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  • '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.

  • Northwestern's blitz to keep players from unionizing Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald has urged his football players to vote no on a bid to form a union. The vote is set for Friday.

    When the NLRB ruled that scholarship football players could unionize, the Northwestern began a wide-ranging campaign to defeat a vote, NYT reports.

  • JetBlue pilots vote to join union     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    Seventy percent of the JetBlue pilots have voted to join ALPA, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • April 21- The United Auto Workers union on Monday said it was withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in the result of a February election it lost among workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee.

  • *Campaigners target $40 million for injured, families of dead. They said only half of the 29 brands that sourced goods from factories in the Rana Plaza complex have contributed to the fund run by the International Labour Organisation, and want the rest to pay by the first anniversary of the April 24 disaster.