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  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- The Pentagon's F-35 program office on Thursday reversed an earlier statement and said it was continuing contract talks with Lockheed Martin Corp and engine maker Pratt& Whitney, despite an engine fire that has grounded the F-35 fighter jet fleet.

  • WASHINGTON- The U.S. Supreme Court dealt unions a setback Monday by ruling that state-paid, in-home care workers in Illinois cannot be compelled to pay union dues, but stopped short of blocking organized labor from collecting such fees from other public employees.

  • Top Court rules against unions on in-home care case Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    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.

  • WASHINGTON- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that in-home care workers in Illinois who are paid by the state are not similar enough to government employees to be compelled to pay union dues.

  • UPDATE 1-UAW elects Dennis Williams as president Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    DETROIT, June 4- The United Auto Workers union elected Dennis Williams to a four-year term as its president on Wednesday, putting him in charge of a union facing tricky contract talks with Detroit's "Big Three" automakers next year.

  • UAW elects Dennis Williams as president Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    DETROIT, June 4- The United Auto Workers union elected Dennis Williams to a four-year term as its president on Wednesday. He faces difficult 2015 contract talks with the three major U.S. automakers, General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as UAW members will press for the elimination of a two-tiered wage scale.

  • UPDATE 1-Detroit reaches labor deal with city unions Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    The agreement in principle covers the major aspects of labor contracts with the city's largest union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and 13 other bargaining units, said the mediators, who were appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge overseeing Detroit's historic municipal bankruptcy.

  • Detroit reaches labor deal with city unions Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    April 28- Detroit and a coalition of 14 city employee unions have reached a tentative deal on five-year collective bargaining agreements, court-appointed mediators said on Monday.

  • DETROIT BANKRUPTCY MEDIATORS SAY DETROIT AND COALITION OF 14 CITY EMPLOYEE UNIONS REACH TENTATIVE DEAL ON 5- YEAR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS.

  • BERLIN, March 31- Hundreds of workers at online retailer Amazon in Germany went on strike on Monday, the first stoppage this year in a pay dispute that has dragged on for months. A spokesman for the Verdi labour union had said that about 500 of around 1,200 workers at Amazon's distribution centre in Leipzig were expected to strike.

  • BERLIN, March 31- Hundreds of workers at online retailer Amazon in Germany went on strike on Monday, the first stoppage this year in a pay dispute that has been dragging on for months. A spokesman for the Verdi labour union said about 500 of the around 1,200 workers at Amazon's distribution centre in Leipzig were expected to strike.

  • TORONTO, March 28- The union representing Canadian National Railway Co's conductors, yard workers, and traffic coordinators agreed on Friday to go to binding arbitration should contract talks fail, ruling out a potential strike at Canada's largest rail operator.

  • Boeing machinists reject labor deal on 777X by 67% Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 12:21 AM ET

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

  • US Court Upholds Controversial Wisconsin Union Law Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • United Continental Pilots Ratify New Contract Saturday, 15 Dec 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    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.

  • Wisconsin's Walker Survives Recall Election Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
    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 Battles in Tight Wisconsin Recall Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    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.

  • Video: Gov. Walker Spoke of 'Divide and Conquer' Friday, 11 May 2012 | 1:23 PM ET
    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 Recall to Be Rematch Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    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.

  • Collective Bargaining Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET