Nearly 17,000 AT&T Inc. landline technicians and call center workers in California and Nevada walked off the job to protest alleged unilateral changes to their job assignment process. The parties reached an agreement that resolved the strike after one day, but continue to negotiate terms of a new collective bargaining agreement. The CWA-represented workers have been without a contract for the past year.
Some 250 mine workers at Hecla Mining Co.’s Lucky Friday mine in Northern Idaho struck to protest their employer’s attempts to place job assignment responsibilities solely in the hands of management. For the last 75 years, the senior, most qualified miner has been responsible for picking team members.
Union janitors voted to “strike with the community” to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. SEIU United Service Workers West is partnering with other groups to stage rallies and community strike votes throughout April in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. These efforts are expected to culminate in the largest May Day (May 1) strike since 2006.
Approximately 1,800 Spectrum-Time Warner Cable internet and cable service technicians in New York and New Jersey walked off the job to protest alleged unlawful disciplinary actions. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3-represented workers claim they were unfairly blamed for the company’s use of faulty equipment.
Compass Minerals, the largest salt producer in North America, has agreed to pay $7.33 million to resolve unfair labor practice charges arising out of its subsidiary’s bargaining actions, which led to a United Steelworkers strike in 2010. Under the terms of the settlement, Compass Minerals will pay back wages and benefits to approximately 300 current and former employees, including about 90 workers who participated in the strike.