07/14/14 04:00 PM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 07/14/14 11:55 AM
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.
By Associated Press | 07/14/14 08:11 AM
Volkswagen says it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, adding about 2,000 jobs.
07/12/14 12:00 PM
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...
07/10/14 06:30 PM
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 a...
07/10/14 06:15 PM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 07/10/14 06:05 PM
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.
07/10/14 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event. In a letter made public Thursday, the...
By Sean Higgins | 07/10/14 11:45 AM
If you build it, will they come? That is what the United Auto Workers union is hoping in its latest effort to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Detroit-based union is set to announce Thursday that it will create a union local for plant workers, allowing them to join on a...
By Stephen Moore | 07/09/14 05:04 PM
Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.
07/09/14 08:15 PM
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Several members of the New York House delegation in Washington met Wednesday with the head of the Long Island Rail Road's parent organization, telling him — and pronouncing later to union leaders — that they should not count on Congress to resolve a long-running contract...
By Sean Higgins | 07/09/14 12:32 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launched a petition Wednesday calling on President Obama to bypass Congress on the current immigration surge and to instead use his executive authority to aid the people flooding the southwestern U.S. border.
07/09/14 12:16 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut limousine company has agreed to pay $500,000 in back wages and damages to 183 drivers the U.S. Department of Labor says were denied overtime. The department said Wednesday the settlement in U.S. District Court in New Haven resolves a lawsuit against S.D....
By Sean Higgins | 07/08/14 06:42 PM
Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.
07/09/14 05:45 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case. Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core...
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