Latest Strikes News

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

Sep. 18, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald's headquarters while a...

Cyprus public school teachers stage 2-day strike

Sep. 18, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Some 120,000 primary, middle and high school students in Cyprus have stayed home as school teachers go ahead with a two-day strike to protest what they say was the government's move to impose money-saving measures without consulting with them. Teachers' union leaders say they were...

Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

Sep. 17, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The last of the estimated 125,000 Washington state children who missed the start of school because of teacher strikes are now all going back to class, ending a series of teacher strikes over pay raises that escalated some cases to court and state intervention. South of Seattle in the city of...

Costa Rica shaken by rare and unruly unrest, labor strike

Sep. 14, 2018 10:16 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Thousands marching in the streets. Flaming barricades. Clashes between demonstrators and riot police in darkened streets. A semi-truck hollowed out by fire. Costa Rica has been rocked this week by the kind of protests rarely seen in the country in comparison with its more...

Some McDonald's workers vote to strike over sex harassment

Sep. 12, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment. Organizers say it will be the first multistate strike in the U.S....

Ryanair pilots, flight attendants go on strike in Germany

Sep. 12, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German union officials say discount airline Ryanair is canceling dozens of flights after pilots and flight attendants started a one-day strike over pay and conditions. The Cockpit union said the 24-hour strike began 3 a.m. Wednesday and would affect all the airline's bases in Germany,...

Downtown Chicago hotel workers spend 5th day on strike

Sep. 11, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago hotel workers spent a fifth day on picket lines as the walkout grew to 26 downtown hotels. Some visitors say hotels have scrambled to clean rooms and check in guests. The strike has targeted large chains including Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott. The Chicago Tribune reports...

Ryanair faces pilot, crew strikes in Germany on Wednesday

Sep. 11, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German unions are calling on Ryanair pilots and flight attendants in the country to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, citing what they say is the lack of a satisfactory offer on pay and conditions. The Cockpit union called on pilots to go on strike for 24 hours starting at 3 a.m. (0100...

Chicago hotel workers strike in pursuit of better benefits

Sep. 7, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Workers are picketing outside several downtown Chicago hotels as housekeepers, servers, cooks and others participate in a strike as part of an effort to get better benefits. The Friday walkout is planned for 25 hotels and comes after members of the hotel workers' union, Unite Here Local 1,...

Teacher strikes, unrest hit West Coast as unions flex muscle

Sep. 7, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states. The teachers in these blue states — with robust teachers' unions, the right to strike and...