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Worker Strikes

Sit-Down Strike at Walmart and Win? It's Been Done

Dana Frank | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Dana Frank

Recently 28 brave employees staged a sit-down strike at a Walmart store in LA. It might sound far-fetched, but there's a successful precedent: During the Great Depression, Woolworth's was a giant engine of both wealth and poverty, just like Walmart is today.

10 Good Things About the Year 2013

Medea Benjamin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

t would be easy to make a list of 10 bad things -- wars, government shut-down, drone attacks, lack of progress on immigrant rights, lousy health-care reform. But it's also been a year of extraordinary activism. As the year ends, let's pay tribute to the good things their efforts have wrought.

Jillian Berman

McDonald's May Not Quite Grasp What The Word 'Strike' Means

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

The actions taking place outside McDonald's and other fast-food restaurants across the country this week aren't technically strikes, according to McDo...

Strikes To Hit 100 American Cities

AP | CANDICE CHOI and SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in ...

Strikes To Spread

AP | CANDICE CHOI and KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead. Organizers say thousands of fast-...

Jillian Berman

LOOK: The Faces Of This Week's Fast Food Worker Walkouts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business

Hundreds of fast food workers in New York City, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis and other cities are walking off their jobs this week, demanding higher wa...

10-Year Congress Hotel Worker Strike Ends

Posted 09.18.2014 | Chicago

The nearly decade-long worker strike at the Congress Hotel has reportedly come to an end. According to Unite Here Local 1, the union representing C...

Bonnie Kavoussi

U.S. Worker Strikes Recover To Pre-Recession Levels, But Remain Modest

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

As the job market improves, some workers are regaining the courage to go on strike. After dipping to record lows following the financial crisis, th...