negotiations

Fiat Chrysler labor talks with UAW could prove difficult

Labor talks between Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union get underway in earnest next week. Whether they are as easy as the just concluded talks at Ford or as bloody as those at General Motors that resulted in a six-week strike remains to be seen.

GM CEO calls meeting with union, as strike drags on

On the 24th day of the strike against General Motors, company CEO Mary Barra called United Auto Workers union President Gary Jones and Vice President Terry Dittes for a face-to-face meeting — their first since the strike began, according to three sources familiar with the meeting.

WaPo: Budget deal nears, would require Trump's approval

The Washington Post reports negotiators are nearing a federal budget deal that would include few—if any—immediate spending cuts, and would lift the debt limit for two years, kicking the can down the road and past the next presidential election.

Why Trump upended US-China trade talks

President Donald Trump emerged from a briefing at the end of last week convinced China was stalling after months of forward progress in trade negotiations. Frustrated, Trump sent shockwaves through global markets by threatening to hike tariffs, catching everyone off guard.

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify next week

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, accepted the request to speak to the panel next week about the alleged incident, her lawyers told Senate Judiciary Committee staff on Saturday.

Local teachers continue fight for higher pay

Spokane teachers are not giving up the fight for higher pay as summer winds down. The first day of school is just three days away -- at least on paper. First, teachers and the district have to agree on a contract re-opener, focused on salary schedules.

Giuliani: GOP could benefit if Trump's negotiations with Mueller drag on

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he wants negotiations over a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller to be completed by Sept. 1. But the presidential attorney is also making the case that Republicans could benefit from dragging the process into the November midterm elections.