Update: Denver teachers picket, negotiations to resume

U.S. 02/12/19, 10:23

The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local):8:20 a.m.Denver teachers are back on the picket lines as union and school officials resume negotiations try to end a teacher strike over pay.Talks are scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the first time since talks broke down over ...

Update: Denver teachers set to strike over pay dispute

U.S. 02/11/19, 08:57

The Latest on the Denver teacher strike (all times local):7 a.m.Denver teachers say they will strike Monday after failing to win an agreement on pay.Both sides met Saturday in a final attempt to reach a new contract after over a year of negotiations. They are expected to sit down at ...

Denver teachers prepare to strike over pay dispute

U.S. 02/10/19, 23:22

Denver teachers are planning to strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay.The teachers union and Denver Public Schools met Saturday in an attempt to reach a new contract after more than a year of negotiations, but both sides ...

Denver teachers prepare to strike over pay dispute

U.S. 02/10/19, 15:27

Denver teachers are planning to strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay.The teachers union and Denver Public Schools met Saturday in an attempt to reach a new contract after more than a year of negotiations, but both sides ...

Pilots at Taiwanese liner strike during Lunar New Year rush

Business 02/08/19, 03:37

Pilots from Taiwan's China Airlines went on strike Friday in the middle of the Lunar New Year travel rush, forcing the cancellation of at least 18 flights over coming days and stranding thousands of passengers.Hundreds of the state-owned carrier's 1,300 pilots were believed to have joined the action over complaints ...

Update: Denver teachers get ready to walk out over pay

U.S. 02/07/19, 18:16

The Latest on a possible strike by Denver teachers (all times local):4:15 p.m.Denver teachers are prepared to walk of the job for the first time in 25 years over an incentive-based pay system that they call unpredictable and unfair to experienced educators.If teachers get their way in a last-minute deal ...

Denver teachers vow to strike unless deal is reached

U.S. 02/07/19, 01:07

Denver teachers are vowing to walk off the job Monday unless they can reach a last minute pay agreement with school leaders.Gov. Jared Polis' administration decided Wednesday against intervening in the fight, giving teachers the legal right to strike. Both Polis and Joe Barela, the executive director of the Colorado ...

Denver teachers plan strike in contract dispute

U.S. 02/06/19, 19:01

Denver teachers said they plan to strike next week after Colorado officials declined to intervene Wednesday in a pay dispute between the educators and the school district.State officials believe the two sides are close to a negotiated agreement, Department of Labor Executive Director Joe Barela said.Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said ...

Zimbabwe’s teachers report intimidation as strike begins

World 02/05/19, 07:46

Zimbabwe's public teachers are alleging intimidation as they try to launch a nationwide strike for better salaries.Some urban teachers tell The Associated Press that riot police are guarding classrooms, while public service inspectors are moving around and marking attendance registers for teachers.Some rural teachers say ruling ZANU-PF party activists have ...

Education bill opposed by teachers advances to W.Va. House

U.S. 02/04/19, 17:27

A complex education bill vehemently opposed by West Virginia teachers' unions that claim it is a payback for a strike last year has passed the state Senate by a slim margin.The bill, approved by the Republican-led Senate on Monday, now goes to the GOP-led House of Delegates.Teachers' unions plan to ...

Mexican president unleashes labor unrest at border plants

Business 02/01/19, 13:50

A mass strike at 48 "maquiladora," or manufacturer, plants in Mexico's border city of Matamoros is heading for victory, bringing pay raises for laborers who make less than $1 an hour, or about 100 pesos a day, assembling auto components and TV sets for export to the United States — ...

Contract that ended LA teacher strike gets final approval

California 01/29/19, 21:01

The board of the nation's second-largest school district gave final approval Tuesday to a contract that ended a six-day teacher strike and provided another concession to Los Angeles educators by asking California to halt new charter schools until their effect can be studied.The votes by the Los Angeles Unified School ...

Update: LA school board passes charter-limit resolution

California 01/29/19, 20:11

The Latest on a vote by the Los Angeles school board on a new teacher contract (all times local):5:15 p.m.The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education has approved a resolution asking the state to put new charter schools on hold while the state studies their effects.The board approved ...

W.Va. gov would veto education bill that angers teachers

U.S. 01/29/19, 17:13

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday he would veto a comprehensive education bill now under consideration in the Legislature that has upset teachers who went on strike last year.Justice said at a news conference that lawmakers should instead consider passing his original intent of giving teachers and other state ...

Teachers succeed by framing strikes as for common good

Texas 01/26/19, 11:35

Los Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a successful wave of activism by educators framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises.Teachers in Denver, Oakland, Virginia, Texas, Washington and Illinois are planning rallies, marches and, ...

Bill puts W.Va. teachers back on edge a year after strike

U.S. 01/24/19, 18:47

West Virginia public school teachers are back on edge after the introduction of a bill aimed at revamping the state's education system took aim at unions less than a year after a lengthy strike resulted in better pay.The draft legislation unveiled Thursday includes promised additional pay raises but also other ...

Update: Request for help delays Denver teachers’ strike

U.S. 01/23/19, 17:27

The Latest on a planned strike by Denver teachers (all times local):3:20 p.m.Denver school officials have asked the state to intervene in its pay dispute with teachers, a move that will delay a strike that had been scheduled to start Monday.Denver Public Schools followed through with its plan to ask ...

Colorado governor works to try to prevent teacher strike

U.S. 01/23/19, 14:19

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is trying to see if he can help prevent Denver teachers from striking next week.Polis said Wednesday that he would meet with representatives of the school district and the teachers' union to see if he could "play a role in bringing them together." But the Democrat ...

Update: Los Angeles teachers return to schools

U.S. 01/23/19, 10:47

The Latest on the end of the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):7:45 a.m.Los Angeles public school teachers are back on the job after a six-day strike.The hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School District campuses are back to normal Wednesday after teachers ratified a contract deal hammered out in ...

Zimbabwe’s civil servants to strike on Friday over salaries

World 01/23/19, 08:23

Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday that civil servants across the country will go on strike after salary negotiations failed.David Dzatsunga, secretary of the Civil Service Apex Council, said the strike will begin on Friday as the southern African nation's ...

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