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British airport workers in pre-strike talks

LONDON — Britain’s airports operator and a union are holding talks in an attempt to avert strikes that could close the country’s major airports later this month. Ground staff voted last week in favor of walkouts at airports including Heathrow, Stansted, Glasgow and Edinburgh. BAA has said it will have to shut down the airports if the walkout goes ahead ...

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Toyota: Open to raising workers' wages

NAGOYA, Japan — Toyota Motor Corp. is open to raising the wages of workers in China, where a series of strikes have disrupted its operations in that fast-growing market, the automaker’s president said today. Akio Toyoda said raising wages in China would bring some benefits, like helping to create a middle class of consumers who can go out and buy ...

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Toyota hit by strikes in China

SHANGHAI — Toyota Motor was assessing the impact today from strikes that hit two of its China-based parts suppliers, the latest unrest among migrant workers who are the backbone of the country’s industrial sector. Workers at a plastic parts factory of Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate Toyoda Gosei Co. in the northeastern city of Tianjin went on strike yesterday, forcing the ...

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UAW targeting Toyota workers

BLUE SPRINGS — The top priority for the United Auto Workers union is now to organize non-union workers at U.S. Toyota factories and those of other foreign automakers, the union’s new president said today. Bob King, who was elected to the post yesterday, said in his acceptance speech that the union must fight for greater rights to organize nonunion workers. ...

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Most Honda workers back at work at Chinese plant

SHANGHAI — Most workers striking to demand higher wages returned to their jobs at a Honda plant in southern China after walking off the production line last week, Honda officials said today. Koji Matsuyama, an official at Honda Lock’s headquarters in Miyazaki, Japan, said the strike ended Saturday, and almost all workers returned to work today. The company was still ...

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Boeing workers return from strike

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Boeing Co. workers who assemble C-17 planes in California have ended a month-long strike that shut down the production line for the jumbo cargo jets in a feud over medical and pension benefits. Nearly all the 1,700 United Aerospace Workers Local 148 mechanics in Long Beach walked out May 11, and a federal mediator brought negotiators ...

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AT&T Mobility, union hammer out agreement

AT&T’s wireless company, AT&T Mobility, LLC, has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) on a collective bargaining agreement for about 11,200 wireless employees covered by the Mobility Southeast labor contract. The agreement was reached on April 16, prior to expiration of the prior contract at 11:59 p.m. that night. The employees are in CWA District ...

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AT&T workers vote on striking

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Union workers at AT&T Mobility in South Mississippi have voted on whether to strike as part of an effort to get an in increase wages and benefits. Eric Cox, treasurer for the Communications Workers of America Local 3519, said the company’s 400 employees are in contract negotiations. The workers, who handle customer service calls, held a strike ...

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AT&T, workers reach labor agreement

AT&T Inc. has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in core wireline contract negotiations in CWA District 3 (AT&T’s Southeast Region), covering approximately 30,000 employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 The agreement will be submitted to the district’s membership for a ratification vote in coming days. Six of ...

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