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  • Labor poll shows trouble for King

    Conducted by AFL-CIO affiliate United Transportation Union, the poll focused primarily on whether or not voters in Iowa's 4th Congressional District want passenger rail.

  • Air France pilots end strike after 14 days

    PARIS (AP) — Despite no deal in sight, Air France' s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide, cost tens of millions of dollars and led France's prime minister to decry a "selfish" walkout....

  • Postal Service ordered to hire 9,000 more people

    The U.S. Postal Service must hire 9,000 employees over the next three months to staff regional part-time post offices as part of a settlement it negotiated with the American Postal Workers Union.

  • Union sues over Boston hospital's vaccine mandate

    BOSTON (AP) — The nurses' union at one of Boston's major teaching hospitals has sued to block a policy that would require nurses to get flu shots. The Massachusetts Nurses Association's lawsuit against Brigham and Women's Hospital filed this week in Suffolk Superior Court comes as state public...

  • Lufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing pilots at Germany's Lufthansa says talks aimed at resolving a dispute over early retirement benefits have broken down and is threatening further strikes. The Vereinigung Cockpit union staged three strikes, each of which lasted several hours, in recent weeks...

  • Pilots, Air France negotiating way to end strike

    PARIS (AP) — Pilots' unions and Air France are in talks aimed at ending an 11-day strike over cost-cutting measures. The walkout has grounded more than half of the airline's flights, stranding passengers worldwide. Air France offered Wednesday night to scrap a central part of a plan to shift...

  • White House readies minimum wage rule for contractors

    A posting on the Office of Management and Budget's website has indicated that the rulemaking is in its final stage, meaning the announcement could come within days.

  • Amazon workers extend strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Workers at Amazon.com in Germany have extended a strike in a long-running wage dispute into a third day and targeted a fifth distribution center. The ver.di union called workers at facilities in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Rheinberg out on a two-day strike Monday. It then...

  • Providence, teachers union head to mediation

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence School District and the teachers union are taking their contract dispute to a mediator. The 1,900-member Providence Teachers Union voted 611 to 182 Monday to reject the proposal. Maribeth Calabro, president of the teachers union, said teachers questioned...

  • Portuguese nurses strike over pay, working hours

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Nurses in Portugal have begun a 48-hour strike over pay, working hours and what they say is an acute shortage of staff in the public health service. The Portuguese Nurses Union says more than 80 percent of its members walked out Wednesday. Media reported the cancellation...

  • Air France sticks to low-cost plan despite strike

    PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM says it isn't ready to abandon a plan to transfer activities to a low-cost carrier, contradicting a government minister's claim. France's junior minister for transport, Alain Vidalies, said on RMC radio Wednesday that Air France was withdrawing the plan in the face a...

  • Top teachers union says beating Walker priority

    The head of the national teachers' union says beating Gov. Scott Walker is the organization's top priority in the upcoming Wisconsin election.

  • For GOP, importance of Scott Walker race equals any Senate matchup

    The race is important to the national GOP for two reasons. One reason is that Walker may well be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — but only if he wins re-election first.

  • Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA when he climbs out of pit in ad

    "Gov. Walker's violations send the wrong message to anyone trying follow the rules and come home safe at the end of the day," said local union president Jeff Kaminiski.

  • Laments, long lines amid Air France pilots' strike

    PARIS (AP) — "I'm going to cry!" groaned Stephanie Leon, parking a palm on her forehead in distress as she walked into Charles de Gaulle airport and saw the departures board: Her Air France flight to the Dominican Republic had been cancelled. Hers was but one of the untold thousands of travails...



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