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  • *Rail workers to go on strike from 6 pm. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Sept 1- German rail workers' union GDL called a three-hour strike on Monday that will hit passenger and freight traffic across the country as it seeks to raise pressure on rail operator Deutsche Bahn in a pay dispute.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 28- Argentine opposition labor unions staged their second general strike this year on Thursday to protest soaring inflation and job cuts, slamming the brakes on business activity and bringing the Rosario grains export hub to a near standstill.

  • DETROIT, Aug 27- General Motors Co will shift production of its Cadillac SRX crossover vehicle from Mexico to its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where the company once built vehicles for its defunct Saturn brand, the company and the United Auto Workers union said on Wednesday.

  • LA mayor plans one of the highest minimum wage rates Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    LA Mayor Eric Garcetti on election day, May 21, 2013.

    The plan has faced a "cool reception" from many major business groups worried about costs, according to the L.A. Times.

  • Baseball: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference after being elected by team owners to be the next commissioner of Major League Baseball.

    Major League Baseball has a new man at the helm, Rob Manfred, and he's unlikely to rock the financially flush MLB boat.

  • UFW fires back: Union takes aim at peach farmer Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    Dan Gerawan

    The union says rather than abandoning the farm, it has worked at various times over the years to try to negotiate a contract.

  • Workers may have booted union—but nobody's saying Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    A group of California farm workers voted on whether to kick out the United Farm Workers. That was last November.

  • DUBLIN, Aug 9- Ireland's government will start talks next year with trade unions on the gradual reversal of public sector pay cuts that helped it overcome financial crisis, the spending minister was quoted as saying on Saturday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- New York's Metropolitan Opera agreed to extend negotiations with its labor unions for 72 hours, delaying a threatened lockout at the nation's largest performing arts organization, the Met said late on Thursday.

  • McDonald's ruling may be very good news for labor Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside the McDonald's corporate campus on May 21, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois.

    Fears that workers will become more unionized after a ruling by the legal arm of the National Labor Relations Board against McDonald's may be real.

  • U.S. judge tosses suit vs Marriott over failed hotel Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    The plaintiff, Madison 92nd Street Associates LLC, accused Marriott and a labor organization of conspiring to control which Marriott- branded hotels unionized. Madison chose Marriott because of the assurance it received from Marriott that it was a non-union company and that Courtyard would employ a non-union workforce at the hotel, according to the lawsuit.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The U.S. Macy's sales employees in the cosmetics and fragrances departments in Saugus, Massachusetts can now vote on whether to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. The board's move signals its willingness to apply to other industries a standard it set in its 2011 decision in Specialty Healthcare.

  • Heat’s off Qatar World Cup workers after reforms Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Qatar has introduced reforms aimed at its migrant workforce following criticism of conditions at its sites for the 2022 World Cup.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 18- Port workers in Argentina's Rosario grains hub will end their strike at midnight, a trade union leader told Reuters on Friday, after the job action paralyzed all agricultural exports for three days during a busy time in the harvest cycle. The workers are set to meet the government for wage negotiations on Monday.

  • Teamsters fighting 6-minute bathroom break rule Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    One manufacturing company has installed a swipe-card monitor to keep track of its employees restroom habits.

  • NY railroad strike averted: Labor union Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    A Long Island Rail Road train sits at the platform in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    A strike on New York's Long Island Rail Road has been averted after a tentative agreement was reached, a labor union said on its website.

  • Sen. Corker: We need to lower corporate rate  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R- Tenn.), discusses the need to lower the corporate tax rate on businesses. And Austan Goolsbee, 32 Advisors, weighs in.

  • Why Qatar’s World Cup may spur big changes Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:28 PM ET
    Doha, Qatar.

    Mega-sports events usually offer host countries few, if any, benefits, but Qatar's polemic selection for the 2022 World Cup may spur major social change.

  • West Coast ports 'can't stand another disruption' Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:09 PM ET
    United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez throws in his support of striking truckers at a press conference in Wilmington, Calif.

    Ports along the nation's West Coast face issues like labor strikes that could see them suffer a further decline in business.

  • PARIS, July 4- A major French trade union is to boycott a labor summit designed to combat record unemployment and others threatened to follow suit on Monday as ruling Socialist officials accused employers of giving nothing in return for billions of euros in tax credits.