Collective Bargaining


  • BERLIN, Dec 15- Workers at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a fresh three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time. Labour union Verdi said the strike had started at five of Amazon's nine distribution centres in Germany but added it would only know...

  • German union calls new strike at Amazon warehouses Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Dec 12- German union Verdi has called a fresh three-day strike at five Amazon warehouses, increasing pressure on the online retailer during the busy pre-Christmas period in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Verdi said in a statement on Friday it had called on workers to strike at distribution centres in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Graben,...

  • Pilots sue Buffett's NetJets over labor, privacy Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    Dec 3- A group representing more than 2,700 pilots in contentious contract talks with NetJets Inc has sued the luxury aviation unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc over alleged violations of federal labor and privacy laws. The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots accused NetJets of impersonating a pilot on Twitter, baiting pilots to...

  • DETROIT, Oct 22- The United Auto Workers hopes to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers at a Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee within a year, the union's President Dennis Williams said on Wednesday. He said "I hope so," however, when asked if the UAW would gain recognition to bargain for VW workers by the time contract talks...

  • Parent company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc has said trimming $14.6 million from its annual union pension and healthcare costs is key to save the casino from becoming the fifth to close this year in the seaside resort. Atlantic City has lost thousands of jobs this year and Trump Entertainment has warned it could be forced to begin winding down the Taj Mahal...

  • Oct 3- The Trump Taj Mahal casino failed on Friday to get immediate court approval to end its union pension obligations, a key condition for a $100 million rescue plan backed by billionaire investor Carl Icahn. The setback may be only temporary for Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, bankrupt owner of the Taj Mahal. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross in Wilmington,...

  • Oct 3- Trump Taj Mahal failed on Friday to get approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy judge to end payments to the casino's union pension fund, which had been a key condition for a Carl Icahn- backed deal to rescue the gambling complex in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross in Wilmington, Delaware, said he lacked authority to allow Trump Entertainment...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- The U.S. Defense Department on Tuesday said it expects to wrap up contract talks in coming days or weeks with Lockheed Martin Corp about an eighth batch of F-35 fighter jets, and is also close to an agreement with engine maker Pratt& Whitney.

  • TORONTO, July 14- About 900 workers at Bombardier Inc's railcar production facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario, went on strike on Monday afternoon after contract talks hit an impasse over pension changes and benefit reductions.

  • RAF FAIRFORD, England, July 10- The Pentagon's F-35 program office on Thursday reversed an earlier statement and said it was continuing contract talks with Lockheed Martin Corp and engine maker Pratt& Whitney, despite an engine fire that has grounded the F-35 fighter jet fleet.

  • WASHINGTON- The U.S. Supreme Court dealt unions a setback Monday by ruling that state-paid, in-home care workers in Illinois cannot be compelled to pay union dues, but stopped short of blocking organized labor from collecting such fees from other public employees.

  • Top Court rules against unions on in-home care case Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    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.

  • WASHINGTON- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that in-home care workers in Illinois who are paid by the state are not similar enough to government employees to be compelled to pay union dues.

  • Boeing machinists reject labor deal on 777X by 67% Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 12:21 AM ET

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

  • US Court Upholds Controversial Wisconsin Union Law Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • United Continental Pilots Ratify New Contract Saturday, 15 Dec 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    United Airlines

    Dec 15- Pilots at United Continental Holdings, the world's biggest airline, have ratified a contract with the U.S. carrier that will provide enhanced pay and retirement plan contributions, their union said on Saturday. ALPA represents more than 12,000 United Continental pilots.

  • Wisconsin's Walker Survives Recall Election Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
    Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker became the first governor in US history to survive a recall election.

  • Scott Walker Battles in Tight Wisconsin Recall Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Following a brief but bruising campaign, both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin Tuesday.

  • Video: Gov. Walker Spoke of 'Divide and Conquer' Friday, 11 May 2012 | 1:23 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    Newly released footage from January 2011 shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker describing a "divide and conquer" strategy for going after the state's public employee unions.

  • Wisconsin Governor Recall to Be Rematch Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    It's Milwaukee's mayor versus Gov. Scott Walker in the historic June recall election, setting up a rematch after a year of turmoil over budget cuts and union rights.