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  • NEW YORK, April 11- Verizon Communications Inc's wireline employees have decided to go on strike starting April 13, as no resolution is seen in ongoing contract talks, the unions representing its wireline unit workers said on Monday. Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represent over 37,000 employees of...

  • BRIEF-BLACKBERRY SAYS IF HARDWARE NOT PROFITABLE BY SEPT. April 1- BlackBerry CEO tells CNBC that if he can't get hardware unit to profitability by September will have to seriously consider becoming a software-only company. BlackBerry CEO says delays in contract negotiations, including With U.S.

  • CHICAGO, March 29- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vowed to pursue a legal challenge against union dues the state collects from non-unionized, rank-and-file government workers despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday that upheld the practice. But the court move likely does not settle the issue, because nearly identical federal litigation in Illinois...

  • BERLIN, March 21- Workers at an Amazon.com warehouse in Germany are starting a new round of strikes in an attempt to pressure the U.S. online retailer to increase pay. The walkout by workers at the warehouse in Koblenz, western Germany, began on Monday night and is due to run until the end of the night shift on Wednesday, March 23, union Verdi said in a statement.

  • SANTIAGO, March 4- Chilean President Michelle Bachelet this week made concessions on key aspects of a comprehensive labor reform bill in response to objections by centrists in her own coalition, but lawmakers say that may not be enough to get it through Congress. As Congress returned after the summer recess this week, however, centrist senators from Bachelet's...

  • Feb 17- Boeing Co's engineers' union ratified six-year labor contracts by a wide margin on Wednesday, a vote that ensures stability during a period when the planemaker is bringing out new versions of its two most profitable jetliners, the 737 and the 777.. More than 70 percent of voters backed the agreements for two bargaining units of the Society of Professional...

  • Feb 18- Boeing Co's engineers' union ratified six-year labor contracts by a wide margin on Wednesday, a vote that ensures stability during a period when Boeing is bringing out new versions of its two most profitable jetliners.

  • Jan 22- United Continental Holdings Inc and its pilots union approved an extension of the labor contract that covers United's 12,000 pilots, while also paving way for a 22 percent wage hike by 2018.. Out of the 10,569 eligible pilots, 90.94 percent participated in a ratification vote and 79 percent of them approved the agreement, the Air Line Pilots Association...

  • Jan 15- The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, may break its agreement with union workers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday, potentially clearing the way for the company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The union, Unite Here Local 54, appealed. In Friday's ruling, a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia...

  • Jan 15- The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, may break its agreement with union workers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday, potentially clearing the way for the company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The union, Unite Here Local 54, appealed. In Friday's ruling, a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia...

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 8- The union at global miner BHP Billiton's Cerro Colorado copper mine in Chile said on Friday that it will go on strike on Monday over failed contract negotiations. "If the company doesn't offer anything better we will go on strike on Monday," said Leoncio Parra, president of Union 1 at the mine. The union, which represents 682 workers at Cerro Colorado,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29- A federal judge granted approval for coal producer Walter Energy Inc to reject its labor agreements and end retiree benefits, which the bankrupt U.S. company said was needed in order to sell off its operations, given the industry's dire straits. "The court finds credible that no potential buyers have an interest in assuming such obligations,...

  • *800 new permanent warehouse jobs in Germany in 2016. BERLIN, Dec 21- Workers at German warehouses of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc were called out on a new strike by labor union Verdi on Monday as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Germany is Amazon's second-biggest market after the United States with 10,000 warehouse staff plus more...

  • BERLIN, Dec 21- Workers at German warehouses of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc were called out on a new strike by labor union Verdi on Monday as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Germany is Amazon's second-biggest market after the United States with 10,000 warehouse staff plus more than 10,000 seasonal workers. The vast majority of our...

  • DETROIT, Nov 6- A majority of United Auto Workers members voted in favor of a new four-year contract with General Motors Co, but the pact has not been ratified yet because skilled trades workers voted it down, the U.S. union said on Friday night. Skilled trades workers have the right to reject portions of the national contract unique to them, according to the UAW's...

  • DETROIT, Nov 6- A majority of United Auto Workers members voted in favor of a new four-year contract with General Motors Co, but the pact is not yet ratified because skilled trades workers voted it down, the U.S. union said on Friday night. Overall, 55.4 percent of GM's UAW workers voted to approve the contract. Earlier on Friday, the union and Ford Motor Co announced...

  • Nov 6- United Continental Holdings Inc will not outsource more jobs in baggage handling or customer service until at least 2019 and will start "expedited" contract talks for nearly 30,000 workers, the airline said on Friday. The news marks the latest effort by United, the second-largest U.S. airline by capacity, and new Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz to build...

  • A longshoreman walks on bags of rice in a cargo ship at the Port of West Sacramento in California

    Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    The court held 5-4 that workers who provide in-home care were not full-fledged public employees who could be forced to pay union dues.

  • Boeing Co. machinists soundly rejected a new labor contract on Wednesday that would have let them build the company's newest jetliner in Washington.