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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...

Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen to step down after 4 decades in charge of family-owned paper

May. 14, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Times publisher and CEO Frank Blethen has announced he will step down at the end of next year after four decades leading the newspaper his family has owned since 1896. Blethen, 79, confirmed his plans Monday in a Seattle Times interview. He said he expects to...

Japan's Sony reports surge in profit on strong sales of movies, games and music

May. 14, 2024 04:50 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Profit at Sony surged 34% in the last quarter on strong sales of its video games, music and movies, the Japanese electronics and entertainment company said Tuesday. Tokyo-based Sony Corp.’s quarterly profit totaled 189 billion yen ($1.2 billion), up from 141 billion...

Hotel union workers end strike against Virgin Hotels Las Vegas with contract talks set for Tuesday

May. 12, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's largest labor union concluded a 48-hour strike Sunday meant to pressure Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to agree to a five-year contract on wages and benefits. More than 700 workers with Culinary Union Local 226 walked off the job at the 1,500-room hotel-casino...

700 hotel union workers launch 48-hour strike at Virgin Hotels casino near Las Vegas Strip

May. 10, 2024 23:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — About 700 workers walked off the job at a hotel-casino near the Las Vegas Strip at dawn Friday, in what union organizers said would be a 48-hour strike after spending months trying to reach a deal for new five-year contract with Virgin Hotels. The Culinary Union,...

Argentina labor unions' 24-hour strike against President Milei paralyzes daily life

May. 09, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s biggest trade unions mounted one of their fiercest challenges to the libertarian government of President Javier Milei, staging a mass general strike on Thursday that led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and halted key bus, rail and subway...

Governor says he won't support a bill that could lead to $3M in assistance to striking workers

May. 09, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday he doesn't support a vague bill passed in the final minutes of the legislative session that creates a $3 million fund that could financially benefit striking union workers, signaling he would will likely veto it. ...