Labor Unions


  • Feb 14- A vote by workers in Tennessee that could yield the first labor union victory at a foreign-owned auto plant in the U.S.

  • Feb 14- A vote by workers in Tennessee that could yield the first labor union victory at a foreign-owned auto plant in the U.S.

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb 14- Workers at Volkswagen AG's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had just a few hours left on Friday to cast their ballots in a vote that could decide whether the once-powerful United Auto Workers union will gain a foothold in the foreign-owned auto industry that has sprung up in the American South.

  • On Wednesday, Corker issued a statement saying that he had "conversations" that led him to believe that if VW employees voted against representation by the United Auto Workers union at the Tennessee VW plant, " Volkswagen will announce in the coming weeks that it will manufacture its new mid-size SUV here in Chattanooga."

  • 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.

  • TOKYO, Feb 7- A trade union has demanded Japan's largest steelmaker, Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal Corp, hike basic wages for the first time in 14 years and share the profits generated by the government's "Abenomics" stimulus policies.

  • 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.

  • CBO drops Obamacare enrollment estimate     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    The CBO scaled back its Obamacare enrollment estimate. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH); Caroline Pearson, Avalere Health vice president; and Scott Gottlieb, M.D. of American Enterprise Institute, provide perspective.

  • Ventura: I'm a job creator ... in Mexico     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura discusses his belief that the middle class in this country is on its way to extinction, as well as his new project, somewhere in Mexico.

  • Ventura: Been an assault on middle class     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura discusses what he calls the "total destruction" of the middle class. He explains why he is now "off the grid."

  • Feb 3- Volkswagen AG said on Monday that workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant will vote on Feb. 12-14 to determine whether they should be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

  • Colby Harris says he was fired from a Texas Wal-Mart for protesting for better wages and benefits. The National Labor Relations Board says the firings were illegal and Wal-Mart must reinstate those workers. Wal-Mart, on the other hand, says the workers were fired for "violations of other policies including attendance."

  • United flight attendants face furlough in dispute Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    More than 688 junior flight attendants at the carrier will get furlough notices in April.

  • AFL-CIO pres.: Unions give workers a strong voice     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, discusses the role of labor unions in America, comments on Amazon employee efforts to unionize and what he would do to help.