Labor Unions


  • Public pension cuts to all but police, firefighters Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:12 PM ET
    Firefighters battle an apartment fire in Detroit, March 5, 2014.

    "Those who put their lives on the line in service to our state deserve to be treated differently," Rauner said, the NYT reports.

  • CNBC update: Pilot strike   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    CNBC update: Pilot strike

    A Lufthansa pilot strike has entered its third day, and Diageo will put nutrition information on labels of its liquor products, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Economic 'odd couple' seek jobs boost   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:36 AM ET
    Economic 'odd couple' seek jobs boost

    Glenn Hubbard, Columbia University, and Andy Stern, former SEIU president, share their plan to create jobs and improve the economy. In the end you have to make deals and find common ground, says Stern.

  • McDonald's conditions are hazardous, workers claim Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Fight for 15 campaigners protesting in a McDonald's restaurant in Massachusetts on December 4, 2014.

    Members of a group fighting for $15 hourly wages have filed complaints against McDonald's alleging work conditions there are hazardous.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13- Pro-government labor unions and social activists staged demonstrations across Brazil on Friday in support of President Dilma Rousseff, two days before mass protests planned against her administration. The protests on Sunday could deepen a political crisis that has given rise to calls for Rousseff's impeachment for not stopping a...

  • Sparks fly as peach farmer faces off vs. big labor Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:11 PM ET

    Hearings in California on alleged unfair labor practices at America's biggest peach grower finally closed——but sparks kept flying.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 9- Argentina's government is considering raising the minimum threshold on income tax as a sweetener in salary talks with trade unions to avoid unruly protests in the run-up to October's' s presidential election, a senior government official said. The prospect of strikes is another headache for President Cristina Fernandez, fighting...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- Trade unions stepped up their campaign against legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, appealing to lawmakers to oppose the plan. Nearly 400 union members and allies descended on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers on the so-called fast track legislation that would allow Congress to set...

  • BERLIN/ BOEBLINGEN, Feb 24- An inflation-busting wage deal for Germany's biggest labor union agreed on Tuesday looks set to boost household spending this year after consumer activity propelled strong growth in Europe's largest economy at the end of 2014.. Germany is under pressure to increase wages and invest more to help reduce economic imbalances and...

  • BOEBLINGEN, Feb 24- A major regional branch of IG Metall, Germany's biggest trade union, agreed with employers on a 3.4 percent wage increase for one year from April 1, plus a one-off payment of 150 euros, the head of the union in Baden-Wuerttemberg said on Tuesday. Deals agreed in the pilot region traditionally serve as a template for agreements across Europe's...

  • Oil prices extend slide   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Oil prices extend slide

    Workers of the United Steelworkers union (USW) are entering the 4th week of protests. John Felmy, American Petroleum Institute, and Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James energy analyst, discuss the potential impact.

  • West Coast ports reopen, not yet normal   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    West Coast ports reopen, not yet normal

    Management says it could take up to 3 months to unclog the container ship traffic jam at the West Coast ports, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • When West Coast docks will catch up: Port boss Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 9:19 AM ET
    A container ship is docked at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., in this aerial photo taken Feb. 6, 2015.

    Congestion at 29 ports following a months-long labor dispute has reached "epic proportions," the Port of Long Beach CEO tells CNBC.

  • Aer Lingus trade unions split over IAG offer Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:02 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Feb 23- Aer Lingus's two main trade unions have not softened their opposition to a takeover approach by International Consolidated Airlines Group, they said on Monday after a senior union official at the Irish airline said he backed the bid. Myles Worth, secretary of Aer Lingus's Central Representative Council-- a grouping of staff representatives from...

  • Refinery strike widens to include largest U.S. refinery Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Members of the United Steelworkers Union and other supporting unions picket outside the BP refinery on February 10, 2015 in Whiting, Indiana.

    The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.

  • West Coast ports, union reach tentative labor deal Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 1:56 AM ET
    Container ships sit docked in a berth at the Port of Oakland on February 17, 2015 in Oakland, California.

    Shipping companies and terminal operators clinched a tentative deal with the dockworkers union, settling a labor dispute causing months of backups at 29 U.S. ports.

  • UAW president: GM share buyback proposal premature Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    The UAW's president, whose union indirectly controls the largest block of General Motors shares, said a $8 billion GM stock buyback proposal is premature.

  • Japan wages: Manufacturing consent Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:04 PM ET

    Shunto, the "spring offensive" by Japan's trade unions, is making a comeback on behalf of Japanese workers asking for a pay raise, the FT reports.

  • Backed up cargo at LA port   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Backed up cargo at LA port

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the lengthy time projection to unclog the system after delays due to the port dispute.

  • How West Coast ports dispute is impacting Asia   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:50 PM ET
    How West Coast ports dispute is impacting Asia

    Roberto Giannetta, secretary of the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association, says service reliability has been impacted by the labor dispute at ports on U.S. West Coast.