Ford Reaches Tentative Deal with Union in Canada

November 1, 2016

Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, reached a tentative agreement with the Ford Motor Company of Canada early Tuesday, concluding contract talks with the three Detroit-based automakers. Jerry Dias, the union’s national president, said […]

Philadelphia Transit Workers Go on Strike

November 1, 2016

A union representing about 4,700 transit workers in Philadelphia went on strike early Tuesday after failing to reach a contract agreement with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. “Despite months of constructive and innovative proposals from our side of the table, management refused […]

US Economy Roars Back, Grew 2.9% in Third Quarter

October 30, 2016

An acceleration in the US economy in recent months should relieve fears about the economic expansion losing steam, while a separate measure from the Labor Department on Friday showed compensation advanced at a steady rate. […]

Unions Flex Muscle in Nevada’s High-Stakes Senate Race

October 30, 2016

“What I know about [Republican candidate] Joe Heck is he’s totally leaning toward Donald Trump,” Ana Aguirre, 40, said in Spanish, adding that she was particularly concerned that Heck is open to revisiting the idea of birthright citizenship. […]

EU, Canada Sign Free Trade Deal but Battle Not Over

October 30, 2016

The main focus of protests against CETA and TTIP remains the system to protect foreign company’s investments. Critics say its provision for arbitration panels to rule on disputes with states can be abused by multinational companies to dictate public […]

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