Latest Strikes News

Workers stage 1-day strike at California campuses, hospitals

Mar. 20, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of a union representing research and technical workers walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike amid a lengthening stretch of unsuccessful contract negotiations. About 10,000 members of University Professional and...

Afghans probe US mistaken airstrike of Afghan army base

Mar. 14, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities are investigating an errant U.S. strike on an Afghan military base in the country's south that killed at least five Afghan troops, a lawmaker said Thursday. The soldiers were killed by friendly fire Wednesday in what was supposed to be a precision airstrike by U.S....

Chicago Symphony musicians trade piccolos for picketing

Mar. 11, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are grabbing picket signs instead of piccolos after a lack of progress in contract talks. The musicians picketed Monday in front of Orchestra Hall, a day after announcing they were going on strike. They say management is trying to reduce...

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

Mar. 11, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn't get its way in upcoming contract talks. Gary Jones told delegates at the union's bargaining convention in Detroit Monday that it would raise weekly strike pay from $200 to $250...

Chicago Symphony musicians on strike after talks break down

Mar. 10, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians say they are on strike after contract talks broke down. They say in a news release that picket lines will form starting at 8 a.m. Monday. They say management is still trying to reduce their pension benefits after nearly a year of negotiations. The...

Extra session looms on W.Va. schools as wary teachers watch

Mar. 7, 2019 6:39 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is poised to return to the center stage of a national wave of teacher unrest as lawmakers go into overtime to debate pay raises and other measures that spurred strikes this year and last. Union leaders and lawmakers started worrying Thursday that an upcoming special...

Kenya airport strike enters 2nd day as leaders are detained

Mar. 7, 2019 5:51 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A strike by airport workers at Kenya's main airport continued Thursday, but the East African country's flagship airline says operations are returning to normal. Members of the National Youth Service and military personnel are performing screening and security services in response to...

Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike

Mar. 6, 2019 1:12 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union. Police violently dispersed striking workers who attempted to protest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The labor court...

Thousands on strike in Sudan calling for president's ouster

Mar. 5, 2019 11:49 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A one-day strike shuttered businesses and emptied streets in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and other parts of the country on Tuesday, activists said, as pressure mounted on longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down following more than two months of deadly protests. Initially...

Oakland teachers go back to class after strike over pay

Mar. 4, 2019 8:33 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of Oakland teachers are back in their classrooms after union members voted to approve a contract agreement that provided pay raises. Oakland Education Association members approved the deal Sunday and went back to work Monday. The Oakland Unified School District ratified the...