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EU leaders divided on gas price cap at energy crisis summit

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders struggled to find immediate practical solutions at their summit Thursday called to grapple with the…

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Railroads reject sick time demands, raising chance of strike

OMAHA, Neb. — The major freight railroads appear unwilling to give track maintenance workers much more than they received in…

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Renewed threat of rail strike has supply chain managers ramping up contingency plans

An aerial view of shipping containers and freight railway trains ahead of a possible strike if there is no deal…

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How one GM auto plant’s UAW union workforce is learning to make EVs

UAW Local 5960 member Kimberly Fuhr inspects a Chevrolet Bolt EV during vehicle production on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at…

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Quality of life concerns weigh heavily on rail contract vote

OMAHA, Neb. — The lack of some benefits most American workers can readily count on, like paid sick leave and…

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UK nurses vote on strikes as cost-of-living squeeze worsens

LONDON — Britain’s biggest nurses’ union asked its 300,000 members Thursday whether they want to go on strike in a…

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Pilots strike cancels flights at German carrier Eurowings

BERLIN — A pilots strike at budget airline Eurowings has forced the German carrier to cancel hundreds of flights Thursday.…

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California governor approves farmworker unionization law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A broadly smiling California Gov. Gavin Newsom joined about two dozen jubilant, cheering farmworkers camped outside the…

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Biden, Dems see both political, economic wins in rail deal

WASHINGTON — While President Joe Biden was quick to hail Thursday’s strike-averting rail agreement as a win for America, it…

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Tentative labor deal averts threat of nationwide rail strike

WASHINGTON — Rail companies and their workers reached a tentative agreement Thursday to avert a nationwide strike that could have…

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