Latest Strikes News

Los Angeles teachers' strike shows Garcetti risks in '20 bid

Jan. 19, 2019 8:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign. The...

Talks over Los Angeles teachers strike to resume Saturday

Jan. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district are set to continue renewed negotiations Saturday following a fifth day of passionate protests in Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted that talks ended without a deal between a teachers' union and the Los Angeles...

The Latest: No deal yet in Los Angeles teachers strike

Jan. 19, 2019 12:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a second day of renewed negotiations between striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district ended without a deal. Garcetti tweeted late Friday that the...

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...

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...

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....

Striking LA teachers will return to bargaining table

Jan. 17, 2019 12:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers and officials in the nation's second-largest school district agreed Wednesday to resume contract negotiations in the midst of a strike that sent tens of thousands of educators onto the streets. Both sides will resume bargaining at noon Thursday at City Hall, the office of Mayor...

The Latest: Striking LA teachers return to bargaining table

Jan. 17, 2019 12:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Striking Los Angeles teachers will return to the bargaining table. The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday night that the union and officials of the nation's second-largest school district have...