As Chicago teachers strike, parents have to make new plans

Sep 10, 2012
350,000 kids have an unexpected day off today. So what are parents doing with their kids?
Posted In: Chicago, teachers, strike

Chicago teachers nearing strike

Sep 5, 2012
For the last year, union leaders have tried to push Mayor Rahm Emanuel into focusing on other issues: smaller class sizes, more art and music programs and job security.
Posted In: Chicago, Education, teachers, strike

Strike at South Africa mine turns deadly

Aug 17, 2012
More than thirty workers have been killed by police at a platinum mine in South Africa. The workers, who were armed, were staging what police said was an illegal strike.
Posted In: South Africa, strike, platinum

Should workers share company profits?

Jul 24, 2012
At some prospering businesses like Caterpillar, which reports earnings tomorrow, record corporate profits do not necessarily raise workers pay.
Posted In: Caterpillar, strike, Earnings

Protesters come out for International Workers' Day

May 1, 2012
It's International Workers' Day -- organized by unions and left-leaning political parties across the world. Thousands of protesters are out on the streets in Greece, France and even Russia.
Posted In: Europe, strike, workers

AT&T faces worker walkout

Apr 6, 2012
Some 40,000 AT&T workers could strike this weekend if contract negotiations fail.
Posted In: AT&T, strike, employees

Strikes in Spain over government budget cuts

Mar 29, 2012
Spain has the highest unemployment rate in the European Union and the government is hoping changes to labor laws will kick-start the economy.
Posted In: spain, strike

New York union workers threaten strike

Dec 28, 2011
A strike by the union representing office building workers hasn't happened in more than a decade, but Occupy Wall Street and the 99 percent mentality have given union members more confidence lately.
Posted In: strike, unions, New York

Verizon strike gets nasty.

Aug 9, 2011
Not that any strikes don't. 45,000 workers are on strike, slowing down repairs and installations. The Wall Street Journal reports: "The vast...
Posted In: strike, Verizon

MID-DAY UPDATE: Jobless claims, Suez Canal workers' strike, NYSE merger

Feb 10, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department this morning announced weekly jobless claims fell to 383,000, the lowest level in nearly three years....
Posted In: Amman, corporate profits, energy, jobless, Jordan, labor, mid-day update, middle east, NYSE, protests, stock market, strike, Suez Canal, UPS, weekly jobless, Wells Fargo