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Chicago Teachers Strike to Continue

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Chicago teachers strike that has shut out 350,000 children from their schools for a week will continue at least two more days, despite a tentative deal to end the strike. Teachers union president Karen Lewis says members want more time to study the deal. That means students will not return to their classroooms until […]

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Greeks to Hold General Strike Sept. 26

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Greece’s two main labor unions have announced a general strike against planned austerity measures on September 26. A spokeswoman for the General Confederation of Greek Labor said the action would involve members of both the country’s largest private sector union and its largest public sector union. The 24-hour strike is meant to speak out against […]

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Chicago Teachers on Strike

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Teachers in Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S., went on strike Monday over a months-long dispute about how their job performance should be evaluated. About 29,000 teachers and support staff walked off the job in the dispute, with some joining picket lines outside their schools. The strike shut 350,000 students out of their […]

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Lufthansa Flight Attendants Launch Strike

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Travelers across Europe dealt with disruptions in their plans after Lufthansa flight attendants went on strike Friday. Representatives of the airline and the cabin crew union say the two sides have renewed contact, but no further information was provided. Flight attendants walked off the job at midnight, part of an ongoing dispute with the German […]

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Strike Grounds some 1,200 Lufthansa Flights

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of airline flights are grounded across Europe as cabin crews working for Lufthansa went on strike Friday. Flight attendants walked off the job at midnight, part of an ongoing dispute with the German carrier over pay and outsourcing of jobs. Lufthansa canceled some 1,200 flights in advance of the 24-hour strike and took out […]

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Cabin Crew Strike Grounds 12,000 Flights

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of passenger planes are sitting on the tarmac at airport across Europe, going nowhere, as cabin crews working for Lufthansa went on strike. Flight attendants walked off the job at midnight Friday, part of an ongoing feud with the German carrier over pay and outsourcing. Lufthansa canceled about 1,200 flights in advance of the […]

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Striking Cabin Workers to Ground Two-Thirds of German Carrier Lufthansa

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A dispute between German airline Lufthansa and its cabin workers could ground hundreds of flights across Europe Friday. The union representing about 12,000 of the airline’s flight attendants called the strike Wednesday after talks over pay raises and the outsourcing of some jobs fell apart. Lufthansa officials warned the strike could ground up to two-thirds […]

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Strikes to Disrupt Olympics Transit

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British border officials have announced they will conduct a 24-hour strike the day before the London Olympics begin, threatening to complicate entry for thousands of overseas visitors headed for the Games. The Public and Commercial Services Union announced its members will strike July 26 and then refuse to work any overtime through August 20, to […]

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Strikes to Disrupt Olympics Transit

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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British border officials have announced they will conduct a 24-hour strike the day before the London Olympics begin, threatening to complicate entry for thousands of overseas visitors headed for the Games. The Public and Commercial Services Union announced its members will strike July 26 and then refuse to work any overtime for the duration of […]

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Doctor Strike in Sri Lanka Cripples Hospitals

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Doctors in Sri Lanka’s state-run hospitals have gone on strike to demand higher pay, crippling services at the country’s state-run hospitals. The Government Medical Officers’ Association said Friday’s one-day strike was organized after the government failed to fulfill its 2008 pledge to nearly double doctors’ salaries to roughly $220 a month. The work stoppage prevented […]

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