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April 30, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
Strike action spread to a second major industrial plant in southeastern Poland on Friday, and negotiators appeared to be stalled in their efforts to bring a quick resolution to the most serious labor unrest here since martial law was declared in 1981.
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BUSINESS
December 28, 2012 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
A strike that would have shut down many of the nation's major seaports on the East and Gulf coasts has been averted by a contract extension. The International Longshoremen's Assn. and the United States Maritime Alliance have reached an agreement on so-called container royalty fees, one of the most contentious issues in the labor negotiation, said George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which has been mediating the dispute. The agreement on the fees, which supplement dockworker wages, postpones any strike action until at least late January.
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BUSINESS
December 28, 2012 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
A strike that would have shut down many of the nation's major seaports on the East and Gulf coasts has been averted by a contract extension. The International Longshoremen's Assn. and the United States Maritime Alliance have reached an agreement on so-called container royalty fees, one of the most contentious issues in the labor negotiation, said George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which has been mediating the dispute. The agreement on the fees, which supplement dockworker wages, postpones any strike action until at least late January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2004 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
Pharmacists at Los Angeles County-run medical facilities staged a strike Monday, causing delays for patients needing medicine, but the job action was cut short after a judge issued a restraining order. Managers stepped in alongside temporarily hired pharmacists to fill prescriptions as regular workers stayed home on what had been planned as the first of a two-day strike. Outpatients at the hospitals were sent to Rite Aid stores, which the county agreed to reimburse.
NEWS
May 29, 1992 | Reuters
El Salvador's largest teachers' trade union said Thursday that next week, it will begin strike action to back wage demands. The ANDES-21 union, which represents most public-sector teachers, said the strike will start Monday and continue until demands are met. Education Minister Cecilia Gallardo de Cano warned Wednesday that any strike action will be met by a suspension of wage negotiations that began after a one-week stoppage in early April.
NEWS
November 10, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Leaders of a one-day strike were fired Wednesday for organizing the walkout to protest a government decision to close Lenin Shipyard, the birthplace of the Solidarity union, state media reported. The announcement came hours after about 100 youths straggled out of the Wisla shipyard and a repair yard, ending their protests at the request of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, who argued that there was "no other path than reconciliation."
WORLD
November 23, 2002 | From Reuters
British firefighters began an eight-day strike Friday, blaming the government for wrecking a last-minute pay deal and leaving the armed forces to provide emergency cover. Returning from a NATO summit, Prime Minister Tony Blair flew into a political storm but said he was ready for a fight with a service he accuses of living in the past.
BUSINESS
February 15, 1987
On Jan. 28, Page 1 of The Times' business section carried a photo of picketing steel workers, carrying signs bearing the number of their local and the words, "Locked Out." Because the picture was so clear, I am forced to wonder whether your caption writer looked at it before writing the caption, which reads: "Among its other woes, USX has been hit by a six-month strike." For the benefit of your caption writer, a lockout occurs when a company locks its doors and stops production for its own reasons, even when workers are willing to work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2004 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
Pharmacists at Los Angeles County-run medical facilities staged a strike Monday, causing delays for patients needing medicine, but the job action was cut short after a judge issued a restraining order. Managers stepped in alongside temporarily hired pharmacists to fill prescriptions as regular workers stayed home on what had been planned as the first of a two-day strike. Outpatients at the hospitals were sent to Rite Aid stores, which the county agreed to reimburse.
OPINION
November 26, 2003
The Teamsters' announcement that they will refuse to deliver to the grocery stores beginning a few days before Thanksgiving is a classic example of why unions lack public support (Nov. 25). Their disregard for the effects of their actions on others reinforces my perception of unions as groups of aloof, self-centered bullies. I have been asked to forgo convenience and choice for the last two months; now I am expected to accept a holiday food shortage for the purpose of gaining an attractive benefit package for grocery workers.
WORLD
February 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
Nigerian oil workers on Saturday launched an indefinite strike that could shut down supplies of crude from one of the world's largest oil exporters. The strike over pay and working conditions comes as the threat of war in Iraq and a prolonged strike in Venezuela have pushed oil prices to two-year highs. Half of Nigerian exports go to the United States.
WORLD
November 23, 2002 | From Reuters
British firefighters began an eight-day strike Friday, blaming the government for wrecking a last-minute pay deal and leaving the armed forces to provide emergency cover. Returning from a NATO summit, Prime Minister Tony Blair flew into a political storm but said he was ready for a fight with a service he accuses of living in the past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1993 | MARC LACEY and JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
About 10,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power workers were to walk off the job this morning, beginning a potentially crippling strike of the city's massive utility system. The decision to strike was reached Friday by the unions representing office and blue-collar workers, whose leaders said they were protesting stalled labor talks that have left them without a contract for almost a year.
NEWS
May 29, 1992 | Reuters
El Salvador's largest teachers' trade union said Thursday that next week, it will begin strike action to back wage demands. The ANDES-21 union, which represents most public-sector teachers, said the strike will start Monday and continue until demands are met. Education Minister Cecilia Gallardo de Cano warned Wednesday that any strike action will be met by a suspension of wage negotiations that began after a one-week stoppage in early April.
NEWS
August 22, 1987 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Mine security guards opened fire on striking black miners, killing one and seriously wounding more than 20 others, in a 90-minute battle that company and union officials described Friday as the most serious clash yet in the increasingly bitter strike at South Africa's gold and coal mines.
NEWS
March 4, 1985 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The longest major strike in British industrial history ended Sunday when coal miners abandoned their crumbling walkout after 51 weeks and decided to go back to work without a settlement. At an emergency conference of the National Union of Mineworkers, whose leaders called the strike March 12, 1984, over the issue of the government's right to close money-losing pits in the nationalized industry, delegates voted to return to work Tuesday morning.
NEWS
May 11, 1990 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sandinista union representing Nicaragua's 40,000 government employees declared an indefinite strike Thursday, plunging President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro into her first labor crisis two weeks after taking office. The union called the strike after Chamorro suspended the civil service law to give her Cabinet ministers a free hand to dismiss senior holdovers from the Sandinista administration and to reorganize the government bureaucracy.
NEWS
November 10, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Leaders of a one-day strike were fired Wednesday for organizing the walkout to protest a government decision to close Lenin Shipyard, the birthplace of the Solidarity union, state media reported. The announcement came hours after about 100 youths straggled out of the Wisla shipyard and a repair yard, ending their protests at the request of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, who argued that there was "no other path than reconciliation."
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