Tag: strike

Largest LIRR Union Votes Unanimously to Strike

We first mentioned this possibility yesterday.  Last night one of the LIRR’s unions voted unanimously to strike. Via the Daily News… Members of the Long Island Rail Road’s largest union voted 500 to 0 on Wednesday to strike, a development that helps lay the groundwork for a walkout as soon as March. Two locals that …

Two Strike Votes Tonight

Tonight there will be two strike votes taking place.  One of the votes will feature a teachers union while the other features a Long Island union. This evening at 7:00 pm Pacific time teachers in Portland, Oregon will be voting on whether or not to authorize a strike.  The Portland Association of Teachers, an NEA …

Obama Hates Unions

President Obama, who is trying to destroy the industry in which we make our living, was at it again yesterday.  He was comparing the GOP to striking workers who should be fired. Via the Washington Examiner… President Obama again compared Republicans in Congress to workers going on strike, telling reporters Tuesday that GOP lawmakers had no more …

School Bus Drivers on Strike

School bus drivers in New York City, members of ATU Local 1181, are going on strike.  Read AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento’s statement: “School bus drivers and crews are going on strike for one reason and one reason only; the Mayor has decided to put his pride over the safety of New York City children.  Rather …

Black Friday with the PJSTA

LONG ISLAND Walmart has seen their fair share of “days of action” from community and labor activists. But the recent call to “Stand Up, Live Better,” culminating in walk-outs throughout the country this month, is a game-changer. The momentum has been building for months. Workers from throughout the supply and distribution chains have walked out and …