Latest Labor unions News

Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

Oct. 16, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S. After days of...

Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown

Oct. 16, 2021 20:19 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Union of film and television crew members reaches deal with studios, averting strike and massive production shutdown.

Pritzker delays vaccine deadline for some state workers

Oct. 16, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has pushed back a deadline for state employees of veterans' homes, prisons and other congregate facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as his office negotiates with labor unions representing some workers. Pritzker, who in August...

California union leader booked on tax, embezzlement charges

Oct. 15, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former executive director of California’s largest labor union was booked into jail Friday after she and her husband had their first court appearance on charges including tax fraud, embezzlement, perjury and failure to pay unemployment insurance taxes. ...

Seattle police staffing woes prompt emergency dispatch plan

Oct. 14, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police department is sending detectives and non-patrol officers to respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers. The department on Wednesday moved to the emergency officer dispatching scenario because of the staffing...

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

Oct. 14, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades. The union had said its members would walk off the job if no deal has been reached Wednesday....

Vegas district's vaccination mandate for workers pending

Oct. 14, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials of several employee unions say they haven't had any negotiations with the metro Las Vegas school district since its board voted to generally require that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The...

Tempe Union to phase out having police officers on campuses

Oct. 14, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Another major Phoenix-area high school district has decided to stop having police officers assigned to its schools. The Tempe Union High School District' s board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to have the Phoenix and Tempe police departments phase out...

California union leader charged with tax fraud, embezzlement

Oct. 13, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The top staff member at California's largest labor union has resigned after she and her husband were charged with felonies including tax fraud. Alma Hernandez served as executive director for SEIU California since 2016. The union represents...

Contributions pour into partisan funds for legislators

Oct. 13, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political donations are pouring into special campaign-related funds for New Mexico state legislators in a nonelection year. The Brian Egolf Speakers Fund that bears the name of the Democratic House speaker on Tuesday reported contributions of just...