- Union presses measure to prevent strike, lockout Updated: May-28-15 10:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
- Mining company reaches tentative agreement with union Updated: May-28-15 3:20 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana's largest mining company announced a tentative labor agreement with about 900 workers on Thursday, setting up a vote next week by union members bitter over recent pay raises for some executives.
- Union says wage offers by Howard Industries are too low Updated: May-27-15 5:09 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - A union at Howard Industries, one of Mississippi's largest industrial employers, is protesting what it sees as low wage offers in contract negotiations.
- Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela Updated: May-25-15 2:41 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.
- Anger builds among unionized workforce at Bath Iron Works Updated: May-23-15 9:23 am
BATH, Maine - The last time Bath Iron Works looked beyond Navy shipbuilding, workers agreed to a contract aimed at boosting efficiency by allowing shipbuilders to learn and perform multiple tasks. President Clinton heaped praise on the shipyard for innovation, but those provisions were tossed aside a couple of years later.
- West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract Updated: May-22-15 4:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.
- German train drivers, rail operator to enter arbitration Updated: May-21-15 3:14 am
BERLIN - A German train driver's union says it's ending its strike early after it agreed with the country's largest rail operator to take a labor dispute to arbitration.
- Negotiations over teacher salaries stall in Rapid City Updated: May-15-15 7:29 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Contract negotiations between teachers and district officials in South Dakota's second-largest city have stalled.
- Hundreds of Bellingham hospital workers on 1-day strike Updated: May-14-15 2:01 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - Hundreds of workers at a Bellingham, Washington, hospital have walked out in what they say is a one-day strike.
- Southwest to buy more shares; details new Houston flights Updated: May-13-15 6:56 pm
HOUSTON - Southwest Airlines Co. is raising its dividend, buying back more of its own stock, and announcing new international flights from Houston.
- Union workers locked out at aluminum smelter Updated: May-12-15 1:59 pm
HAWESVILLE, Kentucky - About 570 union workers at an aluminum smelting plant in western Kentucky are locked out after rejecting a final contract offer.
- Providence mayor, teachers announce tentative contract deal Updated: May-07-15 5:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and the city teachers' union have announced a tentative agreement on a new contract that includes pay raises of 1 percent, 1.75 percent and 1.5 percent in each of the deal's three years.
- Talks break down over benefits for lab's security force Updated: May-06-15 7:22 pm
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico - Talks between the security workers who protect Los Alamos National Laboratory and the subcontractor that employs them have broken down.
- Role of government powers at issue in pension case Updated: May-06-15 2:59 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers' unions on Wednesday while one justice wondered if the state had engaged in a "bait and switch."
- Senate GOP advances bills on labor negotiations, contracts Updated: May-06-15 2:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A bill to require government employers to publicly post proposed collective bargaining agreements online two weeks before they are finalized is advancing after heated exchanges during Pennsylvania Senate debate.
- Omni Hotel reaches 3-year deal with unionized workers Updated: May-05-15 6:53 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Omni Hotel in Providence has reached a three-year contract agreement with the union representing 170 of its workers.