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  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday a proposal to rein in horse-drawn carriages had collapsed after the labor union that helped negotiate the compromise withdrew its support. The Teamsters local union, which represents carriage drivers and had worked with de Blasio to craft a deal that stopped short of a total ban, said on Thursday...

  • New York ports shut after dock workers walk out Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 2:16 PM ET
    Trucks delivering containers wait to enter the Port of Newark in Newark, New Jersey.

    New York area cargo terminals shut down Friday after workers walked off the job. The cause of the walkout is unknown.

  • LISBON, Portugal— Portugal's new Socialist government is facing its first strike, with one of the biggest public sector trade unions saying Wednesday its members will walk off the job to force a quicker rollback of austerity measures. The center-left minority government, backed by the Communist Party and radical Left Bloc, is restoring labor entitlements...

  • PHNOM PENH, Jan 18- Business owners in Cambodia urged lawmakers to introduce stricter measures to a controversial draft trade union law on Monday to stabilise a vital manufacturing sector plagued by unrest, warning the current bill was too lenient towards unions. Strikes by assertive and politicized unions, mostly over pay, have left the government with the...

  • *Japan Inc also resist Abe's call for aggressive pay rise. TOKYO, Jan 13- Japan's labor unions are less aggressive in pressing companies for pay raises than Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is, the nation's top labor leader said, a further sign of trouble for the government's efforts to pull the economy out of deflation. Rikio Kozu, president of the Japanese Trade Union...

  • France needs a lot of reforms: Sodexo CEO Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 2:20 AM ET
    France needs a lot of reforms: Sodexo CEO

    Michel Landel, CEO of Sodexo, discusses attempts by the French government to make labor market reforms and says the government needs to cut public spending.

  • Supreme Court could deal unions a major setback Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 11:17 AM ET
    People against the California Teachers Union rally in front of the US Supreme Court building January 11, 2016 in Washington.

    A ruling in the teachers' favor would affect millions of government workers. The New York Times reports.

  • DETROIT, Dec 22- The United Auto Workers union has filed charges against Volkswagen AG, claiming the company is refusing to enter into collective bargaining for a portion of workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, the union said on Tuesday. On Dec. 4, more than 70 percent of the 161 skilled trades workers at the VW plant voted to join the UAW.

  • HOUSTON, Dec 21- A United Steelworkers union safety official has been tapped to lead the 30,000 U.S. refinery and chemical plant workers represented by the labor organization, two sources familiar with the selection said. Kim Nibarger, a union safety specialist and former refinery unit operator, will take over as chairman of the USW's oil bargaining program on...

  • *800 new permanent warehouse jobs in Germany in 2016. BERLIN, Dec 21- Workers at German warehouses of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc were called out on a new strike by labor union Verdi on Monday as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Germany is Amazon's second-biggest market after the United States with 10,000 warehouse staff plus more...

  • Strikes at Amazon German warehouses up to Christmas Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 6:12 AM ET
    An Amazon warehouse in Brieselang, Germany

    Workers at German warehouses of U.S. online retailer Amazon were called out on a strike by labour union Verdi as part of a dispute over pay.

  • Strikes at Amazon German warehouses up to Christmas Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 3:51 AM ET

    BERLIN, Dec 21- Workers at German warehouses of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc were called out on a new strike by labor union Verdi on Monday as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Germany is Amazon's second-biggest market after the United States with 10,000 warehouse staff plus more than 10,000 seasonal workers. The vast majority of our...

  • Gunmaker Colt sees bankruptcy exit in coming weeks Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 3:29 PM ET

    Dec 17- Colt Defense LLC expects to complete its restructuring and emerge from bankruptcy in the coming weeks, the gunmaker said in a joint statement with the United Auto Workers union on Thursday. The gun manufacturer, owned by private equity firm Sciens Capital Management, will emerge from bankruptcy at a time of both rising sales and increasing pressure for...

  • Seattle allows Uber, Lyft drivers to unionize Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 6:56 PM ET
    An Uber driver drives a passenger in Boston, MA.

    Seattle on Monday became the first city to allow drivers of ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.

  • SEOUL, Dec 10- The head of one of South Korea's two main labour groups turned himself over to police on Thursday after holing up inside a Buddhist temple for nearly four weeks to evade arrest for organising a violent anti-government protest last month. Han Sang- gyun, the head of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, the more strident of the country's umbrella...

  • DETROIT, Dec 8- Union workers at Nexteer Automotive's complex in Saginaw, Michigan, walked off the job early Tuesday after rejecting a proposed contract, halting production of steering systems and other components essential to vehicle production by General Motors Co and other automakers. United Auto Workers union Local 699 announced the strike on its...

  • DETROIT, Dec 4- The United Auto Workers union won its first organizing vote on Friday at a foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the U.S. About 71 percent of skilled trades workers who cast ballots at Volkswagen AG's factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted to join the UAW, according to the company and the union. Gary Casteel, UAW secretary-treasurer and head of the...

  • Migrant labor shames FIFA ahead of Qatar 2022: Amnesty Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Labor exploitation remains rife in Qatar and authorities are not delivering enough reform, according to Amnesty International.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27- Crafting South Africa's budget has become a headache for Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene: labor union allies accuse him of being tight-fisted, while opponents say he's pouring too much money into areas like the civil service that don't help grow the economy. Africa's most industrialized economy has struggled to balance its finances...

  • Generous UAW deals from Detroit automakers, BUT... Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Fiat Chrysler Autos assembly workers leave the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Warren Truck Assembly plant during a work shift change in Warren, Michigan.

    UAW contracts with Ford and GM are the most generous in more than a decade, but there could be consequences for workers. The NYT reports.