NY – This past Wednesday, 3000 undergraduate and graduate workers at Columbia University in New York City went on strike, demanding better pay, dental care, more secure contracts, and arbitration in cases of harassment. The student workers are organized through UAW Local 2110 and are joining similar organizing efforts at Harvard and University of California. Sign up to support them on the picket line here.
NY – You’ve heard of Striketober but workers at Wirecutter are gearing up to walk out on Strikesgiving, the busiest time of the year, protesting lack of wage increases, and demanding a fair contract now. Hundreds of workers across The Times Guild, The Times Tech Guild, and Wirecutter Union are rallying in front of the New York Times offices this next Tuesday, 12 pm ET.
NY – Striking workers at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo have reached a tentative agreement, after a five week strike. The agreement includes some significant wins for the workers, including safe staffing ratios and better wages. This is a hard won victory, as Catholic Health resorted to cutting off healthcare in an attempt to break the strike, and is a testament to the strength and dedication of the workers.
USA – The 10,000 strong John Deere UAW strike is continuing into its fourth week, after workers voted down a second tentative agreement. The company claims this was it’s “best and last offer”, but whether they stick to that remains to be seen, as they are estimated to be losing $17 million in profits per day from the strike.
USA – The BCTGM strike at four Kellogg’s plants is now in its second month. One of the key issues in the strike is management’s desire to expand a controversial two-tier system, which workers say would undermine their union by pitting them against each other. Workers remain determined to hold the line, and say donations to their strike fund are appreciated.