Business, Equipment

GM Workers Stay on Strike as Members Vote on New Contract

GM workers continue to strike. General Motors employees picket outside the General Motors Fabrication Division in Parma, Ohio. (Associated Press/Tony Dejak)

The United Auto Workers will continue striking against General Motors Co. until a tentative deal is ratified by members, extending its walkout for at least another week.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Workers Plan Prime Day Strike at a Minnesota Warehouse

Amazon Demonstrators protest at the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minn., on Dec. 14, 2018. (Kerem Yucel/Bloomberg News) Inc. warehouse workers in Minnesota plan to strike during the online retailer’s summer sales extravaganza, a sign that labor unrest persists even after the company committed to paying all employees at least $15 an hour last year.

July 8, 2019

Car-Parts Plant for Ford, Tesla Resuming Work After Brief Strike

Tesla Noah Berger/Bloomberg News

Workers at a major auto parts plant in Michigan are poised to return to work after a brief strike June 21, alleviating the threat of a supply disruption for carmakers Ford Motor Co., Tesla Inc. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Kyle Lahucik | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Head of Brazil’s State Oil Company Resigns in Wake of Trucker Strike

In this June 1, 2016 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer, left, greets Pedro Parente, the then newly named president of state oil company Petrobras, during a swearing-in ceremony. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO — The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras resigned June 1, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers’ strike over fuel prices that has widespread implications for the future of Latin America’s largest economy.

June 4, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

CP Rail Strike Ends as Company Reaches Deal With Teamsters


Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. reached a tentative four-year deal with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, ending a strike that began late May 29.

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Free Market vs. Subsidies at Heart of Brazil Truckers’ Strike

Demonstrators briefly stop empty fuel trucks arriving to refill at a fuel distribution facility, as they protest the rise in fuel costs in Duque Caxias, Brazil May 28. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Brazilian cabinet ministers on May 28 called on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America’s largest nation, saying the government had gone as far as it could to meet their demands.

May 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Security Forces Deployed as Trucker Strike Upends Brazilian Economy

Striking truckers and motorcycle messengers block the entrance of BR Distribuidora, a fuel station run by the state-run oil company Petrobras, May 24. (Eraldo Peres/AP)

Brazil sank further into chaos May 25 as the fifth day of a nationwide truckers’ strike prompted the deployment of national security forces amid warnings of a calamity in one of world’s largest cities and potentially devastating livestock losses.

May 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Brazilian Trucker Strike Starting to Wear on Economy

Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg News

A truckers strike in Brazil over higher diesel prices has left at least one McDonald’s in Copacabana struggling to serve its customers. The last perishable food delivery received at the restaurant was May 18, manager Yladian Barbosa told O Globo newspaper.

May 24, 2018
Business, Logistics

Canada Oil Recovery Faces Threat From Potential Rail Strike

Jerry Huddleston/Flickr

A potential strike by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. workers threatens to derail a recovery in Alberta’s beaten-down heavy oil prices.

April 18, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Strike by Concrete Truck Drivers Threatens Seattle Construction Projects

Teamsters Strike Teamsters Local 174

More than a quarter of King County, Washington’s concrete delivery-truck drivers have gone on strike, and the rest could soon join them — threatening to delay dozens of projects amid the region’s record construction boom.

Mike Rosenberg | The Seattle Times
August 17, 2017