Labor Unions


  • Labor unions knocking on South's door     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Volkswagen is colluding with the UAW to unionize its Chattanooga plant. Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform president; Chris Kofins, democratic strategist; and Maury Nicely, labor attorney, weigh in.

  • United reaches deal to avoid employee furloughs Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:26 PM ET
    United Airlines planes at San Francisco International Airport

    United Airlines reached an agreement on Friday with the Association of Flight Attendants to avoid 688 involuntary furloughs at the airline.

  • TOKYO, Feb 7- A trade union has demanded Japan's largest steelmaker, Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal Corp, hike basic wages for the first time in 14 years and share the profits generated by the government's "Abenomics" stimulus policies.

  • No whisper number from traders on January jobs     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm talks about how traders burned by the December jobs report now agree with economists on their expectations of the January report.

  • Union vote in Tennessee could be labor rally point Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    Workers inspect a Passat at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.

    Pro- and anti-union activists are watching a vote by workers at a VW assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., next week.

  • CBO drops Obamacare enrollment estimate     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    The CBO scaled back its Obamacare enrollment estimate. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH); Caroline Pearson, Avalere Health vice president; and Scott Gottlieb, M.D. of American Enterprise Institute, provide perspective.

  • Ventura: I'm a job creator ... in Mexico     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura discusses his belief that the middle class in this country is on its way to extinction, as well as his new project, somewhere in Mexico.

  • Ventura: Been an assault on middle class     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura discusses what he calls the "total destruction" of the middle class. He explains why he is now "off the grid."

  • Feb 3- Volkswagen AG said on Monday that workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant will vote on Feb. 12-14 to determine whether they should be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 28- A coalition of public worker labor unions filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to overturn a new Illinois law aimed at reducing a $100 billion unfunded pension liability. Illinois teachers, school administrators and retirees have already filed three class-action lawsuits in Sangamon and Cook County courts against the law.

  • National Labor Relations Board has recommended that two allegations brought by some workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee against VW and the United Auto Workers union be dismissed. If it is upheld on appeal, the way may be clear for a worker vote on whether to allow the UAW to represent blue-collar employees at VW's Chattanooga factory.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 20- South Africa's ailing economy cannot afford more mine labour unrest, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday, as the platinum industry's main trade union served notice on the world's top three producers that it planned to strike this week.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Jan 20- South Africa's ailing economy cannot afford more mine labour unrest, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday, after the platinum industry's main trade union said it would launch a strike at the world's top three producers this week.

  • Colby Harris says he was fired from a Texas Wal-Mart for protesting for better wages and benefits. The National Labor Relations Board says the firings were illegal and Wal-Mart must reinstate those workers. Wal-Mart, on the other hand, says the workers were fired for "violations of other policies including attendance."

  • National Labor Relations Board to Wal-Mart Stores Inc's treatment of striking workers is likely to become a critical symbol of labor unions' attempts to organize the many non-union workplaces in the United States in the face of stiff resistance from management.

  • United flight attendants face furlough in dispute Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 5:56 PM ET
    United Airlines planes at San Francisco International Airport

    More than 688 junior flight attendants at the carrier will get furlough notices in April.

  • AFL-CIO pres.: Unions give workers a strong voice     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, discusses the role of labor unions in America, comments on Amazon employee efforts to unionize and what he would do to help.

  • Amazon holds union elections     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports workers at Amazon are making an effort to unionize, but its only 30 people so far. Is this a big deal for the commerce giant?

  • Potential first Amazon union eyes other facilities Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:31 PM ET
    An Amazon.com employee loads boxes onto a conveyer belt for shipping at the company's distribution center in Phoenix.

    If successful, the union looking to organize a handful of Amazon workers in Delaware could spread to more facilities.

  • We did not target Amazon workers: Union spokesman     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    A group of technicians in Delaware are getting a chance to choose whether or not to unionize. John Carr, International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers spokesman, discusses the likelihood of Amazon getting its first union shop.

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