Latest Labor negotiations News

Despite pledge, no paid Juneteenth holiday for city workers

Jun. 17, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City municipal workers are not getting a paid Juneteenth holiday this year, despite a pledge last year from Mayor Bill de Blasio to make it one and as it becomes one for federal workers. Juneteenth, on June 19th, marks the day in 1865, two...

DOJ sues to block AON's $30B acquisition of Willis Towers

Jun. 16, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has sued to block the merger of two of the world's largest insurance brokers, asserting the deal could eliminate competition, raise prices and hamper innovation for U.S. businesses, employers and unions that use the companies' services. ...

Arab League backs calls for UN intervention in dam dispute

Jun. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers on Tuesday backed calls for the United Nations Security Council to intervene in a lingering dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on Nile River’s main tributary. The move, announced at...

Portland cops union contract negotiations head to mediation

Jun. 14, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Association said Monday it is taking its ongoing contract negotiations with the city to mediation. The move means the partially public negotiations will no longer have a public element, as the two sides negotiate the thorniest...

Met Opera says $31M on tax return is mostly pledges

Jun. 10, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

The Metropolitan Opera says a positive $31 million on its latest tax return is mostly money pledged for future seasons that the company has not yet received. The company’s tax return, released Thursday, showed revenue fell by $13 million for the season that included the...

South Dakota pork plant, labor union reach 4-year agreement

Jun. 10, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The union that had threatened a strike at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota says it has reached a tentative agreement with the company on a four-year contract. The Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers...

Union vote authorizes strike at South Dakota pork plant

Jun. 08, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The union at a Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in South Dakota engaged in contract negotiations Tuesday armed with the authorization to call a strike. A strike authorization at the Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial...

Foundation to spend $1.3B to vaccinate Africans for COVID

Jun. 08, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

One of the world's largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than 50 million people in Africa. It’s a first-of-its-kind effort for a Western nonprofit to bolster Africa’s lagging vaccination campaign amid...

No deal: Volvo truck workers striking again in Virginia

Jun. 07, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 workers at a Volvo truck plant in southwest Virginia went back on strike Monday after they overwhelmingly rejected another tentative 6-year agreement over a wide range of concerns, the United Auto Workers said. Meanwhile, it's back to...

Labor negotiations escalate at South Dakota pork plant

Jun. 04, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — In a sign of meatpacking workers becoming emboldened by the pandemic's health threats and economic repercussions, the union at a South Dakota pork processing plant that experienced a bad coronavirus outbreak last year has overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer...