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Ford and UAW reach local contract agreement at Kentucky Truck plant, averting threat of a strike

Feb. 21, 2024 10:28 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement on a local contract at the company's largest and most profitable factory, averting the threat of a strike. The union said last week said that nearly 9,000 workers at the Kentucky...

Unions oppose plan to move NBA, NHL teams to northern Virginia, another blow to Youngkin-backed deal

Feb. 20, 2024 18:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Influential labor groups announced Tuesday they are opposing efforts to move two professional sports franchises from the nation's capital to northern Virginia, citing in part an apparent inability to reach a satisfactory deal for union workers on the construction projects. ...

What's behind Germany's transport strikes that have stranded air, rail and bus travelers?

Feb. 20, 2024 10:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of travelers across Germany found themselves stranded on Tuesday when ground staff walked off the job at seven of the country’s biggest airports. The one-day strike by the Ver.di labor union, which runs until 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, affects several hundred...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Feb. 19, 2024 15:02 PM EST

Traverse City Record-Eagle. February 16, 2024. Editorial: Jail diversion corrects the systems A young man overdoses, and is so far gone that six doses of Narcan are required to bring him back to life. That night, the 21-year-old cried for hours because...

German labor union calls on Lufthansa ground staff to strike at 7 airports on Tuesday

Feb. 18, 2024 08:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A labor union in Germany has called on ground staff for Lufthansa to walk off the job at seven airports on Tuesday following a similar strike earlier this month. The Ver.di union said Sunday that the one-day strike will affect the airports in Frankfurt and Munich,...

Auto workers threaten to strike again at Ford's huge Kentucky truck plant in local contract dispute

Feb. 16, 2024 16:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike next week at Ford Motor Co.'s largest and most profitable factory in a dispute over local contract language. The union said Friday that nearly 9,000 workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville will...

Ford CEO says company will rethink where it builds vehicles after last year's autoworkers strike

Feb. 15, 2024 17:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Last fall's contentious United Auto Workers' strike changed Ford's relationship with the union to the point where it will “think carefully” about where it builds future vehicles, Ford's top executive said Thursday. CEO Jim Farley told the Wolfe Research Global...

Flight attendants are holding airport rallies to protest the lack of new contracts and pay raises

Feb. 13, 2024 18:32 PM EST

Three separate unions representing flight attendants at major U.S. airlines picketed and held rallies at 30 airports Tuesday as they push for new contracts and higher wages. The flight attendants are increasingly frustrated that pilots won huge pay raises last year while they...

Disneyland's Mickey Mouse and Cinderella performers may unionize

Feb. 13, 2024 15:46 PM EST

Workers who help bring Disneyland’s beloved characters to life — including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Cinderella — are looking to unionize. Labor organizers announced the campaign Tuesday, saying performers want better safety conditions and scheduling policies to help them...

Thousands of doctors in England to strike again as health likely to become a key UK election issue

Feb. 09, 2024 08:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of doctors in the early years of their careers in England are to go on strike later this month for another five-day stretch as their long-standing pay dispute with the British government remains in stasis. The British Medical Association, the union that...