Latest Strikes News

South Korean government warns striking doctors to return to work or face legal action

Feb. 21, 2024 04:59 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean government on Wednesday warned thousands of striking doctors to return to work immediately or face legal action after their collective walkouts caused cancellations of surgeries and disrupted other hospital operations. About 7,800 medical...

Eiffel Tower operator warns the landmark is closed as strike turns visitors away for a second day

Feb. 20, 2024 10:36 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A strike at the Eiffel Tower over poor financial management turned away visitors on Tuesday for the second consecutive day. The 330-meter (1,083-foot) landmark in central Paris has seen soaring sightseer numbers in the lead-up to the Olympics in the French capital. ...

What's behind Germany's transport strikes that have stranded air, rail and bus travelers?

Feb. 20, 2024 10:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of travelers across Germany found themselves stranded on Tuesday when ground staff walked off the job at seven of the country’s biggest airports. The one-day strike by the Ver.di labor union, which runs until 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, affects several hundred...

Strike at the Eiffel Tower closes one of the world's most popular monuments to visitors

Feb. 19, 2024 12:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Visitors to the Eiffel Tower were turned away on Monday because of a strike over poor financial management at one of the world’s most-visited sites. A sign was posted at the entrance in English, saying: “Due to a strike, the Eiffel Tower is closed. We apologize.”...

German labor union calls on Lufthansa ground staff to strike at 7 airports on Tuesday

Feb. 18, 2024 08:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A labor union in Germany has called on ground staff for Lufthansa to walk off the job at seven airports on Tuesday following a similar strike earlier this month. The Ver.di union said Sunday that the one-day strike will affect the airports in Frankfurt and Munich,...

Auto workers threaten to strike again at Ford's huge Kentucky truck plant in local contract dispute

Feb. 16, 2024 16:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike next week at Ford Motor Co.'s largest and most profitable factory in a dispute over local contract language. The union said Friday that nearly 9,000 workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville will...

Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year's autoworkers strike

Feb. 15, 2024 17:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Last fall's contentious United Auto Workers' strike changed Ford's relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford's top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global...

Number of American workers hitting the picket lines more than doubled last year as unions flexed

Feb. 15, 2024 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Auto workers held waves of walkouts. Hollywood actors and writers picketed for months. And healthcare, education and hospitality employees also withheld their labor while calling for improved pay and job conditions. The number of U.S. workers on strike more than...

Date night strike: Thousands of US, UK delivery, ride-hailing drivers stop work on Valentine's Day

Feb. 14, 2024 17:23 PM EST

Thousands of ride-hailing and delivery workers in the U.S. and the U.K. went on strike on Valentine's Day, calling for higher pay and other changes to their working conditions. In the U.S., Uber and Lyft drivers planned daylong strikes in Chicago; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Miami;...

Flight attendants are holding airport rallies to protest the lack of new contracts and pay raises

Feb. 13, 2024 18:32 PM EST

Three separate unions representing flight attendants at major U.S. airlines picketed and held rallies at 30 airports Tuesday as they push for new contracts and higher wages. The flight attendants are increasingly frustrated that pilots won huge pay raises last year while they...