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FILE - In this May 6, 2020 file photo, Jarrett Barth, who works for Dagg's Asphalt & Sealcoating, shovels gravel into a backhoe bucket in Lyndhurst, Ohio. U.S. productivity fell a sharp 2.5% in the first three months of this year as labor costs jumped 4.8%. The Labor Department reported that the decline in productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, followed a 1.2% gain in the fourth quarter of last year.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 07, 2020 - 6:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity fell a sharp 2.5% in the first three months of this year, the biggest decline since 2015, as labor costs jumped 4.8%. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the decline in productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, was the sharpest drop since a 2.9...
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FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020, as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 08, 2020 - 8:07 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on facts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 24, 2020 - 4:52 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on facts...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joins fellow Democrats and activists seeking better pay as the House approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade _ to $15 an hour, at the Capitol in Washington. As of Jan. 1, 2020, there are higher minimum wages in a quarter of the states, and new federal overtime rules. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 02, 2020 - 9:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new laws that aren’t on the books in their own states. As of Jan. 1, there are higher minimum wages in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, the Fiat logo is mounted on a 2019 500 L on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. argainers for the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative deal on a new four-year contract, a person briefed on the matter said Saturday, Nov. 30. The deal, which could be announced Saturday, includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any factories for the next four years and a commitment to keep making vehicles at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 30, 2019 - 7:49 am
DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for the United Auto Workers union and Fiat Chrysler are close to reaching a tentative deal on a new four-year contract, a person briefed on the matter said Saturday. The deal, which could be announced Saturday, includes a $9,000 signing bonus, a promise not to close any...
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FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges that FCA was involved in racketeering by paying millions in bribes to get concessions and gain advantages in three labor agreements with the union. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 21, 2019 - 2:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler...
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FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleges that FCA was involved in racketeering by paying millions in bribes to get concessions and gain advantages in three labor agreements with the union. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 20, 2019 - 5:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...
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October 30, 2019 - 6:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford after three days of intense bargaining. The union said the deal was reached Wednesday night but didn't give details. The deal still has to be approved by committees of national union leaders and local...
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Jimmy Mangrym, a 63-year-old Flint native who has 43 years in at Flint Metal Fabrication in tool and dye, circle in front of an entrance to Flint Engine Operations as UAW members line the street with picket signs on the 32nd day of the nationwide UAW strike against General Motors after stalled contract negotiations on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 in Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 10:55 am
DETROIT (AP) — The new four-year deal between General Motors and 49,000 United Auto Workers will drive up the company's expenses with pay raises, bonuses and other increases. But analysts say GM is far better able to handle the expenses now than it was a decade ago, when the high cost of labor...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo a roofer works on a new home under construction in Houston. On Wednesday, July 31, the Labor Department reports on wages and benefits for U.S. workers during the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 31, 2019 - 5:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose in the second quarter at a slightly slower pace than the first, suggesting that the lowest unemployment levels in a half century have not triggering rapid gains in worker compensation. The Labor Department said Wednesday that pay...
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