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  • Big 3 Automakers And Labor: How Will Talks Play Out? Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 10:53 AM ET
    UAW

    If you've been reading the headlines this week, you've probably seen stories about the Big 3 planning to push for pay and benefit cuts totaling 30%. Often the headline is accompanied by a sub-headline saying the United Auto Workers and the Big 3 are headed for a collision course. Folks, get ready for a long hot summer of posturing, trial contract offers being floated, and the yes, the very real possibility that we could see a work stoppage.

  • General Motors Shares Up on Talk Delphi Near Union Deal Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    General Motors Corp. and bankrupt auto parts maker Delphi Corp. are near a deal with the United Auto Workers union that would provide a cash payout to Delphi workers in exchange for lower hourly wages, the Detroit News reported.

  • Dan Pedrotty, director of the AFL-CIO’s Office of Investment, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that Blackstone Group should be required to register as an investment company before launching its IPO.

  • Deutsche Telekom Workers Continue Strike Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 7:45 AM ET
    Deutsche Telekom

    Workers at Deutsche Telekom entered the second month of a strike on Monday over plans to trim wages and extend hours, even as their union said it was mulling a return to the negotiating table.

  • Walt Disney World, Union Strike Deal Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 4:48 AM ET
    Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.

    Union members representing about one-third of Walt Disney World's workers approved a more than three-year contract, the company and union said.

  • Union Group Attacks Wal-Mart Over Goods Made in China Thursday, 31 May 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    Union-backed critics of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  are using a made-in-America campaign started by late founder Sam Walton in the 1980s to attack the global retailer for buying heavily from China.

  • Portuguese Strike Falls Short on Effect Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 10:02 AM ET

    A national strike by Portugal's largest labor union disrupted public services Wednesday, but the protest against the government's economic reforms largely fell short of its anticipated impact.

  • Scandinavian Airlines officials met with union representatives Monday in a bid to end a cabin crew strike that has grounded hundreds of flights to and from Sweden since last week.

  • Germany's government is putting pressure on Deutsche Telekom's chief executive Rene Obermann to end a dispute with trade union ver.di over plans to outsource 50,000 jobs into a new company, Handelsblatt reported, citing sources.

  • SAS Sweden Cancels Friday Flights Due to Strike Threat Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 6:52 AM ET

    Scandinavian airline SAS said on Thursday it was cancelling all flights by its Swedish unit on Friday due to a threatened strike by cabin crew.

  • Writers Guild Strike Looms Monday, 21 May 2007 | 12:56 PM ET
    The Writers Guild of America

    The Writers Guild of America warned the movie studios and TV networks that they're going to persist with demands for a bigger cut of new-media revenues.The WGA put out its 25-item "pattern of demands," which emphasize that writers must be compensated appropriately when their work is played on digital platforms like the internet or cell phones. That includes work created specifically for those new platforms, or content created for traditional media and repurposed for the new media world.

  • Chrysler

    Bradley Rubin, an auto trading specialist at BNP Paribas, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that he’s surprised the United Auto Workers Union supports Cerberus Capital Management’s deal for Chrysler.

  • GM's U.S. Problem Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 2:17 PM ET
    General Motors

    If this sounds like a broken record, forgive me. But if you are looking for a reason why GM's turnaround is only a mild success, it's right here in the U.S. Just check out the company's latest earnings, which show a profitable business around the world, but one that is still in the red in the land of the red, white and blue.

  • General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    Richard Wagoner, chief executive officer at General Motors, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he’s confident the company’s North American operations can be profitable.

  • German Workers Strike to Push For Wage Increase Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 11:46 AM ET

    More than 60,000 workers in Germany's engineering and metalworking sector took part in temporary stoppages on Wednesday, turning up the pressure on employers the day before a key round of wage negotiations.

  • Wal-Mart's exploitation of weak U.S. labor laws interferes with workers' rights to organize and violates the human rights of its employees, according to a report by Human Rights Watch, an independent nongovernment organization.

  • The South American country is the world's No. 3 copper and zinc producer, a top-two silver producer and No. 5 in gold, and labor unrest in Peru has flared in recent weeks.

  • Peru Mining Strike Looking Inevitable, Unions Say Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 5:11 PM ET

    The South American country is the world's No. 3 copper and zinc producer, a top-two silver producer and No. 5 in gold.

  • General Motors suspended development work at two U.S. plants after talks between the union and management on cost cutting ended, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Friday.

  • Northwest Airlines Flight Attendants Agree to Pay Cuts Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 12:19 PM ET

    Association of Flight Attendants spokeswoman Karen Schultz said the agreement reached early Thursday met the $195 million target for yearly savings that the airline demanded.

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