2,500 Boeing workers on strike in St. Louis – 600 pharmacists on strike in SoCal
Greetings from the Burgh, where I am preparing to go to a production of Quantum Theatre’s “The Cherry Orchard”. This is the show’s final week of production, so be sure to check it out. (You can buy tickets here.)
Strike by 300 housing clinic workers in San Francisco
In San Francisco, more than 300 housing clinics employed by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, the largest operator of single-occupancy buildings in San Francisco, are on a one-day strike demanding higher wages. Workers say they are paid poverty wages and many are at risk of homelessness themselves.
“We are office clerks, janitors, social workers, maintenance staff and more at 24 of the city’s single occupancy (SRO) hotels and are essential to keeping the supportive housing system running. city support. said workers union SEIU 1021 on Twitter.
2,500 Boeing workers on strike in Saint-Louis
In St. Louis, more than 2,500 Boeing defense workers are threatening to go on strike starting Aug. 1 as contract talks stall.
“We reject Boeing’s current contract offer and will strike at all three St. Louis-area locations, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2022,” the machinists said in a statement. “We cannot agree to a contract that is not fair and equitable, as this company continues to earn billions of dollars every year on the backs of our hardworking members. Boeing previously withdrew a pension from our members, and now the company is unwilling to adequately compensate our members’ 401(k) plan.
600 pharmacists vote to strike in Southern California
In December, Payday explained how a fledgling independent union of pharmacists was organization of a nationwide pharmacist walkout day, in which several hundred participated.
Today, more than 600 unionized Southern California pharmacists at Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons and Southern California Pavilions stores are threatening to strike over burnout, low wages and understaffing. results.
“Essential pharmacists in Southern California have made their voices heard with this vote,” union locals said in a joint statement Friday. “This vote gives union leaders permission to call a strike and lays the groundwork for more than 600 pharmacists across California to stand up to protect their rights and ensure they have the ability to serve. their patients and their communities effectively.”
Union Busters closes payday venue in Lousiville
Finally, in 2017, Payday was based in Louisville. One of my favorite places to hang out and work was the Heine Brothers in the Highlands neighborhood.
Now that the workers there are unionized, the owners have closed the iconic cafe. It is being transformed into a Ten20 Craft Brewerywhich will always serve Heine Brothers Coffee products alongside beers from the brewery.
“We will fight against what we believe to be anti-union activity,” a union representative told the Courier Journal. “Our workers are still very committed to this struggle.”
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