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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

West Virginia teachers to continue strike Tuesday

Thousands of striking schoolteachers who have shut down West Virginia classrooms for days are demanding a face-to-face meeting with the governor and legislative leaders on their pay grievances, a union …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Arbitration possible in ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to binding, third-party arbitration to solve the strike at the Lucky Friday Mine. Union members will vote in March on whether to invoke arbitration.


Reports: Russian contractors killed by U.S. strike in Syria

An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions.


Seattle school bus drivers vote to end weeklong strike

Seattle school bus drivers are going back to work following a weeklong strike.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

Seattle school bus drivers go on strike

School bus drivers in Washington state’s largest school district have gone on strike.


Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs

Israel’s national trade union on Sunday held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva’s decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

Seattle school bus drivers to strike 1 day over health care

The Seattle school bus drivers union says it will go on a one-day strike Wednesday to protest the health insurance plan being offered.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with “Black Friday” to demand …


Striking protesters disrupt roads, trains in Catalonia

Pro-independence protesters blocked roads and stopped commuter trains Wednesday in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia as part of a general strike to protest the jailing of ousted Catalan government officials …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

Hecla reports lower 3Q earnings amid ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine affected Hecla Mining Co.’s third quarter earnings.


Lane County workers go on strike in Oregon

Workers represented by Lane County government’s largest labor union went on strike Wednesday, seeking higher wages while trying to fend off an attempt to make them pay for health insurance.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Catalans stop work to protest police force during referendum

Highways were blocked, schools closed and much business halted across Catalonia Tuesday as tens of thousands of workers and students joined strikes and took to the streets to protest the …


Oregon county’s largest employee union votes to OK strike

Lane County and its largest employee union remain far apart on a new labor contract.


French truck drivers block roads, reject labor reforms

French truck drivers have organized road blockades on highways and near fuel depots across the country to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s changes to labor laws.


GM workers go on strike at Canadian SUV factory

About 2,500 workers at a Canadian General Motors plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox SUV are on strike in a dispute over job security.


Seattle’s construction projects threatened by work strike

Progress could be halted on Seattle’s many construction projects following a decision by more than a quarter of King County’s concrete delivery-truck drivers to go on strike.


Bank of England employees strike for first time in 50 years

Striking employees at the Bank of England are wearing comical masks depicting Governor Mark Carney as they picket outside the institution demanding better pay.


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Venezuela opposition calls for 48-hour general strike

Venezuela’s opposition party is calling for a 48-hour general strike in Caracas Wednesday and Thursday, in a continuation of protests over President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to elect a new assembly …


Venezuelan opposition calls for nationwide strike

Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to increase pressure on the socialist government after more than 7 million people rejected a plan to rewrite the constitution …


100 years ago in near Butte, Montana: Nearly 200 feared dead in Speculator Mine fire

The shocking news of the day came from across the mountains: 193 miners were feared dead after a fire in the Speculator Mine near Butte, Mont. This “appalling calamity” was …


General transportation strike brings much of Brazil to halt

Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

Syria strikes add to list of 21st century U.S. military forays

The Trump administration opened a new military front Thursday when it ordered dozens of cruise missiles against a Syrian air base, adding to a growing list of recent U.S. military …


Seattle teachers union rejects call for 1-day strike

The Seattle teachers union has rejected a call for a one-day strike on May 1 to protest legislative school-funding proposals many members consider inadequate.


17,000 AT&T workers in California and Nevada go on strike

An estimated 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday, highlighting workplace tensions within the massive Dallas telecommunications giant.


100 years ago in Spokane: City, like rest of country, braces for railroad strike

Spokane – and the rest of the U.S. – was bracing for a massive railroad strike called for 4 p.m. the next day. Four unions, representing engineers, firemen, conductors and …


American women skip work and take part in rallies on ‘A Day Without a Woman’

Women across the nation took Wednesday off, refrained from shopping, dressed in red and attended rallies to bring attention to their economic clout and the discrimination they face in the …


Eiffel Tower closed for 4th day, ruining honeymoon plans

The Eiffel Tower has closed for a fourth day in a strike over working conditions – causing disappointment for scores of tourists and ruining honeymoon plans.


Greeks stage nationwide strike and demonstrations

A nationwide 24-hour general strike called by unions against austerity measures disrupted public services across Greece on Thursday, while thousands marched in protest in central Athens.


Greek journalists on 24-hour strike to protest austerity

Greek journalists are striking to protest austerity measures, pulling all television and radio news broadcasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike expected to shut down services …


87 escape Kenya psych hospital as medics strike nationwide

Kenyan officials say at least 87 patients with mental illnesses have escaped from the country’s only psychiatric hospital after they were left unattended when medical workers at public hospitals went …