BUENOS AIRES, May 19- Labor disputes are on the rise in Argentina and costing foreign energy companies millions of dollars as they explore the country's vast but barely-tapped Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field, company officials said. Trade Unions are a powerful force in Argentina, Latin America's No. 3 economy, where the frequency of industrial disputes are a...» Read More
The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.
Shipping companies and terminal operators clinched a tentative deal with the dockworkers union, settling a labor dispute causing months of backups at 29 U.S. ports.
The UAW's president, whose union indirectly controls the largest block of General Motors shares, said a $8 billion GM stock buyback proposal is premature.
Shunto, the "spring offensive" by Japan's trade unions, is making a comeback on behalf of Japanese workers asking for a pay raise, the FT reports.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the lengthy time projection to unclog the system after delays due to the port dispute.
Roberto Giannetta, secretary of the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association, says service reliability has been impacted by the labor dispute at ports on U.S. West Coast.
"We're so close I can't imagine they can't resolve this very, very soon," the CEO of the Port of Long Beach told CNBC on Tuesday.
One CEO says his company has 200 containers with millions of dollars in inventory stuck offshore.
West Coast port shutdowns have pinched automakers, but the dispute has only minimally impacted vehicle tool maker Snap-On, the CEO told CNBC.
Japanese carmaker Honda Motor plans to slow production due to a parts shortage caused by a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast.
Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker a deal between shipping companies and dockworkers in the West Coast port fight.
There is a partial lockout at West Coast ports again. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to eliminate union dues is "unconstitutional," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told CNBC on Tuesday.
U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend.
As the nation watched two prominent labor disputes play out across the country, one expert had a warning on Monday.
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.
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.
Some retailers have prepared contingency plans because of the ongoing port dispute. Susan Anderson, FBR vice president, provides insight.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the oil worker strike now affects 11 refineries and plants.
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,...