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A protester chants slogans during a demonstration in Marseille, southern France, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. French unions are holding last-ditch strikes and protests around the country Friday as the government unveils a divisive bill redesigning the national retirement system. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan

Jan. 24, 2020 11:03 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Women workers danced in protest and striking Eiffel Tower employees shuttered France's most famed monument Friday — but the government pushed ahead anyway with a troubled bill redesigning the national retirement system. It's President Emmanuel Macron's signature reform, aimed at...

Nurses have tentative contract deal with Sioux City hospital

Jan. 24, 2020 8:00 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A deal has been struck that could avert a strike by unionized nurses at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City. Nurses represented by the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 222 voted earlier this month to authorize a walkout. “We are pleased that after more...

NC teachers want info before responding to pay impasse

Jan. 23, 2020 2:37 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's chief lobbying group for teachers is seeking additional input from members before determining a response to the extended state budget stalemate, with a walkout among potential options, the group's president said Thursday. A caucus within the North Carolina...

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits a plant of British-Swedish pharmaceutical group Astrazeneca in Dunkirk, northern France, Monday, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France's economic attractiveness despite over six weeks of crippling strikes over his government's planned pension changes.(Denis Charlet/Pool Photo via AP)

Changing tack, French strikers turn off power to press govt

Jan. 21, 2020 9:09 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Opening another front in their battle against the French government, protesting workers cut power to thousands of Parisians on Tuesday, plunging homes into darkness and shutting down trains to one of the capital's main airports. The deliberate outage lasted around two hours. It hit users in...

Striking snowplow drivers, St. Louis County reach agreement

Jan. 20, 2020 7:43 PM EST

ELEVETH, Minn. (AP) — Snowplow drivers in northeastern Minnesota ended their strike with St. Louis County Monday when union members voted to approve a new contract. Teamsters Local 320 members went on strike Wednesday afternoon over differences about health care and accrued sick leave. On Monday morning,...

Pigeons fly by the Louvre pyramid as striking employees demonstrate outside the museum Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Paris. Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Paris transit strike eases; commuters, tourists relieved

Jan. 20, 2020 11:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris commuters who have battled through six weeks of misery-inducing transport strikes found their smiles again Monday as some subway workers ended their walkouts against a contested overhaul of France's pension system. A weekend announcement by the UNSA union's subway wing of a return to...

Nurses, caregivers announce strike at Swedish hospital

Jan. 19, 2020 11:42 AM EST

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — Nurses and caregivers from Swedish hospital have notified the hospital that they will strike for three days at all of the medical center's locations in the Seattle region. The Service Employees International Union delivered the strike notice to hospital officials on Friday, after...

Bill asks for proclamation marking 1st labor strike by women

Jan. 18, 2020 12:49 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A state lawmaker has introduced a bill asking for a yearly proclamation commemorating the first labor strike in the United States by women, which was in Dover, New Hampshire. On Dec. 30, 1828, about 400 women walked out for three days in protest of harsh, dangerous working...

Michel Dietlin, center, stands with musicians of the orchestra outside the Palais Garnier opera house after performing Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Paris. As some strikers return to work, with notable improvements for train services that have been severely disrupted for weeks, more radical protesters are trying to keep the movement going. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Splits in France's strike movement trigger fears of violence

Jan. 18, 2020 12:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French government minister warned that seditious groups bent on violence were hijacking the protest movement against pension reform that has gripped the country, after a fire Saturday damaged a renowned Paris restaurant patronized by President Emmanuel Macron. The Paris fire service said...

Striking employees demonstrate outside the Louvre museum Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in Paris. Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Protests close Louvre museum in Paris amid pension strikes

Jan. 17, 2020 7:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the Louvre museum and forced the famous Paris landmark to close Friday while they denounced the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. Protesters later chased down President Emmanuel Macron at an evening theater performance in...