Stop & Shop supermarket workers in 3 states go on strike

U.S. 04/11/19, 15:33

Tens of thousands of employees at Stop & Shop supermarkets in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike Thursday over stalled contract negotiations.United Food & Commercial Workers union members from several locals walked off the job, with some picketing outside the stores."The men and women who make Stop & ...

School exams given in Poland as teachers strike enters day 3

Europe 04/10/19, 03:17

Middle school students in Poland are taking important middle school exams even though a nationwide teachers' strike entered its third day, forcing exam authorities to ask help from retired teachers, religion tutors and those not on strike.It was not clear early Wednesday whether the exams could be held in all ...

On 2nd day of strike Polish teachers want talks with govt

Europe 04/09/19, 03:50

The head of Poland's main teachers' union is calling for urgent mediation with the government to end a nationwide strike that has entered a second day and is threatening upcoming graduation exams.The indefinite strike started Monday after teachers' pay negotiations with the government failed Sunday, when two major unions found ...

Polish teachers go on strike over pay, canceling classes

Europe 04/08/19, 05:39

Teachers in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike Monday to demand higher pay, after days of talks with the government failed to meet the demands of a majority of teachers unions.The strike by school and kindergarten teachers is the first such widespread action by Poland's chronically underpaid educators since ...

Chicago symphony, striking musicians to restart negotiations

U.S. 04/03/19, 13:56

The union that represents striking Chicago Symphony musicians is returning to the bargaining table with orchestra officials.The Chicago Symphony Orchestra said in a Wednesday statement that it and the Chicago Federation of Musicians have "mutually agreed" to continue negotiations Friday. A spokesman for the union confirmed the orchestra's statement. About ...

Chicago Symphony musicians’ strike over wages, pension

Entertainment 03/22/19, 07:53

A line of classical musicians marching with picket signs in front of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's historic downtown building is fast becoming one of the city's must-see spots.About 100 of the orchestra's musicians have been on strike since March 11, at odds with orchestra officials over pension and wage issues. ...

Workers stage 1-day strike at California campuses, hospitals

U.S. 03/20/19, 12:59

Members of a union representing research and technical workers walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike amid a lengthening stretch of unsuccessful contract negotiations.Some 10,000 members of University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America were expected to take part statewide, spokesman ...

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

Business 03/11/19, 13:16

The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn't get its way in upcoming contract talks.Gary Jones told delegates at the union's bargaining convention in Detroit that it would raise weekly strike pay from $200 to $250 per week ...

Philadelphia transit police strike over working conditions

U.S. 03/06/19, 17:21

Police officers for the Philadelphia region's main transit system went on strike Wednesday, citing poor working conditions for the 178 officers that patrol stations.Members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police Lodge 109 walked off the job for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority when they said a contract presented to ...

Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike

World 03/06/19, 06:51

Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.Police violently dispersed striking workers who attempted to protest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.Kenya's military took over screening and security services at the airport following the strike.Stranded ...

Oakland teachers go back to class after strike over pay

U.S. 03/04/19, 11:36

Thousands of Oakland teachers are back in classrooms after union members voted to approve a contract deal giving them 11 percent raises and a one-time 3 percent bonus.Oakland Education Association union members approved the deal Sunday and went back to work on Monday.The agreement must also be ratified by the ...

Teachers in Oakland approve contract ending strike

U.S. 03/03/19, 23:08

Oakland teachers will be back in their classrooms Monday after union members voted to approve a contract deal with district officials.The Oakland Education Association voted in favor of the deal on Sunday after postponing the vote for a day."We look forward to being in our classrooms again after having to ...

Oakland strike highlights housing struggles for teachers

California 03/02/19, 10:52

Oakland, California, teachers who went on strike for a week won an 11 percent pay raise with the argument that their salaries weren't nearly keeping up with the soaring cost of living in a region flush with technology industry money.Educators' struggles to afford housing have been at the heart of ...

Oakland teachers strike ends with tentative deal for raise

U.S. 03/01/19, 18:32

Teachers in Oakland ended their week-long strike Friday after agreeing to a tentative contract.The Oakland Unified School District said the four-year agreement calls for teachers to receive an 11 percent salary increase and one-time 3 percent bonus. The district also agreed to reduce class sizes and hire more student support ...

A year after teacher strikes, some lawmakers ready for fight

U.S. 03/01/19, 17:37

Teachers are returning to state Capitols one year after strikes and walkouts to protest pensions, education funding and teacher pay.Teachers called in sick Thursday to close six Kentucky school districts to protest a bill in the Republican-controlled state legislature that would dilute the power of the state's largest teachers association ...

Workers strike at ex-GE Transportation plant in Pennsylvania

U.S. 02/26/19, 17:17

Workers at the former GE Transportation plant in northwestern Pennsylvania have gone on strike for the first time in a half-century, and a day after completion of a merger between GE Transportation and Wabtec.Employees at the plant now owned by Wabtec (the former Westinghouse Airbrakes Technologies Corp.) hit the picket ...

Oakland teachers head into 3rd day of strike

California 02/24/19, 18:49

Teachers in Oakland, California, are preparing to strike for a third day after negotiations with the school district broke down over the weekend.Oakland Unified says in a statement that talks ended Sunday with no resolution on issues including salary and class sizes.The district urged the Oakland Education Association to return ...

W.Va. House passes pay raise bill for teachers, others

U.S. 02/22/19, 15:14

The West Virginia House of Delegates on Friday approved pay raises for teachers and public school service workers a day after they returned to classrooms following a two-day strike.The bill that passed the House 89-8 also includes raises for state police. The governor last fall requested the raises, which still ...

Round 2 of teacher strikes looks beyond pay and funding

California 02/22/19, 13:01

Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display of the national teacher unrest that in many places has moved beyond pay to politics, tackling issues like charter schools and vouchers. Call it round two of ...

Oakland teachers head into 2nd day of strike

U.S. 02/22/19, 01:18

Teachers in Oakland, California, headed into another day of strikes Friday after parents and students applauded their demands by keeping city classrooms empty.Oakland's 3,000 teachers went on strike Thursday over pay, class sizes and other issues, holding a boisterous rally at City Hall, marching through downtown streets and picketing outside ...

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