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Biden looks to union leaders for support as he seeks to reassure worried Democrats

Jul. 10, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met Wednesday with the executive council of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of trade unions, to shore up support from a critical constituency as he beats back continued calls to step aside in the 2024 campaign. “I think of you as...

A railway union strike in Sri Lanka leaves tens of thousands of commuters stranded

Jul. 10, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A railway union strike stopped most trains across Sri Lanka on Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of passengers to brave the few dangerously overcrowded trains that kept running or be stranded at the station. The Station Masters’ Union launched the...

Samsung Electronics workers announce 'indefinite' strike

Jul. 10, 2024 01:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unionized workers at Samsung Electronics declared an indefinite strike Wednesday to pressure South Korea’s biggest company to accept their calls for higher pays and other benefits. Thousands of members of the National Samsung Electronics Union launched a...

South Korea abandons plan to suspend licenses of striking doctors to resolve medical impasse

Jul. 08, 2024 05:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government announced Monday it will abandon its plan to suspend the licenses of striking junior doctors as part of its efforts to convince them to return to work and resolve the country’s monthslong medical impasse. It wasn’t immediately...

Biden cancels speech at teachers union convention in Philadelphia after union staff goes on strike

Jul. 05, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden canceled a planned speech in Philadelphia at the annual conference of the National Education Association after the union's staff announced a strike and set up picket lines Friday. Biden had planned to speak Sunday, but his campaign said...

Deal reached in WestJet strike but travel disruptions still expected for Canadian airline

Jul. 01, 2024 04:41 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s second largest airline, WestJet, has reached a deal with its mechanics to end a strike that had disrupted the travel plans of tens of thousands of passengers over the Canada Day long weekend. WestJet said late Sunday there will still be flight disruptions...

More WestJet flight cancellations as Canadian airline strike hits more than 100,000 travelers

Jun. 30, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A strike by plane mechanics forced Canada's second largest airline, WestJet, to cancel hundreds more flights Sunday, upending plans of roughly 110,000 travelers over the Canada Day long weekend and prompting the carrier to demand action from the federal government. ...

Canada airline WestJet cancels more than 400 flights after a surprise strike by mechanics union

Jun. 30, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's second largest airline, WestJet, said it canceled 407 flights affecting 49,000 passengers after the maintenance workers union announced it went on strike. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association said its members started to strike Friday evening because...

Contractor at a NASA center agrees to higher wages after 5-day strike by union workers

Jun. 28, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A company that does contract work for NASA's Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi agreed to a wage increase and other changes for its employees after about 200 union workers went on a five-day strike. Those who went on strike are members of the...

Thousands of doctors go on strike in England a week before the UK general election

Jun. 27, 2024 12:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of doctors in England are staging their 11th walkout on Thursday in a long-running dispute with the government over pay and working conditions, disrupting hospital services just days before the U.K. general election. The five-day strike by junior doctors —...