Latest Strikes News

Public sector strike cripples cash-strapped Lebanon

Aug. 09, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Tarek Younes was once solidly middle class and felt he helped contribute to society as an inspector in the Lebanese government’s consumer protection agency. But the country's economic free-fall has eroded his income and civic pride. In his desperation, Younes has...

Machinists at 3 Boeing defense plants ratify new contract

Aug. 03, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly 2,500 workers at three Boeing defense plants in the Midwest voted Wednesday to ratify a contract that their union said will raise pay by an average of 14% over three years and add inflation adjustments. The vote by members of the International Association of...

NLRB: Mine workers to pay Alabama coal company over $13M

Aug. 03, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal oversight board ordered the United Mine Workers of America to pay more than $13 million in compensation to an Alabama coal company where members have been on strike for more than a year, a ruling the union said Wednesday it would challenge. The...

Panama teachers end long strike that set off wider protests

Aug. 01, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama’s teachers will return to the classroom Tuesday after a month-long strike supported by a number of other sectors that blocked commerce and snarled the capital with traffic over the high cost of living and government corruption. The teacher walkout...

Pilots with Germany's Lufthansa back possible strike action

Jul. 31, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pilots with Germany's Lufthansa have voted in favor of possible strike action, a union announced Sunday, saying that walkouts can still be avoided but calling the result an “unmistakable signal” to the company in a pay dispute. The Vereinigung Cockpit union is...

Train drivers' walkout brings more misery on UK railways

Jul. 30, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Workers, vacationers and sports fans faced travel disruption in Britain as thousands of train drivers walked off the job Saturday, the latest strike in an increasingly bitter labor dispute on the nation’s railways. About 5,000 drivers staged a 24-hour strike against...

UAW rescinds strike pay increase at annual convention

Jul. 28, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

Members of the United Auto Workers union on Thursday rescinded an increase in strike pay that had been approved earlier in their annual convention. The Detroit Free Press reported that after some delegates raised concerns about the potential cost of the $500 a week strike pay, it was...

New UK rail strike brings train services to a crawl

Jul. 27, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s railway network ground to a crawl on Wednesday after 40,000 staff walked off the job in a dispute over jobs, pay and working conditions. Train companies said only about a fifth of services across the country were due to run. The 24-hour strike by cleaners,...

Over 1,000 Lufthansa flights canceled as staff strikes

Jul. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled Wednesday because of a one-day strike by the airline's German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. About 134,000 passengers had to change their travel plans...

German strike forces Lufthansa to cancel hundreds of flights

Jul. 26, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa says it will have to cancel almost all flights at its main Frankfurt and Munich hubs on Wednesday because of a strike by its German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. The airline said Tuesday...