Stories tagged: strike
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Lane County and its largest employee union remain far apart on a new labor contract.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
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’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 …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
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 …
Sat., June 10, 2017
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 …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
An estimated 17,000 AT&T technicians in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday, highlighting workplace tensions within the massive Dallas telecommunications giant.
Fri., March 17, 2017
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 …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Deutsche Lufthansa’s pilots are set to extend strikes into this week after the latest round of labor talks failed, making the current conflict the longest-ever protest by cockpit crews at …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, canceled 830 short- and medium-haul flights on Friday affecting 100,000 passengers after a pilots’ strike entered its third day in a long-running dispute over wages.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Strikes at Deutsche Lufthansa will wipe out almost 2,000 flights after a failed bid to have a pilot walkout over pay declared illegal led a union to extend it by …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
ABX Air, which flies packages for Amazon.com and DHL Worldwide Express, plans to ask a judge to force striking pilots back to work and thwart a threat to disrupt deliveries …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
About 500 workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago say they’ll strike Nov. 29, after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
union representing pilots at Germany airline Lufthansa is threatening renewed strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Some stores and schools were closed and rush-hour traffic was noticeably lighter Friday as many residents in Venezuela’s capital stayed home to express their outrage at President Nicolas Maduro.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would have been the second major strike since 2012 for …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Junior doctors in Britain have suspended plans for a five-day strike that had been set to begin next week.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Truckers, farmers, dockers and merchants angry at the disruption caused by thousands of migrants in their midst in the northern French city of Calais blocked the main access route to …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Thousands of nurses at five Minnesota hospitals on Monday began an open-ended strike in a dispute over health insurance, workplace safety and staffing.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Farmers worry crops won’t make it to markets as railroad workers prepare to strike
From our archives, 100 years ago The railroad unions called for a nationwide strike to begin in several days and the repercussions were already felt in Spokane.