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  • Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation's largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday. The deal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who...

  • Railroad deal relief for vacation-bound NY mayor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now the mayor can take off without taking heat. A tentative labor deal Thursday at the nation's biggest commuter railroad was a lifeline for riders — and a political relief for Mayor Bill de Blasio. He rankled commuters, got roasted by the city's tabloids and even took a...

  • Union: We'll keep talking to avoid NY rail strike

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The chief negotiator for the unions at the nation's largest commuter railroad emerged from the restart of talks Wednesday citing progress and vowing to continue working toward a deal that avoids a strike set for 12:01 a.m. Sunday. "We're not leaving until we can get this...

  • Cuomo: Rail strike would hold commuters 'hostage'

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After days of avoiding the fray, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo publicly waded into a labor dispute Wednesday that threatens to bring the nation's largest commuter railroad to a standstill. Cuomo said a strike on the Long Island Rail Road would be "highly disruptive" to nearly...

  • Anxiety grows as possible NY rail strike nears

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Anxiety grew among the nearly 300,000 daily riders caught in the middle of a labor dispute as a weekend strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad grew closer. The eight unions representing Long Island Rail Road's 5,400 workers and Metropolitan Transportation...

  • MTA head cites wide gulf in LIRR contract talks

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Pessimism grew about the prospects of a strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad this weekend after union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future Long Island Rail Road employees should be required to contribute to their...

  • VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years. The German automaker announced Monday that it will invest $600...

  • Volkswagen's not waiting around for Big Labor

    Do Volkswagen officials really want their Chattanooga, Tenn., plant to have a unionized workforce? Or are they just going through the motions to keep Big Labor appeased while they expand the current facility?

  • Bombardier union at Ontario plant goes on strike

    THUNDER BAY, Ontario (AP) — About 900 unionized employees at Bombardier's light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, are on strike after failing to reach an agreement with management about pension changes and benefit reductions. Unifor's national president Jerry Dias says there was "no...

  • Volkswagen to expand Chattanooga plant

    Volkswagen announced Monday that it will build a new model sport utility vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., as well as building a new research and development center at the location.

  • Volkswagen to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

    Volkswagen says it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, adding about 2,000 jobs.

  • Deadline looms in Newark airport wage hike flap

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A dispute over workers' wages at Newark Liberty International Airport could be nearing a resolution. United Airlines, the airport's primary carrier, said in an email Friday to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport's operator, that it still questions...

  • UAW: 'Consensus' reached with Volkswagen on union

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee. The union in February suffered...

  • Corbett signs budget, takes on lawmakers, pensions

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that are fueling school tax...

  • United Negro College Fund accepts $25 million from Kochs, tells Big Labor to get over it

    Calling it guilty of a "profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement," the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced this week that was severing its partnership with the United Negro College Fund.



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