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MLB talks resume after 42-day gap, little progress evident

Jan. 13, 2022 17:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball labor talks to end the lockout resumed Thursday for the first time in 1 1/2 months with little evident progress during a bargaining session that lasted about an hour, jeopardizing a timely start to spring training, Major League Baseball imposed the lockout...

French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic

Jan. 13, 2022 10:20 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French teachers voiced anger at the way the French government is handling the pandemic in schools, denounced confusing rules and called for more protection during a nationwide strike on Thursday. Exhausted by the pressures of surging COVID-19 cases, many teachers...

Strike paralyzes Lebanon as economic conditions worsen

Jan. 13, 2022 09:25 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Schools, universities and many shops were closed in Lebanon on Thursday as a general strike by public transportation and labor unions paralyzed the crisis-hit Mideast nation. Protesters closed the country’s major highways as well as roads inside cities and towns,...

Denver area grocery store workers go on strike

Jan. 12, 2022 13:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Grocery store workers in the Denver area went on strike Wednesday after their union rejected the latest contract offer from a chain of stores owned by Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional grocery store chain. Members of the United Food and Commercial...

AP source: MLB labor talks to resume after 42-day break

Jan. 11, 2022 17:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association are scheduled to meet Thursday, ending a 42-day break in negotiations that began when management started a lockout, the sport's first work stoppage since 1995. With the scheduled start of spring training five weeks...

Ethiopian drone strike kills 17 on day of Biden-Abiy call

Jan. 11, 2022 05:11 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An Ethiopian drone strike has killed 17 civilians in the country’s Tigray region on the day that President Joe Biden during a call with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed concern about such attacks in the ongoing war, local authorities say. A report by the...

Nurses ratify new contract, end nearly 10-month strike

Jan. 03, 2022 23:00 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history came to an end Monday when unionized nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester voted to ratify a new four-year deal with management. The agreement was overwhelmingly approved 487 to 9 in favor of...

Striking nurses to vote on whether to ratify new contract

Jan. 02, 2022 08:28 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of unionized nurses at a Massachusetts hospital who have been on strike for nearly 10 months are scheduled to vote Monday on whether to ratify a new contract and head back to work. The tentative agreement between about 700 nurses at St. Vincent...

Buffett rejects Bernie Sanders' call to intervene in strike

Dec. 31, 2021 13:26 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several hundred striking workers at a manufacturing facility owned by Berkshire Hathaway have picked up some high-profile support from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the company's CEO, Warren Buffett, has declined to get involved in the contract dispute. Sanders,...

Lockout hurts Braves' chance to cash in on championship

Dec. 30, 2021 12:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — World Series champions for the first time in 26 years, the Atlanta Braves were all set to cash in. With young stars like Ronald Acuña Jr., to go along with a swanky ballpark and surrounding entertainment district, they had everything in place. Then a...