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UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas – a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began …


School climate strikes draw thousands to the streets in cities across the globe

A movement that began with a single teenager distributing homemade fliers outside the Swedish parliament last summer became a global phenomenon on Friday, as students worldwide skipped school and took …


Teacher strike delayed in second-largest U.S. school district

The union representing teachers in Los Angeles – the nation’s second-largest school district – postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay …


Vegas workers’ vote to authorize strike pressures casinos

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Int’l Women’s Day: Protests, a strike, a Russian’s apology

A 24-hour strike by millions of Spanish women. A crackdown in France on companies violating gender-equal pay policies. In Russia, a candid apology from a powerful legislator to women he …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

Activists: IS convoy treks ahead despite U.S. strikes threat

Dozens of Islamic State group members and their families have crossed into areas controlled by the extremists despite U.S. threats to bomb the convoy days after they left the Lebanon-Syria …


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

Miners, Hecla remain at impasse over working conditions at Lucky Friday Mine

Union and management at the Lucky Friday Mine remain far apart on a variety of issues, most of which are unrelated to pay. The underground silver mine in Mullan, Idaho, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Super-rich woman announces surprise marriage

From our archives, 100 years ago The surprise marriage of Sara E. Smith to Ralston Wilbur was front-page news in Spokane.


Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods

Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.


Strike gets violent over France’s economic future

Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change …


Strikes, protests in France against disputed labor reforms

French protesters are back on the streets over proposed reforms to the country’s labor rules and strikers have forced cancellations and delays at two airports serving Paris.


French taxis, air traffic controllers, schools on strike

Paris police fired tear gas and taxi drivers lit bonfires on a major highway Tuesday amid nationwide strikes and protests over working conditions and competition from non-traditional services such as …


Strike likely averted at East Coast ports

NEW YORK (AP) — The union for longshoremen along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico has agreed to extend its contract for 30 days, averting a possible strike that …


Strike looms at East and Gulf Coast ports

BOSTON (AP) — Weeks after a critical West Coast port complex was crippled by a few hundred striking workers, the East Coast is bracing for a possible walkout numbering thousands …


Port strike could be prelude for dockworker talks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end of one labor crisis at the nation’s busiest port complex could be a prelude to another. The resolution of an eight-day walk-off by clerical …


Proposed LA port contract at a glance

Here are key provisions of the proposed contract between clerical workers and 14 shippers that ended an eight-day strike at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports: —Companies can reduce …


LA ports reopen after crippling 8-day strike ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation’s busiest shipping complex had won them — at …


LA ports reopening after crippling strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Work is resuming at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors after settlement of a strike that crippled the nation’s busiest container port complex for more …


Crippling strike at LA ports ends; deal reached

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation’s largest port complex will return to work Wednesday, eight days after they walked out in a crippling strike that …


Employers: LA port workers to return Wednesday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators reached an agreement late Tuesday to end an eight-day strike that crippled the nation’s largest port complex and prevented shippers from delivering billions of dollars …


Mayor: LA port strike to go to federal mediation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As cargo ships idled in the harbor or headed elsewhere, negotiators prepared Tuesday to return to the bargaining table with a federal mediator to try to …


Clark: Blame my Powerball ticket for symphony strife

My surefire plan to end the Spokane Symphony strike failed miserably Wednesday night with the following depressing announcement. The winning Powerball tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri.


Strike slows activity at busy Calif. port complex

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strike dramatically slowed activity at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — the nation’s busiest cargo complex — despite renewed efforts to end …


Judge asks Hostess to mediate with union

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Twinkies won’t die that easily after all. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, …


Hundreds turn out for symphony benefit

A benefit concert by and for the musicians of the Spokane Symphony, who went on strike Nov. 3, was packed with supporters Saturday night. The Shadle Park High School auditorium, …


Striking symphony musicians plan benefit concert, forum

The striking musicians of the Spokane Symphony are planning a show of their own Saturday. Five symphony performances have been canceled since the musicians announced the strike Nov. 3. With …


Symphony cancels four additional concerts

The Spokane Symphony announced Wednesday that several more performances will be canceled as its musicians continue to strike. Spokane Symphony Board President Peter Moye said in a news release that …


Spokane Symphony cancels more performances

The Spokane Symphony announced today several more shows will be cancelled due to the musicians’ Nov. 3 strike.


In NFL ref woes, key role of expertise spotlighted

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If good help is hard to find, just how expendable is expertise? In a year of strife between worker and manager, NFL referees found themselves with …


School strike first of many challenges for Emanuel

CHICAGO (AP) — The grueling teachers strike is over. Now comes the hard part for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As he pushes ahead on his promise to reform the city’s …