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39,000 Verizon workers go out on strike

NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheered on striking Verizon workers Wednesday after 39,000 landline and cable employees walked off the job.Sanders told workers at a picket line in Brooklyn they displayed courage by standing up to the telecommunications giant.

Date: 04/13/2016 | Business Wire

Chicago strike shuts down nation’s third-largest school system

CHICAGO -- Thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Friday amid stalled contract negotiations, a one-day strike that school system officials decried as illegal and that union leaders described as a means to draw attention to the dire financial outlook of the city’s public schools and...

Date: 04/02/2016 | Nation & World

United Airlines mechanics reject contract offer

CHICAGO — United Airlines mechanics voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reject the company’s contract offer and authorize a strike, a setback in efforts to repair labor relations as the airline awaits the return of its CEO.

Date: 02/18/2016 | Business Wire

Chile moves to limit impact of airport strike

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile’s government is taking steps to limit the impact of a 48-hour strike by civil aviation authority workers.

Date: 12/17/2015 | Business Wire

Coca-Cola workers strike at Chicago-area plants

CHICAGO — Coca-Cola workers at two Chicago-area production plants went on strike Thursday to protest unfair labor practices including stall tactics and intimidation as they try to hash out a new contract with the beverage giant.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Business Wire

Lufthansa cabin crews start strike with walkout

FRANKFURT, Germany — Deutsche Lufthansa cabin crews began a week of strikes with a nine-hour walkout in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf after talks with the German airline broke down over retirement terms.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Business Wire

UAW reaches deal, claims ‘significant gains’

DETROIT — Averting a possible midnight strike, the UAW union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reached a new tentative agreement late Wednesday, with the union saying it won “significant gains” compared with an earlier deal members rejected last week.

Date: 10/08/2015 | Business Wire

Kelso teachers vote to defy court order to go back to school

KELSO — Striking teachers in Kelso have voted to defy a court order telling them to go back to school.The teachers who have been on strike since last Wednesday are scheduled to continue negotiating on Monday with help from a mediator.

Date: 09/21/2015 | Northwest

Sea-Tac workers picket aviation contractor over labor, safety issues

SEATAC — Baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and ramp workers employed by Alaska Airlines contractor Menzies Aviation have walked off the job at Sea-Tac International Airport.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest

Judge grants restraining order in Longview mill strike

LONGVIEW — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order in hopes of keeping the peace along picket lines outside a Longview box plant.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Business Wire

Time outside of class doesn't mean teachers aren't working

Last August, I was fortunate enough to secure a one-year teaching position as a physics and chemistry instructor in Snohomish County. Perhaps more fortunate is the fact that I spent the previous year, with the support of my parents and fiancee, completing a math/science masters in...

Date: 06/15/2015 | Commentary

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