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HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediation

Jan. 26, 2023 14:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November. “We are excited to have this opportunity to...

Amazon workers hold first UK strike, adding to labor turmoil

Jan. 25, 2023 07:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Amazon warehouse workers went on strike for the first time in Britain on Wednesday because of a dispute over pay and working conditions, adding to a wave of industrial labor action across the country fueled by the soaring cost of living. Union members voted to walk...

EXPLAINER: Why Macron, French unions at odds over pensions

Jan. 23, 2023 07:25 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French government is presenting a bill on Monday that foresees broad changes to the pension system that will notably push back the legal retirement age from 62 to 64. Unions aren't happy, and more than 1 million people took to the streets last week to reject the...

US union membership rate hits all-time low despite campaigns

Jan. 19, 2023 16:56 PM EST

The U.S. union membership rate reached an all-time low last year despite high-profile unionization campaigns at Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and other companies. Union members fell to 10.1% of the overall U.S. workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was down slightly...

France: Over 1 million march against raising retirement age

Jan. 19, 2023 16:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — At least 1.1 million people protested on the streets of Paris and other French cities Thursday amid nationwide strikes against plans to raise the retirement age — but President Emmanuel Macron insisted he would press ahead with the proposed pension reforms. ...

UAW chief says deal near that may end CNH Industrial strike

Jan. 19, 2023 15:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers president says the union is close to reaching another agreement with CNH Industrial that improves a deal rejected by striking workers earlier this month. In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, President Ray Curry said he's hopeful...

UK nurses stage new walkout as strike wave intensifies

Jan. 18, 2023 09:03 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of nurses in Britain walked out Wednesday in a new protest over pay, with no end in sight to a wave of strikes that has piled pressure on the U.K.‘s overburdened public health system. Two 12-hour nursing strikes on Wednesday and Thursday affect about a...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 17, 2023 07:46 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 15 The Washington Post on the handling of classified documents It will be up to the two special counsels to investigate and weigh the handling of secret documents by President Biden...

Nurses at 2 NYC hospitals return to work as deal ends strike

Jan. 12, 2023 16:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of nurses at two New York City hospitals ended a three-day strike Thursday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that union officials said will relieve chronic short staffing and boost pay by 19% over three years. Nurses began returning to work...

Nurses strike for 2nd day at two big NYC hospitals

Jan. 10, 2023 15:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A nursing strike that has disrupted patient care at two of New York City's largest hospitals entered its second day Tuesday, with a union official saying progress was being made toward a possible settlement at one of the institutions. The two hospitals, Montefiore...