Latest Labor negotiations News

MLS players won't be rushed into decision on revising CBA

Jan. 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The Major League Soccer Players Association won’t be rushed into a decision on proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement with the league amid uncertainties about the 2021 season, the union's executive director said. MLSPA executive director Bob Foose on Wednesday decried the league's decision...

Preschool students eat lunch at Dawes Elementary in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Chicago Public Schools students began their return to the classroom Monday as school doors opened to thousands of pre-kindergarten and some special education students after going remote last March due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)

Young Chicago students begin return to classroom learning

Jan. 11, 2021 8:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools students began their return to the classroom Monday as school doors opened to thousands of pre-kindergarten and some special education students. The nation’s third-largest district, with about 355,000 students, plans a gradual return to in-person instruction...

Council members call for Seattle police union head to resign

Jan. 11, 2021 7:17 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Pressure built for the head of the Seattle police union to step down, with eight of nine City Council members calling for his resignation Monday following his comments implicating Black Lives Matter and other liberal activists in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. Mayor Jenny...

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia say talks on disputed dam deadlocked

Jan. 10, 2021 2:26 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to achieve a breakthrough in the African Union-led talks to revolve their years-long dispute over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, the three countries announced on Sunday. Foreign and irrigation ministers of the three nations...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo the logo for Union Pacific appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal judge has blocked one of Union Pacific's main unions from going on strike over its concerns about the railroad's efforts to protect employees from the coronavirus. Judge Brian Buescher ruled Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 that the union must address its concerns through contract talks with the railroad and it doesn't have the right to strike now. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Judge blocks strike over railroad's virus safety precautions

Jan. 7, 2021 7:49 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked one of Union Pacific's main unions from going on strike over its concerns about the railroad's efforts to protect employees from the coronavirus. The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division last month threatened to strike because it wants the...

FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, construction work takes place, at the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethiopia. Officials said Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed their years-long negotiations over a controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile. The resumption Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, came six weeks after Sudan boycotted talks in November.  (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

Egypt's leader meets US treasury chief ahead of Sudan visit

Jan. 5, 2021 2:57 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president met Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin in Cairo, ahead of Mnuchin’s first visit to Sudan since the end of Khartoum’s pariah status. The office of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said in a statement the president and Mnuchin...

FILE - In this July 25, 2011 file photo, Al Iacobelli, former Vice President Employee Relations, Chrysler Group LLC, speaks at Chrysler Group LLC headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. A judge on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, cut 18 months off a 5 1/2-year prison sentence for the former Fiat Chrysler executive who with union members looted a training center for auto workers. Iacobelli's sentence reduction was a bit larger than prosecutors had requested in rewarding him for cooperation in an investigation of corruption at the highest levels of the United Auto Workers. He admitted to showering more than $1.5 million in cash and gifts on high-ranking members of the union to gain an advantage during negotiations, including a $262,000 mortgage payoff. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Key figure in UAW corruption probe gets shorter sentence

Jan. 4, 2021 2:49 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Monday cut 18 months off a 5 1/2-year prison sentence for a former Fiat Chrysler executive who with union members looted a training center for auto workers. Al Iacobelli's sentence reduction was a bit larger than prosecutors had requested in rewarding him for cooperation in an...

FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, construction work takes place, at the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethiopia. Officials said Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed their years-long negotiations over a controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile. The resumption Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, came six weeks after Sudan boycotted talks in November.  (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks over disputed dam

Jan. 3, 2021 12:18 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed their years-long negotiations Sunday over the controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, officials said. The resumption came six weeks after Khartoum boycotted talks in November, urging the African Union to play a greater role in reaching a deal...

MLS invokes clause reopening CBA discussions with union

Dec. 29, 2020 8:36 PM EST

Major League Soccer has invoked a clause in the agreement with its players that could lead to renegotiation of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and union. The “force majeure” clause invoked by the MLS on Tuesday obligates the league and the MLSPA to negotiate modifications to...

Britain, Turkey reach post-Brexit free trade agreement

Dec. 29, 2020 9:29 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Britain signed a free-trade agreement Tuesday as the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union's economic orbit at the start of the new year. The deal, which will come into effect on Jan. 1, aims to support trade between the two countries which was worth more than $25...