki position that no talks will resume until the Transport Workers Union returns to work flies in the face of city history. Former Labor Commissioner Robert Linn could not recall any city strike that had ever ended without a negotiated settlement, adding that "it was clearly not the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Strikebound

    For the first time in a quarter century, New York City transit workers walked off the job early this morning after their union rejected a final contract proposal from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Transit workers are tired of being underappreciated and disrespected," said a grim Roger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Three Days? MTA Worker's Strike Prediction

    The metal gates at the entrance to the normally bustling N/R/D lines at 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, slammed down as early as 3 a.m. today, the first day of the transit strike in New York City. During the morning rush hour, the entrance stood empty, void of the steady stream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Transit Strike: Working Class vs. Working Class

    On the streets of Brooklyn, about the only thing people are jawing about is the city's transit strike. At Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, traffic today has often come near to a standstill. Cars blare and pedestrians shout. White commuter vans idle on the sidelines, as residents scramble to find a way ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • News

    February 22, 2005

    The Ice Storm

    Everyone knows who won the NHLs labor dispute. But who won last year's Stanley Cup?

  • News

    March 18, 2003

    Illness as Metaphor

    Labor Groups Consider Calling in Sick to Protest War With Iraq

  • Film

    January 22, 2002

    Freeze Frame

    MOMA Shuts Down Film Stills Archive

  • News

    January 22, 2002

    A Picket Line With History

    Harsh Conditions for Food Servers Only Worsened After 9-11

  • News

    January 2, 2001
  • News

    December 26, 2000

    Decision Time at NYU

    A University Debates Its Future

  • News

    November 28, 2000

    Working Papers

    Domino’s Strikers Again Choose the Cold Over Surrender, While Labor Celebrates Some Victories and a Painter-Hero

  • News

    October 24, 2000

    Kent Avenue Freeze-Out

    Dilemma at Domino for Striking Sugar Workers

  • News

    August 29, 2000
  • News

    August 22, 2000

    Muss-ed Up

    Brooklyn Strikers Decry Developer’s Antiunion Antics

  • News

    June 6, 2000

    Making Choices at MOMA

    A Strike Divides the Staff at Museum

  • News

    April 25, 2000

    Sweet and Sour

    Up and Down on the Domino Sugar Picket Line

  • News

    September 7, 1999

    Bitter Battle at Domino Sugar

    Strike Continues at One of Waterfront's Last Big Factories

  • News

    June 15, 1999

    The Literati and Their Servers

    The Two Faces of Carl Bernstein

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    No Union Label at a PEN Gala

    Picket Lines Are Labor’s Free Speech

  • News

    June 1, 1999

    Look Who Crossed a Picket Line

    Why Paul Newman Nixed PEN's Gala

  • News

    November 24, 1998

    Out of Network

    The health issues behind the ABC lockout

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