Latest Labor unions News

Bill bans school property tax increases from reassessments

May. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit local school boards from taking advantage of court-ordered property reassessments in Delaware’s three counties to increase school district taxes. Under current law, if a county conducts a general...

Feds: National Guard members on state duty can join unions

May. 18, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Justice has given the green light to National Guard members on active duty for their states to join labor unions, despite a U.S. law that makes it a felony for military personnel on active federal duty to unionize. The department on Tuesday...

Los Angeles Unified predicts accelerating enrollment decline

May. 18, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaders of the giant Los Angeles Unified School District have been told that enrollment is expected to significantly decrease over the next decade. The latest prediction in the ongoing decline was presented to the Board of Education in a budget workshop Tuesday....

Workers vote on forming Missouri's only active library union

May. 17, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

Workers at a public library system based in Columbia are voting this week on whether to become the only active public librarians union in the state. If employees at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, which has branches in Columbia, Fulton, Ashland and Holts Summit, ratify the union,...

Workers start union push at Trader Joe's in Massachusetts

May. 16, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Employees are seeking to unionize at a Trader Joe's grocery store in western Massachusetts, joining a nationwide surge of labor organizing among retail and food service workers. Organizers at the store in Hadley sent an open letter to company CEO Dan Bane dated Saturday citing...

Brookline teachers to strike after contract talks stall

May. 15, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Public school teachers in a wealthy Boston suburb are preparing to strike after contract negotiations with school officials stalled early Sunday. The Brookline Educators Union bargained for nearly nine hours with the Brookline School Committee before...

Pilots at United will vote on contract after tentative deal

May. 13, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and its pilots' union said Friday they reached tentative agreement on the outline of a new contract, a notable deal while labor tension has increased in the airline industry. The leader of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, Michael...

Starbucks in Maine is first in state to announce union plan

May. 13, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Workers at a Starbucks store in Maine became the first in the state to announce their intent to unionize on Friday. The six employees at the Biddeford store joined workers at dozens of Starbucks locations around the country who have sought to unionize. The...

Qatari emir in Iran offers support for reviving nuclear deal

May. 12, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Qatar’s emir met with Iranian leaders on Thursday, offering support for efforts to revive the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, even as talks on the tattered accord remain deadlocked. Despite its small size, the tiny Gulf Arab sheikdom plays a...

France's foreign ministry: 2 French nationals held in Iran

May. 12, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that two French nationals have been arrested in Iran and French authorities have “fully mobilized” to secure their swift release. Prominent trade union Workers’ Force identified the two Thursday as a teachers’ union...