Latest Strikes News

Workers who make Bombardier business jets in Toronto are on strike. Talks will resume Monday

Jun. 23, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

Labor union Unifor said Sunday that 1,350 workers at a Bombardier business-jet plant went on strike when the two sides failed to reach agreement on a new contract by a deadline on Saturday night. The union said the negotiations continued into Sunday morning and would resume on...

Teamsters president will speak at the Republican National Convention

Jun. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — The president of the Teamsters Union is set to speak at next month's Republican National Convention, as Donald Trump angles to chip away at President Joe Biden's support among the blue-collar workers who are expected to play a major role in the general election, particularly...

A strike threat at WestJet is over, for now. Mechanics will resume talks with the Canadian airline

Jun. 20, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

The union representing mechanics at Canadian airline WestJet said it withdrew a notice to begin a strike Thursday night after the airline agreed to return to the bargaining table. The strike threat had prompted WestJet, Canada's second-biggest airline, to cancel about 50 flights this...

Nurses in Oregon take to the picket lines to demand better staffing, higher pay

Jun. 20, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

More than 3,000 nurses at six Oregon hospitals spent a second day on the picket lines Wednesday carrying signs that say, “Patients over profits” and “We're out to ensure it's safe in there,” as they continued to demand fair wages and better staffing levels. Nurses are...

Canadian airline WestJet begins canceling flights as mechanics threaten to strike

Jun. 19, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

Canadian airline WestJet has begun canceling some flights in anticipation of a strike by aircraft maintenance technicians, saying it wants to avoid having passengers and planes stranded if there is a walkout. WestJet said it expected to cancel about 40 flights from Tuesday through...

South Korea orders doctors who joined protracted strike over medical school plan to return to work

Jun. 18, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials issued return-to-work orders for doctors participating in a one-day walkout Tuesday as part of a protracted strike against the government's plan to sharply boost medical school admissions. Since February, more than 12,000 trainee...

Democrats in Congress say federal mediators should let airline workers strike when it's 'necessary'

Jun. 12, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

A group of 32 senators say federal mediators should speed up labor negotiations between airlines and their flight attendants and other workers, even granting them permission to go on strike “as necessary.” The lawmakers said Wednesday that airlines feel no pressure to reach...

Connecticut governor vetoes bill that could lead to $3 million in assistance to striking workers

Jun. 11, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday vetoed a vaguely written bill to create a $3 million fund that could have financially helped striking workers in Connecticut. Calling it commendable to provide assistance to low-wage workers, as the bill was described on...

Waffle House raises worker pay after strikes and pressure from labor organizers

Jun. 11, 2024 17:20 PM EDT

Waffle House is increasing pay for its U.S. workers after a year-long push from labor advocates. In a video message to employees late last month, Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers III said base pay would rise to at least $3 per hour in June and then gradually rise to at least $5.25 per...

Judge orders temporary halt to UC academic workers' strike over war in Gaza

Jun. 07, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of academic workers on strike at the University of California were ordered by a state judge Friday to temporarily cease their weekslong strike over the war in Gaza. Orange County Superior Court Judge Randall J. Sherman issued the emergency...