Labor unions

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo United Auto Workers President Gary Jones speaks during the opening of their contract talks with General Motors in Detroit. A strike against General Motors looms large with just over a day left until the United Auto Workers’ national contracts with the three Detroit automakers expire. The union’s national agreements with GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 13, 2019 - 8:55 am
DETROIT (AP) — A strike against General Motors looms large as contracts with the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers is about to expire. The union's national agreements with GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, and the union has picked GM as its target company. That...
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Commuters board a train, in Gare du Nord railway station, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Paris metro warns over major strike, transport chaos Friday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 13, 2019 - 12:45 am
PARIS (AP) — A massive strike is paralyzing Paris public transports on Friday as unions protest a sweeping pension reform by French President Emmanuel Macron's government. Paris public transport company RATP says 10 metro lines are closed and several others, including the RER suburban rail, are...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Pimlico Primary school in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to meet staff and students. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 2:16 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says the bloc is still waiting for proposals from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end the impasse over Britain's departure, which is due at the end of next month. Michel Barnier told...
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Pro EU protestors wave flags opposite parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 10, 2019 - 8:32 am
PARIS (AP) — France's main business federation says Britain's Oct. 31 departure from the European Union shouldn't be delayed again unless there's a major shift in negotiations, warning that "a Brexit without end" would be economically damaging. The MEDEF federation advised Tuesday that all French...
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Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces Ireland's Phil Hogan as candidate for EU Trade Commissioner during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday unveiled her team of candidates for the EU commission. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 10, 2019 - 3:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming president of the European Union's powerful executive arm has nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with Britain after Brexit and with the United States. European Commission president-elect Ursula von...
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September 05, 2019 - 8:39 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations. Citing a criminal complaint affidavit filed in federal court, The Miami Herald reports Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was arrested Thursday on the sabotage charge and is accused...
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September 03, 2019 - 6:03 am
DETROIT (AP) — More than 96% of United Auto Workers union members have voted to authorize strikes against Detroit's three automakers. The union said Monday the vote means leadership is authorized to call strikes against General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler. But it doesn't mean there will be a...
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A demonstrator sits near a sign during a protest opposing the recent firings of Cathay Pacific employees in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees apparently because of links to this summer's ongoing pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 28, 2019 - 4:38 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific Airways for firing employees apparently because they had been linked to this summer's pro-democracy protests. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said that 20 employees have been...
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Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, right, meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Thingvellir National Park, about 40km from Reykjavik in Iceland, Monday Aug. 19, 2019. Merkel met with Jakobsdottir on Monday ahead of a meeting with Nordic leaders in Reykjavik on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason)
August 21, 2019 - 11:58 am
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's leader has announced she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep a prior commitment to attend a trade union conference in Sweden. Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said she's planned for months to give the...
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August 19, 2019 - 3:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Writers Guild of America filed claims Monday in federal court alleging the entertainment industry's biggest talent agencies are violating antitrust and anti-racketeering laws, the latest move in a long and heated battle between those who write scripts and the agents who...
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