Latest Picketing Stories

2008-09-09 09:00:31

By From staff reports LOS ANGELES - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama announced his support Thursday for airline service workers at Los Angeles International Airport -- six days after those employees put down their picket signs and returned to work. The employees who provide "curb-to-cabin" services for major airlines at LAX returned to work last Friday, one day after they went on strike over issues of wages, benefits and allegedly unfair labor practices. The return to work...

2008-07-25 12:01:01

Gravediggers and grounds-keepers at nine Toronto cemeteries have gone on strike, leaving management to operate backhoes. Some 230 workers employed by The Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries began picketing after two months of talks broke down over raises from the average of $22 per hour, along with health concerns over pesticide use, the Toronto Sun reported Friday. The workers are represented by the Canadian Service Workers Union, an affiliate of the Canadian Auto Workers union. The...

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