Labor Unions


  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov 20- A ruling on whether an Illinois law aimed at easing the state's huge unfunded pension liability is constitutional will be issued on Friday, a judge overseeing the case said on Thursday. Public labor unions and retirement groups argue the provision in Illinois' constitution against the impairment or diminishment of those...

  • Facebook shuttle drivers vote to unionize Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    Facebook shuttle bus drivers voted Wednesday to unionize to get better pay and working conditions, which could lead other service workers to unionize.

  • California farm slugging it out with labor union Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Gerawan Farming is locked in a legal battle with the labor union over whether it should represent its 3,000 workers.

  • Coalition asks Obama to intervene in port dispute  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Hallie Jackson reports a coalition has come together and asked President Obama to appoint a federal mediator after the Pacific Maritime Association is accusing the longshoreman's union of an intentional slowdown.

  • West Coast port workers blame management  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Hallie Jackson reports the Pacific Maritime Association is accusing the longshoreman's union of an intentional slowdown. The National Retail Federation claims a 5 day shutdown of the port this year could cost $10 billion.

  • Lufthansa strike, train stoppage strand millions Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 7:53 PM ET

    Lufthansa cancelled 1,450 flights amid a pilots strike, compounding travel woes after millions were stranded by a weekend-long train drivers' stoppage.

  • Worker paychecks flat since 1979  Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox and Carleton English discuss the unemployment rate and what's really driving the jobs and wages issue.

  • France considers tightening controls on job-seekers Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    PARIS, Oct 10- The French government is looking to impose tighter checks on the unemployed to ensure they are seeking work, an attempt to limit spending on benefits and cut joblessness that has split ruling Socialists and infuriated trade unions. Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls set off the outcry this week by suggesting more needed to be done to encourage...

  • DETROIT, Sept 29- The United Auto Workers union and two top German labor groups have signed a letter of intent to jointly organize the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a top UAW official said on Monday.

  • Daimler works council to meet UAW union in Alabama Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    FRANKFURT/ DETROIT, Sept 26- Daimler's works council boss will travel to the carmaker's factory in Alabama, United States, to explore possibilities for improving worker representation at a plant that is a key target for the United Auto Workers union.

  • TORONTO, Sept 16- A group of more than 50 Canadian organizations, including labor unions, are urging the Canadian government to ask domestic companies to give to a trust fund for the survivors of a disastrous garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people nearly a year and a half ago.

  • Fast-food workers arrested in Detroit demonstration  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Fast-food workers fed up with low wages took to the streets in about 150 cities nationwide Thursday. Police arrested several protesters in New York and Detroit.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.