CT Nurses Still Locked Out: Ellyn Santiago of the Groton Patch writes that nurses working for Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in Connecticut remain locked out after negotiations between nursing representatives and hospital management failed to produce an agreement last night. While the hospital offered to continue negotiations this morning, the nurses have instead chosen to file affidavits regarding the contract talks with the National Labor Relations Board. Currently, the next set of talks are scheduled for tomorrow. We will keep you posted as this story continues to develop.
LA County Workers Set To Strike Today: Seema Mehta of the LA Times writes that social workers in Los Angeles county are set to strike as of today. The strike may include more than 3,500 social workers, as well as their supervisors. The employees, represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), have been working without a contract for the past several months. Currently, the major impasse in negotiations involves pay raises and caseloads. We will keep you posted as this dispute continues to move towards a resolution.
Fast Food Workers Plan Strike Action: The CNN Wire reports that employees at fast food restaurants across the country are expected to walk off the job today. The movement, known colloquially as the fight for $15, is backed by the SEIU and other pro-labor groups. Interestingly, restaurants contend that the job actions are not strikes, nor do they involve more than a few select employees. Instead, most of the protesters consist of "outside groups." We will keep you posted as to any fallout from today's concerted action.