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  • McDonald's workers sue over racial discrimination Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    People walk past a McDonald's restaurant, June 9, 2014, in New York.

    Civil rights lawsuit alleges racism and sexual harassment led to wrongful termination of McDonald's workers. The USAToday reports.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- Boeing Co's two largest labor unions said on Wednesday they are working on a pair of legislative bills that would put conditions on $8.7 billion in tax credits that Washington state gave to Boeing and the state aerospace industry in 2013.. The tax credits were a condition of Boeing's decision to locate production of its 777 X jetliner in...

  • Teamsters, US attorney reach deal to end oversight Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    Teamsters Union President James Hoffa

    The Teamsters union and U.S. prosecutors reached a settlement agreement that would end oversight of the union.

  • West Coast ports near gridlock on stalled talks Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:59 AM ET
    A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Cargo traffic at several of the biggest U.S. West Coast ports has slowed to near gridlock, as union contract talks union remain strained.

  • BUZZ-CYREN LTD: UK TRADE UNION TO USE ITS CYBER-SECURITY. **Israeli cybersecurity software company's U.S.-listed shares up 3.4 pct at $1.82. **Says IT services provider Reliable Networks signs up one of UK's largest trade unions to use Cyren's cloud-based web security services.

  • Now the feds are getting involved in ports dispute Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 6:49 AM ET
    A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    A federal mediator is getting involved in stalled contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

  • The Hollywood star hit by LA's port slowdown Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 12:57 PM ET
    A container ship at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    Jane Seymour's furniture line, Platine de Royale, is facing issues with inventory stuck in West Coast ports.

  • Dec 18- Unifor, Canada's largest private sector workers' union, said it was unable to reach agreement with Canadian National Railway Co after months of negotiations. Unifor, which has five collective agreements with CN Rail, had opened talks in September on contracts for about 5,000 workers across the country. "CN remains optimistic that it can reach an agreement...

  • Unifor and CN Rail talks fail to reach agreement Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Dec 18- Unifor, Canada's largest private-sector workers' union, said it was unable to reach a new tentative agreement with Canadian National Railway Co after months of negotiations. Unifor, which has five collective agreements with CN Rail, had opened talks in September, on contracts for about 5,000 workers across the country. "There was some progress made over...

  • *Brent, U.S. crude fall over $2 a barrel after Wednesday rally. Benchmark Brent and U.S. crude tumbled $2 a barrel each in late trading after initially extending Wednesday's short-covering, which lifted oil prices by more than $3. Some cited a Bloomberg report about a Nigerian port workers union suspending a strike, although workers in that dock union were only...

  • Oil prices retreat from short-covering rebound Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Traders also cited a Bloomberg report that a port workers' union in Nigeria had ended its strike, potentially allowing crude oil shipments to resume out of the country.

  • Treat workers like assets, not costs: AFL-CIO head Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 AM ET
    Richard Trumka

    Employers should work with labor leaders to create training that leads to jobs, said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.

  • America's wage growth woes  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, shares his concerns that wages are not rising as fast as they should.

  • Amazon workers in Germany extend strike Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    *Workers in Graben to keep striking until Dec. 24. Labor union Verdi launched a three-day strike on Monday at five of Amazon's nine distribution centers in Germany, adding a sixth warehouse from Tuesday, with more than 2,600 workers involved in the industrial action on Wednesday. An Amazon spokeswoman said the company had not seen any delays so far and had...

  • DETROIT, Dec 15- The president of the United Auto Workers union on Monday called the National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions to allow employees to use company email to organize and unions to hold faster elections to represent workers "the right thing to do." "It made all the sense in the world," Dennis Williams told reporters at the union's headquarters in...

  • BERLIN, Dec 15- Some staff at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a new three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time. Labor union Verdi said that it expected at least 2,000 workers to join the strike at five of Amazon's nine distribution centers in...

  • The case, closely watched by both labor groups and businesses, pitted a sign language interpreting service called Purple Communications against the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of trade unions in the United States. The union challenged the California- based company's policy prohibiting employees from using business email to "engage in activities on...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 9- Public labor unions and others challenging a 2013 law aimed at easing Illinois' pension burden objected on Tuesday to a fast-tracking of the state's appeal of a lower court's ruling that the law is unconstitutional. State Attorney General Lisa Madigan last week asked the Illinois Supreme Court to speed up the appeal of Sangamon County Court...

  • Dec 9- The United Auto Workers union said on Tuesday it will train workers at Volkswagen AG's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in an effort to form a U.S. version of a German-style works council, while continuing to push for collective bargaining rights at the factory. Under a new agreement with the German company announced in November, unions that can prove...

  • Labor movement 'concertmaster' tests Beijing Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 9:18 PM ET

    When local officials warned striking shoe factory workers in Pearl River Delta that they were breaking the law, labor lawyer Duan Yi faced them down.