Latest Labor unions News

Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service

Mar. 01, 2024 17:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest rail layoffs this week, combined with an investment fund's ongoing campaign for control of Norfolk Southern, are renewing concerns among unions and regulators about the effects all the cuts might have on safety and service. The worries about the lean...

Union rejects Kroger contract offer at 38 stores in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio

Mar. 01, 2024 15:04 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Union workers at 38 Kroger stores in West Virginia and two other states have voted to reject the grocery chain’s contract proposal and give their bargaining committee the authority to call a strike. Members of the United Food & Commercial Workers...

NYC subway service snarled due to worker safety concerns after a conductor was slashed in the neck

Feb. 29, 2024 19:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Morning commutes on a New York City subway line were severely delayed Thursday after a train conductor was slashed in the neck, with transit officials blaming union members for disrupting service as they demanded safer working conditions. The attack on the conductor...

Beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev reports better-than-expected Q4 earnings despite Bud Light backlash

Feb. 29, 2024 11:46 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev — maker of Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois and Corona — reported better-than-expected net income in the fourth quarter despite lower beer volumes. The Leuven, Belgium-based beverage company said Thursday that its fourth-quarter...

Anheuser-Busch, Teamsters reach labor agreement that avoids US strike

Feb. 28, 2024 21:11 PM EST

Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch has reached a contract agreement with the Teamsters union that avoids a strike at its U.S. plants. The union had threatened a strike at the brewer’s 12 U.S. plants if an agreement on a new five-year contract wasn’t reached by 11:59 p.m. EST...

UAW says a majority of workers at an Alabama Mercedes plant have signed cards supporting the union

Feb. 27, 2024 18:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers said Tuesday that a majority of workers at a Mercedes plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have signed cards in support of joining the union. The plant in Vance, Alabama, is the second one to reach more than 50% of workers signing up, according to...

Starbucks and Workers United, long at odds, say they'll restart labor talks

Feb. 27, 2024 18:07 PM EST

Starbucks and the union organizing its U.S. workers said Tuesday they have agreed to begin talks with the aim of reaching labor agreements. The announcement was a breakthrough for the two sides, which have been at odds since Workers United first organized baristas at a Starbucks...

Athens taxis on a 48-hour strike that will coincide with a nationwide public sector stoppage

Feb. 27, 2024 10:23 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Taxi drivers in the Greek capital began a 48-hour strike Tuesday, with the second day timed to coincide with a nationwide strike by public and some private sector workers that is expected to disrupt public transport, ground some flights and leave ferries tied up in port. ...

Norfolk Southern urges shareholders to reject activist investor's takeover plan at the railroad

Feb. 26, 2024 19:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern wants its shareholders to back its current management team and strategy and reject a bid from a group of investors seeking to take control of the railroad. The Atlanta-based railroad urged shareholders to reject Ancora Holdings' eight board...

The Eiffel Tower reopens to visitors after a 6-day closure due to an employee strike

Feb. 25, 2024 19:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower reopened to visitors on Sunday after a six-day closure because of striking employees demanding better maintenance of the historic landmark, showing traces of rust, and salary hikes. The operator of the 330-meter (1,083-foot) tower said in a statement...