• American Airlines pilots voted to authorize an immediate strike after a bankruptcy judge allowed the airline to cancel the current collective bargaining agreement (see below). American Airlines noted that the pilots are not legally allowed to strike and indicated that it plans to implement changes from their final contract offer and term sheet, although it does not plan to furlough any pilots.
  • Non-union workers at a Wal-Mart warehouse in Jurupa Valley, Calif. went on strike to protest alleged unsafe working conditions. The employees are not directly employed by Wal-Mart, but are employed by Warestaff LLC, staffing agent and NFI Industries, which owns and operates the warehouse.
  • Non-union workers employed by Roadlink Workforce Solutions LLC, a Wal-Mart subcontractor at a Wal-Mart warehouse in Elwood, Ill. struck allegedly to protest asserted unsafe working conditions, lack of access to drinking water, wage and hour violations, lack of training, retaliation, and discrimination against women.
  • “Man bites dog:” Members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades picketed the building site of the United Food and Commercial Workers (“UFCW”) Credit Union in Pennsylvania, protesting the use of non-union labor to perform construction work.