Stories tagged: strike
Wed., June 20, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza
Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said.
UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Gaza militants strike Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation
Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Tuesday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest flare-up of violence between the …
Tue., May 15, 2018, 12:57 p.m.
UW grad students hold one-day strike over pay and health coverage
The University of Washington’s graduate students who teach, tutor and do research went on a one-day strike Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Striking Arizona teachers win 20 percent raise, end walkout
The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending more than …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools
Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for …
UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
Syria’s allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution
The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country’s …
Sun., March 18, 2018
Silver Valley Miners march on one-year anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike
Steelworkers and their families took to the streets Saturday to mark what they say is the Idaho Silver Valley’s longest mining strike.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
Steelworkers union says arbitration carried too many risks for Lucky Friday miners
Steelworkers’ Wednesday night vote against using binding arbitration to end a year-long strike at the Lucky Friday Mine hinged on workers’ fears about potential changes to pay and a long-established …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Lucky Friday miners vote against arbitration to end strike
Miners at the Lucky Friday Mine overwhelmingly voted against arbitration to end a strike that has dragged on for nearly a year.
Mon., March 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
West Virginia teacher’s strike: ‘We feel … under attack’
The West Virginia teacher’s strike entered a new week with no immediate resolution in sight. Teachers are waiting for state lawmakers to agree on a pay raise, and state House …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Striking West Virginia teachers to return to class Thursday
Striking teachers in West Virginia are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 …
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.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
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.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
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.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
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.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
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 …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
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 …