Contracts Collective Bargaining

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Unions representing nearly 40,000 Verizon Communications Inc workers ratified a new labor deal on Friday, the company said, ending a months-long dispute that had prompted a nearly 7- week employee strike. The action was called by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

  • BERLIN, June 10- Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's top supplier, on Friday said it hoped to complete quickly long-delayed contract negotiations with the Pentagon for the next two batches of F-35 fighter jets, orders worth about a combined $15 billion. Lockheed and Pentagon officials had initially hoped to complete the negotiations by the end of the year, and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a union's appeal of a lower court's ruling that allowed Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino, founded by Donald Trump but now owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, to break its contract with union workers to secure a bankruptcy rescue deal. The high court's decision not to hear the appeal by Unite...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- Colombia has failed to enforce worker protections in a free trade agreement with the United States, U.S. and Colombian labor unions said on Monday, raising questions about similar provisions in the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. In a complaint, filed with a division of the U.S. Labor Department, the unions said threats and acts...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Dozens of Verizon Communications Inc landline workers, on strike since mid-April after contract talks hit an impasse, marched on the company's annual shareholder meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday, and blocked traffic. The Albuquerque Police Department said no arrests were made but 15 people were cited. The action was called by the...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Dozens of Verizon Communications Inc landline workers, on strike since mid-April after contract talks hit an impasse, marched on the company's annual shareholder meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday and several people were arrested for blocking traffic, unions said. The unions for the strikers said they also planned hundreds of...

  • April 28- Verizon Communications Inc said it had presented a revised contract proposal to the unions representing nearly 40,000 workers, who have been on strike after contract talks hit an impasse. "We are putting our last, best final offer on the table," Verizon's chief administrative officer Marc Reed, said in a company statement. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A strike by nearly 40,000 Verizon Communications Inc workers is in its third week with unions and the company still far apart on contract talks, even as employee healthcare benefits are set to expire on Saturday. A resolution on various issues, including temporary job relocations, pensions and moving call center jobs offshore, has yet to be...

  • April 13- Verizon Communications Inc said its wireline employees launched a strike on Wednesday after unions and management failed to reach an agreement on a new labor contract. The Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had called for a strike on Monday after an impasse in contract talks.

  • NEW YORK, April 11- Verizon Communications Inc's wireline employees have decided to go on strike starting April 13, as no resolution is seen in ongoing contract talks, the unions representing its wireline unit workers said on Monday. Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represent over 37,000 employees of...

  • A longshoreman walks on bags of rice in a cargo ship at the Port of West Sacramento in California

    Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    The court held 5-4 that workers who provide in-home care were not full-fledged public employees who could be forced to pay union dues.

  • Boeing Co. machinists soundly rejected a new labor contract on Wednesday that would have let them build the company's newest jetliner in Washington.

  • United Airlines

    Dec 15- Pilots at United Continental Holdings, the world's biggest airline, have ratified a contract with the U.S. carrier that will provide enhanced pay and retirement plan contributions, their union said on Saturday. ALPA represents more than 12,000 United Continental pilots.

  • Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker became the first governor in US history to survive a recall election.

  • Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Following a brief but bruising campaign, both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin Tuesday.

  • Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    Newly released footage from January 2011 shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker describing a "divide and conquer" strategy for going after the state's public employee unions.

  • Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    It's Milwaukee's mayor versus Gov. Scott Walker in the historic June recall election, setting up a rematch after a year of turmoil over budget cuts and union rights.