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Stories with subject: Labor negotiations
  • Kalamazoo Symphony faces unfair labor practice charge 
    Updated: May-20-16 3:58 pm

    KALAMAZOO, Michigan - The union representing Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra musicians claims the orchestra didn't bargain in good faith during recent contract negotiations and blind-sided them with plans to change concert rehearsal schedules.

  • BIW's largest union sues over outsourcing of work 
    Updated: May-20-16 3:25 pm

    BATH, Maine - The largest union at Bath Iron Works is suing over an arbitration decision allowing the shipyard to outsource some work to subcontractors.

  • Scandal-hit VW agrees to 4.8 percent pay rise for workers 
    Updated: May-20-16 8:05 am

    FRANKFURT, Germany - Automaker Volkswagen and Germany's industrial union have agreed to increase wages 4.8 percent by next year in an economy where the cost of living is flat - the kind of raises that could help the 19-country eurozone lift inflation from dangerously low levels.

  • Kroger workers reject contract, authorize strike 
    Updated: May-19-16 10:27 am

    SALEM, Virginia - About 1,100 union employees have unanimously voted to reject Kroger's most recent contract offer and authorize a strike next month at 41 stores in the region, which stretches from Harrisonburg to eastern Tennessee.

  • Thousands protest Rauner's call to change labor laws 
    Updated: May-18-16 7:20 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's call for changes to collective bargaining policies.

  • Hawaiian Airlines pilots vote to authorize strike 
    Updated: May-17-16 9:29 pm

    HONOLULU - Hawaiian Airlines pilots have voted to allow their union representatives to call for a strike if contract talks don't end in a new collective bargaining agreement.

  • Hartford school bus drivers strike; 9,000 students affected 
    Updated: May-17-16 10:03 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - School bus drivers in Hartford have gone on a one-day strike in a contract dispute, leaving nearly 9,000 students without rides to school.

  • Gov. Rauner vetoes Illinois union arbitration bill 
    Updated: May-16-16 8:58 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Monday that would let an arbitrator settle state-employee wages and working conditions if union negotiations stall, describing the bill as an attack on taxpayers.

  • Verizon, unions set to return to bargaining table 
    Updated: May-16-16 2:12 am

    WASHINGTON - Verizon and union officials representing about 39,000 striking landline and cable workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C., agreed to restart negotiations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Machinists vote to strike at Spokane aircraft parts plant 
    Updated: May-10-16 11:53 am

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Washington - The Machinists union has voted to go on strike against Triumph Composite Systems, which makes aerospace parts at a factory west of Spokane.

  • Australian opposition's PM pick helped oust 2 predecessors 
    Updated: May-08-16 1:23 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Political powerbroker Bill Shorten played a key role in ousting two Australian prime ministers - both members of his own party and politicians he had once supported. That history of fickle loyalty may come back to haunt him as he seeks to lead the country.

  • Non-tenure faculty at U of Illinois agree to first contract 
    Updated: May-06-16 10:48 pm

    URBANA, Illinois - Faculty at the University of Illinois' flagship campus who are not on tenure tracks have approved a five-year contract their union negotiated with the school.

  • The Latest: Union workers protest outside Tropicana casino story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 7:37 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The Latest on a protest by casino workers at the Tropicana (all times local):

  • Workers are losing ground as Atlantic City casinos struggle 
    Updated: May-06-16 6:48 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's casino workers are making only 80 cents an hour more now than they did 12 years ago, having opted instead to secure benefits like health insurance and retirement plans as the casino industry shrunk and four properties went out of business.

  • SEIU Illinois files unfair labor claim on home-care work 
    Updated: May-06-16 5:13 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The union representing Illinois home-care workers who must abide by new rules limiting overtime hours filed an unfair labor practices charge Friday against Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.

  • Colorado city to pay those sent to jail over court fines story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 5:57 pm

    DENVER - In a rare move, a Colorado city has agreed to pay dozens of people, most of them homeless, who were sent to jail because they couldn't afford to pay fines for minor offenses like panhandling and jaywalking.

  • Nurses, anesthetists authorize strike at Indiana Regional 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:47 am

    INDIANA, Pennsylvania - A union representing registered nurses and anesthetists has voted in favor of striking at the Indiana Regional Medical Center in western Pennsylvania.

  • Eurovision song contest heads to US airwaves 
    Updated: May-03-16 10:50 am

    GENEVA - The Eurovision song contest, where stars like Julio Iglesias and Celine Dion first gained international fame, is getting a spot on U.S. airwaves for the first time.

  • Janitors march in downtown Los Angeles 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:27 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Several thousand janitors and supporters have rallied in downtown Los Angeles to demand higher wages as they ready for a possible strike.

  • U of Illinois union to start 5-day strike Thursday morning 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 8:17 am

    URBANA, Illinois - A faculty union at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus plans a five-day strike after contract talks with the school Wednesday ended without a settlement.

  • Court decision on Brady's case affirms Goodell's power story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:07 am

    Reinstatement of Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension affirmed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's power - a major point of contention for the NFL players' union.

  • Illinois governor, union go to labor board over new contract 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 1:28 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Contract negotiations between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and a union representing Illinois state workers have reached the state labor board.