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Chicago Auto Mechanics’ Strike Passes Four Weeks
National, New York, Transportation

Chicago Auto Mechanics’ Strike Passes Four Weeks

Chicago, IL – As cars get more sophisticated, pay and advancement for mechanics haven’t kept pace, say Chicago’s striking auto mechanics. It can take up to eight years for an apprentice to become a journeyman—after first working as a lube technician—and they generally make less than $20 an hour and have to buy their own…

Allentown Public-Housing Workers Authorize Strike
Building Trades, National, New York

Allentown Public-Housing Workers Authorize Strike

Allentown, PA – The workers who maintain Allentown’s 950 public-housing apartments voted unanimously Aug. 22 to authorize a strike. They “have been seeking a fair contract… for nearly a year,” Teamsters Local 773, which represents the about 20 workers, said in a statement. The Allentown Housing Authority wants to triple or quadruple workers’ health-care costs,…

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