Tag: strikes

4 Tips to Avoid Union Strikes

Some 450 members of United Steelworkers Local 40 went on strike on October 1, 2021, when the union failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with management at Special Metals, a plant based in Huntington, West Virginia, which develops and produces nickel alloys. Like many employers dealing with strikes, it’s likely Special Metals is […]


Pointers for Employers in the Aftermath of ‘Strike for Black Lives’

Earlier in July, organizers and labor organizations across the country were in the process of holding a “Strike for Black Lives”—a national walkout of workers in support of “dismantling racism and white supremacy to bring about fundamental changes in our society, economy and workplaces.”


What Is Imposter Syndrome, and Why Should Employers Care?

Have you heard of imposter syndrome? It basically boils down to a feeling of “you’re not good enough” or “not accomplishing up to par,” even when there’s clear evidence to the contrary. Sometimes, individuals who are quite accomplished may feel as though they’re still not doing well enough and fear that they will be found […]

3-Step Analysis for Deciding if Reason for Striking Potential Jurors is Discriminatory

A recent decision by the Florida 5th District Court of Appeals (DCA) dealt with one of the many variables that can determine the outcome of an employee’s lawsuit against your company: jury selection. In Florida civil cases, a large pool of potential jurors is called to jury duty. On the morning of the trial, members […]

Judge to NLRB: time to stop protecting racist, sexist conduct

by Bart N. Sisk A federal judge recently called out the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for its history of taking a “cavalier and enabling” approach toward the “sexually and racially demeaning misconduct of some employees during strikes.” Let’s take a closer look at the case.  Judge appalled that NLRB gives ‘refuge’ to intolerable conduct […]

Fast-food strikes, NLRB policies take center stage

A day after the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial “quickie election” rule took effect, low-wage workers across the country took to the streets in an effort to boost their pay and join unions. The Fight for $15 campaign, supported by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), set April 15 as the date for the […]

Latest fast-food protests buoyed by NLRB, Obama stance

More fast-food protests are planned for September 4, with the latest round including homecare workers and possible civil disobedience. Fast-food and other low-wage workers have been staging periodic strikes and demonstrations since 2012 in hopes of increasing their hourly wage. In addition to expanding the type of workers represented, planners of the new protests have […]

Wal-Mart workers step up wage strikes

Wal-Mart workers were set to protest in more than 20 cities on June 4 as efforts by low-wage workers to increase their pay continue. Fast-food and retail workers have been staging occasional strikes in cities across the country for over a year in an effort to boost wages and improve working conditions. The Wal-Mart strikes […]

Fast-food strikers plan escalation

The call for higher wages and more rights for fast-food workers and others in traditionally low-wage jobs is culminating in a nationwide strike set for May 15, but the effort doesn’t stop there, according to an organization leading the strikes. The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) […]

More low-wage worker strikes are set for August 29

Fast-food and other low-wage workers who have staged strikes in a handful of cities around the country in recent months are planning to take their efforts nationwide on August 29. Strikers and their supporters are calling for $15 an hour as well as more protections for workers interested in unionizing. The latest wave of strikes […]