Labor unions, opposed to government plans to raise the legal age of retirement, want a show of strength. President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to forge ahead despite the wave of discontent.
A recent strike in New York is just the latest sign of a growing crisis in American health care.
Nurses at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Mount Sinai in Manhattan will return to work on Thursday after reaching tentative deals, union leaders said.
Nurses have remained on the picket lines this week at Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, which have been less full but still tumultuous as they operate with skeletal staffs.
More than 7,000 nurses at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center are seeking better wages and working conditions.
Public sympathy for striking nurses and other health workers is particularly strong, posing a challenge for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who has promised to confront trade unions.
Many union leaders say the Biden White House has delivered on its promises. But its handling of a freight rail dispute has given rise to detractors.
The nearly six-week walkout had disrupted research and classes across the renowned public system as employees sought higher pay and benefits.
Continuing strikes over pay and economic conditions are likely to disrupt travel and services during the holiday season. Here’s what to expect.
The tentative agreement comes more than a month after 48,000 employees walked out.
The walkout is just one of a series of industrial actions across Britain this month as ballooning inflation, rising interest rates and a recession put pressure on workers.
In the 1970s, Margaret Thatcher accused the Labour government of losing control. Now, the same charge is being leveled by Labour against the Conservatives.
His opposition to a union isn’t primarily about the bottom line, friends say. It clashes with his image of Starbucks as a model employer.
There’s an alternative to suffering.
Job actions by ambulance staff, nurses, rail workers and others will hit Britain every day between now and Dec. 25.
Activists say it is the next phase in an uprising that began in September, after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police.
As a strike by part-time faculty enters its third week, administrators, faculty and parents battle over the finances and future of an institution known for its left-leaning politics.
Congress stepped in to prevent supply chain havoc, but rail workers’ biggest grievance remains unaddressed.
Moving with uncommon speed, senators agreed to take up a House-passed bill that would impose a tentative agreement between rail companies and workers, which would send it to President Biden.
The president’s pro-labor reputation doesn’t mean much if he isn’t willing to stand firm when unions need White House support.
President Biden called on Congress to pass legislation to head off a holiday-season rail strike, warning that a disruption to service could cause dire economic damage.
The request for Congress to impose contract terms that several unions had rejected rankled rank-and-file members who had rallied behind the president.
The House was poised to approve a bill to impose a tentative agreement that President Biden helped broker earlier this year and a separate measure to add seven days of paid leave, a key demand of rail workers.
President Biden has asked congressional lawmakers to step in to help prevent a possible strike by tens of thousands of rail workers, which would have a devastating effect on the economic recovery.
President Biden has urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would prevent a labor stoppage by rail workers next month.
After urging from President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would consider an agreement that could avert a shutdown of the nation’s freight trains.
The tentative agreement, brokered in September with help from the Biden administration, had averted a strike before the midterm elections.
Teaching assistants, researchers and other workers walked off the job Monday in a dispute over pay and benefits, a move expected to disrupt classes.
A tentative new contract brokered by the White House offered employees one day off, leaving some dissatisfied and raising the risk of another impasse.
The company moved to contain the labor push after it took off nationally. Now, with strikes and other tactics, organizers seek to regain momentum.
Students and transit workers joined a walkout started at oil refineries. It’s a growing problem for President Emmanuel Macron, whose government was already embattled in Parliament.
The demonstration occurred on the heels of strikes at oil refineries, adding to a tense political atmosphere.
Bitten by inflation, workers are demanding a greater share of the surging profits of energy giants. It’s the kind of unrest leaders fear as they struggle to keep a united front against Russia.
Freight railways pushed to streamline their operations and improve their profit margins. Critics say the approach left the system stretched thin.
Employees say the inflexibility of scheduling upended their personal lives. The companies say they maintained service while using fewer resources.
A tentative deal could avert a strike by tens of thousands of rail workers, breaking an impasse in negotiations over sick time and working conditions.
President Biden announced the agreement after negotiations brokered by the labor secretary lasted deep into the night.
The Biden administration is considering executive action to try to avoid a shutdown of the nation’s rail network that would harm the economy ahead of the midterm elections.
The passenger railroad said trains would operate only if they could complete trips by 12:01 a.m. Friday. Most Northeast Corridor service will continue.
If freight trains stop rolling, the result could be chaos for business, shortages for consumers, and fresh momentum for rising prices.
Administration officials are pushing for a settlement to head off a walkout by tens of thousands of workers on Friday.
Backed by unions and tired of years of low wage growth, workers are making bold pay demands to cope with the rising cost of living. Some say this is just the beginning.
What Braxton Wright has learned by participating in one of the longest work stoppages in U.S. history.
With energy costs and inflation surging, and taxes and the cost of loans increasing, British workers are demanding higher pay and going on strike with a militancy not seen in years.
At a time of rampant inflation and wage stagnation, Mick Lynch, the force behind Britain’s largest railway strikes in three decades, has found success that has surprised even his colleagues.
Travel was disrupted for tens of millions of people during the country’s biggest walkout in decades as union leaders warned of a summer of labor unrest.
Tens of millions of Britons will find traveling difficult or impossible during the biggest walkout in decades, as union leaders warn of a summer of labor unrest.
Why health care needs labor peace agreements.
A debate on how unions build power today and whether politicians — particularly Democrats — are still behind them.
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