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Carnegie Hall: Shows Will Go On as Union Talks Continue

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Carnegie Hall is moving forward with its concert Thursday night, after canceling Wednesday's opening night gala due to a stagehand strike.

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WQXR Blog

Carnegie Hall Cancels Opening-Night Gala Due to Stagehand Strike

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

A strike by Carnegie Hall’s stagehands has forced the cancellation of the hall’s opening night gala with the Philadelphia Orchestra, scheduled for Wednesday.
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Transportation Nation

BART Plans for Another Strike

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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With the BART contract deadline just two weeks away, it seems increasingly possible a second transit strike will cripple the Bay Area. One big clue: BART has confirmed it is training some managers who used to be operators to potentially run limited train service in the event of a strike, which could come as early as October 11. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's political gamble on Syria

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Obama's political gamble on Syria

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On The Media

The Great Newspaper Strike of 1962-1963

Friday, August 09, 2013

Fifty years ago, 17,000 New York City newspaper workers went on strike, shuttering the city's seven daily papers for 114 days. Rooted in fears about new "cold type" printing technology, the strike ended up devastating the city's newspaper culture and launching the careers of a new generation of writers including Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, and Nora Ephron. Vanity Fair contributor Scott Sherman talks with Bob about the strike and its legacy.

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Transportation Nation

BART Strike Averted for Another Week; California Governor Orders Inquiry

Monday, August 05, 2013

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The latest: Gov. Jerry Brown has stepped into the deadlocked talks between BART and its two biggest unions and appointed a three-member board of inquiry to examine the unresolved issues in the labor dispute.

Brown's move, made at the request of BART officials, means that workers will not go on strike tonight and trains will roll as usual Monday morning.

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Transportation Nation

BART Workers on Strike

Monday, July 01, 2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers are now on strike after failing to reach a deal on contract negotiations.

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Transportation Nation

Bay Area Transit Unions Prepare for Strike Authorization Vote

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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With no solution in sight to a wage impasse, labor unions representing the Bay Area's commuter rail system are voting Tuesday whether to authorize a strike.

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Operavore

Planet Opera: A San Francisco Treat

Friday, May 24, 2013

"You don’t need me to tell you that San Francisco has a lot to like," writes Fred Plotkin. Along with its food, art, weather, sports and other virtues, that includes great opera.

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Live Broadcasts

On-Demand Audio: Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the Detroit Symphony's first Spring for Music concert, featuring Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, plus music of Rachmaninoff and Ravel.

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WQXR Blog

San Francisco Symphony, Union Reach Tentative Deal

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nearly three weeks after a musician work stoppage shut down the San Francisco Symphony, a tentative deal has been reached.

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Fishko Files

50 Years After the Newspaper Strike

Sunday, March 31, 2013

If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a computer screen, a cell phone, a tablet, or some other powered-by-electricity, hooked-up to the internet, technological device. Just 50 years ago, in 1963, the internet didn’t yet exist, and broadcast news was nowhere near the 24-hour coverage of today. People largely received their news through newspapers. And, 50 years ago, New York City was just emerging from a 114 day newspaper blackout.

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WQXR Blog

Striking San Francisco Symphony Players Explain Tour Cancellation

Sunday, March 24, 2013

This weekend, a musicians' website featured an open letter “to express our deep frustration and disappointment at our management’s cancellation of our East Coast tour.”

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Transportation Nation

NY School Bus Workers Face Major Pay Cut

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dina Nero on strike in the Bronx (photo by Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

(New York, NY -- Stephen Nessen, Schoolbook/WNYC) New York City school bus workers are expected to have their pay slashed and benefits cut, starting April 15. Both Michael Cordiello, president of the union local representing some of the drivers and aides, and Jeffrey Pollack, a lawyer representing the school bus operators, confirmed the wage cuts. They also said contract talks were suspended.

This follows a tumultuous winter for the school bus industry, which included a month-long strike starting on Jan. 16. Some 8,000 bus drivers and aides walked off the job over the loss of job protections, known as EPPs. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said a court ruling prohibited the city from including the protections in future contracts. And it was followed by an ignominious suspension of the strike when Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union realized it could not convince the Bloomberg administration to step in.

Continue reading the story on Schoolbook.

 

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WQXR Blog

San Francisco Symphony Cancels Carnegie Hall Dates as Strike Continues

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The San Francisco Symphony's east coast tour, which was to include a two-night stand at Carnegie Hall, has been canceled as a result of its five-day-old strike.

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WQXR Blog

San Francisco Symphony On Strike

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A week before a scheduled East Coast tour that is to include two concerts at Carnegie Hall, the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony are on strike.

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WQXR Blog

San Francisco Symphony Musicians Vote to Authorize Strike

Friday, March 08, 2013

Musicians in the San Francisco Symphony, frustrated with bargaining over a new contract, voted to authorize a strike on Wednesday night. The vote comes just before a scheduled East Coast tour which includes two performances at Carnegie Hall.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guantanamo Trial; Bus Strike; Koch; Career Change

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin will report live on the hearings at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. Plus: the International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union, discusses the NYC school bus strike and the state of the negotiations; the state of the art of window washing in New York; a new documentary about Mayor Ed Koch; and advice on how creative types should approach mid-career changes.

Schoolbook

Legal Standoff Over Employee Protections at Heart of Strike

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

As school bus drivers and escorts prepare to strike, we look at what drove the two sides apart. The union claims the city is reneging on a promise to include employee protections in future contracts that guarantee wages and seniority rights. But the city claims a 2011 court ruling nullified those protections.

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On The Media

Protests for Press Freedom in China

Friday, January 11, 2013

Earlier this week in southern China, protests began after a New Year’s Day op-ed by the newspaper Southern Weekly was censored. In its original form, the op-ed hoped for a new year in which the liberal principles of the Chinese constitution were respected. When that op-ed was reduced to party platitudes by propaganda officials, the paper’s employees briefly went on strike and the protests began. Brooke speaks with Jeremy Goldkorn is the director of Danwei, a firm that researches Chinese media and internet, about the situation. 

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