Latest Labor negotiations News

Striking bourbon workers ratify new Heaven Hill contract

Oct. 23, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Striking workers at one of the world's largest bourbon producers voted to a ratify a new contract Saturday, a day after announcing a tentative agreement with Heaven Hill. About 420 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23D went on...

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Oct. 23, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.” Shootings...

Bourbon maker reaches tentative deal with striking workers

Oct. 22, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Heaven Hill, one of the world's largest bourbon producers, announced a tentative contract deal Friday with a union representing striking workers, just days after signaling it intended to start hiring permanent replacement employees for bottling and warehouse operations in Kentucky. ...

Judge limits strikers' conduct at Deere plant in Iowa

Oct. 20, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order that details how picketing workers at the Deere & Co. plant in Davenport must conduct themselves. In seeking the injunction Wednesday, Deere officials alleged that striking workers had...

Union Pacific and its unions sue each other over vaccine

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The unions argue that the Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad should have...

Bourbon producer signals intent to hire replacement workers

Oct. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

Declaring an impasse in contract talks with striking union workers, global spirits producer Heaven Hill said Monday it will start hiring permanent replacement workers for bottling and warehouse operations in Kentucky. Union leaders responded that they're willing to...

Contract talks resume between Deere and its striking workers

Oct. 18, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Contract talks between Deere & Co. and its 10,000 striking workers have resumed, but it wasn't immediately clear how far apart the two sides remained Monday. Both the Moline, Illinois-based company and the United Auto Workers union confirmed that...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 18, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

Iowa City Press-Citizen. Oct.15, 2021. Editorial: Does the Iowa GOP already have a partisan map drawn up? As our elected leaders work through the redistricting process, we urge them to continue the tradition in Iowa of keeping party politics out of...

Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

Oct. 16, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of...

Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown

Oct. 16, 2021 20:19 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown.