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LA County union members vote on strike

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Members of a union that represents about 55,000 county workers are voting today on a strike authorization. The Service Employees International Union Local 721 — which organized a walkout of 2,000 workers […]


Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Bay Area transit workers give strike warning

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two transit unions issued a 72-hour strike notice, alerting the more than 400,000 San Francisco Bay area commuters that the system could be shut down during Monday’s commute if labor issues […]


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UC hospitals canceling elective surgeries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The five largest University of California medical centers have begun canceling elective surgeries because of a looming, two-day strike by some workers next week. The Los Angeles Times reports emergency care […]


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Talk resuming in LA-Long Beach harbors strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Labor talks are resuming in an effort to end a strike that shut down most of the terminals at the nation’s busiest port complex, the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, officials say.


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Strike idles most of LA-Long Beach port complex

Most of the nation’s largest port complex is shut down as clerical workers strike the Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals.

Union spokesman Craig Merrilees says members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are picketing Thursday.


Hostess closing 3 bakeries following strike

  IRVING, Texas (AP) – Hostess Brands Inc. is permanently closing three bakeries following a nationwide strike by its bakers union. The Texas-based maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs says the strike has prevented it […]


American Airlines tells pilots to end disruptions

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines says if pilots don’t end actions that are disrupting its flights, it will take the union to court. American says increased sick days and maintenance complaints by pilots have caused […]


Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers' strike

CHICAGO (AP) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked a state court to force Chicago school teachers back to work, ending a week-long strike he calls illegal. City attorneys asked the circuit court Monday to force […]


Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union president says a deal to end the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years is close, but she’s pushed back her timeline a bit. Just hours after predicting […]


Lufthansa cabin crew union: strikes Friday

BERLIN (AP) – A union representing Lufthansa cabin crew says that members based at Frankfurt airport will stage an eight-hour walkout Friday, opening a strike campaign after negotiations over pay and conditions broke down. Nicoley […]



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