Labor unions

FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, United Auto Workers Vice President - GM Department Joe Ashton talks during a news conference in Toledo, Ohio. Ashton pleaded guilty Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, to corruption charges admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the automaker's board. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski File)
December 04, 2019 - 5:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president at the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges, admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Joe Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France. Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
December 04, 2019 - 5:41 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote. The 47,000 members of the United Auto Workers union at the company will vote on the deal starting Friday. Local leaders assembled on Wednesday in Detroit to go over the pact, which...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Tony Clark, executive director of the baseball players' union, talks to reporters before a spring training baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Washington Nationals in Lakeland, Fla. Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 04, 2019 - 4:17 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden speaks to supporters during a Nevada Democratic Party rally at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in downtown Las Vegas. Nevada's powerful casino workers' Culinary Union will hold a series of town halls next week with Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, the group said Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The town halls in Las Vegas on Dec. 9-11 are designed to give the White House hopefuls a chance to pitch themselves to the bartenders, housekeepers and other workers in the city's famed casinos. (Christopher DeVargas/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
December 03, 2019 - 6:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s powerful casino workers’ Culinary Union will hold a series of town halls next week with Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, the group said Tuesday. The town halls in Las Vegas on Dec. 9-11 are designed to give the White House...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo Ray Curry, a regional director of the United Auto Workers, speaks in Chattanooga, Tenn. The UAW union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and has hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union. The moves announced Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 by Secretary-Treasurer Curry come after last month’s resignation of President Gary Jones, who has been implicated in the scandal. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)
December 02, 2019 - 5:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent a repeat of the embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union. The moves announced...
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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 - 12:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Saturday on a new four-year contract, which includes a total of $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers. Both sides declined to offer details on the deal, but it includes a $9,000...
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November 24, 2019 - 11:32 am
DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers union official charged in a widening federal bribery and embezzlement scandal has resigned. The union said Sunday that Vance Pearson also will retire and resign from his membership in the union. He had been on paid administrative leave. Pearson was the director...
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In this June 7, 2019, photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach arrives to meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris. An international trade union wants Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
November 22, 2019 - 1:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — An international trade union wants IOC President Thomas Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The Building and Wood Workers’ International has been critical for several years of workers’ rights at...
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Police detain an anti-government demonstrator during a nationwide strike in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Colombia's main union groups and student activists called for a strike to protest the economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque government and a long list of grievances. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
November 21, 2019 - 10:54 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque and hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent took the streets by the tens of thousands Thursday in one of the biggest protests in the nation’s recent history. Students, teachers and labor union organizers...
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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 - 5:45 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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