Latest Labor unions News

Teamsters president will speak at the Republican National Convention

Jun. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — The president of the Teamsters Union is set to speak at next month's Republican National Convention, as Donald Trump angles to chip away at President Joe Biden's support among the blue-collar workers who are expected to play a major role in the general election, particularly...

A strike threat at WestJet is over, for now. Mechanics will resume talks with the Canadian airline

Jun. 20, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

The union representing mechanics at Canadian airline WestJet said it withdrew a notice to begin a strike Thursday night after the airline agreed to return to the bargaining table. The strike threat had prompted WestJet, Canada's second-biggest airline, to cancel about 50 flights this...

Amazon Labor Union members vote overwhelmingly in favor of an affiliation with the Teamsters

Jun. 18, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

New York City warehouse workers who are part of the Amazon Labor Union overwhelmingly voted to align themselves with the Teamsters as they try to get a contract from the online retailer. The ALU members voted 98.3% in favor of the affiliation, which will give them access to...

Germany's biggest industrial union seeks a 7% raise for millions of workers

Jun. 17, 2024 08:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union said Monday it will seek a 7% pay increase for millions of workers in negotiations starting later this year, arguing that companies including automakers and machinery manufacturers are in a position to afford it. The IG Metall...

Supreme Court, siding with Starbucks, makes it harder for NLRB to win court orders in labor disputes

Jun. 13, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for the federal government to win court orders when it suspects a company of interfering in unionization campaigns in a case that stemmed from a labor dispute with Starbucks. The justices tightened the standards for...

Southern Poverty Law Center lays off employees amid restructuring

Jun. 13, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southern Poverty Law Center, a legal and advocacy group, is laying off more than 60 employees, the union representing workers said Thursday. The Southern Poverty Law Center did not confirm the number but issued a statement saying the organization “is...

Waffle House raises worker pay after strikes and pressure from labor organizers

Jun. 11, 2024 17:20 PM EDT

Waffle House is increasing pay for its U.S. workers after a year-long push from labor advocates. In a video message to employees late last month, Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers III said base pay would rise to at least $3 per hour in June and then gradually rise to at least $5.25 per...

Amazon Labor Union moves to affiliate with the Teamsters union amid struggles

Jun. 04, 2024 23:14 PM EDT

The Amazon Labor Union, a grassroots labor group that won a major victory at an Amazon warehouse two years ago, has agreed to affiliate with the Teamsters union, a move that’s bound to inject new energy into the struggling organization. Teamsters General President Sean M....

Nigeria loses electricity and major airports close as unions seek higher wages amid record inflation

Jun. 03, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

GOMBE, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's most populous country ground to a halt on Monday, with electricity cut and major airports closed, as Nigeria's largest labor unions began striking to demand a salary increase amid the worst cost of living crisis in decades. President Bola Tinubu's...

Illinois House speaker's staff sues to unionize

May. 31, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Staff members for the Illinois House speaker on Friday filed a lawsuit demanding the right to negotiate working conditions as a union, something the speaker has said he supports. The action by members of the Illinois Legislative Staff Association in Cook...