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Union Pacific and its unions sue each other over vaccine

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The unions argue that the Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad should have...

Bourbon producer signals intent to hire replacement workers

Oct. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

Declaring an impasse in contract talks with striking union workers, global spirits producer Heaven Hill said Monday it will start hiring permanent replacement workers for bottling and warehouse operations in Kentucky. Union leaders responded that they're willing to...

Contract talks resume between Deere and its striking workers

Oct. 18, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Contract talks between Deere & Co. and its 10,000 striking workers have resumed, but it wasn't immediately clear how far apart the two sides remained Monday. Both the Moline, Illinois-based company and the United Auto Workers union confirmed that...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 18, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

Iowa City Press-Citizen. Oct.15, 2021. Editorial: Does the Iowa GOP already have a partisan map drawn up? As our elected leaders work through the redistricting process, we urge them to continue the tradition in Iowa of keeping party politics out of...

Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

Oct. 16, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of...

Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown

Oct. 16, 2021 20:19 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown.

Pritzker delays vaccine deadline for some state workers

Oct. 16, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has pushed back a deadline for state employees of veterans' homes, prisons and other congregate facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as his office negotiates with labor unions representing some workers. Pritzker, who in August...

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

Oct. 14, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades. The union had said its members would walk off the job if no deal has been reached Wednesday....

Vegas district's vaccination mandate for workers pending

Oct. 14, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials of several employee unions say they haven't had any negotiations with the metro Las Vegas school district since its board voted to generally require that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The...

Film TV workers union says strike to start next week

Oct. 13, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions. A strike would bring a...