Labor unions

Students say the Pledge of Allegiance on their first day back to class at Roswell B. Mason Elementary School on the South Side after a Chicago Teachers Union strike closed schools for 11 days, Friday morning, Nov. 1, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 11:51 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and students affected by an 11-day strike have returned to classrooms. A tentative agreement that ended the walkout is expected to shape education in the nation's third largest city for the next five years, including class size limits, additional social workers and...
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October 31, 2019 - 4:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A high-ranking United Auto Workers official is facing felony charges of embezzlement and fraud, and prosecutors say several top union officials conspired to steal more than $1.5 million from the union. Prosecutors outlined the charges against Edward N. Robinson in a filing Thursday...
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October 31, 2019 - 3:20 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A person briefed on the matter says workers will get $9,000 signing bonuses if they ratify a new four-year contract with Ford, but the company will be able to close a factory in the deal. The person, who didn't want to be identified because the contract hasn't been explained to...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey and vice-president Stacy Davis Gates share a hug after speaking to the media following a CTU House of Delegates meeting at the Chicago Teachers Union Center in Chicago. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 1:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers...
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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks during a news conference at the union's Near West Side headquarters, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Chicago. The union's governing body has voted to accept a tentative agreement with Chicago Public Schools, but the union will remain on strike until Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to make up all 10 school days missed during the walkout. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 11:51 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Chicago Teachers Union says it has reached agreement with the nation's third-largest school district to make up five of 11 school days lost during the teachers strike. The union and city officials...
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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks during a news conference at the union's Near West Side headquarters, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Chicago. The union's governing body has voted to accept a tentative agreement with Chicago Public Schools, but the union will remain on strike until Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to make up all 10 school days missed during the walkout. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 30, 2019 - 11:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's teachers union voted to approve a tentative contract agreement with city officials Wednesday but refused to end a strike that has canceled two weeks of classes unless the city's mayor adds school days to cover that lost time. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday night that...
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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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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, discusses the state of teacher contract talks at City Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 7:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Tuesday accused leaders of the city's powerful teachers union of using its "political agenda" to hold up a contract agreement to end a strike that will keep students from classrooms for at least 10 days. Chicago Public Schools canceled classes for Wednesday after...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo signs are posted during a demonstration outside a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. Now that the United Auto Workers union has settled with General Motors after a nearly six-week strike, the union will focus on Ford and then Fiat Chrysler. But neither of the companies is going to want the same terms as GM agreed to, making one or two more strikes possible. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 28, 2019 - 6:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Just after workers ratified a new contract with General Motors last week, the president of the United Auto Workers union put out a statement that Ford would be next for "pattern bargaining." That pattern means the UAW will use the GM deal as a template in its talks with Ford, and...
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Senior Thai Commerce Ministry Keerati Rushchano talks to the media after a press conference at the Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, in Nonthaburi province. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Thai officials have said that plans by the United States to end preferential trade privileges on a range of imports from Thailand were not unexpected, and would seek talks with Washington on the matter. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
October 28, 2019 - 4:35 am
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday. Keerati Rushchano, acting director-general of the Commerce Ministry's Foreign Trade Department,...
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