Labor Unions


  • Will some Amazon workers vote to go union? Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:22 AM ET
    An Amazon.com employee loads boxes onto a conveyer belt for shipping at the company's distribution center in Phoenix.

    A group of Amazon employees will have the opportunity to vote to establish the first-ever labor union representation at a US Amazon facility.

  • Goodyear workers set tire fire     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports workers at a Goodyear plant in France have set fire to very expensive tires in protest of a factory shutdown.

  • Managers at Goodyear France held captive     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports workers at a Goodyear plant in France held managers captive over a potential factory shutdown.

  • Boeing contract offer vote     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports union workers begin voting on a crucial labor contract proposal by Boeing.

  • Boeing union members vote on contract     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    It's a big day for Boeing and its machinist workers as the union members out in the Seattle area vote on a revised contract offer from Boeing. CNBC's Phil LeBeau explains.

  • UAW wants to eliminate two-tier wage system -official Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    DETROIT, Dec 17- A top official with the United Auto Workers said the American labor union wants to eliminate the two-tier wage system that pays new automotive workers at a lower rate than veterans. "The international executive board hates two-tiers," he told reporters at a General Motors Co plant in Flint, Michigan.

  • LIMA, Dec 17- Unemployment in Latin America and the Caribbean likely fell slightly this year to its lowest rate ever, but is largely a result of workers scrapping job searches, the International Labor Organization said Tuesday. The United Nations agency estimated the rate for all of 2013 would also be 6.3 percent.

  • Dec 11- A federal judge said General Motors Co is not required to pay $450 million to cover medical benefits for retirees, in a defeat for the United Auto Workers union.

  • Retired GM workers just lost $450M in benefits Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 1:52 PM ET
    General Motors headquarters in Detroit

    A federal judge said General Motors does not need to pay $450 million to cover medical benefits for retirees.

  • Dec 11- A federal judge said General Motors Co is not required to pay $450 million to cover medical benefits for retirees, in a defeat for the United Auto Workers union.

  • How 'on-call' hours are hurting part-time workers Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    At many companies, part-time means "on-call" without a fixed number of hours. "It's an extremely abusive and unfair practice," says one labor expert.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Dec 3- Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday passed a landmark pension reform bill, moving to address the state's crumbling finances in the face of strong public labor union opposition to the bill, which among other measures raises retirement ages.

  • Great Friday for auto makers     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    Black Friday gave auto sales a bump higher while Delta bumps passengers for a basketball team, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Cash-strapped UAW mulls first dues hike since '67 Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 1:02 PM ET
    A Ford C-MAX hybrid goes through the assembly plant in Wayne, Mich.

    Still considered America's richest union, it has had troubles in recent years, including slumping membership and stalled organizing efforts.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 20- Volkswagen AG wants the workers at its Tennessee plant represented by a German-style works council, but the final form of representation and whether that includes the United Auto Workers union must be decided by the employees in a formal vote, the automaker's top U.S. executive said on Wednesday.

  • Need to narrow focus: Gov. Scott Walker     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., discusses his battle with state and local government unions over collective bargaining and benefit contributions.

  • Govt finds $44 million error in union deal: Report Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 | 10:28 AM ET
    Bay Area Rapid Transit workers carry signs on the first day of the BART strike on October 18, 2013 in Oakland, California.

    Transit officials in northern California may have cost themselves $44 million by not reading what they signed, according to a new report.

  • Steve Parsley, Boeing crane operator, weighs in on why he rejected Boeing's new labor deal. "If we concede on this," he says, "I see it happening again in the future."

  • Boeing machinists reject labor deal     Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    Union machinists at Boeing rejected a controversial contract proposal. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports how this may impact the plane maker.

  • Detroit bankruptcy case boils down to good faith Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    Protesters carry signs depicting Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as a devil at a rally last month.

    The question of whether the city bargained in good faith with unions is key to a judge's decision on whether Detroit is eligible to restructure its finances under bankruptcy law.

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