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Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons. After...

Gig work on the rise and for many, a way of life

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — By day, Leah Needham buys groceries to deliver to customers in White Marsh and Middle River. But in the evenings, the shopper for online grocery service Shipt trades in her green T-shirt for a pair of ballroom dance shoes and heads to her next gig. In a Glen Burnie studio, she pursues...

UAW abolishes regional office plagued by embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers regional office racked by embezzlement allegations is being abolished and combined into two neighboring regions. UAW Region 5 in St. Louis will be merged into regional offices in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lincolnshire, Illinois, the union said in a statement Friday....

Pension strike brings travel chaos for a 2nd day in France

Dec. 6, 2019 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Frustrated travelers ran into transportation mayhem across France for a second day on Friday, as unions dug in for what they hope is a protracted strike against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to redesign the national retirement system. Most trains were shut down - including Paris subways -...

Muslim man sues union, Boston College over mandatory dues

Dec. 5, 2019 8:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Anti-union groups are hailing a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by a Muslim electrician against a union and Boston College. Ardeshir Ansari filed the suit last month after he informed the school and the Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615 last fall...

Audit report: Thousands in Sandy Hook funds went missing

Dec. 5, 2019 6:39 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tens of thousands of dollars in philanthropic contributions intended to help first responders, educators and staff impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting went missing from a labor charity organization and were mingled with other money, according to an audit report released...

Paris police arrest scores amid strike over pension reform

Dec. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. At least 90 people were...

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 —...

Amid scandal, UAW leaders name Rory Gamble as president

Dec. 5, 2019 1:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers executive board have voted to appoint Rory Gamble as the union's new president. He will serve the remainder of former President Gary Jones' term, which runs until the union’s convention in June of 2022. Jones stepped down last month after being...

Retired UAW vice president is the latest to plead guilty

Dec. 4, 2019 6:00 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president at the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges, admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Joe Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the...