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Brazil Truck Strike Enters Fifth Day as Drivers Defy Union Agreement With Government 25.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Brazilian truckers defied an agreement between union leaders and the government to end a strike, increasing pressure on President Michel Temer to give in to their demands to prevent the economy from crashing to a halt.
France's Latest Attempt to Placate Rail Unions Fails 25.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
A majority of French rail unions said they would continue strikes despite a government pledge to take over a large chunk of rail operator SNCF’s debt.
Beer delivery workers vote to end strike 25.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A six-week strike by beer delivery drivers in the Twin Cities is over after workers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday night to ratify a contract offer from the company.
Airstrikes in eastern Syria reportedly kill at least 12 pro-government fighters 25.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday.

The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State extremists.

In Damascus, the the official...

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Brazil Truck Strike Enters Fourth Day, Threatening Already-Weak Economic Recovery 24.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Brazil’s nationwide trucking strike entered its fourth day Thursday, disrupting the country’s already-weak economy and delivering a blow to oil giant Petrobras as drivers demand lower diesel-fuel prices.
Brazil truckers’ strike leads to fuel shortages 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A truckers’ strike was backing up exports and causing fuel shortages in Brazil on Thursday, leading to a reduction in bus service in Rio de Janeiro and a restriction on landings at the capital’s airport.
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Syrian monitor: At least 12 killed in presumed US-led strike 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A Syria war-monitoring group says at least 12 pro-government fighters were killed in airstrikes the previous night in the country’s east.
Strike by Vegas casino workers could be 'crippling' with summer and Stanley Cup Final ahead 24.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

A labor union representing thousands of culinary workers in Las Vegas has voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike next month if casinos don’t agree to a proposed five-year contract.

The vote among the 25,000-member Culinary Union was 99% in favor of allowing a strike the day after the current...

Thousands of Las Vegas casino workers vote to authorize a strike 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A labor union representing thousands of culinary workers in Las Vegas has voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike next month if casinos don’t agree to a proposed five-year contract.

The vote among the 25,000-member Culinary Union was 99% in favor of allowing a strike the day after the current...

Truck drivers in Iran on strike over low wages 23.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A semi-official Iranian news agency is reporting that truck drivers in four provinces in the country are on strike over low wages.
Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike 23.5.2018 LA Times: Business

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.

About 25,000 members of the Culinary...

Middle East mayhem: After rare tropical cyclone Sagar devastates Somalia, a second aims for Oman 23.5.2018 Washington Post: World
In less than a week's time, two tropical cyclones will have battered the Middle East in highly unusual locations.
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Israeli military hits Hamas sites in Gaza after infiltration 23.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas infrastructure in Gaza after a group of militants entered Israel and torched a military post.
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Bernie Sanders to speak out for higher wages for Disneyland workers 23.5.2018 LA Times: Business

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is injecting himself into the campaign by Disneyland resort workers demanding to get paid a “living wage.”

The U.S. senator from Vermont will be a featured speaker at a June 2 Anaheim rally, alongside union leaders who have been calling for...

Brazil Truck Drivers Strike Over Fuel Prices 22.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Truck drivers went on strike in Brazil against rising fuel prices for the second day on Tuesday, threatening the country’s sluggish recovery and pushing its cash-strapped government into a corner.
Rams’ Jared Goff completes a quick strike in the Ventura County housing market 22.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Rams quarterback Jared Goff has made quick work of selling his home in Oak Park, an area near Agoura Hills.

The 23-year-old’s renovated single-story home came up for sale in April and had multiple offers after just three days on the market. Sale of the 1989-built house closed on Monday for $1.775...

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Albert Lea hospital workers ratify new contract with Mayo 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Union workers at the Mayo Clinic Health System hospital in Albert Lea have ratified a new contract after staging a strike last December.
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Boeing Faces Fresh Union Vote 22.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A group of workers at Boeing Co’s large plane-making facility in South Carolina will vote on union representation later this month after labor regulators on Monday cleared a path for a fresh ballot.
JetSuite strikes a deal for hybrid electric planes with start-up Zunum Aero 22.5.2018 LA Times: Business

Irvine charter jet operator JetSuite will add hybrid electric planes to its fleet starting in 2022. It is the first substantial commercial order of an aircraft technology that could cut fuel costs and emissions, and make flights quieter.

The planes, which will seat up to 12 passengers, are being...

With erosion of worker rights, what’s left? 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
About half of the nation's non-union employers require employees to workers are employed under some sort of arbitration contract that requires them to face down their company one-on-one before an arbitrator. Today's Supreme Court decision will drastically reduce the number of claims against them.
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