Latest Labor negotiations News

'Zoom in a Room'? California's schools lag in reopening push

Apr. 14, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: “Zoom in a Room." In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning. ...

Volkswagen reaches wage deal with German workers

Apr. 13, 2021 05:12 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen and Germany’s largest industrial union have agreed on a 23-month wage deal that provides a 1,000 euro bonus recognizing employee efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and a 2.3% wage increase from January 2022. The deal covers...

Miners continue strike in Alabama after contract rejected

Apr. 12, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A strike is continuing at two Alabama coal mines after union members rejected a contract proposal. The United Mine Workers of America says the local that represents more than 1,100 workers at Warrior Met Coal Inc. in Tuscaloosa County rejected a...

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Apr. 10, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail,...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Amazon union vote count

Apr. 07, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

Amazon is known for quick delivery. But finding out whether Amazon warehouse workers voted for or against unionizing is going to take some more time. The final day for the nearly 6,000 workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to cast their ballots was more than a week ago. But it...

Union touts gains in negotiations with casino in New Orleans

Apr. 07, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hospitality workers union says it has won important gains in recently completed contract negotiations with Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel. Leah Baily of the union “Unite Here” tells The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that...

Union, coal company reach tentative deal to end strike

Apr. 06, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama coal company has reached a tentative deal with labor to end a strike that idled more than 1,100 workers in Tuscaloosa County, the United Mine Workers of America said. The union announced the agreement late Monday with Warrior Met Coal...

Oregon Tech faculty union votes to authorize strike

Apr. 05, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Institute of Technology’s faculty union voted this week to authorize a strike. The vote last week comes more than 500 days after negotiations began between the union and school administration, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported....

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on big dam amid tensions

Apr. 03, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A new round of talks between three African nations began Saturday, officials said, aimed at resolving a yearslong dispute over a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River’s main tributary. The three-day talks are taking place in Kinshasa, the...

Strike begins at Alabama coal mines as talks fail

Apr. 02, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — The United Mine Workers of America went on strike at two Alabama coal mines with more than 1,100 workers after contract negotiations with Warrior Met Coal Inc. failed to produce a deal. The walkout, which includes two other facilities, began at 10...