Labor Unions


  • Heat’s off Qatar World Cup workers after reforms Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Qatar has introduced reforms aimed at its migrant workforce following criticism of conditions at its sites for the 2022 World Cup.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 18- Port workers in Argentina's Rosario grains hub will end their strike at midnight, a trade union leader told Reuters on Friday, after the job action paralyzed all agricultural exports for three days during a busy time in the harvest cycle. The workers are set to meet the government for wage negotiations on Monday.

  • Teamsters fighting 6-minute bathroom break rule Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    One manufacturing company has installed a swipe-card monitor to keep track of its employees restroom habits.

  • NY railroad strike averted: Labor union Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    A Long Island Rail Road train sits at the platform in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    A strike on New York's Long Island Rail Road has been averted after a tentative agreement was reached, a labor union said on its website.

  • Sen. Corker: We need to lower corporate rate     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R- Tenn.), discusses the need to lower the corporate tax rate on businesses. And Austan Goolsbee, 32 Advisors, weighs in.

  • Why Qatar’s World Cup may spur big changes Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:28 PM ET
    Doha, Qatar.

    Mega-sports events usually offer host countries few, if any, benefits, but Qatar's polemic selection for the 2022 World Cup may spur major social change.

  • West Coast ports 'can't stand another disruption' Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:09 PM ET
    United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez throws in his support of striking truckers at a press conference in Wilmington, Calif.

    Ports along the nation's West Coast face issues like labor strikes that could see them suffer a further decline in business.

  • PARIS, July 4- A major French trade union is to boycott a labor summit designed to combat record unemployment and others threatened to follow suit on Monday as ruling Socialist officials accused employers of giving nothing in return for billions of euros in tax credits.

  • JOHANNESBURG, July 1- South Africa's striking engineering and metal workers union NUMSA said on Tuesday it was reverting to a demand for a 15 percent wage increase, because employers had failed to respond in kind to its concession of a lower 12 percent.

  • 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?