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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

School buses (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC School Buses Rolling Again After Monthlong Strike

Regular bus schedules resumed on all 7,700 routes Wednesday morning. Around 5,000 of those routes and 152,000 students were affected by the strike.

02/20/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Union Following School Bus Crash: ‘Non-Union Drivers Are Not Safe’

Striking school bus drivers were blaming non-union drivers Wednesday for a school bus crash in Bushwick, Brooklyn that left 14 people injured – including 11 children.

02/13/2013

Strikers stand in the rain outside of the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Striking School Bus Drivers Protest, Call Mayor Bloomberg ‘Heartless’

Thousands of striking school bus drivers and their supporters held a protest Sunday, calling Mayor Michael Bloomberg “heartless” as the city prepares to open competitive bidding for new contracts.

02/10/2013

Larry Hanley and Michael Cordiello of the ATU Local 1181 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Union: City Rejects Latest Offer To End School Bus Strike

Michael Cordiello of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union said the union had requested a “cooling off” period of up to three months if the city was willing suspend the opening of the special education bid and come to the table.

01/30/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

School Bus Companies Using Replacements As Strike Continues

Dozens of buses rolled out Tuesday on Staten Island amid jeers, boos and shouts of “scab” from striking school bus drivers and matrons.

01/29/2013

A worker with Atlantic Express closes the gate for school buses after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC School Bus Companies, Union Meet On Eighth Day Of Strike

The walkout began on Jan. 16, triggered by the city’s plan to put bus contracts out to bid to lower costs.

01/28/2013

Scabby is shown in this file photo. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is The Giant Inflatable Rat An Endangered Species?

The giant, inflatable rat familiar to New Yorkers at union protests is apparently on the way out, according to a report.

01/28/2013

Strikers stand in the rain outside of the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Organizes Meeting Between School Bus Companies, Union Leaders

Bloomberg is hoping the two sides can come to an agreement to end the strike which entered its seventh day on Friday.

01/25/2013

Strikers stand in the rain outside of the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Federal Intervention Could End Bus Strike As Early As Tuesday

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to take a formal complaint about the strike from private bus companies who are calling the strike illegal. A ruling by the board could end the strike as early as Tuesday.

01/19/2013

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