BRUSSELS— Trade unions have opened a month of intermittent strike action by paralyzing the port of Antwerp and slowing train traffic through much of Belgium. On their first of three Mondays of regional strikes, the unions targeted Antwerp, with Europe's second biggest port, and made sure no ships could enter of leave the docks. Port worker Frank Verhulst...» Read More
The decision by the top court against forcing home care workers to pay union dues is blow to the movement, say experts.
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.
West coast dockworkers' contract expires Tuesday at 5pm PT. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the businesses involved with the ports.
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.
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.
Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation, provides insight on the negotiations, looming deadline and the likely ripple effect of supply chain disruption.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some 1,400 Kaiser pharmacist may go on strike Monday, an event that could displace more than 3 million people insured by the firm—OC Register.