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Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EST

GYOR, Hungary (AP) — Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker. Union leader Sandor Nemeth said that Friday's two-hour work stoppage was "exceptionally successful," proof that the workers support the...

EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

Jan. 18, 2019 7:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate from the 28...

The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

Jan. 18, 2019 6:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has urged Prime Minister Theresa May to use her crushing parliamentary defeat as leverage to get a better Brexit deal from European Union leaders. Johnson said Friday that May would be able to...

Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

Jan. 18, 2019 1:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day Friday after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district. Contract negotiations resumed Thursday for the first...

Talks resume in effort to end strike by LA teachers

Jan. 17, 2019 9:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides would sit down for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new...

The Latest: Attendance falls again amid LA teacher strike

Jan. 17, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles school teachers (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The Los Angeles Unified School District says student absences during the ongoing teacher strike have cost the district about $97 million over four days. Officials estimate slightly more than 83,900...

German union puts airport security strikes on hold for now

Jan. 17, 2019 12:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German union that has called a string of disruptive strikes by airport security staff says it won't hold any further walkouts ahead of and during pay talks next week. The ver.di union said it decided to put any further strikes on hold after employers signaled Thursday that they plan to make...

The Latest: UK PM May to skip Davos amid Brexit uncertainty

Jan. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Theresa May's office says the British prime minister will skip the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week to focus on resolving the Brexit crisis. May had been expected to attend the gathering of world leaders and global...

Striking Greek school teachers shut down traffic in Athens

Jan. 17, 2019 9:39 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Striking school teachers and other Greek civil servants shut down central Athens for hours Thursday during a protest of new hiring criteria for teachers that were under consideration in parliament. About 3,000 people took part in the protest outside the parliament building, disrupting...

Tunisia hit by general strike, amid economic tensions

Jan. 17, 2019 8:56 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Workers around Tunisia went on strike Thursday to demand higher pay in a standoff with a government struggling to reduce unemployment, poverty and social tensions. All flights in and out of the North African country's main airport were cancelled, and schools nationwide were closed....