Latest Labor negotiations News

New Mo Willems 'Pigeon' book to be released in September

Jan. 20, 2022 08:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An imprint launched last week by Barnes & Noble Inc. has signed up one of the country's top children's author-illustrators, Mo Willems, best known for his “Pigeon” picture books. Willems has a five-book deal with Union Square Kids, including for “The...

Legislators OK new contract for state troopers

Jan. 19, 2022 10:44 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A legislative committee signed off Wednesday on a new two-year contract for Wisconsin's state troopers. The deal covers the biennium that ended June 30. The contract calls for a 2% across-the-board wage increase in each year, with lump sump payments equal to 2%...

MLB talks resume after 42-day gap, little progress evident

Jan. 13, 2022 17:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball labor talks to end the lockout resumed Thursday for the first time in 1 1/2 months with little evident progress during a bargaining session that lasted about an hour, jeopardizing a timely start to spring training, Major League Baseball imposed the lockout...

Denver area grocery store workers go on strike

Jan. 12, 2022 13:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Grocery store workers in the Denver area went on strike Wednesday after their union rejected the latest contract offer from a chain of stores owned by Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional grocery store chain. Members of the United Food and Commercial...

Union, parents mull if Chicago teacher standoff was worth it

Jan. 11, 2022 19:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago schools will expand COVID-19 testing and have standards to switch schools to remote learning under a hard-fought tentative deal approved by teachers' union leaders. But parents and some union members questioned whether the bitter fight over pandemic safety protocols that...

Portland, feds reach deal on excessive force compliance

Jan. 11, 2022 19:20 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland and the Oregon Department of Justice have reached agreement on changes that could bring the city back into compliance with a 2014 settlement meant to curb police use of excessive force. After a judge directed the parties to return to...

AP source: MLB labor talks to resume after 42-day break

Jan. 11, 2022 17:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association are scheduled to meet Thursday, ending a 42-day break in negotiations that began when management started a lockout, the sport's first work stoppage since 1995. With the scheduled start of spring training five weeks...

EXPLAINER: Why are Chicago schools, teachers union fighting?

Jan. 11, 2022 00:09 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago scrapped classes for five days days in a confusing standoff that ended late Monday with the teachers' union over COVID-19 safety measures in the nation's third-largest school district. From remote instruction to testing, both sides have been negotiating...

Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class

Jan. 10, 2022 23:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Students are poised to return to Chicago Public Schools after leaders of the teachers union approved a plan with the nation's third-largest district late Monday over COVID-19 safety protocols, ending a bitter standoff that canceled classes for five days. While...

Chicago mayor, teachers still at odds over COVID protocols

Jan. 08, 2022 17:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiations resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city's teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes, but the public war-of-words between union leaders and Chicago's mayor showed little sign of easing. ...