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Labor Unions


  • Refinery strike widens to include largest U.S. refinery Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Members of the United Steelworkers Union and other supporting unions picket outside the BP refinery on February 10, 2015 in Whiting, Indiana.

    The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.

  • West Coast ports, union reach tentative labor deal Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 1:56 AM ET
    Container ships sit docked in a berth at the Port of Oakland on February 17, 2015 in Oakland, California.

    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.

  • UAW president: GM share buyback proposal premature Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    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.

  • Japan wages: Manufacturing consent Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 10:04 PM ET

    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.

  • Backed up cargo at LA port   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Backed up cargo at LA port

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the lengthy time projection to unclog the system after delays due to the port dispute.

  • How West Coast ports dispute is impacting Asia   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:50 PM ET
    How West Coast ports dispute is impacting Asia

    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.

  • Dispute should be resolved soon: Port CEO Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

    "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.

  • Port fight costing us $400,000 a day: CEO Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    A container is loaded onto a ship docked at the Port of Oakland on Feb. 11, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.

    One CEO says his company has 200 containers with millions of dollars in inventory stuck offshore.

  • Why this CEO isn't sweating the port fight Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 9:56 AM ET
    A container ship is docked at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., in this aerial photo taken Feb. 6, 2015.

    West Coast port shutdowns have pinched automakers, but the dispute has only minimally impacted vehicle tool maker Snap-On, the CEO told CNBC.

  • Honda to slow US output amid West Coast dispute Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    A sign is shown over the O'Hare Honda car dealership in Des Plaines, Ill.

    Japanese carmaker Honda Motor plans to slow production due to a parts shortage caused by a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast.

  • US labor secretary jumps into West Coast port fray Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 4:48 PM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to California to help broker a deal between shipping companies and dockworkers in the West Coast port fight.

  • Port partial shutdown ...again   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    Port partial shutdown ...again

    There is a partial lockout at West Coast ports again. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story.

  • Illinois anti-union move unconstitutional: AFL-CIO Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    Bruce Rauner

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to eliminate union dues is "unconstitutional," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Back in action: US West Coast port operations resume Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:28 AM ET
    Ships gather off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California in this aerial photo taken February 6, 2015.

    U.S. West Coast port operations resumed in full on Monday after shipping companies halted loading and unloading of freighters for the weekend.

  • Unions will harm economy if they do this: Expert Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Members of the United Steel Workers union picket the Tesoro refinery in Carson, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015.

    As the nation watched two prominent labor disputes play out across the country, one expert had a warning on Monday.

  • Could labor unrest hurt the US economy?   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Could labor unrest hurt the US economy?

    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.

  • Price of ports' pain   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Price of ports' pain

    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.

  • Retailers brace for port fallout   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Retailers brace for port fallout

    Some retailers have prepared contingency plans because of the ongoing port dispute. Susan Anderson, FBR vice president, provides insight.

  • More than 5,000 refinery workers strike   Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    More than 5,000 refinery workers strike

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the oil worker strike now affects 11 refineries and plants.

  • Hardliner takes helm of France's CGT union Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:35 AM ET

    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,...