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Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants in 3 states

Oct. 13, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing in the morning at the Mack Truck cab and vehicle assembly plant in...

UAW strike could cost GM about $1 billion - and counting

Oct. 1, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors in its third week, pressure is mounting on both sides to reach a deal, with the company losing an estimated $1 billion and workers living on $250 per week in strike pay — about one-fifth of what they usually make. Both sides...

GM reverses course, says strikers will keep health coverage

Sep. 26, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors now says striking workers will get company-paid health insurance, nine days after telling the union that coverage would be cut off. The automaker said in an emailed letter to the United Auto Workers dated Wednesday that employee health and well-being are GM's top priorities....

Walmart's Sam's Club launches health care pilot to members

Sep. 26, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's Sam's Club is teaming up with several health care companies to offer discounts on routine care that customers might delay or skip because of the cost. Starting next month, Sam's Club members in Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina will be able to buy bundles of health care...

Top black college to cut costs, shift money to student aid

Sep. 25, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation's top historically black colleges is cutting employee salaries and retirement contributions to increase student aid. The announcement Tuesday by Atlanta's Morehouse College comes months after billionaire Robert Smith promised to repay all student loans accumulated by...

Council president calls city's $860M pension fund a 'crisis'

Sep. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island city council president warns the city's unfunded liability for employee pensions and other retirement benefits has created a "crisis." Warwick City Council President Steven Merolla says he feels comfortable labeling the financial situation a "crisis" after the council...

California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

Sep. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft and to as many as a million workers across other industries. The closely watched proposal could have national...

California governor signs bill aimed at expanding wage, benefit protections for rideshare drivers and other workers

Sep. 18, 2019 1:58 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs bill aimed at expanding wage, benefit protections for rideshare drivers and other workers.

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Sep. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract. The two-day walkout by 49,000 workers brought to a standstill more than 50 factories...

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

Sep. 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket...