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Missouri Supreme Court strikes down anti-picketing law

Mar. 31, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a 2018 law banning public union workers from picketing is unconstitutional. Supreme Court judges unanimously sided with a lower court judge's decision to strike down that provision from law. Public-sector workers are already...

FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting Monday, March 30, 2020, to demand more pay and protection as they struggle to meet a surge in demand for grocery deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear how many of Instacart's shoppers - most of whom work as independent contractors - would join the strike. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier

Mar. 31, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders. The one-day strikes had little impact on consumers,...

In this Saturday, March 28, 2020 photo, Kyle Kofron poses for a photo outside his home in St. Louis. Kofron still has his job at an ice cream factory, but his three roommates are suddenly unemployed due the the coronavirus pandemic. Kofron is advocating for a rent strike during the outbreak saying it may be their only option. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Rent strike idea gaining steam during coronavirus crisis

Mar. 30, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With millions of people suddenly out of work and rent due at the first of the month, some tenants are vowing to go on a rent strike until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis are among many cities that have temporarily banned...

FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting Monday, March 30, 2020, to demand more pay and protection as they struggle to meet a surge in demand for grocery deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear how many of Instacart's shoppers - most of whom work as independent contractors - would join the strike. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

Mar. 29, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries. A group called the Gig Workers Collective is calling for a...

A billboard is installed on an apartment building in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, before the country of 57 million people, will go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Thursday to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

Zimbabwe doctors, nurses strike over little virus protection

Mar. 25, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's public hospital doctors and nurses went on strike Wednesday over a lack of protective gear as the coronavirus begins to spread in a country whose health system has almost collapsed. It's the latest blow to a nation where some patients' families are asked to provide such...

Virginia driver charged with striking school crossing guard

Mar. 16, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have charged a man with striking a crossing guard while the worker was directing traffic at an elementary school, news outlets reported. The guard was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered life threatening Friday after Dontae Jenkins, 40, hit...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020 file photo, St Paul teachers picket  outside Adams Elementary in St. Paul, Minn.   The  teachers union and Minnesota's second-largest school district reached a tentative contract agreement early Friday, March 13, ending a strike that began Tuesday and canceled classes for some 36,000 students. The union, which represents about 3,600 teachers and support staff, said it was in the best interest of all involved to settle the contract, given the uncertainty of possible school closures due to the coronavirus.   (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

St. Paul teachers, school district reach deal ending strike

Mar. 13, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul teachers union and Minnesota's second-largest school district reached a tentative contract agreement early Friday, ending a strike that began Tuesday and canceled classes for some 36,000 students. The union, which represents about 3,600 teachers and support staff, said...

St. Paul School District and teachers union reach tentative contract agreement, ending strike that lasted several days

Mar. 13, 2020 6:58 AM EDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul School District and teachers union reach tentative contract agreement, ending strike that lasted several days.
Members of the Pittsburgh Pirates leave the field after a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

MLB delays opening day at least 2 weeks because of virus

Mar. 12, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida's west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins when he got the call. No game tonight. No games for a while. “Pretty shocked,” Davis said, “just how...

Hundreds of striking St. Paul, Minn. teachers, supporters and students march to the district headquarters Tuesday, March 10, 2020, after teachers walked off the ;job in St. Paul, Minn. The walkout, the district's first since 1946, cancelled classes for roughly 36,000 students after a six-day mediation session between the union that represents 3, 550 teachers and support staff and the district ended without an agreement.(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Contract talks resume for striking St. Paul teachers

Mar. 12, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul school district and its teachers union are resuming contract talks while striking educators continue to walk picket lines and classes are canceled for a third straight day Thursday. The union announced Wednesday night that talks would resume Thursday morning. District...