Latest Labor negotiations News

Union calls court ruling a win against Vegas casino company

Jul. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A casino workers’ union on Wednesday hailed a federal court ruling in a yearslong fight to unionize about 1,350 employees at a Las Vegas-based casino company that it accuses of refusing to negotiate in good faith. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro...

Union workers at Fred Meyer vote to authorize strike

Jul. 19, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Fred Meyer warehouse workers have voted unanimously to authorize a strike, which could disrupt food distribution at 180 locations across the Pacific Northwest as early as Monday. KOIN reports that contract negotiations between Teamsters Local 117...

Non-union Connecticut managers set to receive pay increases

Jul. 15, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

Roughly 1,700 nonunionized Connecticut state employees will receive pay increases — and a one-time $2,000 bonus for some — to help catch them up financially to their unionized colleagues and subsequently address attrition and retirement challenges the state is facing, Gov. Ned Lamont's...

UAW factory workers ratify deal, will end Volvo truck strike

Jul. 14, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Striking blue-collar workers at a Volvo heavy truck plant in southwestern Virginia have narrowly ratified what the company said was its final offer in a long-running labor dispute. The hourly workers voted 1,147 to 1,130 for the six-year contract,...

Northern New England communication workers authorize strike

Jul. 14, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Union members with a phone and internet company in northern New England said Wednesday they have authorized a potential strike. The contracts of more than 1,000 union employees of Consolidated Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont...

Striking Volvo workers nix tentative deal at truck plant

Jul. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

A tentative agreement between Volvo Trucks North America and a union representing nearly 3,000 workers who have gone on strike twice this year at a southwest Virginia truck plant has been rejected by the striking workers, United Auto Workers officials announced Friday. It...

Egypt, Sudan urge UN action on Nile dam, Ethiopia says 'no'

Jul. 09, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Sudan have urged the U.N. Security Council to undertake “preventive diplomacy” and call for a legally binding agreement to resolve a dispute with Ethiopia over the availability of water from its dam on the Nile River, but Ethiopia insisted the matter can...

California charges 6 ex-highway officers with overtime fraud

Jul. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Six former California Highway Patrol offices were criminally charged with nearly 100 felonies Thursday with bilking the state out of about $23,400 by exaggerating their overtime hours, the state attorney general said. The six officers working...

Egypt urges UN to back call for binding deal on Ethiopia dam

Jul. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister said Wednesday he will urge the U.N. Security Council to require Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to negotiate a binding agreement within six months on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the...

Striking nurses, hospital, scheduled to resume negotiations

Jul. 07, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A group of striking nurses from a Massachusetts hospital traveled to the headquarters of the hospital's Dallas-based owner ahead of the scheduled resumption of negotiations later this week, officials said. A group of 17 nurses from St. Vincent...