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Nationwide Anti-Austerity General Strike Grips Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A nationwide general strike disrupted services across Greece Wednesday, as lawmakers were set to approve another batch of reforms that will impose years more hardship on austerity-weary Greeks. Unions called the strike to protest new belt-tightening

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Trains Grind To A Halt As Strikes Grip France

(AFP) – Transport chaos hit France again on Wednesday, just nine days ahead of Euro 2016, as railway workers went on strike in the latest salvo of a months-long battle between the government and unions. Between a third and half

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France Faces Strike Chaos Ahead of Euro 2016

(AFP) – Looming strikes on trains and planes are threatening to bring chaos to France less than two weeks before Euro 2016 kicks off, with unions standing firm Monday in demanding that controversial labour reforms are scrapped. As the head

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Fuel Shortages as France’s Hard Left Unions Bring Nation To its Knees

PARIS (AP) — France’s nationwide fuel shortages — the consequence of a bare-knuckle dispute over labor reforms which have pit militant unions against the government — are easing amid signs that both sides may be seeking a compromise. Fuel shortages

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Teamsters Commit to National Labor Action against Port of Long Beach

Activities at the Long Beach Harbor slowed dramatically after the International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa committed his union’s 1.4 million nationwide membership to supporting “labor action” against Port of Long Beach truckers and warehouse operators for the

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Channel Tunnel Shut Again as Workers Burn Tyres on Tracks

The Channel Tunnel closed again on Tuesday due to protesting MyFerryLink workers, its operator Eurotunnel and French traffic supervision body Bison Fute said. The entrance to the tunnel was blocked by angry workers who set fire to tyres thrown on

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UAW Celebrates Membership Growth by Preparing to Strike in September

With the strike ban that was a pre-condition of the GM and Fiat Chrysler federal bailouts expiring, United Auto Workers (UAW) locals are collecting food and encouraging union members to save for a potential strike when the Big Three four-year labor agreement expires on September 14.

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UC Doctors on Strike Today

Starting Thursday, April 9 at 7 a.m. doctors employed by the University of California student health centers will protest over claims of Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) for a week, inviting students, fellow UC employees and concerned community members to join them and flying a banner over select locations.