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Stories with subject: Labor negotiations
  • Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:58 am
  • DENVER - A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners in southern Colorado.

  • NY transit workers reach tentative contract deal 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

  • Casino union reaches agreement with Golden Nugget 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:49 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - The largest union in Las Vegas has reached a tentative agreement with the Golden Nugget casino three weeks after clearing the way for a strike there.

  • FutureGen signs deal with construction unions 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:40 pm
  • JACKSONVILLE, Illinois - The coal-industry group working with the Department of Energy to build the FutureGen clean-coal project says it has signed deals with 17 unions ahead of construction.

  • Rite Aid to close Poca distribution center in 2016 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:05 am
  • POCA, West Virginia - Rite Aid plans to close its distribution center in Poca in 2016.

  • Tulsa, police union file complaints over talks 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 3:07 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Officials with the city of Tulsa and its police union are trading allegations as contract negotiations heat up.

  • Boston, firefighters reach tentative labor deal 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 3:01 pm
  • BOSTON - The city of Boston has reached a tentative labor contract with its firefighters union, marking the first time since 2001 that the two sides have struck a deal without arbitration.

  • Deal reached in NYC building worker labor talks 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:14 pm
  • NEW YORK - The union representing doormen and other New York City building workers has reached a tentative contract agreement with property owners.

  • UIC faculty authorizes second strike 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:19 pm
  • CHICAGO - The faculty union at the University of Illinois-Chicago says its members have voted to go ahead with a second strike if negotiations with the university fail to yield an agreement.

  • French IT staff get right to unplug from work 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:08 pm
  • PARIS - French IT staff at Google, Facebook and other companies have won new protections against burnout: the right to unplug.

  • Union plans picketing at downtown Vegas casinos 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:14 am
  • LAS VEGAS - Union members plan to picket in downtown Las Vegas this weekend to draw attention to ongoing contract talks.

  • Chicago pension deal creates quandary for Quinn 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:18 pm
  • CHICAGO - The Legislature's approval of a plan to reduce Chicago's multibillion-dollar pension shortfall is creating an election-year quandary for Gov. Pat Quinn, who must decide whether to indirectly sign off on a $750 million tax hike or risk derailing aid for a city in serious financial trouble.

  • Union: No SEPTA strike in immediate future 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:53 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - The head of the union representing transit workers in Philadelphia says a strike is not imminent.

  • Auto workers holding strike authorization vote 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:28 pm
  • BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Union workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes are casting ballots on whether to authorize a strike.

  • Maine utility union rejects contract extension 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:59 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - The largest union representing Central Maine Power workers has rejected a 3-year contract extension.

  • Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 1:39 pm
  • BERLIN - Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Thursday after ground crews, baggage handlers and other public workers walked off the job to press their demands for higher pay.

  • Unions, Bill Sizemore reach deal on lawsuit 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:16 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by the state's two teachers unions against political activist Bill Sizemore and his main financial backer, Loren Parks.

  • Fairbanks Council rejects proposed labor contract 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:29 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks City Council has rejected a proposed three-year contract negotiated with department heads and other City Hall workers.

  • Senate panel advances bill on ferry workers' pay 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 11:04 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - As the state continues to negotiate contracts with unions for ferry system workers, a Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would lower pay for the system's Alaska-based employees by eliminating cost-of-living differentials.

  • Calif. hospital strike averted by contract deal 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 5:50 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A planned strike by thousands of University of California hospital workers was averted after contract talks yielded a deal, officials said Sunday.

  • Anheuser-Busch, Teamsters reach tentative deal 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 9:04 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - Anheuser-Busch and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters say they have reached a tentative deal on a five-year contract for workers at the beverage-maker's 12 U.S. breweries.

  • United mulls outsourcing some Hawaii operations 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 9:58 pm
  • HONOLULU - United Airlines is considering outsourcing some Hawaii ground operations, potentially leading to the layoff of more than 220 employees in Lihue, Kahului and Kona.

  • Workers at northern N.M. hospital approve contract 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 12:50 pm
  • LAS VEGAS, New Mexico - A northern New Mexico hospital and its employees now have a contract, one overwhelmingly approved by the workers more than six years after they first voted to form a union.

  • 2nd emergency board appointed in LIRR labor talks 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 9:18 pm
  • NEW YORK - President Barack Obama on Thursday appointed a second Presidential Emergency Board to help resolve a labor dispute between the Long Island Rail Road and some of its employees.

  • EU reaches deal on banking union 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 10:39 am
  • BRUSSELS - The European Union has put in place the last building block of its banking union, a new system that aims to centralize oversight of banks and protect taxpayers from the cost of bailing them out.