Union enacts ethics reforms in wake of federal investigation

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union will tighten financial controls, ban contributions from employers and vendors to charities run by its officers, and hire an ethics officer in the wake of a federal corruption investigation. Acting President Rory Gamble announced a package of reforms Wednesday designed to stop embezzlement and bribery that was […]

Union Berlin fans celebrate goalkeeper for stopping ultras

BERLIN (AP) — Union Berlin goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz is being praised for his bravery for stopping his team’s masked fans from reaching Hertha Berlin supporters after the fiery Berlin derby. Gikiewicz angrily pushed one masked person back and urged others to return to the stands. The fans looked primed for violence, angered after Hertha supporters […]

Pilots union announces dates for British Airways strikes

LONDON (AP) — British Airways pilots will go on strike for three days next month in a long-running pay dispute with the airline. Pilots’ union Balpa announced Friday that the pilots will strike Sept. 9, 10 and 27. The airline lost a bid late last month in the Court of Appeal seeking a temporary injunction […]

German cabin crew union strikes at Lufthansa subsidiaries

BERLIN (AP) — A German union representing cabin crew has called members at several Lufthansa subsidiaries out on strike — a walkout that was extended by 13 hours at short notice. The UFO union is locked in a long-running dispute with the company over pay and the legal status of the union, which has been […]

Teacher union to sue Quebec on religious symbols ban

GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) — A union federation representing 45,000 teachers in Quebec is suing the Canadian province over its ban on the wearing of religious symbols by many public employees. The lawsuit by the Fédération Autonome de l’Enseignement challenges a state secularism law passed this year that prohibits some civil servants from wearing symbols of […]

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