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Labor Unions


  • Port partial shutdown ...again   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    Port partial shutdown ...again

    There is a partial lockout at West Coast ports again. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story.

  • Illinois anti-union move unconstitutional: AFL-CIO Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    Bruce Rauner

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to eliminate union dues is "unconstitutional," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • This new governor moves against unions Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:59 AM ET
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

    Labor leaders say the governor's executive order is aimed at shrinking union membership and diminishing labor's power. The NYT reports.

  • Back in action: US West Coast port operations resume Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:28 AM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend.

  • Unions will harm economy if they do this: Expert Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Members of the United Steel Workers union picket the Tesoro refinery in Carson, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015.

    As the nation watched two prominent labor disputes play out across the country, one expert had a warning on Monday.

  • Could labor unrest hurt the US economy?   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Could labor unrest hurt the US economy?

    The United Steelworker has expanded their first nationwide strike to 2 more BP refinery plants. Discussing the effect of the strike, with Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute, and Philip Dine, U.S. Labor export.

  • Price of ports' pain   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Price of ports' pain

    Congestion at West Coast ports is estimated by Kurt Salmon to cost retailers as much as $7 billion this year, and $37 billion in 2016, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Retailers brace for port fallout   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Retailers brace for port fallout

    Some retailers have prepared contingency plans because of the ongoing port dispute. Susan Anderson, FBR vice president, provides insight.

  • More than 5,000 refinery workers strike   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    More than 5,000 refinery workers strike

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the oil worker strike now affects 11 refineries and plants.

  • Hardliner takes helm of France's CGT union Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:35 AM ET

    PARIS, Feb 3- France's powerful CGT trade union elected hardliner Philippe Martinez as its new chief on Tuesday in a shift that could make it harder for President Francois Hollande to win its assent to economic reforms. Hollande wants to push through changes aimed at creating more flexibility in France's rigid labor market and deregulating certain sectors,...

  • Kevin Durant underpaid? The salary-cap conundrum Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder.

    People complain that athletes make a disproportionate amount of money. But what if they are actually underpaid—to the tune of $20 million?

  • Trade union turns lights off on French prime minister Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    PARIS, Jan 28- An inquiry was under way on Wednesday after French trade unionists turned the lights off on a keynote speech by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in protest at planned energy reforms. The mines and energy federation of France's militant CGT union said in a statement it supported the action. France's energy reforms have a wider purpose, aiming to boost the...

  • Someone's lying about the California port slowdown Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    A Crowley Maritime tugboat prepares to guide the MOL Endurance Container ship out of its berth at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Management and labor at the ports are blaming each other for epic congestion. And it appears impossible for both sides' stories to be true.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- Boeing Co's two largest labor unions said on Wednesday they are working on a pair of legislative bills that would put conditions on $8.7 billion in tax credits that Washington state gave to Boeing and the state aerospace industry in 2013.. The tax credits were a condition of Boeing's decision to locate production of its 777 X jetliner in...

  • Teamsters, US attorney reach deal to end oversight Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Teamsters Union President James Hoffa

    The Teamsters union and U.S. prosecutors reached a settlement agreement that would end oversight of the union.

  • West Coast ports near gridlock on stalled talks Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:59 AM ET
    A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Cargo traffic at several of the biggest U.S. West Coast ports has slowed to near gridlock, as union contract talks union remain strained.

  • BUZZ-CYREN LTD: UK TRADE UNION TO USE ITS CYBER-SECURITY. **Israeli cybersecurity software company's U.S.-listed shares up 3.4 pct at $1.82. **Says IT services provider Reliable Networks signs up one of UK's largest trade unions to use Cyren's cloud-based web security services.

  • Now the feds are getting involved in ports dispute Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 6:49 AM ET
    A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

  • The Hollywood star hit by LA's port slowdown Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A container ship at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    Jane Seymour's furniture line, Platine de Royale, is facing issues with inventory stuck in West Coast ports.

  • Dec 18- Unifor, Canada's largest private sector workers' union, said it was unable to reach agreement with Canadian National Railway Co after months of negotiations. Unifor, which has five collective agreements with CN Rail, had opened talks in September on contracts for about 5,000 workers across the country. "CN remains optimistic that it can reach an agreement...