Labor unions

Eyana Spencer, principal at Manzanita Community School, left, and Katherine Carter, a principal at Oakland School of Language, look over their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding during a visit to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The principals are not striking but support better pay for teachers. Teachers in Oakland, Calif., prepared Wednesday to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
February 21, 2019 - 1:36 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, planned to raise picket signs Thursday in the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay. The city's 3,000 teachers are demanding a 12 percent retroactive raise covering 2017 to 2020 to compensate for what they say...
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Cliff Hong, a principal at Roosevelt Middle School, left, and Amie Lamontagne, a principal at Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy, discuss their schedule for meeting with California lawmakers about Oakland school funding during a visit to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. The principals are not striking but support better pay for teachers. Teachers in Oakland, Calif., prepared Wednesday to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
February 20, 2019 - 6:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, prepared Wednesday to walk off the job in what could be the nation's latest strike over classroom conditions and pay. Oakland's 3,000 teachers planned to pack up personal items from classrooms and say goodbye to students then begin the strike...
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FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics and suggesting that workers are purposely grounding planes to gain leverage in negotiations over a new contract. Southwest had canceled more than 400 flights, 10 percent of its schedule, by midmorning Wednesday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 20, 2019 - 4:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they may be grounding planes to gain leverage in stalled contract negotiations. Separately, Southwest said Wednesday that the partial shutdown of the federal government will cost it $60 million...
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February 20, 2019 - 10:40 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police fired water cannons at protesting teachers who were marching toward a royal palace and beat people with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital Wednesday. Several demonstrations were held Wednesday, marking exactly eight years after the birth of a...
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Striking West Virginia teachers and supporters rally outside the House of Delegates chambers Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Teachers are opposed to a complex education bill making its way through the Legislature. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 19, 2019 - 2:28 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — This time the teachers' strike was only hours old when lawmakers acted. Just as the strike began Tuesday, the West Virginia House of Delegates effectively killed a complex education bill that sent state teachers to the picket lines nearly a year after a nine-day strike...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 photo European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, prepares to shake hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, before their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he can't rule out that a delayed Brexit could mean the United Kingdom would participate in this spring's European Parliament election. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
February 19, 2019 - 12:59 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success when it comes to her central demand for the divorce deal to be reopened. Reinforcing the...
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American Federation of Teachers West Virginia Treasurer Fred Albert, fist raised, and other union leaders of the WVEA, AFT-WV and WVSSPA call for a statewide strike beginning tomorrow during a news conference outside of the Senate chamber at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 9:47 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year. The strike is scheduled to start Tuesday, leaders of three unions for teachers and school service...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shake hands during a news conference in New York. Cuomo and de Blasio trumpeted Amazon's decision to build a $2.5 billion campus in the Queens borough of New York as a major coup. Neither one expected the near immediate local backlash that would cause Amazon to cancel their plans on Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
February 16, 2019 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon...
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Hannah Maldonado, a first- grade teacher at Barnum Elementary, gets a hug from seven-year-old Jayden Gomez, welcoming her back to class, on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Maldonado and many other teachers are back in the classroom after a marathon negotiation session between Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools ended the teacher strike. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)/The Denver Post via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 12:29 am
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, a teacher holds up a sign during a rally for striking Denver Public Schools instructors in Civic Center Park in Denver. The strike is the first for Denver's teachers since 1994. Denver teachers say that the district's pay incentive system is too complicated and unreliable. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 14, 2019 - 2:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers went on strike to improve their pay, but the fight wasn't that simple. Emboldened by teacher activism nationwide and struggling to live in a rapidly growing city, Denver educators challenged one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, which was originally...
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