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Stories with subject: Strikes
  • Federal training center in Artesia hiring amid strike 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:50 pm

    ARTESIA, New Mexico - A company contracted to maintain the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia is seeking to replace 50 striking workers.

  • Milwaukee County transit workers stage rally during strike 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:52 am

    MILWAUKEE - Nearly 300 striking workers for the Milwaukee County Transit System have staged a rally outside the county courthouse in an effort to build public support as they seek a new contract.

  • Maine hospital says nurses plan to strike later this month 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:58 am

    BANGOR, Maine - Representatives for a Maine hospital say a nursing union has informed the facility that its members plan to strike.

  • Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:02 pm

    MILWAUKEE - Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere.

  • Santa Clara County employees call off strike; deal reached 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:33 pm

    SAN JOSE, California - The union representing 9,000 Santa Clara County workers has reached a tentative settlement and will not walk off the job.

  • Eurotunnel service resumes after French ferry workers' block story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 12:07 pm

    CALAIS, France - Eurotunnel traffic has resumed after striking ferry workers blocked the railroad tracks leading to the Eurotunnel linking France and England, and train service across the Channel was suspended Tuesday.

  • Service workers go on strike at federal center in Artesia 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:52 pm

    ARTESIA, New Mexico - Service workers at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in southeastern New Mexico went on strike Thursday after their labor union and a contractor couldn't reach a deal on a collective bargaining agreement.

  • State, AFSCME OK ongoing talks without lockout or strike 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 8:29 pm

    CHICAGO - Negotiations on a contract with Illinois' largest public employee union will continue without the possibility of a strike or lockout for one month after the contract expires next week.

  • China workers contracted by Uniqlo strike over plant closure 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:53 am

    BEIJING - More than 300 Chinese workers at a garment factory that supplies international brands such as Uniqlo have been protesting for about two weeks what they say is a unilateral decision by the management to close down.

  • Migrants jump on trucks as under-Channel traffic resumes story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 6:38 am

    CALAIS, France - Train services between Britain and France beneath the English Channel resumed Wednesday but the disruption stoked by striking French port workers the day before persevered.

  • Illinois town honors coal miners killed in 1922 massacre story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 10:29 am

    HERRIN, Illinois - Nearly a century after literally burying its violent past, a southern Illinois community is belatedly coming to terms with one of the nation's deadliest labor conflicts, an episode in which some victims were paraded down city streets and humiliated before hundreds of cheering onlookers before having their throats slit.

  • Newton-Wellesley nurses announce 1-day strike 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 12:40 pm

    WELLESLEY, Massachusetts - Registered nurses at Newton-Wellesley Hospital have issued the required 10-day notice of their intent to conduct a one-day strike.

  • European airlines push to limit impact of strikes, cut taxes story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 7:40 am

    BRUSSELS - Leading European airlines are lobbying for new rules in Europe to lessen the impact of strikes and reduce taxes, pushing for what they call more American-style aviation rules.

  • Closer Look: Rauner, public unions not close on contracts 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 10:52 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The contracts for more than 40,000 Illinois state workers will expire at the end of the month, and their unions and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's negotiating team apparently aren't close to agreeing on new ones. The impasse has gotten more public attention in recent days, with union members staging nearly 100 protests throughout the state to rally public support to their calls for fair contracts. With the potential for a far-reaching strike or lockout looming, here are some things to know:

  • Maine FairPoint workers to get unemployment benefits 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 12:49 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Bureau of Unemployment Compensation has awarded unemployment benefits to FairPoint workers who were in a four-month strike that ended in February.

  • Afghan teachers' strike shuts down at least 27 schools 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 8:52 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A teachers strike demanding higher pay has shut down at least 27 schools in Afghanistan's capital, officials said Tuesday.

  • Newspaper union votes to authorize strike preparations 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 10:12 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Members of a union representing employees at Philadelphia's two largest newspapers and their companion website have voted to authorize strike preparations amid a contract dispute.

  • Nurses' union says strike authorized if negotiations fail story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 1:41 pm

    NEW YORK - Leaders of the union representing 18,000 nurses at 14 private hospitals in New York City said Wednesday the nurses could go on strike over staffing levels if negotiations with management fail.