Latest Labor negotiations News

Union, Mondelez reach tentative agreement amid strike

Sep. 16, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A tentative contract agreement reached between snack company Mondelez and striking union workers could end a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and Mondelez issued separate...

Carpenters in Seattle area go on strike

Sep. 16, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A strike by carpenters in Washington state is expected to slow work at hundreds of construction projects across the region, include Microsoft office projects. The Seattle Times reports the walkout for higher pay by carpenters in the state is the first in...

German rail operator, union agree on pay deal to end strike

Sep. 16, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail operator, Deutsche Bahn, and a labor union representing train drivers said Thursday they have agreed on a pay raise to end a series of strikes that had caused chaos for commuters and vacationers over the summer. The GDL union said it...

UN encourages new negotiations in dispute over Ethiopian dam

Sep. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the main tributary of the Nile River. A brief...

Wayne State, faculty union agree to new 3-year contract

Sep. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty union have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. Members of the Wayne State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT Local 6075)...

Big bourbon producer Heaven Hill faces strike in Kentucky

Sep. 13, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

Union workers, upset over the prospect of expanded weekend shifts, have manned picket lines at bottling and warehouse operations of Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery, one of the world's largest bourbon producers. The walkout, in its third day Monday, involves about...

'Right to work' group sues to strike down Clean Campaign Act

Sep. 13, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana group advocating for “right to work” policies sued on Monday to strike down the state's Clean Campaign Act, arguing it contains a provision that violates political speech protections. Montana Citizens for Right to Work filed the...

Washington employees union ratifies vaccine deal with state

Sep. 11, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Members of Washington state’s largest labor union have approved a tentative agreement with the state over Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Washington Federation of State Employees approved the agreement Thursday night, with more than...

Labor shortage leaves union workers feeling more emboldened

Sep. 06, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When negotiations failed to produce a new contract at a Volvo plant in Virginia this spring, its 2,900 workers went on strike. The company soon dangled what looked like a tempting offer — at least to the United Auto Workers local leaders who...

Washington state workers union agree to COVID mandate terms

Sep. 04, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Days after suing to block what is believed to be among the nation’s strictest COVID-19 employee vaccine mandates, Washington's largest state labor union has announced a tentative agreement for Gov. Jay Inslee’s order for state workers. The...