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  • *Greece to open talks on third bailout worth 86 billion euros. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, July 13- Greece's leftwing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces a showdown with rebels in his own party on Tuesday furious at his capitulation to German demands for one of the most sweeping austerity packages ever demanded of a euro zone government. Just hours after a deal that saw...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 nonunion public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Unions, including the California Teachers Association, had urged the court not to...

  • HOUSTON, June 26- Union workers at Exxon Mobil Corp's Beaumont, Texas, refinery agreed to an unusually long six-year contract on Thursday night, which sources say the company pushed to assure no work stoppages during a contemplated multibillion-dollar expansion. Members of United Steelworkers union Local 13 -243 voted by secret ballot on the contract offer,...

  • June 22- Verizon Communications Inc said it offered salary hikes to 38,000 employee in its East wireline business after its first negotiating session with representatives of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The current contracts expire on Aug. 1. The company's union-represented employees in...

  • June 22- Verizon Communications Inc said it offered salary hikes to 38,000 employee in its East wireline business after its first negotiating session with representatives of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The current contracts expire on Aug. 1. The company's union-represented employees in...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 22- Union dockworkers at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a contract agreement reached in February with shipping companies and terminal operators to end months of labor strife that snarled trans-Pacific trade. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union voted 82 percent in favor of the new...

  • HOUSTON, May 19- Marathon Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday it was disappointed by the rejection of a contract offer by striking workers at the company's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas. The stoppage at the Galveston Bay Refinery has become especially bitter as the union said the company was pushing proposals that would eliminate job security and roll...

  • *Baghdad delays oil contract negotiations as prices rally. DUBAI, May 18- BP has cut its development budget for Iraq's giant Rumaila oilfield by $1 billion this year after the government warned a slump in crude prices and its battle against Islamic State was making it difficult to pay oil companies. The British oil major has agreed with Baghdad to reduce its 2015...

  • HOUSTON, May 14- Striking workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Galveston Bay, Texas, refinery are scheduled to vote on Monday on a new contract proposal hammered out by a federal mediator, company and union officials said on Thursday. National Labor Relations Board told labor and management that they had found merit to charges brought by the local union over...

  • HOUSTON, May 14- Striking workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Galveston Bay, Texas, refinery are scheduled to vote on Monday on a new contract proposal hammered out by a federal mediator, an official of the United Steelworkers union local chapter said on Thursday. National Labor Relations Board told labor and management that they had found merit to charges...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett on Saturday denied that he had any anti-union agenda, as the NetJets luxury aviation unit of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc tries to end roughly two years of contentious contract talks with its pilots. Buffett spoke at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, as some NetJets pilots picketed outside. The NetJets Association...

  • UPDATE 1-American Airlines CEO opts for shares, no salary Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    April 22- The chief of American Airlines Group Inc has opted to receive his primary pay in stock starting on Wednesday, drawing union criticism because he has opposed linking the pay of pilots to the company's performance. Parker was paid about $12.3 million in 2014, including a $7 million stock grant. Allied Pilots Association spokesman Gregg Overman said...

  • SANTIAGO, April 20- When Antofagasta Chief Executive Diego Hernandez took the stage at the world's biggest copper conference last week, he talked about the growing risks mining companies face from rising worker salaries in South America due to staff shortages and strong unions. Last year, Antofagasta agreed to four-year contracts, including pay increases...

  • FACTBOX-Potential labor flashpoints for copper in 2015 Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    April 20- Contracts at major copper mines, including Antamina in Peru and Grasberg in Indonesia, expire this year in the biggest round of contract negotiations since 2011.. The mine is controlled by BHP Billiton and Glencore Plc which have 33.75 percent stakes. Teck Resources has a 22.5 percent interest, and Mitsubishi Corp has 10 percent.

  • DUESSELDORF, Germany, April 16- German labour union Verdi is prepared for a long fight with U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc for better pay and conditions and expects more strikes this Christmas. Verdi has organised frequent strikes at Amazon since May 2013 as it seeks to force the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collective...

  • -Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 7- Coking coal prices are yet to show signs of bottoming with bearish signals from both contract talks between Australian producers and Japanese buyers as well as Chinese demand. Hard coking coal for second quarter delivery was settled at $109.50 a tonne free-on-board between producer BHP...

  • DETROIT, March 25- The United Auto Workers union on Wednesday said getting raises for workers at the Detroit automakers will be a top priority in contract talks this summer, but more jobs and production are shifting to U.S. plants without unions and Mexico. Earlier this week, General Motors Co said it would build a factory in Mexico to assemble a new generation of...

  • DETROIT, March 23- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have much higher labor costs than their cross-town rival Fiat Chrysler, according to a new study released just ahead of a meeting of United Auto Workers officials as they prepare for contract talks with the Detroit Three. Ford Motor Co's hourly labor costs were $57, just behind GM's at $58.

  • HOUSTON, March 12- The United Steelworkers union and oil companies have reached a tentative deal to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years, sources familiar with the negotiations for a new labor accord said on Thursday. The tentative national agreement may not end strikes at all 12 refineries that have suffered walkouts as issues unique to local union...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, Feb 23- Canadian National Railway Co reached a tentative contract deal with some 4,800 mechanical, clerical and trucking staff on Monday, avoiding a lockout at the country's biggest railway. The deal came after last-ditch contract talks on Sunday and Monday. "I'm delighted to say that Unifor and Canadian National Railways reached a tentative...