Latest Labor issues News

The Latest: Chicago teachers to strike amid no contract deal

Oct. 17, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago teachers strike (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Chicago teachers are set to go on strike after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district. Both sides have been negotiating for months over issues including pay and benefits, class...

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

Oct. 16, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter. They had carried signs for 31 days and demonstrated the muscle the United Auto...

Mexico oil union leader resigns amid complaints

Oct. 16, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Longtime Mexican oil workers union boss Carlos Romero Deschamps, who ruled the syndicate with an iron fist for nearly three decades, resigned Wednesday following repeated scandals over alleged corruption. Deschamps, who had been in the job since 1993, presented his resignation at a...

Chicago teachers' contract talks about more than money

Oct. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's public schools will be closed Thursday as the city's 25,000 teachers are set to go on strike . A strike in the nation's third-largest school district would mean no classes for more than 300,000 students. Like most workers threatening to walk off the job, the teachers want a raise....

Chicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district

Oct. 16, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union confirmed Wednesday night that its 25,000 members...

Chicago teachers to strike after failing to reach contract deal with nation's third-largest school district

Oct. 16, 2019 7:18 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers to strike after failing to reach contract deal with nation's third-largest school district.

Brexit talks inch closer to a deal ahead of summit

Oct. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain inched ever closer to a Brexit deal, with the leaders of France and Germany saying they expected an agreement could be sealed at Thursday's EU summit. Positive vibes radiated from French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint...

Federal agency finds Oregon school district discriminated

Oct. 16, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has concluded that a school district in Oregon serving primarily Latino students discriminated against a non-US citizen who sought a job as a teacher there. The Department of Justice did not identify the person, who was considered...

Brazil's income inequality hits highest since at least 2012

Oct. 16, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's income inequality in 2018 reached its highest level since the start of the national statistics' series in 2012, according to data released Wednesday, reflecting an economic downturn that's taken an outsized toll on the poor. Data from the national statistics agency showed the...

The Latest: Customs, VAT issues seen holding up Brexit deal

Oct. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that over the coming hours in the run-up to the EU summit "there are possibilities for an agreement, but it is not done." He says customs and VAT matters are the remaining big issues to...