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  • It's an unusual position for China after being cast for years as the country that drained manufacturing jobs from the West. For Europe's battered economies like Greece or Portugal, it's welcome relief as they try to tame rampant unemployment. Rui Riso, head of the 41,000- member Portuguese bank workers' union, says Chinese acquisitions in Portugal have not...

  • UK PM Cameron says no reparations for slave trade Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 12:15 AM ET
    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron said his administration would not make reparations for the country's role in the Caribbean slave trade.

  • DETROIT— United Auto Workers union members have rejected a proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler in a rebuke of union leaders who had praised the deal. Members at large assembly plants in Toledo, Ohio, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, also rejected the pact in voting Tuesday. UAW leaders summoned local presidents and bargainers to a meeting in Detroit on Thursday...

  • KOKOMO, Ind., Sept 30- The United Auto Workers union is skidding toward clashes with at least two of Detroit's Big Three automakers, as rank and file workers reject compromises on wage increases, benefits and work schedules that their leaders had urged them to accept. A majority of about 40,000 UAW workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV appear to have voted...

  • How Toys ‘R’ Us is outsourcing jobs Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    A Toys "R" Us store in Totowa, N.J.

    Temporary work visas were designed to import specialized skills — not move jobs overseas. The New York Times reports.

  • DETROIT— It appears that United Auto Workers union members have voted down a four-year contract deal with Fiat Chrysler. Members at large assembly plants in Toledo, Ohio, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, rejected the pact in voting Tuesday. A final vote total could be announced later Wednesday after balloting ends at a factory in Belvidere, Illinois.

  • UAW strike threatens Ford Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    UAW strike threatens Ford

    The United Auto Workers threatened a strike in five days at a key plant making the company's most important model, the F-150 pickup truck.

  • Why Congress should pass the Wage Act Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Ford F-150 truck during assembly at the Ford Dearborn Plant in Dearborn, Michigan

    Current labor laws are outdated and weak, says former NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman. It's time to strengthen them now by passing the Wage Act.

  • Ford given 5-day strike notice at key F-150 plant Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 7:12 PM ET
    Ford Motor Co. F-150 trucks move along the assembly line as employees work at the company's Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

    The United Auto Workers union on Tuesday threatened a strike in five days at a key Ford plant making the company's most important model.

  • DETROIT— The United Auto Workers union is threatening to strike next week at a key Ford assembly plant in a dispute over local contract negotiations. Union Vice President Jimmy Settles says in a note to members Tuesday that he gave the company a five-day strike notice at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Ford Motor Co. says it's working to...

  • DETROIT, Sept 28- United Auto Workers union members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's U.S. factories are increasingly rejecting a proposed national labor agreement recommended by union leaders, expressing discontent with a compromise that sacrificed larger wage hikes for future investment in U.S. operations. By Monday, two large UAW locals in Kokomo,...

  • Why I joined the auto-workers union Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    Alan Amos, a CVG welder.

    Manufacturing used to be a ticket to the middle class, but not anymore, says Alan Amos, which is why I decided to join the union.

  • DETROIT, Sept 26- A proposed four-year labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union encountered strong opposition from rank-and-file union members in early ratification voting. Some 77 percent of production workers voted "no" at a large UAW local in Kokomo, Indiana that has more than 5,000 workers, the Detroit Free...

  • Food-delivery drivers sue start-ups Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    The GrubHub Inc. app is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

    A growing list start-ups have been hit with complaints in California over the employee status of contract workers.

  • BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Workers at an automotive components manufacturing plant in northeast Alabama voted to join a labor union Wednesday, citing issues such as wage caps and growing use of temporary workers. Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. plant employees in Piedmont voted to join the United Auto Workers. Alan Amos, a 50- year-old welder, said employees gradually...

  • Wal-Mart worker group splits in two Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    A Walmart department manager helps stock shelves with school supplies in San Diego, California August 6, 2015.

    A Wal-Mart worker group that has been one of the loudest voices pushing the retailer to boost wages and improve conditions has splintered.

  • DETROIT, Sept 16- The proposed labor pact for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ties U.S. union worker pay to meeting long-term company goals including productivity gains, according to a memo sent to the company's employees on Wednesday from Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne. Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union on Tuesday reached a tentative deal on a new...

  • UAW, Fiat Chrysler reach tentative US labor pact Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 7:09 AM ET
    Supporters wave signs during an address at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

    A tentative labor contract covering 40,000 U.S. workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could eventually end a controversial two-tier pay system.

  • UPDATE 2-UAW, Fiat Chrysler reach tentative labor pact Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 7:07 PM ET

    DETROIT, Sept 15- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement for a new labor contract for the company's 40,000 unionized workers in the United States, the union and the company said Tuesday evening. UAW President Dennis Williams and FCA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne scheduled a press conference in...

  • General Electric shipping 500 jobs overseas Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    General Electric

    General Electric is planning to move 500 jobs overseas, citing the Export-Import Bank expiration.