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Potential BART Workers Strike Could Strand San Francisco Commuters

Potential BART Workers Strike Could Strand San Francisco Commuters

iStockphoto(SAN FRANCISCO) — Nearly half a million commuters in the San Francisco Bay area could wind up beginning the work week stranded at the station if Bay Area Rapid Transit workers go on strike Sunday night.
Josie Mooney, a chief negotiator for…

Port Strike in California Ends After Eight Days

Port Strike in California Ends After Eight Days

Laura Lezza/Getty Images (file photo)(LOS ANGELES) — The stalemate between union workers and shipping companies that crippled two ports in California for more than a week is over.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced late Tuesday night that…

Twinkies Maker Hostess to Liquidate Company if Strikes Persist

Twinkies Maker Hostess to Liquidate Company if Strikes Persist

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) — The end for Twinkies may just be hours away.  Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic snack, announced on Wednesday that it will liquidate the entire company if not enough striking employees retu…

Israel Ordered Iran Strike Preparations in 2010, Says New Report

Israel Ordered Iran Strike Preparations in 2010, Says New Report

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s foreign intelligence agency and military were ordered in 2010 by the country’s top civilian leadership to prepare for a strike on Iran, a report out Monday says. The investigative report by Israeli telev…

Greek Workers to Protest New Austerity Measures, Call for Strike

Greek Workers to Protest New Austerity Measures, Call for Strike

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Greece) — Workers in Greece have called for a strike.   The country’s two main unions, ADEDY and GSEE, covering civil servants and the private sector, respectively, have called for a two-day strike to begin on …

Calif. Walmart Employees Strike to Protest Treatment, Working Conditions

Calif. Walmart Employees Strike to Protest Treatment, Working Conditions

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(PICO RIVERA, Calif.) — Evelin Cruz used to be terrified to speak  up at work. A department manager at Walmart in Pico Rivera, Calif., for the past eight and a half years, Cruz, 41, feared she would lose her job if she…

Chicago Teachers Vote to End Strike

Chicago Teachers Vote to End Strike

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers strike in 25 years will come to an end after a week and a half when the teachers union’s delegates Tuesday decided to return to school Wednesday.Public school teachers emerged from a delegat…

Chicago Teachers Union Won’t Vote on Contract Deal; Strike Continues

Chicago Teachers Union Won’t Vote on Contract Deal; Strike Continues

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago teachers union delegates declined to vote on Sunday for a tentative agreement reached in negotiations this past week, so the city’s first teachers’ strike in over two decades will now continue into a second …

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter of a century is coming to an end after a five-day lock-out full of heated negotiations, which resulted in both sides reaching a “tentative agreement&rd…

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter of a century is coming to an end after a five-day lock-out full of heated negotiations, which resulted in both sides reaching a “tentative agreement&rd…

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter of a century is coming to an end after a five-day lock-out full of heated negotiations, which resulted in both sides reaching a “tentative agreement&rd…

Miners’ Strike Threatens South African Economy

Miners’ Strike Threatens South African Economy

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JOHANNESBURG) — The price of the precious metal platinum is up 20 percent in the past month and is expected to rise even more now that the world’s largest platinum producer suspended operations at a mine in South Africa. It come…

Obama’s Education Policies on Test in Chicago

Obama’s Education Policies on Test in Chicago

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The teacher’s strike in Chicago has the potential to become a big GOP talking point on the campaign trail if it continues to drag on.Why?  The obvious reason is the close connection Obama has with Chicago.&n…

Chicago Teachers Union Says It’s Been Given an Ultimatum

Chicago Teachers Union Says It’s Been Given an Ultimatum

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago teachers’ strike will stretch into a third day Wednesday after negotiators failed to reach a deal yet again Tuesday evening.After another long day of talks, David Vitale, the president of the Chica…

Chicago Teachers Union Says It’s Been Given an Ultimatum

Chicago Teachers Union Says It’s Been Given an Ultimatum

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago teachers’ strike will stretch into a third day Wednesday after negotiators failed to reach a deal yet again Tuesday evening.After another long day of talks, David Vitale, the president of the Chica…

Chicago Strike Highlights Teacher’s Pay

Chicago Strike Highlights Teacher’s Pay

ABC News/Ma’ayan Rosenzweig(NEW YORK) — Teacher pay is back in the headlines as Chicago school teachers went on strike Monday.The average teacher salary is $71,236 in the Chicago Public School district, which includes elementary schools and high schoo…

Chicago Teachers Strike ‘Wrong… For Our Children,’ Mayor Says

Chicago Teachers Strike ‘Wrong… For Our Children,’ Mayor Says

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — As Chicago teachers and administrators walked on picket lines Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it was “wrong … for our children” and urged negotiators to “stay at the table.”The strike is the first teachers strike …

Romney Calls on Obama to ‘Stand Up’ for Chicago Kids in Light of Teacher Strike

Romney Calls on Obama to ‘Stand Up’ for Chicago Kids in Light of Teacher Strike

Saul Loeb/AFP/J.D. Pooley/GettyImages(LAKE FOREST, Ill.) — Mitt Romney Monday night called on President Obama to take a stand on the Chicago Teacher’s Union strike, which is about to enter its second day in which 400,000 students will be shut ou…

Paul Ryan on Chicago Teachers’ Strike: ‘We Stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’

Paul Ryan on Chicago Teachers’ Strike: ‘We Stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Paul Ryan crossed party lines and voiced support for one of President Obama’s biggest backers Monday, saying, “We stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel” in his fight with Chicago’s teachers, w…

Emanuel on Chicago’s Teachers Strike: Get It Done ‘For Our Children’

Emanuel on Chicago’s Teachers Strike: Get It Done ‘For Our Children’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today had a blunt message for negotiators involved in the ongoing teachers strike, the city’s first in a quarter of a century: “Stay at the table. Finish it for our children.&r…

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