SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 9- A Google Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district for about a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents' growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in the city. Google's offices are in Mountain View, about 34 miles away from the incident.» Read More
The Teamsters union and United Parcel Service on Sunday said they reached a tentative five-year agreement that will raise parcel workers' wages and increase the company's contributions to funds providing pensions and benefits.
September auto sales are expected to be weak due to a credit crunch, high gas prices and the troubled housing market, reflecting an overall slowdown for the year but little effect from the brief strike against General Motors, industry analysts say.
The United Auto Workers won guarantees in its tentative contract agreement with General Motors that many new products would be built at U.S. plants to save jobs, union President Ron Gettelfinger said Friday.
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General Motors' quick settlement with its major union allows the softening U.S. economy to sidestep another blow and sets the stage for similar deals that could boost domestic automakers, analysts and investors said Wednesday.
A top executive at Toyota Motor said on Wednesday that achieving a rise in U.S. sales in September might be tough because of a spike in sales in the same month a year earlier.
The United Auto Workers union's strike against General Motors went into its second day Tuesday, with UAW and GM representatives meeting again at the negotiating table.
A protracted work stoppage could prove disastrous, with a housing downturn and credit market unrest already threatening to stall an expansion now in its sixth year.
The Department of Transportation also proposed four new daily flights to China to begin in 2009. These flights would be operated by AMR's American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and US Airways.
United Auto Workers stage a national strike after the two sides fail to sign a new contract by a union-imposed deadline. Sides still talking.
A strike at U.S. automaker General Motors will hurt suppliers if it drags on, further battering an industry already suffering from shrinking sales and possible bankruptcies, analysts said.
As many as 100,000 Canadian workers could be laid off by the end of this week if the strike at General Motors' U.S. operations drags on, the head of the Canadian Auto Workers union said Monday.
Members of the United Auto Workers union at General Motors Corp reacted with a mixture of nervousness, surprise and stoicism Monday after their union called a strike against the top U.S. automaker.
The strike at General Motors will cause U.S. production losses of 760 vehicles per hour and could shut the automaker's facilities in Canada and Mexico within three days, a leading industry analyst said Monday.
General Motors and the United Auto Workers union on Sunday rushed to complete a cost-cutting labor deal that would allow the top U.S. automaker to cut itself free from a $50 billion retiree health-care burden.
Two people who have been briefed on the talks said Saturday that bargainers reported progress toward an agreement on the linchpin of the talks, GM funding a union-run trust that would take over much of the company's $51 billion unfunded obligation to pay health care costs for retirees.
“Power Lunch” is in Denver, looking at diverse Rocky Mountain success stories that range from real estate to air travel to a new breed of Mexican fast-food restaurants.
Metronet, the company that collapsed while upgrading two thirds of the London Underground rail network, will have to absorb at least 1 billion pounds ($2 billion) of overspending, the government's arbiter said on Friday.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holding company has bought some more call options on Burlington Northern Santa Fe, but not nearly as many as revealed in another filing earlier this month.
Ford Motor on Thursday said Francisco Codina, the automaker's North American sales and marketing chief, will retire on Nov. 1 after a 30-year career with Ford.