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  • West Coast ports talks more positive this time Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 4:38 PM ET
    A Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat prepares to guide the MOL Endurance Container ship out of its berth at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    After years of strife between dockworkers and terminal operators, both sides are taking a more positive tone in talks.

  • Top Court ruling: 'Labor unions are not wanted' Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Wal-Mart workers and union activists protest outside a Wal-Mart store on June 4, 2014 in Chicago.

    The decision by the top court against forcing home care workers to pay union dues is blow to the movement, say experts.

  • Supply chain shakeup     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    As the west coast port strike looms, billions of dollars are at risk. Discussing the potential use for rail, and risks involved with a potential strike, with Sri Laxmana, C.H. Robinson global supply director.

  • Port strike threat     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    West coast dockworkers' contract expires Tuesday at 5pm PT. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the businesses involved with the ports.

  • 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.

  • Judge Richard Holwell, weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. Holwell says it's a 1st amendment issue that should have little impact on Obamacare. Judge Holwell also comments on the labor union fee decision.

  • West coast port strike looms     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports most don't believe a strike is likely from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, or the Pacific Maritime Association, but retailers aren't taking chances.

  • High cost of port strike     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation, provides insight on the negotiations, looming deadline and the likely ripple effect of supply chain disruption.

  • Port shutdown deadline nears     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the latest details on talks between unions and shippers working to avoid a West Coast port shutdown that could disrupt business for retailers.

  • Anticipating Supreme Court decisions     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson provides insight to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling ahead on broadcast networks versus Aereo, and other cases of high interest that could come down today.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • *A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

  • DETROIT, June 5- The United Auto Workers union said on Thursday it will announce as soon as next week a plan to organize workers at the Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama. Casteel did not offer details of the UAW's plan in Alabama.

  • UPDATE 1-UAW elects Dennis Williams as president Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    DETROIT, June 4- The United Auto Workers union elected Dennis Williams to a four-year term as its president on Wednesday, putting him in charge of a union facing tricky contract talks with Detroit's "Big Three" automakers next year.

  • UAW elects Dennis Williams as president Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    DETROIT, June 4- The United Auto Workers union elected Dennis Williams to a four-year term as its president on Wednesday. He faces difficult 2015 contract talks with the three major U.S. automakers, General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as UAW members will press for the elimination of a two-tiered wage scale.

  • DETROIT, June 3- The United Auto Workers union raised its membership dues for the first time since 1967 on Tuesday, hiking them 25 percent to replenish a depleted fund to support workers who go out on strike.

  • UAW increases member dues for first time since 1967 Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Supporters wave signs during an address at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

    The United Auto Workers convention have voted to raise dues by 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years.

  • DETROIT, June 2- The United Auto Workers union opened a four-day convention on Monday where 1,100 members will select a new president and decide whether to approve the first dues increase since 1967.. While Gary Walkowicz, a union official at a Ford Motor Co plant in Dearborn, Michigan, opposes Williams on the ballot, Williams is expected to win easily.

  • 'Occupy' shareholder meeting     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    McDonald's employees are protesting low wages at the company's annual shareholder meeting. Fred Lane, Raymond James vice chairman; Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital; and "Fast Money's" Jon Najarian, discuss the problems with corporate governance.

  • McDonald's demonstrators arrested     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    More than 100 protesters were arrested at McDonald's headquarters. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the highlights from the company's annual shareholder meeting.