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Striketober: All Major Companies Facing Strikes

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A wave of labor disputes this month has prompted the hashtag #Striketober. More than 100,000 unionized workers from across the industry spectrum have threatened to strike or have already begun a work stoppage. 

The surge in labor activism comes at a key moment for unions that have lost membership over the past few decades amid anti-union legislation and corporate crackdowns on organizing. The labor shortage is seen as an opportunity for unions to gain leverage in renegotiating labor contracts.

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Among the largest labor disputes are the 60,000 TV and film production crew workers pushing for a new contract represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the 38,000 Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers threatening to strike over wage increases for pandemic-weary workers.

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