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No Tube: London subway hit by strike, day after rail walkout

Aug. 19, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A strike by London Underground workers brought the British capital’s transit network to a grinding halt on Friday, a day after a nationwide walkout by railway staff. Another rail strike is scheduled for Saturday as the U.K. endures a summer of action by workers demanding pay...

Rail union: Plan for contract deal doesn't address concerns

Aug. 18, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The head of the nation's largest railroad union says the report designed to help resolve stalled contract talks with freight railroads doesn't do enough to address concerns about working conditions, even though it suggests 24% raises. The railroads indicated...

Trains paralyzed again in UK as unions stage more strikes

Aug. 18, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of train workers in Britain staged a new round of strikes Thursday, paralyzing rail service across the country in an escalating dispute over pay and working conditions exacerbated by a deepening cost-of-living crisis. Only around one in five trains ran...

Frankenberry named WVa Democratic Party executive director

Aug. 18, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ryan Frankenberry has been named executive director of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Frankenberry most recently served as executive director of the grassroots West Virginia Working Families Party. He also served as political director of the American...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 17, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Board of Ed must make vague ‘parental rights’ law clear With Florida having opened the school year facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, the Board of Education meets today for the purpose of driving...

Nigerian electricity union strike causes nationwide blackout

Aug. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria" A company sat (AP) — Striking electricity workers shut down Nigeria's power grid Wednesday, plunging the West African nation's more than 200 million citizens into darkness for several hours, officials said. The nationwide blackout began in the afternoon moments...

Railroads back plan calling for 24% raises but workers wary

Aug. 17, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The major freight railroads signaled they're ready to negotiate a new deal with their workers based on a presidential report that calls for 24% raises, but the 12 unions involved in the stalled talks covering 115,000 workers still haven't commented on the recommendations. ...

Amazon workers in upstate New York file for union election

Aug. 16, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Backed by the grassroots labor group that secured the first-ever union victory of an Amazon warehouse in the U.S., workers of another warehouse filed a petition on Tuesday for an election in upstate New York in the hopes of a similar outcome. A spokesperson for the...

Plan to end railroad contract dispute calls for 24% raises

Aug. 16, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The special board appointed by President Joe Biden to intervene in stalled railroad contract talks suggested Tuesday that 115,000 rail workers should get 24% raises and thousands of dollars in bonuses as part of a new agreement to avert a strike. Railroads and...

South African miners mark 10th anniversary of killings

Aug. 16, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

MARIKANA, South Africa (AP) — A somber gathering of about 5,000 people marked the 10th anniversary of what has become known as the Marikana massacre, when police opened fire on striking miners, killing 34 in 2012. “10 Years of Betrayal,” said T-shirts worn by many at the...