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New York City School Bus Drivers on Strike

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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School bus drivers in the largest U.S. public school system, New York City, are on strike for a second day Thursday, leaving more than 150,000 students looking for alternative transportation to get to class. Eight thousand unionized bus drivers walked off the job on Wednesday, taking to the picket lines to dramatize their demand for […]

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Drone Strike in Pakistan: Eight Dead

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed eight suspected militants near the Afghan border, in an area considered a stronghold of the Taliban. Officials said an al-Qaida operative is believed to be among the victims of the strike near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan. The attack early Tuesday is the […]

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Tentative Deal in North American Hockey Lockout

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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North America’s professional hockey league could resume play in the coming weeks, after owners and the player’s union reached a tentative labor agreement. National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the agreement early Sunday, saying “there is still a lot of work to be done but the basic framework of the deal has been agreed […]

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US Port Strike Averted For Now

Posted December 28th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal mediator says an agreement has been reached in a port dispute, averting for now a strike by thousands of longshoremen at major U.S. ports. The director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, George Cohen, says a container royalty payment issue has been agreed upon in principle between the United States Maritime […]

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Labor Dispute at Key US Cargo Port Turns One Week Old

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Negotiations to end a strike at the biggest cargo port complex in the United States continued Monday, as the dispute enters its second week. Unionized clerical workers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in California walked off the job last Tuesday, claiming that shippers who operate out of the twin ports want to […]

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Clashes, Arrests as Bangladesh Opposition Strikes to Protest Trials

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bangladesh have detained protesters who clashed with police and burned vehicles, as the nation’s largest Islamist party called for a strike to protest the trial of its leaders. Police equipped with shields and helmets patrolled the streets of the capital, Dhaka, on Tuesday, arresting several people. Many schools and businesses were closed because […]

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Singapore Jails Chinese Immigrant for Rare Labor Strike

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Singapore have sentenced a Chinese immigrant bus driver to six weeks in prison for his involvement in the city-state’s first labor strike in more than a quarter of a century. 38-year-old Bao Feng Shan received his jail sentence Monday. He is one of five bus drivers charged for their involvement in the strike. […]

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 3 in Pakistan

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least 3 people in the country’s northwest, near the Afghan border. Sources say at least two missiles hit near Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal agency, a known stronghold of al-Qaida and Taliban-linked militants. Unofficial reports say a woman was among […]

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Albanian Former Dissidents End Hunger Strike

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of former Albanian political prisoners says they are ending their month-long hunger strike because of exhaustion and political pressure. The activists have been protesting delays in government compensation for time they spent in jail under the country’s communist government. Twenty people began the strike last month, but only six strikers were left on […]

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Five in Pakistan Tribal Region

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed five people in the country’s northwest, near the border with Afghanistan. Intelligence officials say the drone fired four missiles early Wednesday on a suspected militant compound in the North Waziristan tribal agency. The identities of those killed is not yet known, but the region […]

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