Latest Strikes News

Auto workers at Volvo truck plant in Virginia go on strike

Apr. 17, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 workers at a Volvo truck plant in southwest Virginia have gone on strike. The decision by the local of the United Auto Workers to strike came after a 30-day contract extension came and went without a new deal. The...

Nursing home industry fears impact of 52 possible strikes

Apr. 14, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

The looming possibility of strikes at 52 or more nursing homes, roughly a third of the facilities in Connecticut, could exacerbate the financial instability of a sector still struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a top representative of the state's nursing home industry warned...

Miners continue strike in Alabama after contract rejected

Apr. 12, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A strike is continuing at two Alabama coal mines after union members rejected a contract proposal. The United Mine Workers of America says the local that represents more than 1,100 workers at Warrior Met Coal Inc. in Tuscaloosa County rejected a...

Union, coal company reach tentative deal to end strike

Apr. 06, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama coal company has reached a tentative deal with labor to end a strike that idled more than 1,100 workers in Tuscaloosa County, the United Mine Workers of America said. The union announced the agreement late Monday with Warrior Met Coal...

Oregon Tech faculty union votes to authorize strike

Apr. 05, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Institute of Technology’s faculty union voted this week to authorize a strike. The vote last week comes more than 500 days after negotiations began between the union and school administration, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported....

Strike begins at Alabama coal mines as talks fail

Apr. 02, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — The United Mine Workers of America went on strike at two Alabama coal mines with more than 1,100 workers after contract negotiations with Warrior Met Coal Inc. failed to produce a deal. The walkout, which includes two other facilities, began at 10...

Strike set for Alabama coal mines barring late agreement

Mar. 31, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — More than 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities owned by Warrior Met Coal Inc. will go on strike barring a last-minute labor agreement, the United Mine Workers of America said Wednesday. Negotiators have not been able to...

Striking Myanmar rail workers move out as protests continue

Mar. 20, 2021 05:10 AM EDT

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Residents of Myanmar’s second-biggest city helped striking railway workers move out of their state-supplied housing Saturday after the authorities said they would have to leave if they kept supporting the protest movement against last month’s military coup. ...

Myanmar police raid housing for striking railway workers

Mar. 10, 2021 10:11 AM EST

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar security forces on Wednesday raided a neighborhood in the country’s largest city that houses state railway workers who have gone on strike to protest last month’s military coup. Police sealed off the Mingalar Taung Nyunt neighborhood...

VIRUS TODAY: Massachusetts nurses go on strike over staffing

Mar. 08, 2021 17:35 PM EST

Here's what's happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THE NUMBERS: VACCINES: More than 60 million people, or 18.1% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for...