Latest Strikes News

UK train strikes and energy hikes add to a week of turmoil

Oct. 01, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Trains in Britain all but ground to a halt Saturday as coordinated strikes by rail workers added to a week of turmoil caused by soaring energy prices and unfunded tax cuts that roiled financial markets. Only about 11% of train services were expected to operate across...

Workers at Philadelphia Museum of Art begin walkout

Sep. 26, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art began a strike Monday citing wage and health care issues as the institution said it would remain open during the walkout. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the union representing about 180 of the museum's...

Deal that prevented rail strike still needs worker support

Sep. 21, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A last-minute deal prevented a railroad strike for now, but many rail workers remain unhappy with working conditions, including some who protested outside their workplaces Wednesday ahead of votes to approve the new contracts. Handfuls of workers gathered outside...

Seattle teachers approve new contract following strike

Sep. 20, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers in Seattle have approved a new, three-year contract following a strike that delayed the start of the school year in Washington state's largest district. The vote results were announced Tuesday by the union, the Seattle Education Association. ...

Tentative labor deal averts threat of nationwide rail strike

Sep. 15, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rail companies and their workers reached a tentative agreement Thursday to avert a nationwide strike that could have shut down the nation's freight trains and devastated the economy less than two months before the midterm elections. President Joe Biden announced...

Thousands of striking nurses return to work in Minnesota

Sep. 15, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of nurses returned to work Thursday at Minnesota hospitals following a three-day strike over wage increases and staffing and retention made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the Minnesota Nurses’ Association at 15 hospitals in the...

From carmakers to refiners, industries brace for rail strike

Sep. 15, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Car buyers might not get the vehicle they want on time, commuter rail lines could see service disrupted, and shipments from everything from oil to livestock feed could be snarled. Those are just a few of the wide-ranging impacts a walkout by U.S. rail workers would have on the...

Commuters dodge headaches as freight-rail strike averted

Sep. 15, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A deal reached Thursday between freight rail companies and their workers has ensured that commuter rail systems that also would have been affected can serve customers unimpeded. That's good news for commuters on the Virginia Railway Express outside the...

Amtrak works to restore routes after rail labor accord

Sep. 15, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

Amtrak on Thursday worked to accommodate travelers whose plans were disrupted this week ahead of a tentative railway labor agreement. Crowds were noticeably smaller at New Jersey stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line between Philadelphia and New York hours after the agreement...

Rail workers win key concessions in deal to prevent strike

Sep. 15, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Here’s what’s in the tentative agreement that railroad unions secured to prevent a potential freight railroad strike. The final deal was negotiated by the unions that represent engineers and conductors, but all 12 of the rail unions will likely benefit from...