Latest Labor negotiations News

New Chicago mayor faces familiar problems as teachers strike

Oct. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot swept into office this spring declaring it "a new day" for the nation's third-largest city. She pledged to change the way City Hall operated under Rahm Emanuel and for decades before him, invest in poor neighborhoods, improve schools and address the city's deeply...

Despite labor costs, GM averts financial woes of its past

Oct. 18, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A decade ago, high labor costs helped drag a bloated and debt-ridden General Motors into a government-funded bankruptcy. Now, a contract deal reached this week with the United Auto Workers union will raise the company's costs once again, at a time when the auto industry is facing the...

GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract

Oct. 17, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company. Factory-level officials from the United Auto Workers union voted to recommend the agreement to members at a daylong meeting in Detroit Thursday....

School's out: Chicago teachers strike, 1st day deal unlikely

Oct. 17, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking teachers marched in picket lines outside hundreds of Chicago schools on Thursday after their union and city officials failed to reach a contract deal in the nation's third-largest school district, canceling classes for more than 300,000 students for the duration of a walkout that...

The Latest: Chicago teacher strike to continue into Friday

Oct. 17, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a teachers strike in Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school district (all times local): 6:45 p.m. More than 300,000 Chicago students will miss another day of classes as contract talks between striking teachers and the school district remain at an impasse....

The Latest: GM workers to begin contract voting on Saturday

Oct. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the tentative contract agreement between General Motors and the United Auto Workers (all times local): 6 p.m. The 49,000 General Motors workers who have been on the picket line since Sept. 16 will begin voting on a tentative four-year contract on Saturday. Voting is scheduled...

The Latest: EU lawmakers might not OK Brexit deal by Oct. 31

Oct. 17, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says the EU legislature will take its full time to carefully examine and approve any divorce deal for Britain. Belgian lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt tells The Associated Press that could well spill...

Los Angeles Times, newsroom union reach tentative agreement

Oct. 17, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — A tentative three-year labor agreement has been reached between the Los Angeles Times and the union representing about 475 members of its newsroom staff. The newsroom's first collective bargaining agreement was reached Wednesday after more than a year of negotiation, the Times...

Chicago teachers say pay bump can't fix deeper problems

Oct. 17, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers beginning a massive strike Thursday have rejected offers that would increase their pay, hoping that will keep pressure on the district to commit to lower class sizes and more support staff in schools. Illinois law allows the district and the union to negotiate on those...

Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signaled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. Hong Kong led regional gains after its chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced help for the property sector. The semi-autonomous city's...