Latest Strikes News

Tentative deal reached to end Los Angeles teachers strike

Jan. 22, 2019 1:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative deal was reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation's second-largest district, officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders...

The Latest: Tentative contract reached in LA teachers strike

Jan. 22, 2019 12:53 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 9:52 a.m. Contentious contract negotiations have resulted in a tentative deal between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow striking educators to return to classrooms on Wednesday. Los Angeles...

UK's world-famous Beefeaters on strike over pensions

Jan. 22, 2019 6:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Workers at the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace — including some of London's famed Beefeaters — are on strike in a dispute over pensions. The historic attractions, among London's most popular, remained open Tuesday despite the work slowdown, which is the second in the...

Firefighters to march with striking Los Angeles teachers

Jan. 22, 2019 12:52 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district are expected to strike for a sixth school day Tuesday as talks between Los Angeles Unified and United Teachers Los Angeles continue. The union said Monday that teachers are due back at picket lines Tuesday morning even if an...

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

Jan. 20, 2019 11:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its effectiveness is still up for debate. There's no universal standard for the best class size, though some...

Los Angeles teachers' strike shows Garcetti risks in '20 bid

Jan. 19, 2019 8:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign. The...

Talks over Los Angeles teachers strike to resume Saturday

Jan. 19, 2019 1:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district are set to continue renewed negotiations Saturday following a fifth day of passionate protests in Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted that talks ended without a deal between a teachers' union and the Los Angeles...

The Latest: No deal yet in Los Angeles teachers strike

Jan. 19, 2019 12:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says a second day of renewed negotiations between striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district ended without a deal. Garcetti tweeted late Friday that the...

Union holds two-hour warning strike at Audi plant in Hungary

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EST

GYOR, Hungary (AP) — Some 4,000 workers held a warning strike at Audi's manufacturing plant in Hungary, demanding higher wages and other benefits from the German carmaker. Union leader Sandor Nemeth said that Friday's two-hour work stoppage was "exceptionally successful," proof that the workers support the...

Talks resume in effort to end strike by LA teachers

Jan. 17, 2019 9:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides would sit down for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new...