Contracts Collective Bargaining

  • TORONTO, Sept 15- The main union representing Canada's autoworkers has made no progress in getting a commitment for fresh production from General Motors Co, but the union president said on Thursday there is still time in contract talks to hammer out a deal. Unifor, which represents more than 20,000 autoworkers, will not extend a strike deadline set for midnight...

  • DETROIT, Sept 12- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Monday the U.S. union will support Canada's unionized auto workers during contract talks with General Motors Co but declined to say whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in the event of a Canadian strike. Dias and Unifor have threatened the strike of about 4,000 workers at GM plants...

  • DETROIT, Sept 12- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Monday the U.S. union will support Canada's unionized auto workers during contract talks with General Motors Co but declined to say whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in the event of a Canadian strike. Dias and Unifor have threatened the strike of about 4,000 workers at GM plants...

  • DETROIT, Sept 12- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Monday the U.S. union will support Canada's unionized auto workers during contract talks with General Motors Co, but declined to say whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in the event of a Canadian strike.

  • TORONTO, Sept 6- Canada's main autoworkers' union on Tuesday named General Motors Co as its strike target in contract talks, and its top official warned that any walkout could disrupt the automaker's production across North America. Union President Jerry Dias set a strike deadline of Sept. 19, the expiration date for four-year contracts covering GM, Fiat...

  • TORONTO, Sept 6- Canada's main autoworkers' union on Tuesday named General Motors Co as its strike target in contract talks with three major automakers, saying GM was its biggest bargaining challenge given the union's demand for new investment in Ontario plants. Unifor National President Jerry Dias said he does not expect a strike, but added that the carmaker...

  • TORONTO, Sept 6- Canada's Unifor autoworkers' union said on Tuesday its first strike target in contract negotiations would be General Motors Co, and set a strike deadline of midnight on Sept. 19. "I don't think there's going to be a strike," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. While negotiations often run up to or past strike deadlines, Unifor, formerly the...

  • TORONTO, Sept 6- Canada's autoworkers' union, which steps up pressure in contract talks by naming a strike target on Tuesday, may see its ability to win concessions undermined by outside factors, ranging from high power rates to manufacturers' increased reliance on more costly imported parts, industry experts say. The top priority for the union, named Unifor, is to...

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- Canada's autoworkers' union will face additional pressure to accept less generous retirement benefits for new hires in contract talks due to a 2013 deal signed by workers at one General Motors Co plant, according to a top union official. Canada's Unifor union and GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler kicked off bargaining last month for new contracts for...

  • Aug 31- United Parcel Service Inc's pilots ratified a new five-year labor contract that includes immediate pay hikes, the company and the union representing the pilots said. It also includes a signing bonus of $60,000 for captains and of $40,000 for first officers, along with enhanced pension benefits. An overwhelming majority voted in favor of the contract,...

  • Aug 12- United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday it has scored labor deals with its flight attendants and its mechanics, whose relations with the airline were strained in recent years as the parties struggled to conclude contract talks. Separately, negotiators from the airline and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters reached a labor deal in the...

  • TORONTO, July 19- Contract talks between Canada's unionized autoworkers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co are set to start up in August. The union says Ford's Windsor engine plant and Fiat Chrysler's Brampton assembly need investment, but GM's Oshawa plant, with about 2,800 hourly workers, is the biggest issue.

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, July 19- Getting automakers to commit to new vehicle models in Canada will be a top union priority when contract talks kick off with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co in August, but with General Motors Co already pushing back, reaching consensus may not be easy. "We're going to have one heck of a fight with General Motors...

  • 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.

  • 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.