Latest Strikes News

Alitalia cancels more than 300 flights due to strike

May. 21, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's struggling airline Alitalia has canceled over 300 flights because of a 24-hour strike called to protest deteriorating conditions in the sector, including the government's failure to relaunch the carrier. Alitalia says it cancelled about half of its flights, both domestic and...

As Preakness approaches, strike at Pimlico possibly averted

May. 11, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A strike by workers at Pimlico Race Course may have been averted just before the running of this year's Preakness Stakes. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Jockey Club and its employees at Pimlico Race Course and other tracks agreed "in principle" to a new employment contract on...

Uber, Lyft driver strike latest move to organize gig workers

May. 9, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A strike by Uber and Lyft drivers in cities across the United States this week caused barely a ripple to passengers looking to catch a ride, highlighting the challenges in launching a labor movement from scratch in an industry that is by nature decentralized. Activists and others...

Lebanon's Central Bank workers suspend strike for 3 days

May. 7, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Employees at the Central Bank of Lebanon on Tuesday suspended their open-ended strike for three days, saying they hope their wages and benefits will not be cut. The strike began Friday and raised concerns it could paralyze the country's banking sector, which relies on the Central Bank for...

Education secretary: Teachers should protest on 'adult time'

May. 6, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that teachers are walking off the job too often and that protests about pay and school conditions should be done on "adult time" so students aren't hurt. DeVos made the comments in Baltimore while speaking at a conference for education...

Lebanon stock trading suspended over central bank strike

May. 6, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Beirut Stock Exchange suspended trading on Monday due to an open-ended strike declared by the employees of Lebanon's central bank, adding to the country's economic crisis as the government discusses an austerity budget to avoid an economic crash. The ongoing strike by the Central Bank of...

SAS, pilots reach 3-year deal ending strike

May. 3, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines and its pilots have reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement that put an end to a six-day strike that grounded more than 4,000 flights and affected hundreds of thousands of passengers. CEO Richard Gustafson says the deal "provides stability for...

Stop & Shop workers reach new deal after strike

May. 2, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Unionized supermarket workers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have ratified a new contract that came out of an 11-day strike at New England's biggest grocery chain. The last of five United Food & Commercial Workers locals involved in the strike approved the contract...

SAS cancels more flights as labor talks with pilots continue

May. 2, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines is canceling more flights as talks between the carrier and the striking pilots continued in the Norwegian capital. The airline says 429 more flights were canceled Thursday on top of the 280 announced earlier for the day, totaling 709 flights being grounded...

SAS cancels more flights as labor talks resume with pilots

May. 1, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines is cancelling another 280 flights across the Nordic region through Thursday afternoon (1200 GMT), affecting 20,000 more passengers, due to a pilots' strike. The cancellation comes on top of 504 flight canceled Wednesday and hundreds more since pilots began...