Latest Labor negotiations News

Johnson, Corbyn clash in final debate before UK election

Dec. 6, 2019 5:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed Friday night in the last head-to-head debate before a general election in six days — an underpowered showdown that saw both men stick to well-worn phrases and promises about their plans for...

Fairfax Connector workers strike, citing stale negotiations

Dec. 5, 2019 5:26 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Workers of Virginia's largest transit system went on strike early Thursday after contract negotiations faltered between the union and the private contractor that runs the service. Thousands of Northern Virginia bus riders faced limited service as Fairfax Connector workers —...

Local union leaders send Fiat Chrysler contract to members

Dec. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote. The 47,000 members of the United Auto Workers union at the company will vote on the deal starting Friday. Local leaders assembled on Wednesday in Detroit to go over the pact, which...

Testing, no suspensions for opioids considered likely in MLB

Dec. 4, 2019 4:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the...

Harvard grad students strike over pay, health, protections

Dec. 3, 2019 11:27 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University’s graduate students are going on strike after failing to reach a labor contract with the administration. A union representing the school’s graduate students began picketing Tuesday after more than a year of negotiations. The labor group says Harvard...

Fiat Chrysler, auto union reach tentative deal on contract

Nov. 30, 2019 12:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. Both sides declined to offer details on the deal, but it includes a $9,000 bonus for...

The Latest: Fiat Chrysler, auto union agree tentative deal

Nov. 30, 2019 12:51 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 11:05 a.m. The United Auto Workers union says it has reached a tentative deal with Fiat Chrysler. The agreement reached Saturday still needs to get approval from workers. A person briefed...

Finnish postal workers end two-week strike after deal on pay

Nov. 27, 2019 6:55 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A strike by Finland’s postal workers that has dragged on for over two weeks has ended after a deal was reached on pay. The union representing employees of the state-owned Posti postal service said it was satisfied with the agreement reached Wednesday over the work contracts of about...

UAW official reports progress in talks with Fiat Chrysler

Nov. 25, 2019 10:48 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A top official of the United Auto Workers union says negotiators have made a lot of progress with Fiat Chrysler but difficult issues remain. Vice President Cindy Estrada said in an email to members Monday that negotiators have remained focused on contract talks despite what she called...

AP source: NBA, teams, union discuss shortening season

Nov. 23, 2019 2:09 PM EST

The NBA may be closer to a shorter season, a new postseason format and the in-season tournament Commissioner Adam Silver has long wanted as well. A person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday the NBA is working with the players’ union and its teams on a plan to shorten the regular season, possibly...