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Labor Unions


  • 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.

  • UAW Group, Tracinda Discuss Bids for Chrysler: WSJ Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 1:32 AM ET

    Representatives of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, met with United Auto Workers members Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Freeport Indonesia Miners Head Back to Work Sunday, 22 Apr 2007 | 10:57 AM ET

    Thousands of workers headed back to Freeport-McMoRan's Grasberg mine in Indonesia on Sunday in a fleet of buses after ending a four-day walkout that sent copper prices to seven-month highs.

  • Business Sentiment in Germany Soars Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 6:46 AM ET

    The sick man of Europe is feeling much better, with investor and business sentiment in Germany's economy soaring for the fifth month in a row, according to a survey released Tuesday.

  • Cerberus Group's Plan to Buy Delphi Hits Hurdle: WSJ Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 2:33 AM ET

    An investor group's plans to buy bankrupt auto parts maker Delphi has hit a snag, with the union not agreeing to cut future wages and benefits for new hires, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Tuesday.

  • Deutsche Telekom Workers Strike Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 6:36 AM ET

    Some 12,000 workers at Deutsche Telekom walked off the job Monday, protesting the telecommunications company's plan to reorganize its work force by transferring 50,000 staffers into separate units, union officials said.

  • The head of the Canadian Auto Workers says he will try to thwart billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's bid for Chrysler, fearing Kerkorian will cost thousands of workers their jobs.

  • Kerkorian's bid, about one-fifth of what he offered in 1995, reflects the falling fortunes of Chrysler Group, which lost $1.5 billion last year and has announced 13,000 job cuts in North America and reduced production.

  • Big Box, Big Brother? Wal-Mart Accused Of Snooping Thursday, 5 Apr 2007 | 9:07 AM ET

    The Wall Street Journal reported that a Wal-Mart employee was fired for recording phone calls with a New York Times reporter last month. And now, the man claims he was part of a more elaborate corporate espionage scheme. Labor and privacy experts joined “Street Signs” to analyze the case. David Garland, co-chair of the employment and labor group at Sills Cummis, explained to CNBC's Erin Burnett that at times, employees will go too far when snooping for the company...

  • TNT Post to Freeze Wages and Cut up to 7,000 Jobs Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | 5:49 AM ET

    Dutch mail company TNT will seek to freeze wages and cut up to 7,000 jobs to help lower costs by 300 million euros ($400 million) as its remaining monopoly is opened to competition next year.

  • UAW Rejects Latest Delphi Contract Proposal Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 12:05 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers union has rejected a new "comprehensive proposal" from bankrupt auto parts supplier Delphi , UAW Vice President Cal Rapson said on Wednesday, calling the offer "pathetic."

  • Union Group Balks At UAL Executive Compensation Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 8:14 AM ET

    News that Glenn Tilton, chief executive of UAL, earned $39.7 million in 2006 drew an angry protest from workers at UAL's United Airlines on Tuesday, with unions demanding their "fair share."

  • UAW President: Don't Mistake Cooperation for Weakness Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 2:09 PM ET

    Gettelfinger said the UAW would fight at the bargaining table, in the courts, politically and "if need be on the picket line."

  • Siemens Board Member Arrested in Probe Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    A board member of Siemens was arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation of alleged payments to the head of a tiny labor union, the company said.

  • Danish SAS Strike Cancels Dozens of Flights Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 5:43 AM ET

    Danish flight attendants at Scandinavian airline SAS stopped work on Wednesday at Copenhagen's Kastrup international airport in a contract dispute, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights.

  • Airbus Workers Strike to Protest Restructuring Plan Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 12:06 PM ET

    Airbus workers downed tools and gathered for protest marches on Friday to fight 10,000 planned job cuts at the European civilian plane maker and its contractors.

  • The world's largest automaker said its obligation for post-retirement health care and other benefits was $68 billion at the end of last year and could grow on a global basis.

  • US Airways Workers Protest Negotiations Thursday, 15 Mar 2007 | 4:31 AM ET

    Six weeks after its bid for Delta Air Lines collapsed, US Airways President Scott Kirby says the company's top priority in 2007 would be to settle its union labor contracts and finish combining operations with America West Airlines.

  • The legislation, passed 241-185 on a nearly party-line vote, would take away the right of employers to demand secret-ballot elections by workers before unions could be recognized.