Latest Strikes News

Police arrest 17 during UC Santa Cruz student strike

Feb. 13, 2020 1:00 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — At least 17 people were arrested during the third day of a wildcat strike by University of California, Santa Cruz graduate students demanding higher pay. Police arrested the group Wednesday after they said demonstrators blocking an intersection near campus ignored multiple orders...

UC Santa Cruz teaching assistants go on strike over pay

Feb. 10, 2020 7:25 PM EST

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Santa Cruz graduate students started a wildcat strike Monday to demand higher wages to keep up with living costs in an area that has recently seen housing costs skyrocket. About 400 students picketed outside campus, holding signs that read “The...

Denver teachers earn $9K raise on average after strike

Feb. 10, 2020 10:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A flyer made by Sarah Thomas’ math students advertising a sit-in to show solidarity with striking teachers hangs framed on her classroom wall, an ever-present reminder of the empowerment, exhaustion and unification born out of last year’s historic Denver teacher walkout....

Members of the Service Employees International Union, which represents 6,500 Twin Cities janitors and security guards, vote to authorize a strike at SEIU Local 26 headquarters in Minneapolis on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.  (Matt Sepic/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Janitors, security guards in Twin Cities authorize strike

Feb. 9, 2020 5:47 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousand of janitors and security guards who work at Twin Cities retail stores and office buildings have authorized a strike if the two sides cannot reach an agreement. Members of the Service Employees International Union voted Saturday to authorize a walkout. The vote does not mean a...

In this June 19, 2019, photo Sara Nelson with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA appears before a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Flight attendants' leader says employees at breaking point

Feb. 9, 2020 1:01 PM EST

The airline industry is among the most heavily unionized in the U.S. economy, and union members are seeking a bigger share of the airlines' multibillion profits. Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants, says too many employees — especially at the smaller regional airlines...

HealthPartners union voted in favor of strike

Feb. 7, 2020 12:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nurses, physician assistants and other caregivers in the union representing 1,800 HealthPartners workers have voted overwhelmingly to strike if a contract agreement cannot be reached before Feb. 19. Service Employees International Union represents 1,800 members at HealthPartners in...

Hundreds of healthcare workers voting on possible strike

Feb. 6, 2020 12:21 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of union members who work for HealthPartners in the Twin Cities are voting on whether to stage a week-long strike. Service Employees International Union represents 1,800 members at HealthPartners in Minnesota. The members, including nurses, dental and nursing assistants,...

FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money in 2019. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

GM churns out profit in 2019 despite strike, slumping sales

Feb. 5, 2020 12:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money last year. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018. GM couldn't avoid red ink the fourth quarter, though. The automaker...

A person wearing a mask stands at a window of a staff accommodation block where British nationals recently flown back from China and at risk from the new virus are being quarantined, at Arrowe Park Hospital, on the Wirral, in Liverpool, England, Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020. Britain on Tuesday urged all of its citizens in China to leave the country because of the outbreak of a respiratory illness from a new virus, while Belgium became the latest nation to announce a confirmed case. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: WHO seeks $675M to fight new virus

Feb. 5, 2020 10:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 11 p.m. The director-general of the World Health Organization has asked for $675 million to help countries address the expected spread of the new virus that emerged in China. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged that...

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Hong Kong reports virus death as workers strike at hospitals

Feb. 4, 2020 4:18 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as thousands of medical workers went on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely. The new virus caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory, adding to growing fears it is spreading locally. All...