A wave of worker strikes sweeps the U.S.

A wave of worker strikes sweeps the U.S.

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the people now have the power and they're using it a wave of workers strikes sweeping across america thousands across different industries have already walked out and even more are on the horizon here's some examples just today we learned sixty thousand hollywood workers have set monday as a strike deadline its union's been bargaining for months for a new contract with producers a walkout would essentially bring hollywood production to a standstill ten thousand workers for john deere in
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iowa illinois and kansas say they're prepared to walk out as soon as midnight tonight the company is having its most profitable year ever but workers say they're being stiffed at the bargaining table and just yesterday healthcare workers at kaiser permanente overwhelmingly authorized a strike in california and oregon that's more than 24 000 nurses pharmacists midwives and other employees citing staffing and safety concerns finally workers at kellogg are in their second week on the picket line about
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1400 employees walked out at four cereal plants across the country after their contract expired and they couldn't come to an agreement on a new one nationwide the issues being negotiated vary widely from different industry to industry but there's one constant workers want more money elena samuels now senior economics correspondent for time elena you wrote recently that the workers realize it's the perfect time to go on strike they've been wanting better deals for years and years and all of a sudden they look in
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the mirror and the power is theirs that's right i think you know you've seen for 20 years or so workers lose a lot of bargaining power and finally the economy is getting a little better the unemployment rate is falling there are a lot of job openings and they're saying you know what i don't want to put up with this anymore unions are popular with americans now more popular than they've been since the 1960s statistically does that give them more bargaining power or have those days passed well unions still represent a pretty small share of the workforce but you see
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unions gaining a little bit of power over even uh workplaces that they don't organize so you know if unions are going to bring up wages in one sector maybe another hospital nearby will also have to bring up wages so even though they aren't that big of a deal in a lot of workplaces now they still have some power and people are beginning to say you know what maybe those unions actually were right maybe we deserve a little bit more you wonder how long this can continue i wonder if your reporting gives us an idea about how long someone who's not making enough money at the local retail store can go
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all right i'll keep looking and i'll find more well i've talked to a lot of workers who either went on strike and then were fired or just quit and they often were able to find jobs that paid more and i think one thing we haven't talked about is there's a demographic change going on where a lot of baby boomers are retiring so this could go on for a while well workers are finding they have more power and employers are really struggling to find the people that they want at the wages that they're willing to pay elena samuels from time it'll all work itself out thank you shepard smith here thanks for watching
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