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  • Port strike threat  Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    West coast dockworkers' contract expires Tuesday at 5pm PT. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the businesses involved with the ports.

  • Top Court rules against unions on in-home care case Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    The court held 5-4 that workers who provide in-home care were not full-fledged public employees who could be forced to pay union dues.

  • Judge Richard Holwell, weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. Holwell says it's a 1st amendment issue that should have little impact on Obamacare. Judge Holwell also comments on the labor union fee decision.

  • West coast port strike looms  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports most don't believe a strike is likely from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, or the Pacific Maritime Association, but retailers aren't taking chances.

  • High cost of port strike  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation, provides insight on the negotiations, looming deadline and the likely ripple effect of supply chain disruption.

  • Port shutdown deadline nears  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the latest details on talks between unions and shippers working to avoid a West Coast port shutdown that could disrupt business for retailers.

  • Anticipating Supreme Court decisions  Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson provides insight to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling ahead on broadcast networks versus Aereo, and other cases of high interest that could come down today.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • UAW increases member dues for first time since 1967 Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Supporters wave signs during an address at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

    The United Auto Workers convention have voted to raise dues by 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • Labor Secretary says 'need to raise' minimum wage  Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says 70 percent of GDP growth is consumption. He discusses the minimum wage debate.

  • Labor Secretary: Great demand in skilled trades  Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    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.