Latest Labor negotiations News

Union 'hopeful' of deal that would avoid nursing home strike

May. 12, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

The union representing thousands of Connecticut nursing home workers poised to strike said Wednesday it's “hopeful” that contract agreements can be made, but said Gov. Ned Lamont and the General Assembly need to find more money to address the long-standing problem of low wages in these...

Met Opera strikes deal with chorus ahead of restart

May. 11, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on a four-year contract with the American Guild of Musical Artists, one of three major labor deals needed for the New York company to resume performances in September. The deal for the chorus,...

Connecticut offering $280M to nursing homes to avoid strikes

May. 10, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Monday proposed an additional $280 million in funding for nursing homes in an effort to avoid strikes by nearly 4,000 health workers that are set to begin Friday if negotiations fail. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's budget...

Congo leader visits Sudan, Egypt for talks on Nile dispute

May. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Congo’s president, the current head of the African Union, met Saturday with Egyptian and Sudanese officials amid international and regional efforts to relaunch negotiations over Ethiopia’s disputed dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. President...

Truck drivers for Shaw's supermarkets return to work

May. 05, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

WELLS, Maine (AP) — Truck drivers and mechanics for Shaw’s supermarkets are back on the job in New England as the Teamsters and company prepare to return to the bargaining table on Thursday. The drivers based at a warehouse in Wells, Maine, returned to work Wednesday,...

US begins reuniting some families separated at Mexico border

May. 03, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday that four families that were separated at the Mexico border during Donald Trump's presidency will be reunited in the United States this week in what Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas calls “just the beginning” of a...

Strike ends at Volvo plant in Va. as tentative deal reached

Apr. 30, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

A strike at a Volvo plant in Virginia has ended following a tentative deal between the workers' union and automaker. The UAW Volvo Truck Council said Friday that Volvo Truck workers will be scheduled to return to their regular shifts on Monday. Ray...

Floyd verdict won't remove blocks to police accountability

Apr. 28, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

The guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case felt like a watershed moment to many Americans. President Biden called the verdicts a “giant step toward justice.” But pervasive legal roadblocks to police accountability remain firmly in place. Most police officers...

Column: Drop in payroll adds fuel to baseball labor talks

Apr. 20, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

The annual survey of opening day baseball salaries by The Associated Press usually reveals something interesting about the state of the game, and this year’s version was even more interesting than most. Here’s a tidbit from it that borders on surprising: Despite all...

Auto workers at Volvo truck plant in Virginia go on strike

Apr. 17, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 workers at a Volvo truck plant in southwest Virginia have gone on strike. The decision by the local of the United Auto Workers to strike came after a 30-day contract extension came and went without a new deal. The...