- Spokane teachers approve one-day walkout May 27 Updated: May-21-15 1:35 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane public school teachers and staff have voted to participate in a one-day strike on May 27, saying they want state lawmakers to fully fund basic education.
- Teamsters picket outside SLS Las Vegas for valet workers Updated: May-20-15 5:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - A union representing valet workers is calling its latest protest against SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino a strike although none of the hotel's workers are on the picket line.
- Lawmakers want to punish teachers who go on strike Updated: May-19-15 9:05 pm
SEATTLE - After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.
- Unequal schools in France prompt strike, soul-searching Updated: May-19-15 1:35 pm
PARIS - France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students spend their time, saying entrenched inequality in education threatens the country's future.
- Strike shuts Lisbon subway as workers fight reforms Updated: May-19-15 7:30 am
LISBON, Portugal - The Portuguese government's efforts to reorganize the debt-heavy public transport sector continue to meet resistance, with Lisbon subway workers walking off the job for the fourth time this year.
- German train drivers going on strike again in bitter dispute Updated: May-18-15 11:42 am
BERLIN - A German train drivers' union says they will stage another strike after talks with the country's main railway operator over the weekend failed to produce an agreement.
- Child welfare workers go on strike in NE Pennsylvania Updated: May-15-15 1:31 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - Workers with a child welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania went on strike Friday amid a showdown over their contract.
- Child services workers in Scranton area near possible strike Updated: May-14-15 2:49 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - About 100 county Children and Family Services workers in Scranton are making plans to strike.
- Hundreds of Bellingham hospital workers on 1-day strike Updated: May-14-15 2:01 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Hundreds of workers at a Bellingham, Washington, hospital have walked out in what they say is a one-day strike.
- Springfield teacher charged with striking autistic child Updated: May-13-15 1:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Prosecutors have charged a longtime teacher at Missouri state schools for the severely disabled with abusing a young autistic student, alleging that she slapped the boy in the head several times.
- Union workers vote to end strike at BP refinery in Indiana Updated: May-12-15 8:37 am
WHITING, Indiana - Union members at a BP refinery in northwest Indiana have voted to approve a new contract and end a strike that has lasted more than three months.
- Striking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work night shift Updated: May-06-15 1:07 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the night shift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics in a nationwide strike over salaries.
- Seattle teachers vote to stage 1-day strike Updated: May-05-15 12:55 am
SEATTLE - Teachers in Washington's largest school district - Seattle - have voted to stage a one-day walkout May 19 to dramatize their request that state lawmakers fully fund a voter-approved initiative that would lower the number of students per class.
- Federal judge bars Allegiant Air pilots from going on strike Updated: May-02-15 4:49 pm
LAS VEGAS - A federal judge in Las Vegas has issued an order barring Allegiant Air pilots from going on strike while mediation is under way in their labor dispute.
- Omaha public school teachers, district strike pay deal Updated: May-02-15 4:01 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Omaha Public Schools and its teachers union have struck a deal for a new contract that would give teachers raises over the next three years and increase the starting salary for new teachers.
- Truck drivers end strike at Los Angeles-area seaports Updated: May-01-15 6:23 pm
LOS ANGELES - Drivers who picketed several trucking firms at the nation's busiest seaport complex returned to work Friday after a weeklong strike they say will not be their last.
- Pakistanis see double standard in drone strikes Updated: May-01-15 6:51 am
ISLAMABAD - People in Pakistan who live under the threat of U.S. drone strikes see a double standard at work in Washington.
- 10-day strike by Portuguese airline pilots grounds flights Updated: May-01-15 6:37 am
LISBON, Portugal - Pilots at Portugal's state-owned national airline have begun a 10-day strike, forcing flight cancellations as they press their demand to be given up to a 20 percent stake in the company when it is privatized later this year.
- Court strikes down big chunk of public-employee pension cuts Updated: Apr-30-15 7:49 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that some of the 2013 cuts to public-employee retirement benefits are unconstitutional, wiping out much of the savings lawmakers were aiming for and likely raising pension costs for state and local governments.
- Nurses at 6 hospitals across California strike over staffing Updated: Apr-30-15 1:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Registered nurses at six California hospitals went on strike Thursday over staffing levels and other issues during contract negotiations, a move the medical centers called "inappropriate" but said would not interrupt services.
- Romanian town hall workers strike to demand higher wages Updated: Apr-30-15 7:34 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - More than 30,000 employees of town halls around the country have gone on strike to demand higher wages.
- Brazil: Teachers, police clash outside congress building Updated: Apr-29-15 8:10 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Police unleashed waves of rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades on striking teachers in a southern Brazilian city Wednesday, leaving over 150 people injured.
- Union threatens one-day strikes over contract negotiations Updated: Apr-29-15 3:11 am
NEW YORK - Teachers at five Catholic schools in New York are threatening a one-day strike over contract negotiations.
- Italy seeks info from US in drone strike hostage death Updated: Apr-24-15 3:19 pm
ROME - Italy said Friday it wanted more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a U.S. drone strike on the Afghan-Pakistan border as officials sought to explain why it took three months to be told about the "tragic error."
- US hostage killed in drone strike was former NY professor Updated: Apr-24-15 8:28 am
OSWEGO, New York - The American aid worker killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan was a former professor at a state college in upstate New York.