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United Auto Workers approve new 4-year contract with Ford

Nov. 15, 2019 9:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union at Ford Motor Co. voted Friday to approve a new contract with the company. The union said in a statement that 56.3% of workers who voted were in favor of the deal. The four-year agreement reached Oct. 31 gives workers a mix of pay raises and lump-sum...

Little Rock teachers looks at options after one-day strike

Nov. 15, 2019 6:38 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers could strike again or take other action to protest Arkansas’ takeover of the local district and the loss of collective bargaining rights, the head of the city’s teachers union said Friday, a day after hundreds of educators walked out for the first...

Workers OK contract at General Mills’ Cedar Rapids plant

Nov. 15, 2019 7:39 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Union leaders say workers have ratified a contract for the General Mills processing plant in Cedar Rapids. Local 110 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union said Thursday the three-year agreement reached last week covering the 520 workers will “ensure the...

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 11:27 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining...

The Latest: Officials: 5 California students shot in seconds

Nov. 14, 2019 11:06 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Southern California high school (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say the biography on an Instagram account believed to belong to the gunman who killed two students at his California high school said, “Saugus, have fun at school...

Leader of pilots’ union blasts Boeing over grounded plane

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The union president of Southwest Airlines pilots worries that Boeing may be rushing the 737 Max back into service, and he says Southwest should consider buying planes from another company. The union president, Jon Weaks, says Boeing may be raising the threat of shutting down the Max assembly...

South Africa’s troubled airline cancels flights pre-strike

Nov. 14, 2019 2:24 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s troubled state-owned airline has begun canceling flights after two unions announced their workers would go on strike to protest nearly 1,000 expected job cuts. South African Airways has warned that the strike that begins Friday morning “endangers the future...

Chicago teachers to vote on deal that ended 11-day strike

Nov. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are voting on the tentative contract deal that suspended an 11-day strike. More than half of the Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates backed the agreement on Oct. 30, suspending the strike and letting classes resume. But the union’s 25,000 members still...

Holcomb shares teacher concerns, doesn’t criticize closings

Nov. 13, 2019 6:00 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t promising any quick action in response to educators who want more teacher pay, but says he shares their concerns and respects the decisions of school districts calling off classes for a Statehouse rally next week. Thousands of educators will be...

Union enacts ethics reforms in wake of federal investigation

Nov. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union will tighten financial controls, ban contributions from employers and vendors to charities run by its officers, and hire an ethics officer in the wake of a federal corruption investigation. Acting President Rory Gamble announced a package of reforms Wednesday...