Latest Labor unions News

Canadian autoworkers ratify new labor agreement with Ford

Sep. 24, 2023 16:14 PM EDT

Canadian autoworkers ratified a new labor agreement with Ford Motor Co. on Sunday, averting a threatened strike and potentially setting a precedent that could play out in the United Auto Workers' strike at automaker facilities in the U.S. The new agreement raises base hourly pay for...

Auto workers still have room to expand their strike against car makers. But they also face risks

Sep. 23, 2023 20:30 PM EDT

Even after escalating its strike against Detroit automakers on Friday, the United Auto Workers union still has plenty of leverage in its effort to force the companies to agree to significant increases in pay and benefits. Only about 12% of the union’s membership is so far taking...

Auto workers expand their strike to 38 locations in 20 states. Biden plans visit to show support

Sep. 22, 2023 17:57 PM EDT

The United Auto Workers union expanded its strike against major carmakers Friday, walking out of all 38 parts-distribution centers operated by General Motors and Jeep and Ram owner Stellantis in 20 states but sparing Ford from further shutdowns. President Joe Biden said on X,...

The UAW strike is growing. What you need to know as more auto workers join the union's walkouts

Sep. 22, 2023 17:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Auto Workers' strike is getting bigger. One week into the union's historic work stoppages against major car makers, the UAW on Friday walked out of dozens of more factories across 20 states. The UAW's targeted strikes against General Motors, Stellantis...

The United Auto Workers expands its strikes against automakers to 38 locations in 20 states

Sep. 22, 2023 10:27 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers expands its strikes against automakers to 38 locations in 20 states.

Labor unions say they will end strike actions at Chevron's three LNG plants in Australia

Sep. 21, 2023 23:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Labor unions said Friday they will end disruptive strike actions at Chevron Corp.'s three liquefied natural gas plants in Australia that provide more than 5% of global LNG supplies. Chevron Australia and the Offshore Alliance said they had accepted an...

Trump says he always had autoworkers' backs. Union leaders say his first-term record shows otherwise

Sep. 21, 2023 15:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When former President Donald Trump visits Detroit next week, he’ll be looking to blunt criticisms from a United Auto Workers union leadership that has said a second term for him would be a “disaster" for workers. Trump will bypass the second Republican...

A new breed of leaders are atop the largest US unions today. Here are some faces to know

Sep. 21, 2023 13:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be no Emmy Awards tonight and there are thousands of auto workers on picket lines in Missouri, Michigan and Ohio in a seemingly rapid reemergence of organized labor this year. Unions have nowhere near the pull, or members, that they did decades ago, yet...

Worries are rising about inflated profit expectations on Wall Street

Sep. 21, 2023 08:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate profits may have already hit bottom: After falling for much of the last year, S&P 500 companies are expected to report 0.2% profit growth for the summer. While that sounds anemic, it would be the first quarter of growth in a year, according to FactSet....

As writers and studios resume negotiations, here are the key players in the Hollywood strikes

Sep. 20, 2023 20:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiations between striking screenwriters and Hollywood studios have resumed and will continue Thursday, the latest attempt to bring an end to pickets that have brought film and television productions to a halt. The two sides have been divided on issues of pay,...