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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Sanders: Democrat with most delegates should win

Feb. 19, 2020 11:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential campaign and Democratic debat e (all times local): 8 p.m. Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate on the debate stage who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s presidential nomination even if he or she doesn't...

Oil workers march during a protest against layoffs at state oil company Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Brazilian oil workers and oil giant Petrobras were locked in a power struggle Tuesday over the company's privatization plans, with the union saying thousands of employees are on an indefinite strike. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil oil workers clash with Petrobras in 18-day strike

Feb. 18, 2020 6:34 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian oil workers and oil giant Petrobras are locked in a power struggle over plans to shift focus away from non-core assets, with a federation of unions saying on Tuesday that thousands of employees are on strike indefinitely. Roughly one thousand people gathered outside the...

HealthPartners union workers reach tentative contract deal

Feb. 18, 2020 10:34 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The union representing 1,800 HealthPartners workers in Minnesota says it has reached a tentative labor agreement and averted a strike that was scheduled to begin Wednesday. The Service Employees International Union says the agreement was reached early Tuesday after 17 hours of...

Police arrest 17 during UC Santa Cruz student strike

Feb. 13, 2020 1:00 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — At least 17 people were arrested during the third day of a wildcat strike by University of California, Santa Cruz graduate students demanding higher pay. Police arrested the group Wednesday after they said demonstrators blocking an intersection near campus ignored multiple orders...

UC Santa Cruz teaching assistants go on strike over pay

Feb. 10, 2020 7:25 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Santa Cruz graduate students started a wildcat strike Monday to demand higher wages to keep up with living costs in an area that has recently seen housing costs skyrocket. About 400 students picketed outside campus, holding signs that read “The...

Denver teachers earn $9K raise on average after strike

Feb. 10, 2020 10:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A flyer made by Sarah Thomas’ math students advertising a sit-in to show solidarity with striking teachers hangs framed on her classroom wall, an ever-present reminder of the empowerment, exhaustion and unification born out of last year’s historic Denver teacher walkout....

Members of the Service Employees International Union, which represents 6,500 Twin Cities janitors and security guards, vote to authorize a strike at SEIU Local 26 headquarters in Minneapolis on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.  (Matt Sepic/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Janitors, security guards in Twin Cities authorize strike

Feb. 9, 2020 5:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousand of janitors and security guards who work at Twin Cities retail stores and office buildings have authorized a strike if the two sides cannot reach an agreement. Members of the Service Employees International Union voted Saturday to authorize a walkout. The vote does not mean a...

In this June 19, 2019, photo Sara Nelson with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA appears before a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Flight attendants' leader says employees at breaking point

Feb. 9, 2020 1:01 PM EST

The airline industry is among the most heavily unionized in the U.S. economy, and union members are seeking a bigger share of the airlines' multibillion profits. Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants, says too many employees — especially at the smaller regional airlines...

HealthPartners union voted in favor of strike

Feb. 7, 2020 12:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nurses, physician assistants and other caregivers in the union representing 1,800 HealthPartners workers have voted overwhelmingly to strike if a contract agreement cannot be reached before Feb. 19. Service Employees International Union represents 1,800 members at HealthPartners in...

Hundreds of healthcare workers voting on possible strike

Feb. 6, 2020 12:21 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of union members who work for HealthPartners in the Twin Cities are voting on whether to stage a week-long strike. Service Employees International Union represents 1,800 members at HealthPartners in Minnesota. The members, including nurses, dental and nursing assistants,...