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Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Workers Delay Possible Strike, Fresh Negotiations Coming

The March 21 strike threat is on hold until July 20 as union members and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agree to more talks with a federal arbitrator in Washington.

02/21/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

LIRR’s Largest Union Votes To Approve Strike

A labor stoppage could come on March 21 unless an agreement is reached on a new three-year contract or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority asks the White House to intervene with a second Presidential Emergency Board.

02/06/2014

The Indian Point nuclear power plant - Buchanan, NY (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Strike Looming At Indian Point Power Plant Over Expiring Union Contract

A collective bargaining agreement between the plant’s operator, Entergy, and the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2, is set to expire at the end of the day Friday. Talks have been under way since Wednesday to try to negotiate a new contract.

01/16/2014

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Fast Food Workers Nationwide Strike, Asking For Higher Wages

A few hundred workers dropped their spatulas and picked up picket signs outside the McDonald’s on Broadway and 51st Street, chanting “We can’t survive on $7.25.”

12/05/2013

Grocery Store (credit: Getty Images, FILE)

Union Leaders Meet To Discuss Possible Strike At Stop & Shop Stores

Union leaders at Stop & Shop stores were holding meetings with membership Sunday evening, as they discuss the possibility of a strike or work stoppage.

11/24/2013

Office cleaners at two Midtown high-rises went on strike Wednesday, saying their salaries have been slashed and their health benefits have been done away with. (Credit Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

Midtown Office Cleaners Strike, Say Pay Has Been Cut And Insurance Eliminated

Office cleaners at two Midtown high-rises went on strike Wednesday, saying their salaries have been slashed and their health benefits have been done away with.

11/20/2013

Nassau Community College in Garden City (file / credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Judge: Nassau Community College Teachers’ Strike Must End

A judge has ordered adjunct instructors at Nassau Community College to end their strike and go back to work.

09/11/2013

Nassau Community College in Garden City (file / credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Teachers Head To Picket Lines At Nassau Community College

The new school year has launched with a teachers’ strike at Nassau County Community College on Long Island.

09/10/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pushes To Sell Congress On Idea Of Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama has plunged into a frenetic, high-stakes week of selling a skeptical Congress on a military strike, ahead of a crucial vote on Syria.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Works To Marshal Support For Strike On Syria

Kerry, along with the Joint Chiefs chairman and defense secretary, went in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make the case to hit Syria for its use of chemical weapons.

09/03/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Menendez To Preside Over Senate Debate Over Strike On Syria

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was set beginning Tuesday to preside over a debate on the authorization of military force in Syria.

09/01/2013

Rep. Peter King (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. King: Obama Shouldn’t Ask Congress For Syria Strike Approval

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to ask Congress for authorization for a strike on Syria.

08/31/2013

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

NYC Fast Food Workers Join National Strike

Fast food workers nationwide are taking a stand and staging their largest strike to date, calling for higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation.

08/29/2013

Fast food workers rally outside a McDonald's in Manhattan (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Fast Food Workers Stage Walkouts To Demand Higher Wages

Protesters gathered outside the McDonald’s at 51st Street and Broadway in Manhattan on Monday, chanting “Hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super size” and “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Poverty wages got to go.”

07/29/2013

Protesters demonstrate outside a Wendy's in New York City to demand higher pay.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fast Food Workers To Hold One-Day Strike To Protest Low Wages

Fast food workers in New York and six other cities across the country were set to go on strike Monday, on the grounds that their wages are just too low to live on.

07/28/2013

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