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17,000 AT&T Workers in California and Nevada Go On Strike

A union representing AT&T workers says about 17,000 employees in California and Nevada have gone on strike. The workers install cable and phone service and work in call centers where customers can phone in with questions and problems. Union local official Sheila Bordeaux says AT&T is asking technicians who install cable to also work outside maintaining phone and cable wires,…

ADOC Officials Report Corrections Officers Strike at Holman Prison

Alabama Department of Corrections officials are responding to unofficial and erroneous reports of corrections officers participating in a strike at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. Prison officials are acknowledging that nine officers did not report for the facility’s third shift on Saturday.   In response, and as standing operating procedure, officers from other ADOC facilities were assigned to…

Inmates at Holman Prison Participate in Work Stoppage

The Alabama Department of Corrections is reporting an inmate work stoppage at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. Early Friday, prison officials reported that group of approximately 10 inmates did not report to the facility’s kitchen for preparing the morning meal.   Later Friday, approximately 35 inmates assigned to the facility’s tag plant that produces the state’s license plates…

Selma Police Department Back to Normal after “Blue Flu”

Selma’s police chief says the department is back to normal operations following a sick-out by officers upset over pay and working conditions. Police Chief John Brock says that two officers are still out. But that’s down from about 10 at the height of the protest. Brock says the department is functioning normally. Officers began calling in sick earlier this month…

City Clerks in Alex City Go On Strike

1/2IMG_1152 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2IMG_1155 Show Caption Hide Caption Alexander City’s clerks decided to go on a strike today and not show up to work. This happened when workers found out the financial director, who was supposed to be fired due to “financial reasons,”got reinstated. According to the Mayor, the financial director is “incompetent” and they do not get reliable numbers from…

More Prisoners Across Alabama Join Prison Strike

Inmates at three Alabama prisons have issued unified demands after initiating a widespread work stoppage on May 1. They are protesting exploitative labor policies and horrific prison conditions caused, in part, by overcrowding; Alabama’s prisons are operating at close to 200 percent over capacity. Prison staff have attempted to suppress the civil disobedience by significantly reducing prisoners’ meal portions, a…