Strike

National Public Radio

The Ontario government is offering a full tuition refund to students who withdraw from this semester because of the province's five-week-long college strike.

The Ontario government legislated college faculty back to work on Sunday, ending a five-week strike and paving the way for students to return to class Tuesday.

National Public Radio

Striking faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges have rejected on a proposed contract offer aimed at ending a month-old strike.

National Public Radio

Faculty at 24 Ontario colleges are on strike, affecting more than 500,000 students.

WBFO News photo by Ashley Hassett

It took the intervention of a U.S. Labor Department arbitrator, but after nearly seven weeks, Verizon workers are headed back to work.

A tentative agreement has been announced for the nearly 40,000 network technicians and customer service representatives of the company's Fios internet, telephone and television services units, who walked off the job on April 13.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Can you hear me now? Apparently not. Verizon workers are on strike this morning as contract talks remain at an impasse.

Internet Photo / WBFO News

A potential strike by corrections officers and staff throughout the Ontario Province has been averted.

WBFO News file photo / WBFO News

Negotiations between the union representing caregivers at Fiddler's Green Manor Nursing Home and the owners of the Springville facility will resume on September 10th.

USW Local 135 Website / WBFO News

A strike appears to have been averted at the Goodyear Dunlop plant in Tonawanda.

Strike ends quickly at Rural/Metro

Jul 17, 2013

A strike by some 400 EMT's and paramedics at Rural Metro Ambulance is over.  Employees walked off the job at 12:01 Tuesday morning, but company spokesman Brian Lawson said talks continued.

Employees at Western New York's largest healthcare provider could be walking a picket line soon.

Workers for the region's largest healthcare provider could be walking a picket line soon. A strike authorization vote has been scheduled for employees of Kaleida Health.

Sorrento reaches accord with striking workers

Jul 12, 2012
Chris Caya/WBFO News

Striking Sorrento Lactalis workers returned to work last night after Sorrento and Teamsters Local 264 reached a new three-year labor agreement. 

The union hit the picket lines earlier this week outside the facility in South Buffalo after contract talks stalled. As of Monday, 257 hourly workers participated in the job action.

The union, in a statement, says the new tentative deal includes “wage increases, maintenance of comprehensive health care coverage and a host of positive non-economic provisions.”

Chris Caya/wbfo news

Hundreds of unionized workers at Sorrento-Lactalis remain on strike. 

Striking workers set up a picket line near the main gate to Sorrento's plant on South Park Avenue Monday morning. 

The job action includes 257 hourly workers. 

But the rank-and-file-members of Teamsters Local 264 declined to talk on tape; calls to union leaders were not returned. 

The threat of a strike has forced organizers of The Stratford Shakespeare Festival to make preparations.

A job action has been threatened by call-centre staff over wages and the fear of having the department's work contracted to outside services. Negotiations are ongoing and phone lines remain open, but organizers suggest that patrons purchase tickets online to avoid potential delays.

Should a strike occur, it would be the first such labor action in the Festival's nearly 60 year history.