Latest Labor negotiations News

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...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 10, 2020 4:10 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Give public more details on 18-wheeler tolling Connecticut Post Jan. 8 The Democratic majority of the state House and Senate is lining up behind a plan to charge the largest tractor-trailers to use Connecticut’s bridges. It’s taken a long time...

A lawyer faces a riot police officer during a demonstration in Rennes, western France, Thursday Jan. 9, 2020. French rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others joined the fourth nationwide day of protests and strikes on Thursday to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

No sight of French deal on pensions as unions hold out

Jan. 10, 2020 12:53 PM EST

The French government and labor unions appeared far from reaching any compromise deal Friday in talks over a planned pension overhaul, with strikes and protests grinding on. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Friday's meetings with major unions and employers' associations “made progress” but...

A striker lights a flare during a demonstration Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Marseille, southern France. Rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others joined a nationwide day of protests and strikes Thursday to denounce French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

France sees more nationwide protests of pension changes

Jan. 9, 2020 2:27 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others joined a fourth day of nationwide protests and strikes Thursday to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the pension system. Street protests were staged in Paris and other French cities as the government and labor...