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  • 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.

  • Portuguese election brings a crush of labor demands Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 10:21 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— In the run-up to an October general election, Portuguese labor groups are stepping up their pressure for higher pay and better working hours, with police hinting they will stop handing out traffic fines. Paulo Rodrigues, head of the Police Trade Union Association, said the current government "can't be trusted." Recent opinion polls have...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.