- UMass, 7 unions reach deal to pay $10.9M in back pay Updated: Sep-04-15 7:13 am
BOSTON - The University of Massachusetts and seven labor unions have reached an agreement to pay $10.9 million in retroactive pay to faculty and staff.
- Spanish train drivers go on strike but impact appears muted Updated: Sep-04-15 6:10 am
MADRID - Spanish rail company Renfe says around a quarter of its commuter and long distance trains have been canceled owing to a strike by drivers.
- New York City to pay $225,000 to settle discrimination suit Updated: Sep-04-15 5:53 am
NEW YORK - A former equal employment opportunity officer has agreed to a $225,000 settlement in her racial discrimination suit against the New York City.
- Officials wrench control of schools from Mexico unions Updated: Sep-04-15 12:10 am
OAXACA, Mexico - It looked like a normal first day of school at Patria Libre elementary. Uniformed kids sporting brand-new backpacks with their favorite cartoon characters - Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, the "Frozen" heroines - reunited with classmates and sang the national anthem.
- Why Friday's US jobs report could affect Americans' finances Updated: Sep-04-15 12:08 am
WASHINGTON - With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, Friday's jobs report for August could trigger eventual changes in Americans' financial lives.
- The Latest: Seattle educators vote to strike if no agreement Updated: Sep-03-15 10:59 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The latest on teacher strikes in Washington state (all times local):
- Disabled vet suing Reno Housing Authority over US labor laws Updated: Sep-03-15 8:38 pm
RENO, Nevada - The Reno Housing Authority is accused of violating U.S. labor laws by hiring assistant apartment managers at public housing units to work long hours for only a fraction of the minimum wage, with no overtime, in exchange for free rent.
- Pasco, South Whidbey on strike; tentative deal in Spokane Updated: Sep-03-15 8:08 pm
SEATTLE - Teachers in the tiny South Whidbey Island School District joined Pasco educators on strike Thursday, as educators in the state's largest school district got ready to walk out on Friday and school employees in Spokane reached a tentative agreement that averts a strike.
- Worker who says she was fired for legal pot use files suit Updated: Sep-03-15 6:39 pm
BOSTON - A Massachusetts woman who says she was fired from work for using marijuana legally obtained to treat Crohn's Disease has sued her former employer.
- House Dems ask pope to address poor, environment in US visit Updated: Sep-03-15 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON - House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month, hoping his embrace will give momentum to three party priorities.
- Union, other advocates unveil preschool plan for New Mexico Updated: Sep-03-15 5:30 pm
LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding was unveiled Thursday by a national teachers union and other preschool advocates.
- Boat carrying migrant workers capsizes off Malaysia; 14 dead Updated: Sep-03-15 10:10 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A wooden boat crammed with migrant workers who were headed back to Indonesia capsized Thursday off Malaysia's western coast, killing at least 14 people, a maritime official said.
- Judge grants restraining order in contentious mill strike Updated: Sep-03-15 6:01 am
LONGVIEW, Washington - A judge has issued a temporary restraining order in hopes of keeping the peace along picket lines outside a Longview box plant.
- Rauner wins labor fight; Illinois House fails override Updated: Sep-02-15 9:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation designed to prevent a strike or lockout if union contract negotiations break down.
- Haslam administration touts 'low-cost labor' in Tennessee Updated: Sep-02-15 7:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - While Republican Gov. Bill Haslam often states his goal of bringing "high-quality jobs" to Tennessee, a document produced by his administration suggests he may be less interested in making them high-paying positions.
- SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism Updated: Sep-02-15 5:34 pm
IDAN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel - The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company's critics Wednesday of anti-Semitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect.
- Shipyard, plaintiffs propose sex-discrimination settlement Updated: Sep-02-15 4:47 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Plaintiffs in a gender-discrimination lawsuit filed against a Norfolk shipyard have asked a federal judge to give preliminary approval to a settlement.
- After chaotic year, New Jersey superintendent praised Updated: Sep-02-15 4:46 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A year after a schools opening marked by protest and boycott, critics of the policies of the new superintendent in New Jersey's largest city said they're willing to give him a chance.
- Judge's order halts Scranton teachers strike plans Updated: Sep-02-15 2:00 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - A judge's order has halted plans by teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school district to strike on the first day of school.
- Shipyard, plaintiffs propose sex-discrimination settlement Updated: Sep-02-15 1:26 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Plaintiffs in a gender-discrimination lawsuit filed against a Virginia shipyard have asked a federal judge to give preliminary approval to a settlement.
- FAA plans fines for drug-testing violations at Mesa Airlines Updated: Sep-02-15 12:35 pm
PHOENIX - The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a nearly $175,000 fine against a Phoenix-based regional airline for several failures in its drug-testing program for workers in safety-sensitive jobs.
- Republic shares tumble after union blocks contract vote Updated: Sep-02-15 11:22 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Shares of regional airline operator Republic Airways tumbled Wednesday after the Teamsters union declined to let pilots vote on the company's latest contract offer, raising the prospect of a bankruptcy filing.
- US productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall Updated: Sep-02-15 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined.
- More than 2,000 United Steelworkers march in Pittsburgh Updated: Sep-02-15 9:17 am
PITTSBURGH - More than 2,000 United Steelworkers and their supporters marched through downtown Pittsburgh seeking to drum up support for the union in contract disputes with three companies.
- Obama coming to Boston-area unions' Labor Day breakfast Updated: Sep-01-15 7:35 pm
BOSTON - President Barack Obama will be coming to Boston for the annual Greater Boston Labor Council's Labor Day breakfast on Monday.