October 4, 2012 |
Last week, Stanford University and New York University released a major study about the use of drones in the ever-evolving but never-ending war on terror. Unfortunately, many commentators missed the report's key message: Drones are terrorizing an entire civilian population. I was one of the researchers for the study, and spent weeks in Pakistan interviewing more than 60 people from North Waziristan. Many were survivors of strikes. Others had lost loved ones and family members. All of them live under the constant threat of annihilation.
July 14, 1989 |
Thousands of bus drivers, nurses and teachers stayed away from work Thursday in the latest wave of labor unrest to hit Portugal.
May 8, 1988 |
Pope John Paul II on Saturday expressed approval of workers' strikes in his native Poland and called for reforms there. "Certainly, strikes are a justified method to defend justice in the social and socioeconomic and sociopolitical fields," the Pope said, when asked about strikes in Gdansk and Nowa Huta. He said the "heart" of the problem in Poland is "lack of a true democracy."
December 18, 2009 |
British Airways on Thursday won a High Court injunction blocking a threatened 12-day strike by cabin crews that could have grounded about 1 million travelers at the height of the Christmas season. The decision ended a roller-coaster four days of disputes and negotiations over the planned work stoppage, which threatened to further undercut the beleaguered airline at one of the busiest travel times of the year. The union called the strike in response to British Airways' decision to reduce cabin crew staffing on most flights to cut costs.
June 3, 1992 |
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin, fearing that strikes could shatter his reforms, delivered billions of rubles in back wages to industrial hot spots Tuesday and urged oil workers to hold out despite hardship. "We all must make sacrifices, but there is a sense to it," Yeltsin said in an appeal to energy workers. "If we hold out, we can stabilize the economy." Russian Television said that Moscow eased the strike threat in Siberia's Kuzbass coal fields by delivering 4 billion rubles in wages.
April 28, 1992 |
A rich society used to precision and order stood aghast Monday as garbage piled up in streets, mail delivery halted and transportation collapsed so dramatically that even bike paths were marred by traffic jams. Germany's public employees, demanding higher wages to cope with the costs of unification, opened what they said would be a week of unprecedented walkouts by idling buses, streetcars and trains throughout the western portion of the nation.
July 13, 1989
Strikes paralyzed Britain's rail network, the London subway, the port of London, 41 other British ports and local government services across the nation. The 24-hour national rail strike by the National Union of Railwaymen was its fourth stoppage in four weeks; the daylong strike by London subway drivers was their 10th since April 5. The rail strike followed the breakdown of 12 hours of wage talks between British Rail managers and rail unions.
February 19, 1991
Workers at Alliant Techsystems, a Minneapolis munitions maker, ended a weeklong strike Sunday. While there was no discussion of federal intervention, there are laws governing strikes in crucial industries during war. Among the provisions: * The President has the power during national emergencies to try to stop a strike or lockout if it threatens the nation's safety.
March 20, 1989 |
Continental Airlines' flight attendants will strike the company at airports around the country starting at 7 a.m. PST today, the president of the Continental flight attendants union disclosed in an interview Sunday night. The strike is likely to create further problems for beleaguered Texas Air Corp.