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  1. the picket line
    The UAW Takes on the Billionaire ClassThe union’s Stand Up Strike will have ramifications for all workers.
  2. labor
    Miners vs. VulturesA lengthy strike calls attention to the practices of private equity.
  3. higher education
    The Second-Largest Strike in the U.S. Is Happening in New York CityThere’s a picket line at Columbia.
  4. amazon
    We Should Thank Amazon for Letting Us Have JobsAmazon jobs might be grueling and difficult, but at least there are electrolyte popsicles so you don’t die of dehydration.
  5. strikes
    Union Leaders Rip Yankees for Crossing Picket Line at Boston HotelAs if Bostonians needed another reason to hate the Yankees.
  6. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  7. West Virginia’s Striking Teachers Win Narrow VictoryThe strikers wanted 5 percent raises, funded by taxes on coal companies. Instead, they got one funded by Medicaid cuts.
  8. commutes from hell
    Here’s a Look at the Nightmare Commute in London After a 24-Hour Transit StrikeA tortuous standstill.
  9. Bernie Sanders Joins Verizon Workers on Picket Line in New York CityThe democratic socialist condemned the company’s greed in a sidewalk speech to its striking workers. 
  10. minimum wage
    Low-Wage Workers Go on StrikeThe workers want presidential candidates to pay attention. 
  11. paycheck to paycheck
    How NYC’s Fast-Food Workers Get By on $8/HourLife on $200 a week is complicated.
  12. stand clear of the closing doors
    LIRR Strike Averted; Peaceful de Blasio Vacation SavedThe mayor can now go to Italy without worrying.
  13. oh le taxi
    European Cab Drivers Unite Against the Inevitable Uber Onslaught Extra hard to get a taxi on the continent today.
  14. standoffs
    Rikers Bus Drivers Won’t Transport a Witness Against Union ColleaguesWhat a strange standoff.
  15. carnegie hall
    Carnegie Hall Stagehands Are Back to WorkCompromise: reached.
  16. school daze
    The School Bus Strike Has Taken a Violent TurnSomeone punctured tires of idle buses.
  17. school daze
    Public Transit to Be 152,000 Kids More Crowded After School Bus StrikeSchool bus drivers are striking on Wednesday.
  18. labor issues
    Have You Made Alternate Travel Plans for Your School-Age Children?Schools chancellor says a bus driver strike is “not a matter of if but when.”
  19. airport security
    JFK Workers’ Gift to You: No Holiday StrikeBut no promises for stress-free travel in 2013.
  20. airport security
    Security Guards at JFK Airport to Strike for the HolidaysGreat.
  21. strikes
    Foxconn Factory Workers Strike Over iPhone 5 ProductionThey say Apple’s quality standards are too stringent.
  22. strikes
    Con Ed Lockout Acquires Soundtrack, Still No DealThis should keep you entertained if the power goes out.
  23. strikes
    Con Ed Talks Break Down, Thousands of Workers Locked Out5,000 managers were brought in to keep the grid operating.
  24. transportation
    Transport Workers Union Probably Won’t StrikeNegotiations are a week past their deadline, but no one seems very anxious about it.
  25. neighborhood news
    Strike Ends in Co-op CityNo more mountains of trash!
  26. neighborhood news
    Strike at Co-op City Creating ‘Mountains of Trash’Still, residents seem to be siding with striking workers.
  27. strikes
    Lufthansa Pilots Begin Four-Day StrikeStrike of 4,000 pilots to cause major travel complications this week.
  28. cultural capital
    Video: ‘Daily Show’ Audience, Writers Face Off One week ago, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report returned to production, without writers. Would the shows be any good? Would anyone watch? The reviews were mixed, as were the ratings. But what about the audience? Daily Show diehards, who have waited months for their free tickets, now receive unexpected lessons in labor relations. Plus, they have to face picketing writers while waiting outside the studio. Awkward! Late last week, we sent intrepid video correspondent Tim Murphy to try to broker peace. And while the strike continues, at least the audience doesn’t have to feel scabby about it. Video: Comedy on Strike Related: The Daily Show: Jon Stewart Displays His Strike Guilt, Unibrow Blogging the Colbert Report
  29. intel
    At 3 P.M. Today, What Will Sumner Do?According to a press release sent to us from embittered Viacom freelancers, 3 p.m. is the hour that they will storm out of the offices today to protest large changes in the company’s benefit program. Though Sumner’s army of evil attempted to make some concessions last week, it seems like it’s still on. From the release: The holiday season has arrived and you work for one of the largest media corporations in the world. You receive your invitation to the company’s annual holiday gala event, and along with it, you are given the alarming news that in a few weeks, large portions of your employee benefits – including health insurance and retirement benefits – will be slashed or cut. It sounds like a tale only Scrooge could spin, but this was the case for thousands who work each day for Viacom but are classified as ‘freelancers’, some of whom have been working for the company as long as 9 years. Wow, Scrooge? Someone get these creative people a raise! Any readers planning on walking out, too? Send us what’s going on in the interior; we’re dying to know. E-mail us at intel@nymag.com. After the jump, the full press release.