By Amaya Flores-Montero, age 11 and IndyKids Staff
Thousands of prisoners across Alabama went on strike in Sept. 2022 demanding better working conditions and improved medical and mental health treatment.
By Javier Hsu, age 11 Some workers wanted more than a New Year’s resolution this year. They wanted better working conditions at their job. In January 2023, New York City nurses and Amazon workers in the United Kingdom went on strike, reflecting a general rising dissatisfaction felt by many employees of powerful companies. On Jan. …
By Alessandro Marroquin, age 11 In the last year there has been a surge in strikes across the world. According to a database run by Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the United States saw 374 large-scale strikes occurring in 2022 alone, a 50% increase since 2021. The onset of the 2020 pandemic …
Teachers’ Strikes Spread Across the Country in a Fight to Save Public Education By Amzad Ali, age 14 and IndyKids Staff In late August, teachers across 15 school districts in Washington state walked out on strike for nearly two weeks at the start of the school year. They demanded an increase in their …
From June 12 to July 13, 2014, Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, organized by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). The rush to be ready for international crowds has placed construction workers under stress and sometimes put them in unsafe situations.
IndyKids asked kids from PS 128 in Washington Heights in Manhattan, “Do you think that the minimum wage should be increased?”
Walmart employees and their supporters protested at 1,500 store locations in cities nationwide on Black Friday 2013 to demand increased wages and working hours.
In August, fast-food workers throughout the country went on strike again for a living wage and the right to unionize.
School bus drivers in New York City went on strike from January 16 to February 15, 2013.