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Injured Luke Jackson, Braves go to salary arbitration

May. 18, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Jackson, sidelined for the season by Tommy John surgery, had his lockout-delayed salary arbitration hearing with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Jackson asked for a raise from $1.9 million to $4 million, and the Braves argued for $3.6 million. The case was...

Bus drivers demanding 10% pay hike strike in Iranian capital

May. 16, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Bus drivers in Tehran seeking a 10% wage increase walked off the job Monday, paralyzing parts of the city, local media reported, the latest civic demonstration in Iran amid growing public frustration with food price spikes and mounting economic pressures. Mayor...

Brookline teachers to strike after contract talks stall

May. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Public school teachers in a wealthy Boston suburb are preparing to strike after contract negotiations with school officials stalled early Sunday. The Brookline Educators Union bargained for nearly nine hours with the Brookline School Committee before...

Dubai delivery workers go on second rare strike this month

May. 10, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Food-delivery workers protesting meager pay and inadequate protections have walked off the job across Dubai, their company confirmed Tuesday, marking the second strike in as many weeks in an emirate that outlaws dissent. The foreign workers...

1,000 CNH Industrial workers strike in Iowa, Wisconsin

May. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

More than 1,000 workers at two CNH Industrial plants went on strike Monday in search of a better deal with the company that makes agriculture and construction equipment. The United Auto Workers union said the workers in Racine, Wisconsin, and Burlington, Iowa, went on strike at noon...

Dubai delivery drivers walk off job in rare protest over pay

May. 02, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Food-delivery drivers protesting wage cuts and grueling working conditions went on an extremely rare strike in Dubai over the weekend — a mass walkout that paralyzed one of the country’s main delivery apps and revived concerns about labor conditions in the...

Protesting miners stop speech by South Africa's president

May. 01, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa abandoned his Workers’ Day speech in the northwestern city of Rustenburg on Sunday when striking mineworkers stormed the stage. The workers employed by Sibanye-Stillwater mine are demanding a wage increase of...

Workers strike to pressure Sri Lankan president to step down

Apr. 28, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Businesses were closed, teachers absent and public transportation interrupted as Sri Lankans heeded a call for a general strike Thursday to pressure the president to step down over a growing economic and political crisis. Business districts in the capital,...

Amazon union could face a tough road ahead after victory

Apr. 24, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of their hard-won labor victory, Amazon workers in the New York City borough of Staten Island popped Champagne, cheered their victory and danced in celebration. But their jovial attitude will be tested by a company that seems likely to drag its feet to the...

Russia renews strikes on Ukraine capital, hits other cities

Apr. 16, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces accelerated scattered attacks on Kyiv, western Ukraine and beyond Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the whole country remains under threat despite Moscow's pivot toward mounting a new offensive in the east. ...