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Labor Strikes and Disputes

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013

    CALL TO ACTION

    Bill McKibben explores ways to save the planet

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013

    SCREEN GEM

    Basil Twist revives dogugaeshi

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Gun Bully Mike Bloomberg To Host Fundraiser For NRA Darling Scott Brown

    New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has made it explicitly clear that he hates guns. For example, he recently urged cops across the country to go on strike in protest of the nation's lax gun laws. Additionally, he founded the organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns in an effort to get rid of loophol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg: Cops Should Go On Strike Until Gun Laws Are Changed (Sigh)

    New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's got a brand new plan in his crusade to rid the world of guns: cops should go on strike.Don't worry -- it makes complete sense (according to Bloomberg, anyway, who also thinks donating food to homeless shelters is a bad idea because he can't monitor the amount of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2012

    ConEd Negotiations End in the Dismissal of 8,500 Workers

    Well, this completely backfired.Over the past ten days, the Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America and ConEd officials have  been arguing over the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement that ended at midnight Saturday. As the deadline slowly passed last night, the electrical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Transport Workers Union Local 100 Disputes Coverage of MTA Contract Negotiations

    ​If you have been keeping up with the tabloids, you might think that contract negotiations between the MTA and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 have come to a screeching halt. You might even be tempted to believe that the union is going to strike, leaving you stranded in the cold on an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Potential School Bus Drivers' Strike 'Outrageous,' Bloomberg Says

    ​Mayor Bloomberg just held a press conference with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo to address a possible strike by the city's school bus drivers that would affect 152,000 kids. Bloomberg described the proposed strike as "just outrageous" and said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Back to School at LIU? Faculty On Strike, Locked Out

    Striking faculty outside of LIU's downtown Brooklyn campus​Update below: LIU releases statement that deal with union could come on Monday. Like most schools in the city, this week was supposed to mark the normal start of fall classes at Long Island University's downtown Brooklyn campus. Inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Verizon Workers in the Bronx Take Picketing to Job Site in the Field (VIDEO)

    Striking Verizon employees confront workers on a pole on Alexander Avenue in the Bronx​As the Verizon strike enters its fifth day, we've come across various picket lines near Verizon buildings, here in the East Village and around the city. But what we hadn't witnessed until today was a scene w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Huffington Post: Our Bloggers Like Doing It For Free

    ​On Thursday, the Newspaper Guild made a public plea to all unpaid writers for the Huffington Post to withdraw their services as a part of a strike against using unpaid labor in the wake of HuffPo's $315 million sale to AOL. "Just as we would ask writers to stand fast and not cross a physical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Continental Accused of Racist Door Policy, Picketers to Take Over Tomorrow

    Village Voice​Trouble's a-brewing at the Continental. The bar may be best known for its cheap drinks (a banner outside advertises $10 for any five shots), but it's now coming under fire for its stringent door policy, which some people are claiming is racist.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    This Doorman Strike Would Be Scary, if We Had Doormen

    ​We at Runnin' Scared have far and few (okay, no) doormen between us. But that doesn't mean we don't understand the plight of the many wealthy New Yorkers facing the possibility of a doorman strike come 12:01 a.m. April 21. We are not like the snarky old New York Times, publishing how-tos on o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Clip Job: It's 1963, and the Sixties are starting to happen!

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMay 16, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 30'Split the War Scene'By J.R. GoddardPickets bearing "Split The War Scene" and other pacifist placards were nearly outnumbered by the police at a demonstration in front of the Atomic Energy Commission on Hudson Stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Villagers Declare Peace in 1962

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 1, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 15 Peace Strike Under Way By Michael Smith Hundreds of Villagers and other New Yorkers are putting most of their energies this week into protests against nuclear testing and the "war economy." The Worldwide G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Seven Jail Guards Busted, 14 Pull a Sickout, One Sneaky Smuggler at Rikers

    Whoa...It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in Rikers. The fun began on April 14, when 14 of 17 correction captains staged a one-day sickout to protest a department crackdown following the arrest of an officer for using inmates as enforcers. Then, on Thursday, authorities announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    May Day: Put Your Hands Together

    Some folks have called for a daylong general strike by immigrants on the May 1 national day of action for immigrant rights. Others think immigrants should boycott buying things for the day. In New York City, however, the action will be confined to your lunch hour. At 12:16 p.m. on Monday (commemorat ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2006

    No Justice, No Work

    Immigrants tap May Day's radical roots

  • News

    April 4, 2006

    'This Is the Time to Rise'

    Immigrants march, plan May 1 strike

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2006

    Bike Group Disputes City Stats on Strike Cycling

    The city's Department of Transportation just released data showing far more New Yorkers than usual walked over the four East River bridges during last month's transit strike, yet fewer biked than during the 1980 transit strike. According to figures revealed by Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    Back to Work? On the Brink Again

    Not much changed at the picket line outside the 240th Street yards after the news broke late Thursday morning that Roger Toussaint wants to send his members back to work. The guys still circulated in a small driveway under the last stretch of elevated 1 train in the Bronx. There were bagels and coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    Strike's Over: What About My MetroCard?

    For those of you who are fretting the four days the transit strike ate into your unlimited-ride MetroCard, good news: Transit officials are urging customers to continue using the seven- and 30-day passes. Details: 7-day MetroCard passes will be extended for three additional days, and users w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    Strike Price Tag: About $1B

    It will take awhile to sort out, but right now the best bet is that the 60-hour transit strike cost New Yorkers about $1 billion. New York City Comptroller William Thompson had estimated that the first day of the strike was the costliest—at $400 million—because "because many people will ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    A Union Town Loses Patience With the Strike

    From all reports, one of the more common sentiments expressed by strike-bound New York commuters—along with "Is it worth taking the LIRR to Jamaica?" and "I can't feel my fingers!"—has been that the transit workers, regardless of whether they deserve a better contract, are being selfish in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Strikeline: What Price, Respect?

    "They want you to hold out," says Laverne the conductor, standing with 20 or so other striking TWU folks outside the Bedford Park B/D station on Grand Concourse, and she wasn't talking about contract negotiations. She meant bathroom breaks. If you take one when you aren't supposed to, she says, they ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2005

    Fault Line

    Deal or no deal, transit workers want more respect, less punishment

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2005

    Transit Breaks

    It took them more than 24 hours to get there, but the two sides in the city's tense transit talks found their way back to the bargaining table today, but no one was suggesting that much was accomplished. "There's not much to report so far. We met, we talked, and we're ready to keep meeting," said an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2005

    A Strike -- Partially

    Transport Workers Union officials voted to strike this morning - but limited their initial walkout to two private bus lines which serve southeast Queens -- and even that work stoppage isn't slated to begin until this evening. The decision to shut down the bus lines first represents a delicate tap da ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    The Nerds Are Pissed

    New York University opts for war with its best and brightest

  • Film

    July 19, 2005

    Reel News

    Celebrities get involved as IFC Center union protests continue

  • Theater

    October 7, 2003

    Candid Nanny Camera

    Good 'help' is easy to find in Loomer's sympathetic comedy

  • News

    January 28, 2003

    Heartless Hotel

    Prison Contracts and Homeless Crisis Built Empire

  • News

    January 14, 2003

    Airing Dirty Linens

    A Win for Workers Who Put the Finery in Fine Dining

  • News

    March 20, 2001

    The Sweetheart Union

    As Sugar Strike Fails, Longshoremen’s Union Butts Into Greengrocer Campaign

  • News

    August 8, 2000
  • NYC Life

    June 6, 2000

    Redressing Chanel

    Karl, Coco, and the Met

  • NYC Life

    June 8, 1999

    Love’s Labor Found

    Photos by Michael Sofronski

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