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Talks Collapse, Teachers to Strike in Chicago

No school for 350,000 kids: union

(Newser) - Contract negotiations have collapsed, and Chicago teachers are expected to walk out this morning for the first time in 25 years. "We have failed to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike," Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis announced last night. "This is a difficult... More »

GM to Reopen Tennessee Factory in UAW Deal

Workers win $5,000 signing bonus in 4-year pact

(Newser) - Details are emerging from the deal for a four-year contract struck last night by GM and the UAW. Both sides seemed pleased with the deal, the first since the government bailout and one that will serve as a model for the UAW's talks with Ford and Chrysler, notes the... More »

Yankees Tell Jeter to Look Elsewhere

With talks at an impasse, they think he should test the market

(Newser) - Could the New York Yankees really part ways with Derek Jeter? It's certainly looking that way. The club hasn't budged from the three-year, $45 million they've offered the star shortstop, and Brian Cashman told ESPN that he’s “encouraged him to test the market and see if there’s... More »

Fox Stations Will Stay on Time Warner Cable

News Corp. makes a deal well past original deadline

(Newser) - Time Warner Cable and News Corp. made a deal tonight that will keep the Fox networks on the cable giant's systems. The agreement came nearly a day after the original midnight deadline and minutes before the kickoff of the Sugar Bowl. Terms were not disclosed, but News Corp. had been... More »

Time Warner Fox Stations May Go Dark Tomorrow

News Corp. memo says no deal in sight

(Newser) - Either News Corp. is getting a little careless with its memos, or it’s trying to ratchet up pressure for an 11th-hour deal. An internal letter from its COO to employees warns that no deal is in the offing with Time Warner ahead of tomorrow's midnight deadline regarding the Fox... More »

Manny Back in LA for 2 Years, $45M

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez will be back with the Los Angeles Dodgers for at least a year after contentious contract negotiations, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 37-year-old slugger, pending a physical, will sign a $45 million contract for 2 years, with an opt-out clause after the first year and a $25... More »

AC Milan Haggles for Beckham

Italian club to offer Galaxy $12.7m to free him

(Newser) - With David Beckham hesitant to return stateside next month and AC Milan as eager to keep him, the Italian club is sending a rep to Los Angeles to broker a deal for the midfielder, the Guardian reports. LA Galaxy remains adamant that Beckham return unless a $15 million fee is... More »

SAG Postpones Strike Vote

Union schedules meeting to iron out division

(Newser) - Facing dissent in the rank-and-file, the Screen Actors Guild is delaying a member vote to authorize a strike, the Los Angeles Times reports. The union’s board will push back balloting slated to begin January 2 to “address the unfortunate division and restore consensus” at a special meeting January... More »

Reasons Baseball's Hot Stove Is So Chilly

No surprise here: bad economy has slowed activity to a crawl

(Newser) - December is usually prime time in baseball's hot-stove league, but with the market seemingly frozen, Tony Massarotti lists reasons why for the Boston Globe:
  1. The economy. With the possibility of dipping revenue over the next year (or years), teams are reluctant to jump into long-term, expensive player contracts.
  2. CC Sabathia.
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Boeing Union to Strike at Midnight

Workers, company fail to reach deal after 2 extra days of negotiations

(Newser) - Boeing’s biggest union opted today to strike at midnight after failing to reach a last-minute contract deal, the Wall Street Journal reports. Nearly 27,000 Seattle-area machinists and aerospace workers will walk off the job over health, job security, and pay raise issues in Boeing's latest offer. The union... More »

Boeing Union Slams Offer, Urges Workers to Strike

Union recommends workers vote against contract; some see $120M a day losses

(Newser) - Boeing union leaders are urging members to turn down the company’s latest offer and go on strike, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Union chiefs have also filed a charge of unfair labor practice against management for "direct dealing with our members." Machinists plan to vote on Boeing's offer... More »

Actors Guild Suffers Blow as Smaller Union OKs Contract

AFTRA approval weakens strike chance

(Newser) - Despite a campaign by the larger Screen Actors Guild to convince them otherwise, members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists yesterday approved a new contract with Hollywood studios, the Los Angeles Times reports. The ratification is seen as signaling weak support for an actors strike as SAG... More »

Phillies' Howard Wins $10M in Arbitration

First baseman gets record amount after rejecting smaller deal

(Newser) - Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard won big in his salary arbitration case today, getting $10 million instead of the $7 million his team had offered, the AP reports. The figure is the highest salary a player has scooped in an arbitration victory. “We negotiated right up to the courthouse steps,... More »

Scribes, Studios Close to Accord

Advance in contract talks may mean tentative deal next week

(Newser) - Hollywood writers and studios made a breakthrough in contract talks yesterday and may forge an agreement to end the 4-month-old writers strike next week, the New York Times reports. The sides agreed on tricky issues regarding Internet compensation, but still need to work out details and let the guild's 10,... More »

Dave, Jay, Conan Back Tonight

Leno will be hindered by picket lines and restrictions on scripted materials

(Newser) - The nation's late-night hosts return tonight after a two-month hiatus because of the writers' strike, with a decided advantage going to David Letterman, reports Reuters. He will return with his writers and top 10 lists intact after negotiating his own deal. Not so for Jay and Conan, who also may... More »

Hollywood Writers Call Strike

'Feels like Armegeddon,' says one industry insider

(Newser) - Setting the stage for the first walkout in nearly 20 years, Hollywood writers voted yesterday to go on strike, reports Associated Press. The union's president announced the decision in a closed-door meeting yesterday, drawing raucous cheers from the assembly. "There was a unified feeling. I don't think anyone wants... More »

UAW Shifts to Hard-Up Ford

As Chrysler ratification nears, toughest talks yet to come

(Newser) - With the United Auto Workers close to ratifying their contract with Chrysler, the union is shifting focus to hammering out a deal with Ford. Negotiations with Ford may prove the toughest of all because Ford is the domestic car maker most in need of cuts, reports the Wall Street Journal.... More »

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