Strike or no strike, pensions problematic for LA schools

California 01/12/19, 11:30

Strike or no strike, after a deal is ultimately reached on a contract for Los Angeles teachers, the school district will still be on a collision course with deficit spending because of pensions and other financial obligations.School systems across California are experiencing burdensome payments to the state pension fund while ...

Los Angeles teachers strike still on as impasse declared

U.S. 01/11/19, 21:43

A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is still planned for Monday after a union rejected a new offer from the nation's second-largest school district and declared an impasse following 21 months of increasingly heated negotiations.After hours of new talks Friday, the union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified ...

Security staff to stage strike at Germany’s biggest airport

Europe 01/11/19, 09:22

A German labor union is calling on security staff at Frankfurt airport to go on strike next week in a dispute over pay.The ver.di union said Friday that workers should walk out at Germany's biggest airport between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. (0100-1900 GMT) Tuesday.The union said it couldn't rule ...

Judge sees no reason to delay Los Angeles teachers strike

California 01/10/19, 15:22

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday found no reason to delay an expected teachers strike next week against the nation's second-largest school district over wages and class sizes.Superior Court Judge Mary H. Strobel ruled on the issue of whether United Teachers Los Angeles had given legally proper notice of a ...

Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

Europe 01/10/19, 04:04

A one-day strike by security staff at three German airports on Thursday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers.The ver.di union called on staff at airports in Duesseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart to walk off the job all day, leading to hundreds of flights being canceled.The German news ...

Latest: LA teachers’ union pushes possible strike to Monday

U.S. 01/09/19, 15:27

The Latest on a possible teachers strike in Los Angeles (all times local):12:05 p.m.The union representing teachers in Los Angeles has postponed the start of a possible strike until Monday because of uncertainty over whether a judge would order a delay.United Teachers Los Angeles previously said its 35,000 members would ...

Los Angeles teachers are ready for first strike in 30 years

California 01/09/19, 01:15

Teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation's second-largest school district, are ready to strike Thursday over a contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court. United Teachers Los Angeles said its 35,000 members ...

Hungary: Unions call for strike, protests over labor law

Europe 01/05/19, 14:57

Union leaders in Hungary called on Saturday for a national strike and protests on Jan. 19 to oppose labor code changes they see as a "slave law" harmful to workers.A crowd of at least 10,000 people gathered outside the Hungarian parliament building to protest a law approved in December that ...

Sudan journalists go on strike in support of protests

World 12/27/18, 05:33

An independent union of Sudanese journalists says its members have started a strike in support of "legitimate" popular demands for freedom and democracy.A union statement Thursday says the three-day strike is also a protest against the "barbaric" assault by authorities on press freedoms.The strike is the latest in a series ...

Rare Beefeaters strike over pensions hits Tower of London

Europe 12/22/18, 10:53

London's famed Beefeaters and other workers at several Royal Palaces have gone on a rare strike in a dispute over pension payments.There were picket lines Friday at the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site popular with tourists, and more work actions are planned for January.The strikers carried placards ...

Amazon workers on strike in Germany a week before Christmas

Europe 12/17/18, 03:30

Workers at two Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike as part of a push for improved work conditions, leading to fears that Christmas orders may not arrive in time.The German news agency dpa reported that workers in Leipzig in eastern Germany and Werne in western Germany went ...

Rail strike leads to traffic jams in Germany

Europe 12/10/18, 04:10

German train workers have gone on strike, leading to cancellations in the country's long-distance and commuter rail system and making tens of thousands of employees and school children late.A train sits in the empty station in Nauen, west of Berlin, Germany, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. The train traffic collapsed German-wide ...

Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

U.S. 12/09/18, 18:31

The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally.The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero's ...

Chicago charter school network seeks order to end strike

U.S. 12/08/18, 10:39

A Chicago charter school network is seeking help in halting a teachers' strike for much of the past week.Educators with Acero charter schools strike outside the Veterans Memorial Charter School Campus, Tuesday, Dec. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)From left to right, Kathryn Schoedel, a teacher at Ziumbo Elementary School, Lindsay ...

Union: Chicago teachers stage 1st US charter school strike

U.S. 12/04/18, 11:48

Union leaders say teachers employed by a Chicago charter school network are staging the first strike at any of the privately run, taxpayer-funded schools in the U.S.Educators with Acero charter schools strike outside the Veterans Memorial Charter School Campus, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Chicago. Hundreds of teachers have gone ...

San Francisco Marriott hotel workers voting on agreement

California 12/03/18, 13:20

Marriott hotel workers in San Francisco are voting on a tentative four-year agreement after two months on strike.More than 2,000 hotel workers walked off their jobs across seven Marriott hotels in early October, demanding higher wages and increased job security.San Francisco is the last of eight U.S. cities where nearly ...

Transport disruptions hit Greece as union protests cutbacks

Europe 11/28/18, 04:47

Nationwide train and island ferry services have been suspended for a day in Greece, together with most Athens public transport, as the country's biggest labor union strikes against persisting austerity measures.A woman stands in front of closed Metro gate during a 24-hour strike organized by GSEE, the biggest labor union ...

German strike: 14 Eurowings flights canceled at Duesseldorf

Europe 11/20/18, 04:25

Budget airline Eurowings says 14 flights were canceled at Duesseldorf airport in western Germany after flight attendants started a temporary strike over working conditions.German news agency dpa reported that flights were canceled Tuesday for eight hours until 12:30 p.m. local time (1130 GMT). Flight attendants are demanding, among other things, ...

Subway workers to stage strike in Romanian capital

World 11/19/18, 10:06

Subway workers in the Romanian capital will go on strike this week after they failed to win an agreement on wage demands.The subway union said Monday there would be a 12-hour strike Wednesday, defying a court ruling that the strike was illegal.The union wants a 42-percent salary hike, while managers ...

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