Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country — including in downtown Washington — Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
A striking trash worker is in the hospital after being struck by a garbage truck driven by a replacement worker early Wednesday morning in Gaithersburg.
Anti-war protesters rallied in Times Square on Saturday as President Barack Obama announced he would ask Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria.
Workers from two Smithsonian Institution museum eateries are staging a one-day strike calling for the federally funded museums to ensure they are paid a ‘living wage.’
Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month.
Organizers say striking workers shut down some fast-food businesses at a federal office building in Washington as well as the McDonald’s at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Shipments of products as varied as flat-screen TVs, sneakers and snow shovels could sit idle at sea or get rerouted, at great time and expense, if more than 14,000 longshoremen go on strike as threatened — a wide-ranging work stoppage that would immediately close cargo ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico to container ships.
Federal mediators seeking to avoid a walkout of thousands of East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers from Massachusetts to Texas have called a meeting of them and shipping companies.