Thursday August 13, 2020
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BY Jim Byrne | Tucson, AZ | 4/21/20
Despite the closure of the physical presence of picket lines due to COVID-19, the eight unions representing nearly 2000 workers on strike at five Asarco facilities in Texas and Arizona remain “One day longer, one day stronger” against the abusive global copper giant.
BY Jacob Flom | Milwaukee, WI | 3/30/20
A wave of worker activity has sprung up in the past two weeks as the slow government and employer response to COVID-19 has thrown millions of workers into dangerous working conditions.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 3/11/20
Saint Paul educators are on strike, March 10. Their demands include multilingual staff, mental health supports for students, and special education services.
BY staff | Ely, MN | 1/17/20
Members of Teamster Local 320 on the picket line, January 17, in Ely, on the day three of a strike by workers in the Saint Louis County Public Works Department.
BY Jim Byrne | Tucson, AZ | 1/07/20
As one of the country’s longest running strikes continues into week 13, educators from Arizona’s RedForEd movement brought food donations to the picket line.
BY Jim Byrne | Tucson | 12/30/19
On day 77 of the Asarco strike of 2000 workers from eight different unions, Teamster International President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. came by to voice his solidarity. “We are with you!” shouted Hoffa in front of the long tables where dozens of strikers and their families ate together on Sunday, December 29.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/21/19
The joint strike by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and SEIU Local 73 continued October 18 and through the weekend as the office of Mayor Lori Lightfoot continued to refuse to meet the strikers' demands.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/18/19
Picket lines went up at hundreds of schools across Chicago at 6:30 a.m., October 17. The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) walked out for their third strike since 2012.
BY Jim Byrne | Tucson, AZ | 10/18/19
It has become tradition in Arizona to wear red and take selfies on Wednesdays to support the #RedForEd movement to demand that the legislature fully fund schools. However, since there are currently 2000 workers on strike at the Asarco mines, educators took selfies with Steelworkers and Teamsters on their picket line on Wednesday, October 16.
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BY Jared Hamil | Los Angeles, CA | 8/01/19
Over 40 supporters picketed outside of Ralphs grocery store on Sunset Boulevard, July 31.
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