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Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro’s main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement.

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Ohio begins pushback against college player unions

In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. A measure that the Ohio House approved last week clarifies that college athletes aren’t public employees and can't unionize. The amendment, tucked into a high-stakes budget bill, responds to a National Labor Relations Board official’s recent ruling declaring full-scholarship players at Northwestern University employees and therefore eligible to unionize. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Rio mayor says workers must make up lost time

Striking workers stand in front the entrance of the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The labor dispute centers around which union represents the construction workers, and also involves benefits and working conditions. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 2,000 workers at Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic venues remained on strike Friday, and the city’s mayor warned that the workers will have to make up for lost time.

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Workers end strike after protest near WCup stadium

SAO PAULO (AP) — Workers ended a strike at the World Cup stadium in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba after disrupting traffic for nearly two hours and forcing organizers to accept their demands on Thursday.

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Olympic workers defy court order, stay on strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Striking construction workers stayed off the job at the Olympic Park Thursday — the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics — defying a court order for them to return.

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