Bath shipyard union hints at willingness to strike again ahead of contract negotiations
Bath Iron Works’ largest union signaled a willingness to go on strike again, voting almost unanimously this week in favor of a strike sanction as leverage for upcoming contract negotiations. Machinists Union Local S6, which represents about 4,250 of the shipyard’s 6,500 workers, said the vote authorizes benefit checks if members vote to go on strike, sending an early message to shipyard leadership a few months before sitting down to try to come to an agreement on the details of the next contract.https://www.centralmaine.com/2023/06/09/biw-union-hints-at-willingness-to-strike-again-ahead-of-contract-negotiations/‘We deserve more’: hotel workers vote to authorize strike in California
Hotel workers are threatening to strike in California over pay and conditions in what would be the largest ever strike by hotel workers. In a strike authorization vote held on 8 June, workers voted 96% in favor of authorizing a strike, which could begin as early as Fourth of July weekend. The decision impacts 15,000 hotel workers represented by Unite Here Local 11 in the Los Angeles.https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jun/09/california-hotel-workers-strike-voteUAW Strike Ongoing At GM 12-Volt Battery Supplier Plant
According to a report from Automotive News, neither side wants to budge as negotiations continue to stall. For reference, approximately 400 workers have been on strike as of May 8th, 2023 following a contract proposal that was shot down. Meanwhile, the Ohio plant employs roughly 650 employees in total, and produces up to 150,000 batteries a week.https://gmauthority.com/blog/2023/06/uaw-strike-ongoing-at-gm-12-volt-battery-supplier-plant/ Debt deal strikes blow to housing affordability
Now the additional monthly costs could be especially hard on debtors hoping to save up enough Post too long. Click here to view the full text.