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Stories with subject: Strikes
  • Classes canceled after Danville teachers strike 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:11 pm
  • DANVILLE, Pennsylvania - Parents, students and others say they're hoping for a resolution of the teacher strike that began this week in the Danville Area School District.

  • Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:28 am
  • BEIJING - Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute.

  • Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:57 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement.

  • Puerto Rico court strikes down new pension law 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:20 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a law to change a teachers' retirement system is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the U.S. territory's governor as he tries to revive a sluggish economy.

  • BART hires consultant to potentially avert strikes 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:50 pm
  • OAKLAND, California - The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency has hired a labor consultant to help figure out how to prevent problems that led to two strikes and a contentious contract dispute.

  • Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms. The strike also stopped all non-emergency hospital attention, left garbage in emptied streets and complicated many other aspects of life in the South American nation.

  • UIC faculty authorizes second strike 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:19 pm
  • CHICAGO - The faculty union at the University of Illinois-Chicago says its members have voted to go ahead with a second strike if negotiations with the university fail to yield an agreement.

  • Workers end strike after protest near WCup stadium 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:54 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Workers ended a strike at the World Cup stadium in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba after disrupting traffic for nearly two hours and forcing organizers to accept their demands on Thursday.

  • Workers return to White Sands Missile Range 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:58 am
  • LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Hundreds of striking workers for a White Sands Missile Range contractor have ratified a new contract and ended their walkout after eight days.

  • 2,000 Johns Hopkins hospital employees on strike 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:04 am
  • BALTIMORE - Two thousand Johns Hopkins hospital employees from maintenance workers to housekeepers and kitchen staff are on strike after union leaders and officials failed to agree on a wage increase.

  • GM auto workers vote to allow strike in Kentucky 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:23 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes voted Tuesday to authorize a strike over lingering safety concerns, but a local union leader said he hopes the differences can be resolved without a walkout.

  • Union: No SEPTA strike in immediate future 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:53 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - The head of the union representing transit workers in Philadelphia says a strike is not imminent.

  • Auto workers holding strike authorization vote 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:28 pm
  • BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Union workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes are casting ballots on whether to authorize a strike.

  • Workers, security guards clash at Rio Olympic Park 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:32 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Striking construction workers and security personnel clashed Monday at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Games.

  • Lufthansa boss hopes for quick deal with pilots 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:44 am
  • BERLIN - Lufthansa's chief executive says he hopes for a quick resolution to a dispute over wages and retirement ages as the airline's pilots strike for a second day.

  • Israel's foreign ministry ends strike 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:18 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign ministry workers have ended their strike that shut embassies worldwide and cast doubt on the upcoming trip to Israel by Pope Francis.

  • Temporary bus drivers authorized amid Vt. strike 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:59 pm
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - The transportation agency in Vermont's largest county says it has authorized its staff to secure temporary bus drivers until negotiations with striking drivers are resolved.

  • Amazon workers on strike in Germany 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:58 am
  • BERLIN - Workers at one of's German distribution centers are on strike in a dispute over wages.

  • Workers at some Vegas casinos vote to allow strike 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:55 am
  • LAS VEGAS - Union members at several downtown Las Vegas casinos have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract.

  • Workers at some Vegas casinos vote to allow strike 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 12:07 am
  • LAS VEGAS - Union members at several downtown Las Vegas casinos have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract.

  • Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 1:39 pm
  • BERLIN - Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Thursday after ground crews, baggage handlers and other public workers walked off the job to press their demands for higher pay.

  • Burlington Council meeting to address bus strike 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:25 am
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - Members of the City Council in Burlington are planning to present a resolution for striking bus drivers to agree to binding arbitration or other alternative means to resolve contract differences with the Chittenden County Transportation Authority.

  • Vegas unions gearing up for casino strike vote 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:34 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Members of the Culinary and Bartenders unions are set to vote this week on whether to authorize a strike.

  • Union calls strike at German airports Thursday 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 11:01 am
  • FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany's main public-sector union has called on workers at Frankfurt and most of the country's other major airports to go on strike Thursday to reinforce pay demands for some 2.1 million workers.

  • Calif. hospital strike averted by contract deal 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 5:50 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A planned strike by thousands of University of California hospital workers was averted after contract talks yielded a deal, officials said Sunday.