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Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement

Apr. 21, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday that includes wage increases for all associates and maintains health coverage, according to news releases from both parties. The company said the agreement ends employee strikes that...

Poland: Talks fail between striking teachers, government

Apr. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Unions representing Poland's public school teachers vowed to continue a nationwide strike after their latest round of pay negotiations with the government failed Thursday. Government ministers and union leaders blamed each other for the lack of progress during more than two hours of...

Writers guild sues talent agencies in heated Hollywood fight

Apr. 17, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America sued the entertainment industry's four biggest talent agencies Wednesday in the latest and boldest move in an increasingly bitter and protracted fight between the two sides over the way Hollywood does business. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior...

Mexico president sets aside education reform

Apr. 16, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordered his Cabinet ministers Tuesday to ignore the education reforms put in place by the previous administration while congress tries to work out replacement legislation. López Obrador sent a memorandum saying the reforms he promised...

Polish govt says it can't meet pay demand of teacher strike

Apr. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A nationwide strike of Poland's public school teachers entered its second week Monday with the right-wing government, which is paying generous benefits to pensioners and other targeted groups, saying it doesn't have money to meet teachers' pay demands. Teachers are demanding a 30%...

Unions urge Democrats to focus on kitchen table economics

Apr. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation. The candidates are spending too much time talking...

EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with US

Apr. 15, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products in the talks. Making public the mandate for the EU's executive commission to conduct...

Labor reform passes Mexican congress, draws Ivanka praise

Apr. 12, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old NAFTA...

Poland's striking teachers warn high-school exams threatened

Apr. 12, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The union leader of Poland's striking teachers says that key high-school graduation exams next month could be cancelled if government does not respond to pay demands. Slawomir Broniarz warned that the exams, scheduled for May, may not happen because the strike may prevent the...

Stop & Shop supermarket workers in 3 states go on strike

Apr. 11, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tens of thousands of employees at Stop & Shop supermarkets in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut went on strike Thursday over stalled contract negotiations. United Food & Commercial Workers union members from several locals walked off the job, with some picketing...