Unions http://www.kunc.org en Largest Strike So Far By Fast-Food Workers Set For Thursday http://www.kunc.org/post/largest-strike-so-far-fast-food-workers-set-thursday Organizers say workers at fast-food restaurants in cities across the nation will walk off their jobs Thursday in what's expected to be the largest such strike so far, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=216549079" target="_blank">The Associated Press writes</a>.<p>As the wire service adds:<p><blockquote><p>"Thursday's planned walkouts follow a series of strikes that began last November in New York City, then spread to cities including Chicago, Detroit and Seattle. Workers say they want $15 an hour, which would be about $31,000 a year for full-time employees. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:12:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48955 at http://www.kunc.org Largest Strike So Far By Fast-Food Workers Set For Thursday Calif. Gov. Brown Intervenes, BART Strike Averted For Now http://www.kunc.org/post/calif-gov-brown-intervenes-bart-strike-averted-now Commuters can rest a little easier — <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/BART-strike-averted-for-now-4706305.php">another threatened strike</a> at the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system has been avoided, at least temporarily.<p>California Gov. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 06:56:00 +0000 47923 at http://www.kunc.org Calif. Gov. Brown Intervenes, BART Strike Averted For Now BART Strike Hits Commuters; No Word On Service Resumption http://www.kunc.org/post/bart-strike-hits-commuters-no-word-service-resumption It's unclear Monday when the first strike in 16 years on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system may end, after BART said in a statement that it <a href="http://www.bart.gov/news/articles/2013/news20130701.aspx">wasn't sure</a> when talks with striking workers will resume.<p>Monday's strike bogged down commuters in the San Francisco area. Member station <a href="http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/07/01/bart-strike-update-day-1-early-morning-commute-going-smoothly/">KQED</a>, which is live-blogging the strike, says some 200,000 people looked for alternative ways to get to work. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:03:00 +0000 46558 at http://www.kunc.org BART Strike Hits Commuters; No Word On Service Resumption Wal-Mart Meeting Spurs Protests Over Low Pay, Safety Issues http://www.kunc.org/post/wal-mart-meeting-spurs-protests-over-low-pay-safety-issues Retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores' annual shareholders' meeting this week showed signs of the company's recent turbulence, as protesters assembled at corporate headquarters to shout slogans and demands.<p>Despite a court-issued restraining order, the protesters, including workers who are on strike, decried low wages and called for better safety procedures for supply-chain workers. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:23:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 45479 at http://www.kunc.org Wal-Mart Meeting Spurs Protests Over Low Pay, Safety Issues Public Employee Unions Take Issue With Immigration Overhaul http://www.kunc.org/post/public-employee-unions-take-issue-immigration-overhaul A bill that would overhaul the nation's immigration laws is headed to the Senate floor early next month, where it will need all the friends it can get to pass. The measure would give the estimated 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally a path to citizenship, as well as tighten border protections.<p>The bill has split organized labor. Unions with workers likely to benefit from the proposed changes, including the farm workers' union, support the measure. Wed, 29 May 2013 20:46:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 45020 at http://www.kunc.org Public Employee Unions Take Issue With Immigration Overhaul