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  • Wal-Mart cuts hours amidst wage pressures Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    An employee in a Walmart store.

    Weeks of belt tightening at Wal-Mart included asking workers to leave shifts early or take two-hour lunches.

  • Labor's Perez: Economy has 'unfinished business' Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez cited the "resilience" of workers and economic growth, but also saw "unfinished business."

  • Ruling redefining 'employer' could have big impact Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 5:37 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside the McDonald's corporate campus on May 21, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois.

    Broadening the definition of "employer" may cause a legal battle between business interests and organized labor. NBC News reports.

  • NLRB rules in favor of contract workers Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    NLRB rules in favor of contract workers

    NLRB rules parent companies are responsible for contract and franchise workers.

  • Companies liable for labor violations by franchisees Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 4:33 PM ET
    Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Companies can be held liable for labor violations committed by franchisees and contractors, the U.S. labor board ruled on Thursday.

  • Managers are using drones to watch their employees Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:44 AM ET
    Drone

    Construction workers in Sacramento, Calif., have a new kind of boss, in a way: A drone.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's main casino workers union said Tuesday it is giving billionaire Carl Icahn "one last chance" to avoid a strike at the Taj Mahal casino by reinstating employee health and pension benefits. The union wants the restoration of health insurance and pension benefits that Trump Entertainment Resorts canceled last October after a...

  • College athletes cash in with millions in benefits Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Joel Stave of the Wisconsin Badgers drops back to pass against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Camp Randall Stadium last November.

    NCAA rule changes resulted in nearly $160 million a year in additional benefits for major-college athletes. USA TODAY reports.

  • Union balks at GM idea to import China-made Buicks Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    Buick Verano vehicles at the company's assembly plant in Lake Orion, Michigan, in 2012.

    Tension over GM's decision to consider importing Chinese-made Buicks to the US is colliding with contract talks with workers, USAT reports.

  • College sports labor union ruling dismissed Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    Jack Mitchell of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrates after kicking the game-tying field goal against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish November 15, 2014.

    The National Labor Relations Board dismissed a historic ruling that Northwestern University football players are school employees.

  • Amazon pushes 'purposeful Darwinism' on workers Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California.

    Amazon is experimenting with how far it can push white-collar workers, to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions, The NY Times reports.

  • Ford moves commercial truck production to Ohio from Mexico Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    DETROIT, Aug 12- Ford Motor Co on Wednesday will start building its medium-duty F-650 and F-750 commercial trucks at a Cleveland- area plant, moving production out of Mexico for the first time. The shift to the 41- year-old plant in Avon Park, Ohio means that about 1,000 workers represented by the United Auto Workers union will keep their jobs, Jimmy Settles, UAW vice...

  • UPDATE 2-Jaguar Land Rover eyes Slovakia for new plant Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 10:14 AM ET

    LONDON/ BRATISLAVA, Aug 11- Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has signed a letter of intent to build a new car plant in Slovakia, a further expansion away from its British manufacturing base as it seeks to boost sales worldwide. A trade union source told Reuters earlier in the process that Jaguar Land Rover was considering the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and...

  • UPDATE 1-Jaguar Land Rover plans new plant in Slovakia Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    LONDON/ BRATISLAVA, Aug 11- Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has signed a letter of intent to build a new car plant in Slovakia, a further expansion away from its British manufacturing base as it seeks to boost sales worldwide. A trade union source told Reuters earlier in the process that Jaguar Land Rover was deciding between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland...

  • Vice Media unionizes Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Vice Media unionizes

    Vice Media editorial staffers vote to join The Writers Guild.

  • London tube strike: Not much backlash Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    London tube strike: Not much backlash

    Alan Jones, industrial correspondent at the Press Association, says those affected by the London tube strike show sympathy towards striking tube drivers.

  • Strike action costs Deutsche Post Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 2:40 AM ET
    Strike action costs Deutsche Post

    Larry Rosen, CFO of Deutsche Post DHL, discusses second quarter earnings and the impacts of strikes on the company, which has cut its profit guidance.

  • Verizon wireline workers: No strike...for now Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    A Verizon Communications Inc. technician, prepares fiber-optic cables to install to a manhole in New York.

    Verizon and the unions representing its wireline unit employees on the U.S. East Coast said work will go on as talks continue.

  • July 31- Verizon Communications Inc said on Friday there was little progress in negotiations with its wireline unit workers on the U.S. East Coast, ahead of the expiry of the current contracts on Aug. 1. The wireline employees with two trade unions last week voted to go on strike, if needed. Verizon said on Friday it is ready in the event of a work stoppage.

  • The picket line for Verizon workers Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    The picket line for Verizon workers

    Verizon wireline employees vote to authorize strike amid contract negotiations