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Ryan Piper with the United Auto Workers continues to picket after news of a tentative contract agreement with General Motors, in Langhorne, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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October 16, 2019 - 11:17 pm
DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter. They had carried signs for 31 days and demonstrated the muscle the United...
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Members of the Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates hold a press conference after members turned down the district's latest offer, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in Chicago. Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the nation's third-largest school district. (Matthew Hendrickson/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
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October 16, 2019 - 9:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union confirmed Wednesday night that its 25,000...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, sits next to European Parliament Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt during a Brexit Steering Group meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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October 16, 2019 - 5:02 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that over the coming hours in the run-up to the EU summit "there are possibilities for an agreement, but it is not done." He says customs and VAT matters are the remaining big...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2019, file photo a member of the United Auto Workers walks the picket line at the General Motors Romulus Powertrain plant in Romulus, Mich. General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table Tuesday, Oct. 15, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by members of the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company’s factories. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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October 15, 2019 - 4:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining room early...
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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon delivers her keynote speech to delegates during the Scottish National Party (SNP) autumn conference in Aberdeen, Scotland, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2019. The SNP is a major regional force in the Brexit debate throughout the United Kingdom. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
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October 15, 2019 - 1:49 pm
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The leader of the independence-minded Scottish National Party says her party will never accept British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plans. Nicola Sturgeon told her party conference Tuesday that Scottish voters had opposed...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the official State Opening of Parliament in London, Monday Oct. 14, 2019. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
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October 14, 2019 - 6:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making such slow progress that three European Union nations predicted Monday the negotiations could spill beyond this week's crucial Brexit summit. Belying the need for speed across the Channel, Britain trotted out a horse-drawn carriage and a...
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A Lufthansa A380 aircraft lands as the full moon shines at the international airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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October 14, 2019 - 8:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — A union is calling on cabin crew at German airline Lufthansa to walk off the job for five hours next weekend in a long-running dispute over pay and the union's status. The UFO union said it is urging cabin crew and pursers at Frankfurt and Munich airports, Germany's busiest, to walk...
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October 13, 2019 - 3:10 pm
MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Mack Truck workers went on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing at the Mack Truck cab and vehicle assembly plant in...
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FILE - This Sept. 10, 2012 file photo shows Striking Chicago Public School teachers picketing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits with students taking part at the Safe Haven program during a teachers strike in Chicago. A threatened strike in 2019 by Chicago teachers would carry on the city's historically significant role in education labor disputes, including the 2012 strike cited by teachers around the country as inspiration for walkouts and other protests in recent years. That seven-day strike was a dramatic test of the Chicago Teachers Union's effort to force expanded negotiations into social issues beyond the typical give-and-take over pay and benefits. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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October 13, 2019 - 10:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussions about class sizes and student services wins public support and can be a difference maker at the...
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UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay, right, shakes hands with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier before their meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
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October 12, 2019 - 5:50 am
LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week's summit of EU leaders. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, approved an intensification of the discussions after British Prime Minister Boris...
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