Latest Labor negotiations News

Thousands of British Airways employees face job losses

Aug. 7, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Some 4,000 British Airways workers are learning Friday whether they will be fired as the airline slashes jobs amid the drop in demand and travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The trade union Unite accused the airline of forcing workers out due to “naked company...

FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, Alondra Cano, a City Council member, speaks during

Minneapolis leaders push ahead with efforts to change police

Aug. 6, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis leaders who pledged to dismantle the city’s Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death won’t achieve the type of structural overhaul to public safety they hoped for – at least not this year. A city commission on Wednesday blocked a...

Shipyard union says talks 'breaking down' with shipbuilder

Aug. 5, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A shipyard workers’ union in Maine said Wednesday that talks with a Navy shipbuilder appear to be “breaking down” amid a strike that has gone on for more than a month. The Machinists Local S6 union that represents about 4,300 workers at Bath Iron Works resumed...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. American Airlines is telling 25,000 workers that they could lose their jobs in October because of the sharp drop in air travel during the virus pandemic. The airline said Wednesday, July 15, it was starting new offers of buyouts and partially paid leave, which it hopes will reduce the number of furloughs. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

American, pilots agree on steps aimed at reducing job cuts

Aug. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

American Airlines has reached a deal with its pilots’ union designed to reduce the number of job losses in October as the airline shrinks because fewer people are flying during the pandemic. American had previously offered early retirement to pilots and other employees. But, Senior Vice President Kimball...

Shipyard, union to resume negotiations amid strike

Aug. 3, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — A shipyard workers' union in Maine and a Navy shipbuilder were scheduled to return to the table on Monday amid a strike that began weeks ago. The Machinists Local S6 union that represents about 4,300 workers at Bath Iron Works said previously that it would resume negotiations with the...

Shipbuilder, striking workers to head to bargaining table

Jul. 31, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and the union representing striking workers will head back to the negotiating table for the first time since a strike began more than a month ago, a union official said Friday. Both parties will participate in a session on Monday with a federal mediator,...

Resident of soldiers' home tests positive for coronavirus

Jul. 28, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A resident of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the veterans' care facility to quarantine some residents, close communal spaces and suspend visits, Massachusetts officials said Tuesday. The state-run facility had one of the deadliest outbreaks at a...

Striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bath, Maine.  The production workers went on strike June 22 after overwhelmingly rejecting the company’s final contract proposal. The dispute centers on subcontractors, work rules and seniority.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Machinists union president rallies striking shipyard workers

Jul. 25, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The international president of the Machinists union rallied striking workers at Bath Iron Works on Saturday, urging them to stay strong and proclaiming “there's no way in hell we are backing down from this fight.” Robert Martinez Jr. delivered a message of unity to...

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MLB, players agree to expand playoffs to 16 teams

Jul. 24, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season, a decision that makes it likely teams with losing records will reach the postseason. The agreement was reached hours before the season opener...

FILE - This Dec. 30, 2012, file photo shows a Buffalo Bills helmet displaying a WWFD (West Webster Fire Department) decal in memory of two fallen West Webster, N.Y., firefighters who lost their lives in a shooting and a S.H.E.S. decal in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y. The NFL is planning to allow players to have decals on the back of their helmets bearing names or initials of victims of systemic racism and police violence. The league has been in talks with individual players and their union since June about somehow honoring such victims. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

NFL planning to allow social justice decals on helmets

Jul. 21, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

The NFL is planning to allow players to have decals on the back of their helmets bearing names or initials of victims of systemic racism and police violence. The league has been in talks with individual players and their union since June about somehow honoring such victims. The initiative will be done leaguewide,...