- Talks continue at Allegheny Technologies under extension Updated: Jul-01-15 9:11 am
BRACKENRIDGE, Pennsylvania - Union workers at Allegheny Technologies Inc. plants in Pennsylvania and three other states continued working under a contract extension as negotiations on a new deal continued.
- News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT Updated: Jul-01-15 7:32 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal on a new state budget that drops a financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium and changes to the prevailing wage law, co-chairs of the Legislature's budget committee said Tuesday.
- German train drivers union to end labor dispute Updated: Jul-01-15 4:52 am
BERLIN - Germany's main train drivers union has ended a bitter labor dispute with the country's biggest railway operator that saw nine strikes over the past year.
- 3,200 GE Transportation workers in Erie voting on contract Updated: Jun-30-15 8:58 am
ERIE, Pennsylvania - About 3,200 GE Transportation workers are voting on a new four-year contract containing $1.20 in hourly raises and $10,000 in lump-sum bonuses.
- Philadelphia newspapers, union reach tentative 2-year deal Updated: Jun-27-15 11:05 am
PHILADELPHIA - The owner of Philadelphia's two largest newspapers and their companion website has reached an agreement with the news outlets' largest employee union on a new two-year contract.
- Deal seeks $15 hourly wage for Mass. home care workers Updated: Jun-26-15 5:44 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker's administration has approved a new contract that aims to increase pay for some 35,000 home care workers in Massachusetts to $15 per hour by 2018.
- Contract talks break down between Chicago teachers and city Updated: Jun-25-15 10:10 pm
CHICAGO - The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says negotiations have broken down days ahead of the teachers' contract expiring.
- China workers contracted by Uniqlo strike over plant closure Updated: Jun-25-15 5:53 am
BEIJING - More than 300 Chinese workers at a garment factory that supplies international brands such as Uniqlo have been protesting for about two weeks what they say is a unilateral decision by the management to close down.
- Republicans send collective bargaining bills to House Updated: Jun-23-15 4:49 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republicans on a House panel advanced two bills Tuesday that would require proposed contract agreements for public employees and an analysis of their cost to be made public before they are approved by the employer and employee unions.
- Controversial union bill seen as 'credit positive' Updated: Jun-19-15 2:19 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A major credit ratings agency is praising a recently approved bill allowing local governments in Nevada to tweak contracts with their unions during economic downturns.
- Allegiant Air faces labor disputes, questions as board meets Updated: Jun-18-15 5:32 pm
LAS VEGAS - Issues continue to circle overhead for low-fare Allegiant Air as directors gathered in the profitable company's Las Vegas headquarters Thursday for a shareholder meeting.
- Union: Casino security guards want to stay armed Updated: Jun-17-15 4:53 am
LINCOLN, Rhode Island - Security guards at a Rhode Island casino say taking their guns away would be a mistake.
- Report: Talks break down between New Jersey Transit, unions Updated: Jun-16-15 6:42 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Talks between New Jersey Transit and its labor unions have broken down.
- United Technologies announces exit from helicopter business Updated: Jun-15-15 12:52 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - United Technologies Corp. announced Monday it is shedding Sikorsky Aircraft, and whether it ultimately sells or spins off the helicopter maker, the union that represents its workers and local officials are confident that the exodus of well-paid manufacturing jobs in Connecticut will not play out again.
- Clinton: Obama should use trade fight to his advantage Updated: Jun-15-15 12:02 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Barack Obama should use a setback in Congress to seek the best possible trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, pointing to the stumbles over the pact as an opportunity to address Democrats' concerns about job protections and wages.
- Closer Look: Rauner, public unions not close on contracts Updated: Jun-14-15 10:52 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The contracts for more than 40,000 Illinois state workers will expire at the end of the month, and their unions and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's negotiating team apparently aren't close to agreeing on new ones. The impasse has gotten more public attention in recent days, with union members staging nearly 100 protests throughout the state to rally public support to their calls for fair contracts. With the potential for a far-reaching strike or lockout looming, here are some things to know:
- Pelosi to oppose trade measures, for now Updated: Jun-12-15 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON - In a public rebuke to President Barack Obama, top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Friday swung against legislation aimed at making it easier for the president and his successor to negotiate free trade deals.
- Catholic teachers to vote on deal with Philly archdiocese Updated: Jun-12-15 2:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has reached a tentative contract with teachers serving 17 Roman Catholic high schools in the region.
- Union rejects contract for 900 workers at Stillwater Mining Updated: Jun-11-15 4:40 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Union workers at Montana's largest mining company have rejected a proposed four-year contract that could have reduced their take-home pay, as Stillwater Mining Co. executives seek to cut costs amid declining precious metals prices.
- Unions that rejected pension deal may be allowed to sign on Updated: Jun-11-15 2:24 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Unions that rejected a proposed settlement over Rhode Island's landmark public pension system overhaul may get a second chance to sign on.
- Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama's trade bill Updated: Jun-10-15 7:57 am
WASHINGTON - Organized labor's fierce opposition to President Barack Obama's trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal a new blow to unions if the president prevails in a House vote that could come this week.
- Court has spoken but pensions remain unsettled in New Jersey Updated: Jun-10-15 1:17 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's state Supreme Court ruled that it will not force the state to increase contributions to the pension funds for public workers, handing a court victory to Gov. Chris Christie as he considers whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination next year.
- Guards at Los Alamos nuke lab ratify contract agreement Updated: Jun-09-15 7:59 pm
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico - Security workers who protect Los Alamos National Laboratory have ratified a new five-year contract.
- What New Jersey court ruling on pensions means for taxpayers Updated: Jun-09-15 4:41 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state cannot be forced to increase contributions to the pension funds for public workers.
- The Latest on pension ruling: Split decision from Moody's Updated: Jun-09-15 3:20 pm
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