Having trouble reaching your Verizon telephone contact today? Could be because he or she, along with 45,000 other workers, went on strike at midnight following failed 11th-hour contract negotiations.
Taking a page from 19th century American robber barons, the managers of a Chicago Hyatt decided to whip together some old fashioned strike breakin' fun with the help of ten large heat lamps, the Tribune reports. USA! USA! USA!
About 2,000 of 10,000 workers at a Wintek branch in East China are striking over rumored cancellation of bonuses and use of a dangerous substance in the production of screens—screens used by Apple, Nokia and others.
Just kidding. But we have a fairly large Gizmodo brain trust in our commentors and readers. This is what I want to know: when will a large city like New York have a completely automated train system? Clearly, the current system—in New York, that is—could not support a 20th—let alone a 21st—century automated…