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  • UAW elects Dennis Williams as president Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    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.

  • UAW increases member dues for first time since 1967 Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Supporters wave signs during an address at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

    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.

  • 'Occupy' shareholder meeting     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    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.

  • McDonald's demonstrators arrested     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    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.

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Flight attendants at Virgin America airlines are seeking a vote on whether to unionize, according to an official at the Transport Workers Union, in a move that could pave the way for organized labor's latest victory in the airline industry.

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Flight attendants at Virgin America airlines are seeking a vote on whether to unionize, according to an official at the Transport Workers Union, in a move that could pave the way for organized labor's latest victory in the airline industry.

  • BANGKOK, May 19- Labor unions representing workers in Thai state firms have called for a strike this week to force the government out, siding with street protesters who have been trying for six months to get a new prime minister appointed.

  • California pharmacists' strike threatens millions Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    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.

  • SOMA, Turkey, May 15- Four Turkish labor unions called for a national one-day strike on Thursday in protest against the country's worst industrial disaster that killed at least 282 people in a coal mine in western Turkey.

  • DOHA, May 14- Qatar unveiled plans for labor reforms on Wednesday after persistent criticism from rights group over its treatment of workers, but it set no timetable and the changes would still leave employees without a minimum wage or trade unions.

  • DOHA, May 14- Qatar unveiled plans for labor reforms on Wednesday after persistent criticism from rights group over its treatment of workers, but it set no timetable and the changes would still leave employees without a minimum wage or trade unions. Qatar has the highest proportion of migrant workers per population in the world.

  • Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says 70 percent of GDP growth is consumption. He discusses the minimum wage debate.

  • Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says "there is a bright future in America for people who work with their hands." He discusses employment challenges in the U.S.

  • Labor Secretary joins 'Street Signs'     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez shares his best ideas to fix the long-term unemployment rate.

  • Bad schools are 'eating our young': CEO Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    "This is something going really wrong, really fast," said Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of $272 billion Blackstone Group.

  • The Northwestern union vote may not mean much Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
    Kain Colter, No. 2 of the Northwestern Wildcats, passes against the Syracuse Orange at Ryan Field in September 2013 in Evanston, Ill.

    It's likely to be months before results of the vote are known. The outcome may not be as crucial as what the NLRB in Washington decides.

  • CNBC's Carl Quintanilla discusses a report by Reuters that says JetBlue's flight attendants are pushing for a vote to join the transport workers union.

  • Northwestern union vote today     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on whether college athletes will vote to unionize. And Robert Cox, Reuters Breakingviews, weighs in.