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Teachers from 8 Washington school districts to hold one-day strikes

SEATTLE — The Washington Education Association says members of the union from eight school districts plan to hold one-day strikes to protest legislative inaction on education funding reform.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Northwest

Philly airport workers strike over wages, benefits

PHILADELPHIA — A few dozen baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other non-union workers went on strike at Philadelphia’s airport Thursday, demanding higher wages, benefits and an end to what they say are unfair labor practices.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Business Wire

Refinery strike spreads to biggest U.S. site

The first nationwide oil refinery strike in more than 30 years was poised to expand this weekend in a labor dispute that may start having more of an impact on the price consumers pay for gasoline.The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that workers at the largest...

Date: 02/22/2015 | Nation & World

Widening income gap boosts unions

DETROIT — After years of avoiding confrontation, the U.S. labor movement is reasserting itself. From the ports of Los Angeles to the car plants of Detroit, unions are demanding payback for sacrifices they say helped revive the economy.

Date: 02/21/2015 | Business Wire

Strikes planned at Duesseldorf, Cologne airports

BERLIN — Germany’s ver.di trade union said private security personnel at the country’s Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports will stage a one-day warning strike Thursday in an ongoing dispute over wages.

Date: 01/29/2015 | Business Wire

U of Oregon graduate teaching assistants on strike

EUGENE, Ore. — Graduate teaching assistants went on strike Tuesday at the University of Oregon after contract talks stalled over medical and maternity leave benefits.

Date: 12/02/2014 | Northwest

L.A. port truckers vote to end strike

LOS ANGELES — Truckers from three companies have voted to end their strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.The vote Thursday came after a truce brokered by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Date: 11/22/2014 | Business Wire

1-day strike at 2 hospitals at Tacoma

TACOMA — About 1,100 workers have started a one-day strike at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma and St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood.

Date: 11/18/2014 | Northwest

Ports' truck drivers go out on strike

Some truck drivers who work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., walked off the job Thursday, organizers said, in a protest against two trucking firms they accuse of wage theft.The job action — the fifth in about a year — comes amid rising tension...

Date: 11/14/2014 | Business Wire

Plane cleaners strike at NYC airport

NEW YORK -- Airplane cabin cleaners have set up pickets outside a LaGuardia Airport terminal over health and safety issues.About 200 Air Serv workers who support domestic flights at Terminal D began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday night.They say their concerns...

Date: 10/10/2014 | Nation & World

Lufthansa pilot union threatens new strikes

BERLIN — A union representing pilots at Germany’s Lufthansa said talks aimed at resolving a dispute over early retirement benefits have broken down and is threatening further strikes.

Date: 09/26/2014 | Business Wire

Auto worker strike targets ‘fast-food’ wages

INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

Date: 09/13/2014 | Business

As unions adapt, fight shifts to minimum wage

Fast-food workers in more than 150 cities staged another in a series of one-day strikes on Thursday. At least 19 people were arrested outside of a New York City McDonald's. The workers' "Fight for 15" campaign, an effort to win $15 hourly wages and contracts from some of the...

Date: 09/07/2014 | Commentary

Health care deal boosts port labor talks

LOS ANGELES — Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months.

Date: 08/27/2014 | Business

Obama orders Philly rail workers back on job

PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama on Saturday forced union workers in Philadelphia’s commuter rail strike to return to the job, granting Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the contract dispute.

Date: 06/14/2014 | Nation & World

Fast-food workers protest wages

NEW YORK— Labor organizers turned up the pressure on McDonald’s and other fast-food chains to raise worker pay on Thursday, with plans to stage actions in more than 30 countries.

Date: 05/15/2014 | Business

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