Labor issues

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn’t get its way in upcoming contract talks. Gary Jones told delegates at the union’s bargaining convention in Detroit that it would raise weekly strike pay from $200 to $250 per week this … Continue reading UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

Restive Algeria awaits decisive move from returned president

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian teenagers and lawyers held protests Monday, and workers held scattered walkouts, as their tense nation waits to see whether ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika offers any concessions in the face of unprecedented protests. Algerian media and protest leaders expect it could be a decisive day for the gas-rich North African country, … Continue reading Restive Algeria awaits decisive move from returned president

Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi’s international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union. Police violently dispersed striking workers who attempted to protest at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya’s military took over screening and security services at the airport following the … Continue reading Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike

German public servants to get 8-percent pay increases

BERLIN (AP) — Union and government negotiators say they’ve reached a new wage agreement that will give more than a million public servants in Germany a nearly 8 percent pay increase over 33 months. The deal, announced just before midnight Saturday, comes after disruptive short-term strikes by teachers and others designed to put pressure on … Continue reading German public servants to get 8-percent pay increases

The Latest: UK Parliament votes to hold May to Brexit vow

LONDON | FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News)— The Latest on the negotiations on Brexit (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Britain’s Parliament has underscored Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise to give lawmakers a vote on whether to delay Brexit rather than leave the European Union at the end of March without a divorce deal. The House of … Continue reading The Latest: UK Parliament votes to hold May to Brexit vow

OAKLAND, Calif | California news crew robbed, guard shot; suspect arrested

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting the security guard of a news crew that was robbed while covering the Oakland teachers strike, according to a statement by the CBS affiliate. KPIX said a reporter and a photographer were gathering interviews Sunday about the strike at the Oakland Library when a … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | California news crew robbed, guard shot; suspect arrested

LAS VEGAS | Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown brought a pro-worker message Saturday to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what’s considered Nevada’s most powerful labor union, declaring that if he decides to run for president, he will be “the most pro-union candidate.” Brown, a U.S. senator from Ohio, said he’s going to make … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

TEMPE, Ariz | Clark: Machado’s deal doesn’t mean system is working

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Players’ union head Tony Clark says Adam Wainwright’s comments about a possible strike were in line with widespread concern he hears from his members about a free-agent market they claim has become dysfunctional. Starting his tour of spring training camps, Clark said he isn’t drawing conclusions about the market based on … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz | Clark: Machado’s deal doesn’t mean system is working

BARCELONA, Spain | Spain: Pro-secession protesters block roads in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Protesters backing Catalonia’s secession from Spain clashed with police and blocked roads across the northeastern region Thursday during a student and worker strike over the trial of a dozen separatist leaders. Regional police said four people were arrested when officers met resistance while trying to clear groups of protesters who had … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Spain: Pro-secession protesters block roads in Catalonia