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Truck drivers picket at Port of Baltimore over unpaid time spent idling

Independent truck drivers picketed Thursday outside the Port of Baltimore, calling for all hours paid for all hours worked.More than a dozen independent truck drivers said they wait hours for port workers to load their vehicles, and they are not getting paid for all of the idling time. The truckers want to get in and […]

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Finance

Lisa Nandy defies Starmer by attending BT staff picket line

Lisa Nandy, shadow levelling up secretary, has challenged the authority of Sir Keir Starmer, meeting striking communication workers in defiance of an order from the Labour leader for his top team not to join picket lines. Last week Starmer sacked Sam Tarry, a junior spokesman on transport, after he joined rail workers on a picket […]

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Showbiz

‘Starmer’s not on picket line’ BBC Breakfast blasts Labour’s Sam Tarry over strike support

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers are continuing their strikes this week with further disruption to rail journeys on Wednesday. To find out more about the union’s demands, Nina Warhurst spoke to Shadow Transport Secretary for Labour Sam Tarry MP on BBC Breakfast but was quick to blast his stance as she […]

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Travel

Hundreds of Southwest pilots picket in Dallas amid summer travel crunch

DALLAS — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist would honk or yell encouragement. Most passengers made a beeline for […]

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Travel

Pilots Picket as Airline Unions Leverage Summer Travel Woes

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist would honk or yell […]

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Life Style

Queen Maxima’s Aquamarine Parure Tiara draws some criticism – ‘looks like a picket fence!’

All Dutch Queens will also have access to the family’s aquamarines in the future — the tiara has been a part of the family’s jewel foundation since 1960, which means it cannot be sold. Royal fans were divided over Maxima’s aquamarine tiara, taking to social media to discuss the jewel. One royal fan @mslewis commented saying: […]

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US

Minneapolis teachers create 4,000 picket signs ahead of potential strike Tuesday

Saturday, hundreds gathered at the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers headquarters to put together picket signs and paintings. MINNEAPOLIS — Members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) say they’re ready to strike come Tuesday. “We don’t want to be in a situation where we’re on strike,” said Natasha Dockter, a Minneapolis Public Schools teacher. “But […]