- Portuguese nurses to stage walkout over pay, conditions Updated: Jun-01-15 11:52 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese nurses have announced a 48-hour strike this week over pay and conditions that is expected to cause widespread disruption to the country's national health service.
- Ban on Illinois worker strike, union lockout sent to Rauner Updated: May-30-15 4:44 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats want to dampen what they call Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's anti-union rhetoric by banning public-employee strikes or management lockouts.
- Workers at Ohio oil refinery reach deal after 4-month strike Updated: May-30-15 3:26 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - Workers at an oil refinery in northern Ohio say they've reached a tentative contract agreement following a four-month strike.
- Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup Updated: May-30-15 1:14 am
NEW YORK - The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create.
- Union presses measure to prevent strike, lockout Updated: May-28-15 10:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
- Chile customs workers end strike that disrupted exports Updated: May-28-15 8:01 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean customs workers are returning to work after reaching a deal to end a nationwide strike that halted shipments causing losses for the fruit and salmon industries.
- Teachers in Spokane area hold 1-day strike Updated: May-27-15 11:11 am
SPOKANE, Washington - About 3,000 teachers in the Spokane area are holding a one-day strike to protest the state Legislature's failure to increase school funding.
- Portuguese transport unions hold out against privatization Updated: May-26-15 5:56 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese labor groups are vowing to keep up their fight against the government's privatization plans for public transport, as Lisbon subway staff walked off the job for the 43rd time in four years.
- Alitalia calls 24-hour strike 'disrespectful' of passengers Updated: May-23-15 12:13 pm
MILAN - Italy's flagship airline Alitalia said a 24-hour strike called for Monday that will force flight cancellations is "disrespectful" of passengers when the Rome airport is still suffering disruptions due to a fire two weeks ago.
- Spokane teachers approve one-day walkout May 27 Updated: May-21-15 1:35 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane public school teachers and staff have voted to participate in a one-day strike on May 27, saying they want state lawmakers to fully fund basic education.
- Teamsters picket outside SLS Las Vegas for valet workers Updated: May-20-15 5:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - A union representing valet workers is calling its latest protest against SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino a strike although none of the hotel's workers are on the picket line.
- Lawmakers want to punish teachers who go on strike Updated: May-19-15 9:05 pm
SEATTLE - After thousands of teachers marched through downtown Seattle on Tuesday as part of a one-day walkout, lawmakers heard testimony in Olympia on a bill that would punish teachers for going on strike.
- Unequal schools in France prompt strike, soul-searching Updated: May-19-15 1:35 pm
PARIS - France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students spend their time, saying entrenched inequality in education threatens the country's future.
- Strike shuts Lisbon subway as workers fight reforms Updated: May-19-15 7:30 am
LISBON, Portugal - The Portuguese government's efforts to reorganize the debt-heavy public transport sector continue to meet resistance, with Lisbon subway workers walking off the job for the fourth time this year.
- German train drivers going on strike again in bitter dispute Updated: May-18-15 11:42 am
BERLIN - A German train drivers' union says they will stage another strike after talks with the country's main railway operator over the weekend failed to produce an agreement.
- Child welfare workers go on strike in NE Pennsylvania Updated: May-15-15 1:31 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - Workers with a child welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania went on strike Friday amid a showdown over their contract.
- Child services workers in Scranton area near possible strike Updated: May-14-15 2:49 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - About 100 county Children and Family Services workers in Scranton are making plans to strike.
- Hundreds of Bellingham hospital workers on 1-day strike Updated: May-14-15 2:01 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Hundreds of workers at a Bellingham, Washington, hospital have walked out in what they say is a one-day strike.
- Springfield teacher charged with striking autistic child Updated: May-13-15 1:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Prosecutors have charged a longtime teacher at Missouri state schools for the severely disabled with abusing a young autistic student, alleging that she slapped the boy in the head several times.
- Union workers vote to end strike at BP refinery in Indiana Updated: May-12-15 8:37 am
WHITING, Indiana - Union members at a BP refinery in northwest Indiana have voted to approve a new contract and end a strike that has lasted more than three months.
- Striking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work night shift Updated: May-06-15 1:07 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the night shift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics in a nationwide strike over salaries.
- Seattle teachers vote to stage 1-day strike Updated: May-05-15 12:55 am
SEATTLE - Teachers in Washington's largest school district - Seattle - have voted to stage a one-day walkout May 19 to dramatize their request that state lawmakers fully fund a voter-approved initiative that would lower the number of students per class.