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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo a Union Pacific train travels through Union, Neb. Union Pacific Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Union Pacific 4Q delivery volume falls, so does its profit

Jan. 23, 2020 12:42 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit fell 10% as the railroad hauled 11% less freight , but the recent U.S.-China trade deal is helping boost the outlook for the year. The railroad said Thursday that it earned $1.4 billion, or $2.02 per share, in the quarter. That's down from $1.55...

Nurses, caregivers announce strike at Swedish hospital

Jan. 19, 2020 11:42 AM EST

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — Nurses and caregivers from Swedish hospital have notified the hospital that they will strike for three days at all of the medical center's locations in the Seattle region. The Service Employees International Union delivered the strike notice to hospital officials on Friday, after...

Delaware police union wants negotiations over body cameras

Jan. 18, 2020 3:04 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Long-proposed plans to outfit police in Delaware's largest city with body cameras may now hinge on negotiations with Wilmington's police union later this year. The union that represents Wilmington officers has told the mayor's administration any disciplinary procedures or...

Delta and its pilots ask mediator for help in contract talks

Jan. 17, 2020 7:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines and its pilots want a federal mediator to step in after eight months of negotiations have failed to produce a contract agreement between the airline and the pilots’ union. In a statement Friday, Delta said filing for federal mediation “allows both sides to have...

Snowplow drivers set to strike Wednesday in St. Louis County

Jan. 14, 2020 4:04 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Union snowplow drivers are set to strike Wednesday in northeastern Minnesota's St. Louis County as snow moves into the area. Teamsters Local 320 posted on Facebook that union negotiators and members decided to engage in a county-wide work stoppage. The local's chief negotiator, Erik...

Nurses authorize union leaders to call strike in Sioux City

Jan. 14, 2020 7:50 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nurses have authorized their union leaders to call a strike at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City. At least two-thirds of nurses represented by the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 222 voted to authorize a strike. The authorization vote ended Monday night. The...

Minnesota county has plan if snowplow drivers strike

Jan. 13, 2020 2:27 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Union snowplow drivers in northeastern Minnesota’s St. Louis County could go on strike as early as midnight Tuesday, as some snow is expected in the region. County officials have a contingency plan to keep roads plowed, but they are hoping they don’t have to use it....

St. Louis County plow drivers reject offer, poised to strike

Jan. 12, 2020 11:01 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Union snowplow drivers in St. Louis County are poised to go on strike just as snow moves into northeastern Minnesota. Members of Teamsters Local 320 voted 117-8 on Saturday to reject the county's final contract offer. Union negotiators rejected the offer after mediation on Friday. A...

Washington state college faculty union announces strike

Jan. 11, 2020 2:16 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Members of a Washington state community college faculty union are going on strike after the school's administration failed to negotiate a contract, union members announced Friday. More than 400 faculty members in the Clark College Association for Higher Education will be on strike at...

French PM open to scrapping raising retirement age to 64

Jan. 11, 2020 12:14 PM EST

The French prime minister informed the unions behind a crippling railway strike over pension reform Saturday that he is open to backing down on one of the most controversial proposals: raising the full pension eligibility age to 64. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe wrote to unions one day after the French...