Strikes

September 14, 2019 - 3:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire at 11:59 p.m., increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night. Citing significant differences with the company on wages, health care and other issues, union Vice President Terry Dittes (...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks during the opening of their contract talks with General Motors in Detroit. A strike against General Motors looms large with just over a day left until the United Auto Workers’ national contracts with the three Detroit automakers expire. The union’s national agreements with GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 13, 2019 - 8:55 am
DETROIT (AP) — A strike against General Motors looms large as contracts with the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers is about to expire. The union's national agreements with GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, and the union has picked GM as its target company. That...
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September 08, 2019 - 11:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Airways says it has had to cancel almost all flights as a result of a pilots' 48-hour strike over pay. In a statement Monday, the airline said it had "no way of predicting how many (pilots) would come to work or which aircraft they are qualified to fly." As a result, it said...
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September 03, 2019 - 6:03 am
DETROIT (AP) — More than 96% of United Auto Workers union members have voted to authorize strikes against Detroit's three automakers. The union said Monday the vote means leadership is authorized to call strikes against General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler. But it doesn't mean there will be a...
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August 30, 2019 - 4:50 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say that about 40,000 travelers will be affected by strikes beginning Friday on rail and air services during one of the travel peaks of the year. Spain's railway operator Renfe has cancelled 360 trains scheduled for the busy weekend at the end of the holiday...
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Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) walk a picket line outside of an AT&T office Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Miami. CWA union members in the southeast went on strike Friday over unfair labor practices by management during negotiations for a new contract. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 27, 2019 - 12:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20,000 AT&T workers in nine Southern states went on strike over the weekend, saying that the telecommunications company isn't bargaining in good faith over a new contract. The union, the Communications Workers of America, says AT&T isn't sending negotiators who...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders greets striking telecommunications workers on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, during a stop in Louisville, Ky. Sanders spoke to the striking workers before attending a rally to promote Democratic initiatives being bottled up in the Republican-led Senate. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
August 25, 2019 - 12:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has told striking telecommunications workers in Kentucky that they're an example for workers across the country by standing up to their company. The Vermont senator is in Louisville for an afternoon rally in Senate Majority...
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A Ryanair airplane approaching for landing at Lisbon airport flies past the Monument to the Heroes of the Peninsular War, in the foreground, Wednesday, Aug. 21 2019. A strike by Portuguese cabin crew working for budget airline Ryanair is causing little impact, with only some minor delays reported Wednesday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
August 21, 2019 - 5:19 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A strike by Portuguese cabin crew working for budget airline Ryanair is causing little impact, with only some minor delays reported. Portugal's National Union of Civil Aviation Cabin Crew called the five-day walkout beginning Wednesday to protest what it alleges is Ryanair's...
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A police car escorts a tanker truck leaving a fuel depot in Aveiras, outside Lisbon, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Soldiers and police officers are driving tanker trucks to distribute gas in Portugal as an open-ended truckers' strike over pay enters its second day. The government has issued an order allowing the army to be used. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
August 14, 2019 - 3:51 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal braced Wednesday for possible fuel shortages as a trade union representing striking tanker truck drivers said they would defy a government order that they provide minimum deliveries to gas stations — a move that could send them to prison. The move stoked fears that...
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August 14, 2019 - 3:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Officials at London's Heathrow Airport say a planned strike has been suspended after the union representing security guards, firefighters and other workers gave its members time to consider the company's offer. Unite union members at Europe's busiest airport planned to strike Aug. 23-...
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