As teachers strike, Chicago mayor to unveil city budget plan

U.S. 10/23/19, 10:28

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was expected to detail how the nation's third-largest city should deal with a $838 million budget deficit when she delivered her first budget address Wednesday morning, Oct. 23, as striking teachers marched through the city's downtown. Lightfoot's speech to the City Council came on the fifth day ...

No Deal: 49,000 auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

Business 09/15/19, 23:20

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses. It ...

Nicaragua warns banks of sanctions if they join strike

Business 05/22/19, 16:23

Nicaragua's finance minister warned banks Wednesday that the government will sanction those that participate in a general strike scheduled for Thursday to pressure for the freeing of political prisoners.Iván Acosta said the banking system has a responsibility to the public sector to be open because it is regulated by the ...

Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

U.S. 05/09/19, 15:01

A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized.Activists and others involved in the labor ...

SAS, pilots reach 3-year deal ending strike

Europe 05/03/19, 02:50

Scandinavian Airlines and its pilots have reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement that put an end to a six-day strike that grounded more than 4,000 flights and affected hundreds of thousands of passengers.CEO Richard Gustafson says the deal "provides stability for the future" and gives "more flexibility."Pilots' spokesman Christian Laulund ...

SAS cancels more flights as labor talks with pilots continue

Europe 05/02/19, 02:27

Scandinavian Airlines is canceling more flights as talks between the carrier and the striking pilots continued in the Norwegian capital.The airline says 429 more flights were canceled Thursday on top of the 280 announced earlier for the day, totaling 709 flights being grounded which is affecting about 54,000 passengers.The cancellation ...

SAS cancels more flights as labor talks resume with pilots

Europe 05/01/19, 06:04

Scandinavian Airlines is cancelling another 280 flights across the Nordic region through Thursday afternoon (1200 GMT), affecting 20,000 more passengers, due to a pilots' strike.The cancellation comes on top of 504 flight canceled Wednesday and hundreds more since pilots began an open-ended strike on Friday due to the collapse of ...

Strikes grounds hundreds more Scandinavian Airlines flights

Europe 04/30/19, 05:57

Scandinavian Airlines says it will cancel another 504 flight departures across the Nordic region on Wednesday, affecting about 47,000 passengers, due to a pilots' strike.The cancellation comes on top of 546 flights canceled Tuesday and hundreds more since pilots began an open-ended strike on Friday due to the collapse of ...

Scandinavian Airlines strike in 4th day, affecting thousands

Europe 04/29/19, 04:51

A strike among pilots at Scandinavian Airlines has entered its fourth day with the carrier being forced to cancel 1,213 flights Monday and Tuesday, affecting some 110,000 passengers.The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden says more than 170,000 passengers have been affected since the open-ended strike started Friday. The ...

SAS pilots strike means 1,200 more flights cancelled

World 04/28/19, 13:45

Nearly 600 flights have been canceled and thousands of passengers stranded on the third day of a pilots strike at Scandinavian Airlines that the carrier estimates has affected some 170,000 passengers over the weekend.The flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden on Sunday announced further flight cancellations as the parties ...

Poland holds meetings on improving education after strike

Europe 04/26/19, 07:58

A nationwide teachers' strike is spurring Poland's government to hold meetings with educators, parents and experts to discuss ways to improve the country's public schools.Teachers' unions refused to participate in Friday's talks to protest the government's refusal to grant pay increases, the unmet demand behind the nearly three-week strike that ...

Scandinavian Airlines strike affects 72,000 travelers

Europe 04/26/19, 04:30

Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights — 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers.The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new collective bargaining agreement with the SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% ...

Polish teachers’ strike shines light on country’s divisions

Europe 04/23/19, 07:17

Teachers from across Poland gathered in Warsaw on Tuesday to demand higher wages in a dispute that is emerging as another political fissure in a deeply divided society.The protest in front of the Education Ministry comes on the 16th day of a strike that has closed most Polish schools. There ...

Stop & Shop strike is over, workers reach tentative contract agreement

U.S. 04/21/19, 19:23

Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday, according to news releases from both parties. The company said the agreement ends employee strikes that started April 11 at 240 Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The tentative three-year agreement with the United ...

Former VP Biden rallies with striking supermarket workers

2020 Campaign 04/18/19, 17:47

Former Vice President Joe Biden has attended a rally of striking supermarket workers in New England.Biden spoke Thursday at the gathering of unionized Stop & Shop employees outside a store in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.Biden, mulling a run for the Democratic nomination for president, said workers at the supermarket chain are ...

Rabbis: ‘Not kosher’ to patron grocery store during strike

U.S. 04/18/19, 15:33

As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community.A number of rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have been advising their congregations not ...

Poland: Striking teachers renew pay talks with government

Europe 04/18/19, 04:37

Polish teachers' unions and the government are holding a new round of pay negotiations as tension mounts on the second week of a teachers' strike that has closed most schools.Striking teachers expressed little hope for an agreement after the government insisted it has no funds to fully grant teachers' demands ...

Former NHL star apologizes for crossing picket line

Hockey 04/16/19, 09:09

A former NHL star is apologizing for crossing a picket line to shop at a Massachusetts supermarket where workers are on strike.Former Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ray Bourque was caught on video exiting a North Andover Stop & Shop on Monday as a worker said "Shame on you."Thousands ...

Polish govt has no money to meet striking teachers’ demands

Europe 04/15/19, 03:49

A nationwide strike of Poland's teachers has entered its second week with the government saying it has no more funds to meet their pay demands after offering generous bonuses to various other groups.The majority among Poland's hundreds of thousands of teachers continued their strike Monday, idling schools and kindergartens. They ...

Poland’s striking teachers warn high-school exams threatened

Europe 04/12/19, 10:13

The union leader of Poland's striking teachers says that key high-school graduation exams next month could be cancelled if government does not respond to pay demands.Slawomir Broniarz warned that the exams, scheduled for May, may not happen because the strike may prevent the qualification procedure.On Friday, teachers were on strike ...

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