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Britain’s junior doctors suspend planned 5-day strike

Junior doctors in Britain have suspended plans for a five-day strike that had been set to begin next week.


Protesters block Calais roads seeking migrant camp closure

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 …


Nurses hit picket lines in strike at 5 Minnesota hospitals

Thousands of nurses at five Minnesota hospitals on Monday began an open-ended strike in a dispute over health insurance, workplace safety and staffing.


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.


Mothers launch hunger strike in migrant family detention center

Nearly two dozen women held at a Berks County, Pennsylvania, migrant family detention center have launched a hunger strike to protest their and their children’s long detentions – some which …


Strike disrupts Air France flights amid summer vacation

Air France has canceled 10 percent of its long-distance flights Friday, during a period of high traffic due to summer vacations, because of a strike by cabin crew.


Trump Taj Mahal workers: Strike fights owner’s ‘tyranny’

Striking Atlantic City casino workers are using the Fourth of July holiday to highlight their struggle against billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns the Trump Taj Mahal casino.


Taj Mahal workers continue strike over health care, pensions

A strike against Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino entered its second day Saturday with both sides appearing confident they could outwait the other and prevail in the bitter dispute …


Strike at Taj Mahal casino raises questions about its future

A strike against Atlantic City’s most vulnerable casino on the biggest moneymaking weekend of the year raised fresh questions about the future of the Trump Taj Mahal.


Machinists Union votes to end Triumph Composite strike

Machinists Union workers in Spokane have voted to accept a contract offer and end a nearly six week strike at Triumph Composite Systems on the West Plains.


Strike looming at Macy’s New York store

Workers at Macy’s flagship store in New York City are threatening to strike if there is no new contract by a midnight deadline.


French unions plan strikes to disrupt trains, ports, flights

Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports.


Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inked

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over …


Hawaiian Airlines pilots picket, say contract talks slowed

Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed Wednesday for a new collective bargaining agreement a week after voting to allow union representatives to call for a strike if necessary.


Triumph got $790,000 in tax breaks from state in last two years

Triumph strike enters its second week with union leaders questioning company’s tax breaks.


Triumph Composite workers strike; company seeks replacements

Workers at Spokane airplane parts plant Triumph Composite Systems go out on strike amid plans by the parent company to cut expenses by closing facilities.


Machinists vote to strike Triumph factory on West Plains

Union officials are urging the 403 Machinists making aerospace parts at the Triumph Composite Systems factory west of Spokane to reject a labor contract and vote Monday for a strike


Greek unions call 3-day general strike over austerity vote

Unions in Greece have a three-day general strike to protest a parliamentary vote on a new round of bailout austerity measures.


Pregnant woman dies at Haiti hospital amid strike by staff

A bleeding pregnant woman dropped dead at the gates of Haiti’s largest public hospital after failing to get help Wednesday amid a six-week-old strike by medical staff.


U.K. junior doctors walk off the job in all-out strike

Thousands of junior doctors posted picket lines outside hospitals around England on Tuesday in the first all-out strike in the history of Britain’s National Health Service.


French rail strike disrupts commuters across the country

A French rail strike has seriously disrupted train service around the country, canceling a slew of train routes and snarling commutes for hundreds of thousands in Paris and in the …


Bernie Sanders joins striking workers at Verizon office

In Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders joined striking union workers on a picket line outside a Verizon office. He was showing solidarity with 39,000 workers on the East Coast who walked off …


Street protests, strike in France to reject labor reform

Workers and students held street protests, some of them violent, across France on Thursday while train drivers, teachers and others went on strike to reject a government reform relaxing the …


Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation’s third-largest district.


Spokane Public Schools board budget proposal would hike prices for meals, after-school services

The Spokane Public Schools board are considering options for budget cuts, including raising school lunch prices, and delaying some new programs.


Late start for Spokane schools ends Thursday

There will be no late start Thursday for Spokane Public School students. From now on school will start and end at the same time all five days of the week.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2015, 12:22 p.m.

Spokane schools face $5.6 million budget shortfall

Spokane schools are facing a $5.6 million budget shortfall this school year. The deficit, according to Spokane Public Schools district spokesman Kevin Morrison is due to the Spokane Education Association’s …


Shawn Vestal: Washington Supreme Court’s late work on charter schools gets low grade

In January 2014, Spokane Public Schools approved the first charter school in the state, Pride Prep. A couple of months later, a challenge to the voter-approved law establishing charter schools …


Spokane teachers union OKs contract, averts strike

Members of the Spokane Education Association approved a tentative one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding a possible strike that could have begun today. The Spokane Public Schools board is expected to …


No teacher strike; Spokane schools stay open after union, district reach tentative deal

After days of mediated negotiations the Spokane Education Association and Spokane Public Schools came to a tentative contract agreement Thursday afternoon, narrowly avoiding a districtwide strike. “We are very pleased …