Strikes

October 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Canada's autoworker union on Friday reached a deal that will likely end a 26-day strike at a factory in Ontario that makes a hot-selling SUV. The deal with Unifor still must be voted on by members. Terms were not disclosed. The 2,500 members of Unifor Local 88 went...
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October 12, 2017 - 2:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The president of the Canadian auto workers union says General Motors is threatening to move production of the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV to Mexico as a strike continues at an Ontario factory that makes the same vehicle. Unifor President Jerry Dias says GM has declared war on Canada...
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September 29, 2017 - 8:11 am
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school board have been on strike for a week, and now some parents forming their own picket line, too. Parents in the Dallas School District planned to picket from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. The parents aren't taking sides but are, instead,...
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September 18, 2017 - 6:14 am
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has canceled classes after contract negotiations with teachers broke down and the union decided to strike. Teachers in the Methacton School District in Montgomery County walked off the job Monday after failing to reach an agreement with the...
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September 13, 2017 - 7:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport minister is appealing to pilots at bankrupt Air Berlin to abandon an apparent wildcat strike that has caused two days of disruption. The ailing carrier was forced to cancel more than 100 flights Tuesday, causing chaos at several German airports, after 200 pilots...
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August 23, 2017 - 3:38 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Unionized maintenance workers at a Pennsylvania public housing authority are threatening to strike. Teamsters union members who work for the Allentown Housing Authority voted unanimously Tuesday night to authorize a strike. At issue are pay and health care costs. The workers'...
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Passengers wait to pass the security control at the Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Security workers at Barcelona airport began partial strikes Friday which threatens more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 06, 2017 - 7:38 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport are staging a second day of partial strikes, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. Passengers waited for up to an hour to pass security checks at El Prat airport at the peak...
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Staff at the Bank of England hold placards and wear masks of Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, as they start a three day strike in London, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. The employees are holding a demonstration outside the bank's London office to demand higher wages. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 01, 2017 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Striking employees at the Bank of England are wearing comical masks depicting Governor Mark Carney as they picket outside the institution demanding better pay. The three-day strike — the central bank's first in over 50 years — comes after workers failed to reach a deal that would...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:55 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A two-day strike by Greek culture ministry employees protesting staff shortages will shut the Acropolis and other ancient sites and museums in Athens this weekend, at the height of the tourist season. But the strike will not affect the Acropolis Museum outside the ancient...
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A car is engulfed in flames, set on fire by anti-government demonstrations during clashes with National Guards in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his opponents faced a crucial showdown Thursday as the country's opposition called for a 24-hour national strike. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 20, 2017 - 11:11 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead. President Nicolas Maduro pledged to forge ahead with reshaping Venezuela's government...
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