Rochester, Minn.-area sheet metal workers represented by International Association Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers, Local 10, stuck down 10 area businesses, including Brogan Heating Air Conditioning, upon the expiration of their collective bargaining agreement.

Long Island-based beer distributor Clare Rose Inc. announced plans to permanently replace striking warehouse workers, drivers, and summer helpers represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 812.     

40,000 Communication Workers of America (CWA) members engaged in a three-day strike after AT&T Inc. missed a deadline to present new proposals for union contracts covering the company’s wireless, landline telephone, and DirecTV businesses.      

Security guards at Chicago’s Navy Pier went on strike after the new security guard contractor, Allied Universal, refused to recognize a collective bargaining agreement between Teamsters, Local 727 and SMG, Navy Pier’s previous security guard contractor.      

Westinghouse Electric Co. locked out 172 workers represented by International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (Boilermakers), Local 651, upon reaching a bargaining deadlock with the union. Although the parties agreed to extend the expired contract while negotiations continued, Westinghouse terminated the extension nine days early, after the union rejected the company’s “last, best, and final contract offer.”