Latest Strikes News

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

Oct. 19, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would...

New technology, housekeeping among concerns in hotel strikes

Oct. 12, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Robots delivering room service, check-in kiosks with facial recognition technology and "smart" speakers that serve as an in-room concierge. The hotel of the not-so-distant future sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but it's drawing real world anxiety for some of the thousands of...

California train agency fined $650,000 for 2 worker deaths

Oct. 11, 2018 7:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission also placed the Bay Area...

Greece: Strike closes Acropolis, main museums

Oct. 11, 2018 4:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public because of a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees. Scores of tourists gathered Thursday outside the Acropolis, initially unaware of the...

Lyric Opera musicians go on strike, threatening opera season

Oct. 9, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job to protest cuts proposed by management. The musicians set up a picket line outside the Civic Opera House on Tuesday and played excerpts from various operas as they expressed opposition by...

UK union calls for 24-hour strike of Uber drivers

Oct. 9, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British union has called for a 24-hour strike of Uber drivers in London, Birmingham and Nottingham, putting up a "digital picket line" to demand better pay and conditions. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, the IWGB, is asking the public to support drivers "by not crossing the...

2,700 workers at major Hawaii hotels join national strike

Oct. 8, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Workers at some of Hawaii's most iconic hotels are joining a national strike. About 2,700 Marriott employees on Oahu and Maui on Monday joined the strike that began last week in Boston, San Francisco and other cities. They work at five properties operated by Marriott. The properties are all...

Workers strike at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel

Oct. 7, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A union is striking at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel, saying its workers earn less than counterparts at other Detroit hotels. Unite Here Local 24 President Nia Winston says the strike began Sunday morning. The local represents about 160 workers, including bartenders, servers, bellmen,...

Yankees get jeered in Boston for crossing union picket line

Oct. 5, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees are drawing boos in some corners of Boston, but not for their bitter rivalry to the Red Sox. Yankees players were seen crossing a labor union picket line in front of the downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Thursday. The team faces the Red Sox in a playoff series starting...

Deals reached to end strike at most downtown Chicago hotels

Oct. 5, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — New contract agreements have been reached at four more downtown Chicago hotels, nearly a month after strikes began at about two dozen locations. Workers union Unite Here Local 1 and Hyatt Hotels say the new deals reached Thursday include three of the company's hotels and meet the union's...