Stories tagged: strike
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 …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
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.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
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.
Fri., March 17, 2017, midnight
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 …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Lufthansa headed for worst pilot strike on hard-line stance
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.
Hundreds more flights canceled on day 3 of Lufthansa strike
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.
Lufthansa scraps almost 2,000 flights as pilot strike extended
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.
Amazon air contractor aims to force striking pilots back to work
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.
O’Hare Airport workers delay strike until after Thanksgiving weekend
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.
Lufthansa pilots’ union threatens strike in dispute over pay
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.
Venezuelans step up pressure on Maduro with 12-hour strike
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, district reach tentative deal; no strike
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.
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.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
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.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, midnight
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.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
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.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
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.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
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 …
Fri., July 1, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
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.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
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.
Mon., May 30, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
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 …