CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board. "Staples is pretending to be a post office, using low-wage, poorly-trained workers in an environment with weak security.» Read More
PARIS, Oct 10- The French government is looking to impose tighter checks on the unemployed to ensure they are seeking work, an attempt to limit spending on benefits and cut joblessness that has split ruling Socialists and infuriated trade unions. Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls set off the outcry this week by suggesting more needed to be done to encourage...
Facebook bus drivers want to unionize and call for better hours and pay, the New York Times reports.
About a quarter of workers were paid below minimum wage within the last week and three-quarters said they weren't paid for overtime, NBC reports.
DETROIT, Sept 29- The United Auto Workers union and two top German labor groups have signed a letter of intent to jointly organize the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a top UAW official said on Monday.
FRANKFURT/ DETROIT, Sept 26- Daimler's works council boss will travel to the carmaker's factory in Alabama, United States, to explore possibilities for improving worker representation at a plant that is a key target for the United Auto Workers union.
TORONTO, Sept 16- A group of more than 50 Canadian organizations, including labor unions, are urging the Canadian government to ask domestic companies to give to a trust fund for the survivors of a disastrous garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people nearly a year and a half ago.
Fast-food workers fed up with low wages took to the streets in about 150 cities nationwide Thursday. Police arrested several protesters in New York and Detroit.
*Rail workers to go on strike from 6 pm. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Sept 1- German rail workers' union GDL called a three-hour strike on Monday that will hit passenger and freight traffic across the country as it seeks to raise pressure on rail operator Deutsche Bahn in a pay dispute.
BUENOS AIRES, Aug 28- Argentine opposition labor unions staged their second general strike this year on Thursday to protest soaring inflation and job cuts, slamming the brakes on business activity and bringing the Rosario grains export hub to a near standstill.
DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co will shift production of its Cadillac SRX crossover vehicle from Mexico to its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where the company once built vehicles for its defunct Saturn brand, the company and the United Auto Workers union said on Wednesday.
The plan has faced a "cool reception" from many major business groups worried about costs, according to the L.A. Times.
Major League Baseball has a new man at the helm, Rob Manfred, and he's unlikely to rock the financially flush MLB boat.
The union says rather than abandoning the farm, it has worked at various times over the years to try to negotiate a contract.
A group of California farm workers voted on whether to kick out the United Farm Workers. That was last November.
DUBLIN, Aug 9- Ireland's government will start talks next year with trade unions on the gradual reversal of public sector pay cuts that helped it overcome financial crisis, the spending minister was quoted as saying on Saturday.
NEW YORK, Aug 1- New York's Metropolitan Opera agreed to extend negotiations with its labor unions for 72 hours, delaying a threatened lockout at the nation's largest performing arts organization, the Met said late on Thursday.
Fears that workers will become more unionized after a ruling by the legal arm of the National Labor Relations Board against McDonald's may be real.
McDonald's warned that the ruling would affect not only the fast-food industry but businesses like dry cleaners, the NYT reports.
The plaintiff, Madison 92nd Street Associates LLC, accused Marriott and a labor organization of conspiring to control which Marriott- branded hotels unionized. Madison chose Marriott because of the assurance it received from Marriott that it was a non-union company and that Courtyard would employ a non-union workforce at the hotel, according to the lawsuit.
WASHINGTON, July 24- The U.S. Macy's sales employees in the cosmetics and fragrances departments in Saugus, Massachusetts can now vote on whether to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. The board's move signals its willingness to apply to other industries a standard it set in its 2011 decision in Specialty Healthcare.