Latest Strikes News

Subway workers stage strike over wages in Romanian capital

Nov. 15, 2018 4:34 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Subway workers have staged a two-hour strike in the Romanian capital and threatened an all-out walkout if the government doesn't agree to their wage demands. Trains didn't run early Thursday after talks broke down between the subway trade union and management. Bucharest...

Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike

Nov. 14, 2018 7:28 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Civil servants in Greece walked off the job Wednesday in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures, demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation as part of the country's international bailouts. The strike shut down local government, while...

Romans have their say on breakdown-prone mass transit agency

Nov. 11, 2018 3:31 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Romans are having their say at the ballot box on their breakdown-prone, strike-plagued mass transit agency. They are voting in a referendum Sunday on whether the ATAC agency should be privatized in a bid to deliver better service. In recent years, several buses have caught fire or many buses...

Workers at Detroit's Book Cadillac hotel reach contract deal

Nov. 5, 2018 8:17 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A union whose workers were on strike at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel has reached a new contract. Unite Here Local 24 said the 160 workers it represents, including servers, front desk workers and housekeepers, earned less than other Detroit hotel employees. The local announced...

Court bans transfer of Dutch Ryanair pilots

Nov. 1, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A court in the Netherlands banned Ryanair from transferring 16 pilots overseas following the closure of its Dutch base in Eindhoven, saying Thursday that the move appeared to be a reprisal by the budget carrier for strikes by Dutch employees. The court in Den Bosch ruled that although the...

Baggage handlers' strike grounds flights at Brussels Airport

Oct. 29, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A strike by baggage handlers is disrupting flights to and from Belgium's main airport for a fifth day. Workers at the Aviapartner luggage handling company are striking to back their demands for better working conditions. The company serves major companies like Ryanair, TUI, EasyJet and...

Polish national airline cancels flights amid employee strike

Oct. 24, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's national airline LOT is cancelling some flights as crew members strike to protest layoffs and demand better pay and working conditions. A spokesman for LOT, Konrad Majszyk, said Wednesday that over a dozen international flights from Warsaw, including to Germany and Denmark,...

About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals

Oct. 23, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical centers amid a dispute over pay raises and job security, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments, officials said. The...

The Latest: University of California workers start strike

Oct. 23, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by thousands of University of California workers(all times local): 7:30 a.m. More than 15,000 University of California radiology technicians, pharmacists and other medical workers have started a three-day strike to protest outsourcing and demand higher wages....

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

Oct. 19, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would...