Labor negotiations

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, the Seattle Mariners play the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle. Big league teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. The new law that takes effect next year caps deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000 for married couples filing jointly. That has a huge impact for athletes with seven- and eight-figure salaries. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. Deductions for state and local taxes are capped at $10,000 in the year starting Jan. 1 for married couples filing jointly...
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December 21, 2017 - 12:21 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German union has called on Ryanair pilots to walk off the job Friday morning, accusing the airline of staging a "publicity stunt" when offering to hold negotiations on pay and working conditions. In a statement Thursday, the Cockpit union called on pilots to strike from 5:01 a.m. to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes listens at right. The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit's official filing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 20, 2017 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. The government claims that consumer cable bills will rise if the merger goes through, saying the deal would "substantially...
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FILE - In this June 18 2015 file photo, vapour forms across the wings of an Airbus A380 as it performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Airbus shares have risen thanks to an unusual no-cost deal with Canada's Bombardier that has angered U.S. rival Boeing. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
October 17, 2017 - 4:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — Airbus scored a point in its high-stakes rivalry with Boeing by striking a deal just across the U.S. border. The European plane maker reached an unusual, no-cost deal with Canada's Bombardier that sent Airbus shares up Tuesday, boosts both companies' prospects in Asia and should save...
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October 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Canada's autoworker union on Friday reached a deal that will likely end a 26-day strike at a factory in Ontario that makes a hot-selling SUV. The deal with Unifor still must be voted on by members. Terms were not disclosed. The 2,500 members of Unifor Local 88 went...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, accompanies FO union leader Jean-Claude Mailly, after his meeting with France's main workers and employers unions to start negotiations at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Thursday, Oct.12, 2017. President Macron is launching step two of his campaign to rethink French labor law, this time focusing on unemployment benefits and job training. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
October 12, 2017 - 7:05 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is launching Step 2 of his labor law overhaul, focusing on unemployment benefits and job training. Macron met Thursday with France's main workers' and employers' unions to start negotiations that will last for months. The discussions come as workers and...
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FILE- In this Tuesday March 14, 2017, file photo Democrats 66 party leader Alexander Pechtold, right-wing populist leader Geert Wilders, Socialist Party leader Emile Roemer, Party for the Animals' Marianne Thieme, Green Left party leader Jesse Klaver, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Gert-Jan Segers of the Christian Union, Labour Party leader Lodewijk Asscher, and Christan Democrats party leader Sybrand Buma, from left, pose for a picture after the closing debate at parliament in The Hague, Netherlands. The leaders of four parties negotiating to form the next Dutch government have reached agreement on a draft program for a new center-right coalition, after 208 days of negotiations. (Robin van Lonkhuijsen ANP POOL via AP, File)
October 09, 2017 - 8:42 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — After 208 days of tough negotiations, the leaders of four Dutch parties agreed Monday on a draft program for a new center-right coalition government under Prime Minister Mark Rutte that will likely push policies further to the right. Centrist D66 leader Alexander...
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News crews setup outside of the Supreme Court early Monday morning, Oct 2. 2017, in Washington, on the first day of the court's new term. (AP Photo/J. David Ake
October 02, 2017 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened a high-profile term Monday with a case about employees' rights that could affect an estimated 25 million workers. Justice Neil Gorsuch, in his first full term on the bench, was silent during an otherwise lively argument in which the justices seemed closely...
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September 29, 2017 - 8:11 am
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a northeastern Pennsylvania school board have been on strike for a week, and now some parents forming their own picket line, too. Parents in the Dallas School District planned to picket from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. The parents aren't taking sides but are, instead,...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, and British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis leave after a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. The EU and Britain concluded a fourth round of Brexit negotiations on Thursday. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
September 28, 2017 - 11:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 4:45 p.m. British trade unions and a major employers' group have issued a rare joint statement urging Britain and the European Union to end "intolerable" uncertainty for 4 million citizens affected by Brexit. The Trades Union...
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