Labor Unions


  • 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.

  • FRANKFURT, March 30- The retirement from Daimler's supervisory board of a combative trade union veteran may smooth management-labour relations as the German carmaker tries to cut costs and close a wide profitability gap with its rivals.

  • Tim Waters, National Political director, discusses the ruling by the NLRB that says football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize.

  • Unions saved Ford in our 'darkest' hour: Bill Ford Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:35 AM ET
    Bill Ford

    Labor unions, blamed for the financial woes of other car companies, actually helped save Ford Motor, Bill Ford tells CNBC.

  • The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. said the United Auto Workers union helped his company get through its toughest times.

  • Northwestern athletes entitled to unionize     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Northwestern University athletes won their case before the NLRB. Chu explains the employer, employee relationship between the university and the players.

  • Income inequality under Obamacare     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    Labor unions are complaining Obamacare creates more income inequality. Former Clinton White House official David Goodfriend; Republican pollster & strategist John McLaughlin; and Paul Howard, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, discuss.

  • Sen. John Thune, (R-SD), discusses the latest Obamacare change that says many union health plans will be exempt from Obamacare's reinsurance fee, forcing everyone else to pay extra to cover unions.

  • The union had nothing to offer the autoworkers, says Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), speaking out against UAW charges that he interfered in the union vote at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. The employees prevailed, says Sen. Corker.

  • Big labor’s mounting feud with President Obama Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President and President Barack Obama.

    Nearly 16 months after President Obama was re-elected, labor leaders grouse that they have little to show for their support.

  • Anti-union efforts for auto workers spread south Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Workers inspect dashboard functions on a Volkswagen AG 2012 Passat at the company's factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    A conservative group that helped defeat an organizing campaign will take its anti-union fight to other auto plants in the South, its leaders said.

  • Sen. Corker: There was no game plan     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    We do need to put fiscal reforms in place, says Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), providing his views on reaching a debt ceiling agreement.

  • Volkswagen workers vote on UAW union     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    UAW president Bob King says voting on unionization in Chattanooga is a great opportunity for American workers. CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight.

  • UAW revving up for Southern push     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Harley Shaiken, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, talks about what could be a historic vote for labor representation at Volkswagen Chattanooga.

  • Tensions rising ahead of UAW vote     Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee are voting this morning on whether or not they want union representation, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Labor unions knocking on South's door     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Volkswagen is colluding with the UAW to unionize its Chattanooga plant. Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform president; Chris Kofins, democratic strategist; and Maury Nicely, labor attorney, weigh in.

  • United reaches deal to avoid employee furloughs Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    United Airlines reached an agreement on Friday with the Association of Flight Attendants to avoid 688 involuntary furloughs at the airline.

  • No whisper number from traders on January jobs     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm talks about how traders burned by the December jobs report now agree with economists on their expectations of the January report.

  • Union vote in Tennessee could be labor rally point Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    Workers inspect a Passat at the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.

    Pro- and anti-union activists are watching a vote by workers at a VW assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., next week.