Labor negotiations

Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer of the Christian Social Union, CSU, talks to media prior to the party's board meeting in Munich, southern Germany. The smallest of the parties in Germany’s prospective new government has signed off on this week’s coalition deal, but bigger hurdles lie ahead. The deal would see Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union and its Bavaria-only sister party CSU continue their four-year partnership with the center-left Social Democrats. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 9:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — The smallest partner in Germany's prospective new government signed off Thursday on the coalition deal, but bigger hurdles lie ahead amid discontent in the country's two largest parties. The deal to end Germany's four-month political impasse, reached Wednesday, would see Chancellor...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union, CDU, smiles during a press statement after Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party reached a deal to form a new coalition government after a final session of talks that dragged on for 24 hours in the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
February 07, 2018 - 1:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock. The center-left Social Democrats' leaders...
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DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, speaks during a news conference at the NFL Super Bowl 52 Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 01, 2018 - 6:56 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — DeMaurice Smith dismissed with one word a question about his union's labor deal with the NFL being extended. Then he attacked. The executive director of the NFL Players Association quickly said "no" Thursday when asked about the current 10-year collective bargaining...
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Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is followed by Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Diamondbacks, as they leave a gathering during Major League Baseball owners meetings Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 31, 2018 - 10:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is hoping Major League Baseball and the players' association can work out a deal to improve pace of play without imposing changes on the union unilaterally. Commissioner Rob Manfred has long vowed to put new rules in place for the upcoming...
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January 19, 2018 - 2:43 pm
The Philadelphia Union have acquired winger David Accam from the Chicago Fire for $1.2 million in allocation money. Accam had 14 goals and eight assists last year in his third season with the Fire. For his Major League Soccer career, the 27-year-old native of Ghana has 33 goals and 15 assists. When...
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January 15, 2018 - 3:53 am
NFL MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans and send the Vikings to the NFC championship game, with one more win needed...
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Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees strike outside the entrance to Sony Open golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Honolulu. Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
January 14, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florida. Golf Channel said it has been negotiating an...
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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 - 10:38 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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FILE- THIS Nov. 11, 2016, file photo shows Team Japan, from left, manager Hiroki Kokubo, infielder Tetsuto Yamada, infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and infielder Sho Nakata standing during a ceremony prior to their international exhibition series baseball game against Mexico at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball, its Japanese counterpart and the American players' union agreed Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
November 22, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' union and the Japanese commissioner's office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement is...
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November 20, 2017 - 8:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has extended its deadline by a day to 8 p.m. EST Tuesday for an agreement on a new posting system between the Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up...
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