Latest Labor negotiations News

Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

Nov. 16, 2019 8:47 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker. The Chicago Teachers Union’s 25,000 members went on strike Oct....

United Auto Workers approve new 4-year contract with Ford

Nov. 15, 2019 9:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union at Ford Motor Co. voted Friday to approve a new contract with the company. The union said in a statement that 56.3% of workers who voted were in favor of the deal. The four-year agreement reached Oct. 31 gives workers a mix of pay raises and lump-sum...

Germany's Lufthansa, union agree to arbitration in dispute

Nov. 12, 2019 11:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it has agreed to enter arbitration with a union representing cabin crew workers, averting the possibility of more strikes for the time being. Lufthansa said Tuesday in a joint statement with the UFO union that recent talks between the two sides had...

China's Jingye comes to the rescue of British Steel

Nov. 11, 2019 11:14 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chinese conglomerate Jingye has agreed to buy British Steel, in a rescue deal that potentially protects some 4,000 jobs and safeguards a strategic asset as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. Exact financial terms were not immediately disclosed Monday, and it was not clear what...

Germany's ruling parties OK pension reform to help women

Nov. 10, 2019 1:07 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties agreed Sunday to reform the country's pension system, setting aside an ideological dispute that had threatened to unravel the coalition government. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union,...

Allegiant settles with union; pilots blocked from striking

Nov. 9, 2019 4:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allegiant Air has settled a lawsuit against the Teamsters with union pilots agreeing not to strike over changes in the airline's crew-scheduling system. A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas signed an order Friday that ends the case and makes permanent an injunction against a strike or...

Garber touts MLS successes while labor negotiations loom

Nov. 6, 2019 6:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it's the increased talent in the league, a highly successful format change for the postseason, or the addition of more expansion teams, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber sees a wave of momentum heading into this weekend's MLS Cup final. That momentum could all come to a...

Acting UAW head says he'll clean up corruption found by feds

Nov. 6, 2019 4:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The acting president of the United Auto Workers said Wednesday that a corruption scandal plaguing the union will get worse before it gets better, but he's confident he can fix the mess and turn over a clean house to the next leader. Rory Gamble, a union vice president who successfully...

UAW president taking leave amid corruption probe

Nov. 2, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting...

UAW leaders send Ford contract to ratification vote

Nov. 2, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Union workers at Ford will start voting Monday on a proposed four-year contract that includes wage increases and more than $6 billion for investments at 19 plants. The United Auto Workers said Friday that its National UAW-Ford council voted to send the deal to 55,000 workers for a...