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Democrats in Congress say federal mediators should let airline workers strike when it's 'necessary'

Jun. 12, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

A group of 32 senators say federal mediators should speed up labor negotiations between airlines and their flight attendants and other workers, even granting them permission to go on strike “as necessary.” The lawmakers said Wednesday that airlines feel no pressure to reach...

Connecticut governor vetoes bill that could lead to $3 million in assistance to striking workers

Jun. 11, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday vetoed a vaguely written bill to create a $3 million fund that could have financially helped striking workers in Connecticut. Calling it commendable to provide assistance to low-wage workers, as the bill was described on...

Waffle House raises worker pay after strikes and pressure from labor organizers

Jun. 11, 2024 17:20 PM EDT

Waffle House is increasing pay for its U.S. workers after a year-long push from labor advocates. In a video message to employees late last month, Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers III said base pay would rise to at least $3 per hour in June and then gradually rise to at least $5.25 per...

Judge orders temporary halt to UC academic workers' strike over war in Gaza

Jun. 07, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of academic workers on strike at the University of California were ordered by a state judge Friday to temporarily cease their weekslong strike over the war in Gaza. Orange County Superior Court Judge Randall J. Sherman issued the emergency...

Nigeria loses electricity and major airports close as unions seek higher wages amid record inflation

Jun. 03, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

GOMBE, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's most populous country ground to a halt on Monday, with electricity cut and major airports closed, as Nigeria's largest labor unions began striking to demand a salary increase amid the worst cost of living crisis in decades. President Bola Tinubu's...

Police arrest 80 at Israel-Hamas war protest at UC Santa Cruz, school says

May. 31, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

Police in riot gear surrounded arm-in-arm protesters Friday at the University of California, Santa Cruz, to remove an encampment and barricades where pro-Palestinian demonstrations have blocked the main entrance to the campus this week. Dozens were arrested, the university said. ...

College in Detroit suspends in-person classes because of pro-Palestinian camp

May. 28, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit suspended in-person classes Tuesday and encouraged staff to work remotely to avoid any problems with a pro-Palestinian encampment that sprouted last week. “All on-campus events are canceled until further notice. Critical...

UC student workers expand strike to two more campuses as they demand amnesty for protestors

May. 28, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a third of the academic and graduate student workers of the University of California are on strike, after the union of 48,000 employees escalated its labor standoff by walking off the job at UCLA and UC Davis this morning. With as many as 2,000 UC Santa Cruz graduate...

University of California academic workers strike to stand up for pro-Palestinian protesters

May. 20, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Graduate students at the University of California, Santa Cruz walked off their jobs and went on strike Monday, the first campus to do so as part of a systemwide protest against a public university they say has violated the speech rights of pro-Palestinian advocates. ...

Paris garbage collectors lift strike threat ahead of Olympic Games

May. 15, 2024 06:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris garbage collectors have lifted the strike notice that threatened to leave the French capital facing piles of rubbish during the Olympic Games. Paris City Hall said Wednesday it had sealed a deal with the workers and that the strike notice covering several days in...