Latest Strikes News

Judge says BNSF unions can't strike over new attendance rule

Jan. 25, 2022 19:24 PM EST

BNSF railroad's two biggest unions that represent 17,000 workers won't be able to go on strike over a new attendance policy they say would penalize employees for missing work for any reason. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a strike would likely violate federal law because under...

MLB players withdraw free agency shift as labor talks resume

Jan. 24, 2022 19:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Locked-out Major League Baseball players removed the first of three major obstacles to a labor contract, withdrawing their proposal for more liberalized free agency when the sides met face-to-face Monday for the first time since the management lockout began Dec. 1. ...

Pennsylvania rolls out 'strike team' to ease hospital crunch

Jan. 24, 2022 16:24 PM EST

SELLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has deployed its first pandemic “strike team” of out-of-state health care workers to a suburban Philadelphia hospital under severe strain from COVID-19, the state's top health official announced Monday. The team, which includes nurses and...

Denver-area grocery store strike ends with tentative deal

Jan. 21, 2022 10:46 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A union representing grocery store workers ended a strike against Denver-area supermarkets owned by Kroger Co. on Friday after reaching a tentative contract deal for workers. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and King Soopers and City Market both said...

Portland city workers take initial step toward strike

Jan. 20, 2022 21:43 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 1,100 municipal trade workers may strike as Portland leaders and a coalition of public employee unions remain at an impasse on a new contract agreement. Members of the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) voted to authorize a strike after...

BNSF railroad tries to block 17,000 workers from striking

Jan. 19, 2022 16:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad wants a federal judge to prevent two of its unions from going on strike next month over a new attendance policy that would penalize employees for missing work. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad went to court after the Brotherhood of Locomotive...

MLB talks resume after 42-day gap, little progress evident

Jan. 13, 2022 17:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball labor talks to end the lockout resumed Thursday for the first time in 1 1/2 months with little evident progress during a bargaining session that lasted about an hour, jeopardizing a timely start to spring training, Major League Baseball imposed the lockout...

French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic

Jan. 13, 2022 10:20 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French teachers voiced anger at the way the French government is handling the pandemic in schools, denounced confusing rules and called for more protection during a nationwide strike on Thursday. Exhausted by the pressures of surging COVID-19 cases, many teachers...

Strike paralyzes Lebanon as economic conditions worsen

Jan. 13, 2022 09:25 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Schools, universities and many shops were closed in Lebanon on Thursday as a general strike by public transportation and labor unions paralyzed the crisis-hit Mideast nation. Protesters closed the country’s major highways as well as roads inside cities and towns,...

Denver area grocery store workers go on strike

Jan. 12, 2022 13:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Grocery store workers in the Denver area went on strike Wednesday after their union rejected the latest contract offer from a chain of stores owned by Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional grocery store chain. Members of the United Food and Commercial...