Latest Labor unions News

WVa hospital employees get raises, must pay health premiums

Dec. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A three-year contract ratified by union maintenance and service workers at a West Virginia hospital includes annual wage increases but requires them to begin paying health insurance premiums starting in 2023. Members of the Service Employees...

Striking Kellogg's workers to get 3% raises in new contract

Dec. 02, 2021 16:27 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kellogg's has reached a tentative agreement with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that will deliver 3% raises and end a nearly two-month-long strike if the deal is approved. The five-year deal with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

UAW votes for direct election of leaders in wake of scandal

Dec. 02, 2021 15:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union have overwhelmingly approved picking their leaders by direct ballot elections, rejecting a system that many blamed for a bribery and embezzlement scandal in the union's top ranks. The “one member, one vote”...

Union: Group homes owner threatens striking workers' jobs

Dec. 02, 2021 15:54 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Group home workers in Connecticut who have been on strike for nearly two months said Thursday that owner Sunrise Group has threatened to permanently replace them as they continue to seek a new contract with better wages and health care benefits. ...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Union for concession workers at Phoenix airport end walkout

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A union representing the largest group of food service workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is ending a strike against the largest concessionaire after 10 days. The walkout by HMS Host employees represented by Unite Here Local 11 was over...

Union workers ratify contract, end strike at WVa hospital

Dec. 01, 2021 23:13 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Union maintenance and service workers at a West Virginia hospital ratified a contract Wednesday to end a month-old strike, the hospital announced. Members of the Service Employees International Union District 119 ratified the three-year contract...

Auto workers likely to approve direct election of leadership

Dec. 01, 2021 22:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union apparently will approve picking their leaders in direct elections. With 72% of the ballots counted, nearly 63% favor direct elections, while about 37% want to keep the current system of delegates selecting the...

Chicago drops police union lawsuit over vaccine mandate

Dec. 01, 2021 22:09 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago dropped its lawsuit Wednesday against the police union in its fight over city employee COVID-19 vaccine orders, saying the complaint became unnecessary as more officers complied. The move follows a judge's ruling last month to suspend...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 01, 2021 13:31 PM EST

The (Martinsburg) Journal. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: Jury decision rebukes pharmacies’ role in opioid crisis As it became increasingly evident that the opioid epidemic was sparked and fanned by “legal” drug dealers such as doctors, pain clinics...