Contracts Labor Unions

  • Organized labor has "sort of lost its reason for being" because of the many laws in place to protect workers, said Representative Virginia Foxx, a 73- year-old Republican from North Carolina who will become chair of the U.S. Labor unions have already been wary about how they will fare under the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, with...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's biggest labor unions have called a general strike for Thursday, to protest further tax hikes and labor reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors. The protest has disrupted life on Greece's islands, which import key goods from the mainland, and are not all served by air. Greece has implemented waves of spending cuts, tax hikes and...

  • 'Fight for $15' turns 4

    Kendall Fells, national organizing director of Fight for $15, talks about how the movement has generated $62 billion more in wages for workers in the U.S.

  • #Fightfor15: What will Trump do with the minimum wage?

    President-elect Donald Trump seems content to let the local state governments deal with calls for a higher minimum wage by groups such as #Fightfor$15, says the Motley Fool's Jason Moser.

  • Protesters call for a minimum wage of $15 an hour during a demonstration in Los Angeles, California, November 29, 2016.

    Demonstrators were arrested as U.S. fast-food and airport workers led nationwide protests for higher pay and union rights.

  • Workers and SEIU representatives leave a press conference at O'Hare Airport on November 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

    A workers strike at Chicago's O'Hare Airport will add to a nationwide day of protests by fast-food workers pushing for a $15 hourly wage.

  • PARIS, Nov 29- European planemaker Airbus is to cut a net total of 934 jobs, including the closure of a site at Suresnes just outside Paris, said a French trade union, as part of a previously announced restructuring. The Force Ouvriere union said the Suresnes site would be closed down at the start of 2018.. Trade unions had previously expressed fears about job cuts...

  • Amazon cargo in the center of airline labor dispute

    Cargo carrier ABX Air is facing a labor dispute that may affect Amazon's cargo heading into the holiday season. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports.

  • Lufthansa cancels 900 flights amid pilots' strike

    The carrier canceled more than one-third of flights due to a planned 24-hour work stoppage by its pilots.

  • Workers and SEIU representatives leave a press conference at O'Hare Airport on November 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

    About 500 O'Hare International Airport workers will strike on Tuesday, November 29, holding off until after Thanksgiving.

  • *VW seeks 3.7 bln euros in annual savings by 2020. WOLFSBURG, Germany, Nov 18- Volkswagen and its labor unions agreed to cut 30,000 jobs at the core VW brand in exchange for a commitment to avoid forced redundancies in Germany until 2025, a compromise which leaves the carmaker's profitability still lagging rivals. The cuts came with a management pledge to create...

  • Employees work on the assembly line inside the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, on May 20, 2016.

    Volkswagen is pushing for a cost-cutting deal by Friday to help fund investment in electric and self-drive cars.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 14- Air maintenance workers at United Parcel Service Inc have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against the world's largest package delivery company as contract talks remained deadlocked over health-care benefits, the workers' union said on Monday. Teamsters Local 2727 said 98 percent of those who took part in a mail-in ballot voted to...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 14- Air maintenance workers at United Parcel Service Inc have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against the world's largest package delivery company as contract talks remained deadlocked over health-care benefits, the workers' union said on Monday. Teamsters Local 2727 said 98 percent of those who took part in a mail-in ballot voted to...

  • BERLIN, Nov 12- Staff in the property management division of Germany's Vonovia are prepared to strike in the coming weeks to protest over wage contract talks and worsening conditions at the real estate group, the Ver.di trade union said on Saturday. Ver.di, one of Germany's largest unions, said the Vonovia division is refusing to enter wage contract...

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Oct 31- Canada's main auto workers' union had not reached a contract deal with Ford Motor Co just under two hours ahead of a midnight strike deadline, a union representative said on Monday. Spokeswoman Denise Hammond said the union was still discussing investment in Ford's Canadian operations and the economics of the contract.

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Oct 31- Canada's main auto workers' union said on Monday that progress was "painfully slow" in contract talks with Ford Motor Co ahead of a midnight strike deadline, with salaries for recent hires and health benefits among the sticking points. Unifor spokeswoman Denise Hammond said the automaker had proposed a new class of temporary full-time...

  • MONTREAL/ DETROIT, Oct 31- Canada's main auto workers' union said on Monday that it and Ford Motor Co remain apart in contract talks ahead of a midnight deadline, with salaries for recent hires and plant investments among the sticking points. "Things have been picking up over the last 24 hours but we still have a way to go," Jerry Dias, president of the union, Unifor, said in...

  • MONTREAL/ DETROIT, Oct 31- Canada's main auto workers' union said on Monday that it and Ford Motor Co remain apart in contract talks ahead of a midnight strike deadline, with salaries for recent hires and plant investments among the sticking points. "Things have been picking up over the last 24 hours but we still have a way to go," Unifor President Jerry Dias said in an...

  • LIBREVILLE, Oct 25- Oil workers will end a strike at French firm Maurel and Prom's Onal field on Wednesday after a deal was reached to reinstate dismissed personnel, according to the agreement, which was seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The document said the ONEP oil workers union had decided to end its strike action and workers would return to work from 6 a.m. local time...