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Contracts Labor Unions

  • President Donald Trump signs an executive order alongside US Defense Secretary James Mattis and US Vice President Muike Pence on January 27, 2017, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

    Trump signed an executive order initiating a government-wide review of the U.S. defense industry and suggest changes to strengthen it.

  • President Donald Trump they expect him to keep election campaign promises to protect American workers in NAFTA talks, but they stopped short of demanding termination of the 1994 trade pact with Canada and Mexico. President Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO, an umbrella organization of unions representing 12.5 million workers, said the North American Free Trade...

  • President Donald Trump they expect him to keep election campaign promises to protect American workers in NAFTA talks, but they stopped short of demanding termination of the 1994 trade pact with Canada and Mexico. President Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO, an umbrella organization of unions representing 12.5 million workers, said the North American Free Trade...

  • Flavia Cabral, a McDonald's employee, poses for a portrait in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017.

    New York became the largest U.S. city to require fast-food restaurants to schedule workers at least two weeks in advance, or pay them extra.

  • Bargaining power for workers have decreased thanks to large firms like Amazon: Expert

    Jared Bernstein from The Center On Budget And Policy Priorities and Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor-in-chief of Reason magazine discuss the growth of Amazon and its effect on jobs and low wages.

  • Young man working from home

    The corporate world, which has long outsourced work to contractors, could be embracing temporary organizations, N.Y. Times reports.

  • The fuselage of an Airbus A321 in Airbus' first US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus plans to assemble 40-50 of its single-aisle A-320 family every year beginning in 2018 from the plant, built on the site of a World War II bomber support base.

    States are forced into a false dichotomy between being worker-friendly or business-friendly, an idea Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey rejects.

  • A 'now hiring' sign is posted outside of a Ross Dress for Less store in San Francisco.

    Although U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in May, hiring picked up and more people are quitting their jobs.

  • Edwin Eisendrath told the Sun-Times on Monday that the group met a U.S. Department of Justice deadline to prove it has funds to operate the newspaper. Bob Reiter of the Chicago Federation of Labor said investors raised "in excess of $11.2 million." Eisendrath pushed the bid after Sun-Times' owner Wrapports LLC announced it was in discussions with Tronc— which owns...

  • BRUSSELS, July 6- The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned British ministers and businesses who are calling for "frictionless trade" with the EU after Britain leaves that that is "not possible". Addressing the EU's EESC business and trade union forum in Brussels on Thursday, Barnier said London's "red lines" for a future trade...

  • PARIS, June 28- France's hardline CGT labor union looked isolated in its call for a September strike over President Emmanuel Macron's plans to ease labor regulations, as two other leading unions sounded a more conciliatory note on talks with the government. The CFDT, France's largest private-sector union, on Wednesday said it did not share the...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 25- Around 1,000 workers at sugar producer Illovo are set to go on strike over wages and other benefits after talks with employers broke down, the trade union representing the staff said on Sunday. Illovo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of London- listed Associated British Foods and operates in South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia...

  • French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France May 7, 2017.

    French President Emmanuel Macron has secured a parliamentary majority, his next challenge is to rally the unions to push ahead with his reform agenda.

  • Uber driver

    Uber board member David Bonderman, who spurred outrage after making a sexist remark at a staff meeting, has resigned on Tuesday.

  • OSLO, June 10- Norwegian oil and gas firms secured a wage agreement with workers on Saturday, ending the threat of a strike that would have cut output at five fields, employers said. The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, which negotiated on behalf of energy firms, had warned that a strike by the Lederne trade union would have cut oil and gas output by 443,500 barrels...

  • OSLO, June 10- Norwegian oil workers and their employers have extended wage negotiations past a midnight deadline in a bid to avert a strike that would cut the country's oil and gas production, industry representatives said on Saturday. The Lederne trade union has threatened to strike at five offshore fields operated by Statoil, Shell and Eni, cutting...

  • BOGOTA, June 7- Colombia will raise the salaries of public employees by 6.75 percent this year, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday, a move which may help end a more than three-week-long teachers strike. The powerful Colombian Federation of Education Workers union, which represents some 350,000 teachers, has not yet backed down from its strike, which...

  • PARIS, June 6- The French government of President Emmanuel Macron hopes to enact labor reforms in the coming months, building on ones the previous government forced through parliament in 2016 against street protests and broad, but not unanimous, opposition form labor unions. The thrust is to allow a wider range of conditions to be set in the workplace rather than...

  • LONDON, June 2- The Unite trade union has notified British Airways that cabin crew members working for the carrier's mixed fleet are ready to hold four more days of strikes, starting on June 16, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The strike is yet to be confirmed, however, as union representatives are "considering some new information," the spokeswoman said, adding that the...

  • OSLO, June 2- Norwegian drilling rig operators have reached a wage deal with all three trade unions representing workers, averting the risk of a strike that could have hit exploration, the companies and the unions said on Friday. A number of drilling firms operate off Norway- including Maersk Drilling, Transocean, Fred. The wage deal was signed by the Safe, Industri...