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  • NEW YORK, July 25- In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO's political committee has recommended the nation's largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as trade and wages. The move highlights the pressures Clinton is facing...

  • July 24- Southwest Airlines Co flight attendants voted overwhelmingly against a tentative contract that would have raised wages but involved changes in work rules that many thought were burdensome, their union said Friday. Some 87 percent of voting flight attendants rejected the tentative deal, according to the Transport Workers Union Local 556.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 23- Brazil's main oil workers union is considering an open-ended strike in September if a 24- hour walkout scheduled for midnight Thursday fails to stop moves to shrink state-run oil company Petrobras, a senior union official said. FUB also opposes a bill before Brazil's Senate seeking to strip Petrobras of its right to all new development...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Hundreds of Poland's police, firefighters and other uniformed workers have picketed the main government building to demand higher pay and modernization of their sectors. The protesters gathered in front of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz's office, waving trade union flags and blowing trumpets. The Interior Ministry, which oversees most of these...

  • Oregon group offers $13.50 minimum wage proposal Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:04 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— A group of labor unions and liberal activist groups said Wednesday it will push to raise Oregon's minimum wage to $13.50, opening a divide with an existing group that's been pushing for a $15 wage floor. The new Raise the Wage Coalition, backed by some of Oregon's most influential and well-financed interest groups, says it will also seek to give...

  • July 22- Command Security Corp employees who work at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport have called off plans to strike on Wednesday, the 32 BJ SEIU service workers union said. According to the union, Command Security Corp threatened to fire workers who were organizing for higher wages and benefits via union representation.

  • July 22- Command Security Corp employees who work at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport have suspended plans to strike on Wednesday, the 32 BJ SEIU service workers union said. The security services provider has reached an agreement with employees that had planned to strike, according to Juan Chapman, a worker at the airport.

  • Over 1,000 NYC airport workers set to strike Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:12 PM ET
    Aircraft crew and airport employees walk through the airport inside terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Airport employees plan to go on strike on Wed. July 22, 2015.

    Over 1,000 subcontracted airport workers at New York City's two major airports plan to strike starting Wednesday night.

  • Why this expert was surprised by Yellen Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Why this expert was surprised by Yellen

    Tim Kane, economist and research fellow at Hoover Institution in Stanford University, discusses Fed chair Janet Yellen's comments on the U.S. labor market.

  • DETROIT, July 10- The Big Three U.S. automakers and the United Auto Workers union will kick off bargaining Monday for new contracts that would set how much more robust, post-recession profits the industry shares with workers, and determine union costs to win more U.S. jobs. UAW leaders said they will insist on raises for 139,000 blue-collar workers at U.S. plants...

  • BAD NEUENAHR, Germany, July 5- Deutsche Post and trade union Verdi on Sunday reached a deal to end a four-week old strike, agreeing pay rises and job guarantees for 140,000 workers and allowing the postal operator to press ahead with plans for low-cost parcel units. After 40 hours of negotiations, the company agreed to give 140,000 workers bound by a collective...

  • Deutsche Post reaches pay deal to end strike Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | 12:39 PM ET

    BAD NEUENAHR, Germany, July 5- Deutsche Post and trade union Verdi have reached an agreement in a dispute over pay and conditions that has led to a series of strikes, including one that has lasted four weeks, they said on Sunday after marathon negotiations. The German postal operator will give its 140,000 workers a pay rise of 2 percent in 2016 and 1.7 percent in 2017,...

  • Top court takes up case on public sector union dues Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions.

  • HOUSTON, June 26- Union workers at Exxon Mobil Corp's Beaumont, Texas, refinery agreed to an unusually long six-year contract on Thursday night, which sources say the company pushed to assure no work stoppages during a contemplated multibillion-dollar expansion. Members of United Steelworkers union Local 13 -243 voted by secret ballot on the contract offer,...

  • BOSTON, June 26- Massachusetts home care workers have won the nation's first state-level $15- an-hour starting salary, after months of negotiations with state officials in an ongoing national campaign. The pay hike will take effect in July 2018, bringing the starting hourly pay up from $13.38, the Service Employees International Union Local 1199, which...

  • HOUSTON, June 26- Unionized workers at Exxon Mobil Corp's Beaumont, Texas, refinery agreed to an unusually long six-year contract on Thursday night, which sources say the company pushed to assure no work stoppages during a contemplated multibillion-dollar expansion. Members of United Steelworkers union Local 13 -243 voted by secret ballot on the contract...

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- Democrats in the U.S. Congress who backed legislation key to sealing a Pacific Rim trade pact this week shrugged off threats of retribution from labor unions and liberal activists who have vowed to hold them accountable at future elections. Forty-one Democrats this week defied pressure and supported legislation to let the White House...

  • NEW DELHI, June 25- India's state social security and pension fund, undeterred by trade union resistance, will start investing in equity markets next month, the labor minister said, part of a broader push by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to move away from socialist ways rooted in decades-old labor laws. With more than $100 billion of assets from some 80 million...

  • OSLO, June 18- Some 574 Norwegian rig workers could go on strike from next Thursday, potentially reducing oil production, unless a wage settlement is reached during talks with a state appointed mediator, three labor unions said on Thursday. The IE and DSO workers are all based on four drilling rigs owned by Odfjell Drilling, Stena Drilling, China Oilfield Services...

  • Air France union says "not at war" with management Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 2:29 AM ET

    PARIS, June 16- The trade union saying it represents 65 percent of Air France's pilots criticized its plan for new cost cuts and line closures but said it was "not at war" against the management, indicating no strike plans for now. Air France on Monday announced line closures and 80 million euros of new cost cuts as it accelerates its Perform 2020 restructuring plans...