Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching deal

California 01/23/19, 01:11

Los Angeles teachers will go back to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district.Although all votes hadn't been counted, union officials said preliminary balloting showed the 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles overwhelming ...

Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay

U.S. 01/23/19, 00:50

Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay.Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, said 93 percent of unionized teachers voted in favor of a strike. The union represents 5,635 educators in the Denver Public School ...

Update: LA teachers and school district to resume talks

California 01/22/19, 10:04

The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):7 a.m.The office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the latest bargaining session between striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District lasted 21 hours and ended before dawn Tuesday.The mayor's office says negotiators plan to reconvene at ...

Firefighters march in support of striking LA teachers

U.S. 01/22/19, 09:51

Hundreds of firefighters are marching in downtown Los Angeles to support public school teachers as their strike enters its second week.The firefighters are taking time out Tuesday morning from a conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters to back the teachers.Thousands of educators represented by United Teachers Los Angeles ...

Teachers union: Los Angeles strike to go into 6th school day

U.S. 01/21/19, 18:18

The union representing striking teachers in Los Angeles says the strike will continue into its sixth school day Tuesday regardless of the outcome of negotiations Monday.The United Teachers Los Angeles said Monday that even if a tentative agreement is reached late in the day, teachers will not report to work ...

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

U.S. 01/20/19, 11:49

Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its effectiveness is still up for debate.There's no universal standard for the best class size, though some states ...

Update: Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day

U.S. 01/18/19, 13:13

The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):10:05 a.m.Teachers are picketing outside Los Angeles schools for a fifth day as negotiators work to end their strike against the nation's second-largest school district.The teachers plan a rally Friday in a downtown park before union officials return to bargaining ...

Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary

Europe 01/18/19, 08:59

Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker.Union leader Sandor Nemeth said that Friday's two-hour work stoppage was "exceptionally successful," proof that the workers support the union's demands. Those demands include a monthly base pay ...

Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

California 01/18/19, 01:11

Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district.Teachers plan to rally outside City Hall on Friday — the first day with no ...

Update: Striking LA teachers, district to resume talks

U.S. 01/17/19, 12:20

The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles school teachers (all times local):9:10 a.m.Los Angeles teachers are back on rainy picket lines for a fourth day.The strike continued Thursday with a new round of contract bargaining with the Los Angeles Unified School District scheduled at midday.United Teachers Los Angeles President ...

Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

World 01/17/19, 08:55

Workers around Tunisia went on strike Thursday to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to reduce unemployment, poverty and social tensions.All flights in and out of the North African country's main airport were cancelled, and schools nationwide were closed. Ports, public transport, hospitals and other public ...

Striking Greek state school teachers march through Athens

Europe 01/17/19, 05:34

Hundreds of striking Greek civil servants, mostly school teachers, are marching through central Athens to protest proposed new hiring criteria for state school teachers.The left-wing Greek government has promised to hire 15,000 full-time teachers over the next three years, starting this fall.But unions say the hiring system is unfairly weighted ...

LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike

California 01/17/19, 01:02

Teachers and officials in the nation's second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive.The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that talks would resume at noon at City Hall, with the office "facilitating" negotiations. The announcement didn't ...

No talks scheduled as LA teacher strike enters day 3

California 01/16/19, 01:26

Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as tens of thousands of teachers planned to walk picket lines for a third day Wednesday, after being joined on strike for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools."We need our educators back in our ...

Update: Charter school teachers join Los Angeles strike

California 01/15/19, 16:10

The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):1:10 p.m.Some charter school educators have joined their public school counterparts on picket lines on the second day of a teachers strike in Los Angeles.Thousands of teachers marched through downtown streets again Tuesday, demanding higher pay, lower class sizes and ...

Complaints of LA teachers echo demands from other walkouts

U.S. 01/15/19, 09:35

The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide.Unlike protests that closed schools last spring in states including West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona, the strike that began Monday is unfolding in a liberal-leaning state ...

Parents wonder if kids are learning amid Los Angeles strike

U.S. 01/15/19, 01:38

Kathleen Whitehead vowed to keep her 14-year-old daughter home Tuesday, after the teen reported not learning much the day earlier at a Los Angeles high school staffed by a skeleton crew of substitutes as tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job in the nation's second-largest school district.Whitehead said ...

Update: Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers strike

U.S. 01/14/19, 10:42

The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles teachers (all times local):7:40 a.m.Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district.Members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted last year to walk off the job for the first time in ...

With no new talks, LA teacher strike all but inevitable

California 01/14/19, 00:34

A strike by tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend.Talks broke down Friday when the teachers' union rejected as "woefully inadequate" a new offer from the LA ...

With no new talks, LA teacher strike all but inevitable

U.S. 01/13/19, 17:48

A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend.Talks broke down Friday when the teachers' union rejected as "woefully inadequate" a new offer from the LA Unified School District.With no ...

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