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Oakland Teachers Go on Strike, Demand Big Pay Raises

OAKLAND — Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday in the country's latest walkout by educators over classroom conditions and pay. "For two years we have been negotiating with the Oakland Unified School District to make our students a priori...

Fresno Court Strike Ends After Five Days

The five-day strike by Fresno County Superior Court clerks and court reporters ended Tuesday. SEIU Local 521, which represents about 275 employees at the courthouse, announced early Tuesday evening that it had reached a tentative agreement with the court. ...
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Some McDonald’s Workers Vote to Strike Over Sex Harassment

NEW YORK — Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment. Organizers say it will be...