Following stalled contract negotiations, ADT Corp. locked out 19 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represented installation and service technicians from its Winston­Salem, N.C. facility.

The fast­food workers’ campaign, “Fight for $15,” announced that it will resume nationally coordinated walkouts and protests on April 15. Fight for $15, receiving financial and strategic backing from the SEIU, said the 13th single­day strike by fast­food employees is scheduled in more than 200 U.S. cities, and for the first time, the strike will coincide with protests by students and adjunct professors on some 170 college campuses. The campaign also has tried to gain leverage by filing hundreds of unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB against McDonald’s USA and franchisees, alleging retaliation against workers who participated in past Fight for $15 protests and strikes.