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GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward

Oct. 17, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A tentative four-year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus. In return, the contract allows GM to proceed with factory closures in Lordstown, Ohio; Warren, Michigan; and near Baltimore. Details were posted...

Chicago teachers strike, say issue simple: 'It's the kids'

Oct. 17, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines in defense of their union's "social justice" agenda after failing to reach a contract deal in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students. The strike in the nation's third-largest school district came after...

Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

Oct. 17, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their long-sought Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament. With the ink barely dry on the proposal and...

AMLO lauds departure of oil union chief, who defends record

Oct. 17, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president on Thursday celebrated the resignation of the head of the country's oil workers union, who ruled the organization for nearly three decades with an iron fist before quitting following repeated scandals over alleged corruption. Carlos Romero Deschamps issued a public...

The Latest: Johnson sure UK lawmakers will pass Brexit deal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he's confident that Parliament on Saturday will adopt the Brexit deal he reached with the European Union. Speaking minutes after the deal was adopted Thursday by European leaders, Johnson said it was...

The Latest: Chicago mayor says union lacks 'urgency'

Oct. 17, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a teachers strike in Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school district (all times local): 10:51 a.m. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says a teacher strike could be settled "today" if the Chicago Teachers Union would negotiate with a seriousness and "sense of...

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...

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...