Conflict between companies and unions remain typically plentiful with multiple ongoing strikes leading the headlines this month:
- The UAW launched an aggressive strike at CNH Industrial plants in Iowa and Wisconsin following failed contract talks. Of particular note: the union warned workers to expect to be off the job for three-to-six months. Given that the UAW’s strike pay is only $275 per week, it’s hard to imagine workers can fare well here.
- Teamsters members headed to the picket line at a King’s Ready-Mix plant in Iowa, where concrete delivery workers had one issue on their minds: higher pay.
- A Teamsters local is carrying out an ongoing strike at a FireKing International plant in Indiana, where over 100 workers currently find themselves replaced by temporary workers as the plant continues to operate.
- The USW put workers on the picket line at a Chevron refinery in California following five weeks of bargaining table negotiations that led to little progress. The plant continues operations with temp workers, too, and multiple charges by the union against Chevron are pending with the NLRB.