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Tennessee Volkswagen workers to vote on union membership in test of UAW's plan to expand its ranks

Apr. 19, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers’ ambitious drive to expand its reach to nonunion factories across the South and elsewhere faces a key test Friday night, when workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will finish voting on whether to join the union. The...

Workers at Mercedes factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to vote in May on United Auto Workers union

Apr. 18, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of workers at a big Mercedes-Benz factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will vote next month on whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. The National Labor Relations Board said Thursday that the vote will take place from May 13 to...

Disneyland performers file petition to form labor union

Apr. 17, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Performers who help bring Disney's beloved characters to life at its Southern California theme parks filed a petition Wednesday to form a labor union. The workers include parade performers, character actors and support staff at Disneyland and an adjacent...

Unions in Greece call widespread strikes, seeking a return to bargaining rights axed during bailouts

Apr. 17, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Strikes called by Greece’s largest labor union halted ferries, disrupted public transport services and left some state-run hospitals running on emergency staffing levels in Athens and elsewhere Wednesday. The General Confederation of Greek Labor, GSEE, led...

Southern governors tell autoworkers that voting for a union will put their jobs in jeopardy

Apr. 16, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On the eve of a vote on union representation at Volkswagen's Tennessee factory, Gov. Bill Lee and five other southern governors are telling workers that voting for a union will put jobs in jeopardy. About 4,300 workers at VW's plant in Chattanooga will start voting...

US files 2nd labor complaint after Mexico refuses to act on union-busting by a Mexican company

Apr. 16, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States said Tuesday it has filed a labor complaint after Mexico refused to act on alleged union-busting by a Mexican company. The U.S. Trade Representatives Office said it has filed a request for a dispute settlement panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada...

The pilots union at American Airlines says it's seeing more safety and maintenance issues

Apr. 15, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The pilots union at American Airlines says there has been “a significant spike” in safety issues at the airline, including fewer routine aircraft inspections and shorter test flights on planes returning from major maintenance work. The union also says it has seen...

Union settles extended strike with Pittsburgh newspaper, while journalists, other unions remain out

Apr. 15, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The union that represents a Pittsburgh newspaper’s truck drivers, one of five unions that have been on strike for 18 months, has approved a new contract with the paper’s owners. Four other unions, including one representing the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s journalists and...

Lufthansa and cabin crew union reach a pay deal to end string of German aviation disputes

Apr. 11, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa and a union representing cabin crew reached a pay deal Thursday, concluding the last of several major disputes that have led to recent strikes at Germany's biggest airline and in the country's wider aviation sector. The UFO union said nearly 19,000 cabin...

Woodford Reserve tried to undermine unionization effort at its Kentucky distillery, judge rules

Apr. 10, 2024 15:03 PM EDT

Woodford Reserve undermined unionization efforts at its Kentucky distillery by awarding pay raises, relaxing its vacation policy and handing out bottles of whiskey to workers before a vote on whether to unionize, a federal judge ruled. The sweeteners the prominent bourbon maker...