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Contracts Labor Unions

  • YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 19- A Nigerian oil labor union on Friday called for the shutdown of all Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in the Niger Delta, a union representative said. Madubuezi Azubuike, who chairs the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria in Rivers state, said the call followed the breakdown of talks with the company over sackings and...

  • BERLIN, May 17- Everything from just-in-time auto supply chains to the free movement of workers and even their pet cats and dogs will be thrown into question by Britain's exit from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. She told a G20 trade union event in Berlin on Wednesday that, while Britain would be free to change rules to its own advantage...

  • BERLIN, May 17- Everything from just-in-time supply chains in the auto industry to the free movement of workers and even their pet cats and dogs will be thrown into question by negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Speaking at a G20 trade union event on Wednesday, Merkel said that, while Britain would be free...

  • DETROIT, May 12- The U.S. The complaint is part of a lengthy battle over the NLRB's recognition of the vote by roughly 160 skilled workers at VW's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. In an emailed statement, VW spokesman Scott Wilson said, "We fundamentally disagree with the decision to separate" the skilled workers...

  • NEW DELHI, May 11- Five trade unions at top coal producers in India will go on a three-day strike in June to protest against a proposed merger of the coal miners' provident fund with the employees' provident fund, they said. Barring those on emergency duty, all workers will join the strike, Rajendra Prasad Singh of the Indian National Trade Union Congress said.

  • MUNICH, May 10- The chief executive of German industrial gases group Linde defended a planned $70 billion merger with U.S. peer Praxair at the company's annual shareholder meeting, despite fierce trade union opposition that has raised investor concerns. Aldo Belloni said on Wednesday the merger would create value "for everyone involved, especially for you the...

  • Chief executives of S&P 500 companies surveyed were paid on average $13.1 million last year, 347 times the pay of the average U.S. worker, according to the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of U.S. labor unions. The AFL-CIO used the survey release to highlight slow U.S. wage growth and the outsourcing of jobs to countries with lower wages. Corporate directors were at...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK May 9- The average S&P 500 chief executive made $13.1 million last year, 347 times more than the average U.S. worker, according to a labor group analysis released on Tuesday, up from 335 times as much in the previous year. The widening pay gap reflects a growing income inequality, according to the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of U.S. labor unions,...

  • Average CEO pay 347 time more than the average rank and file worker: AFL-CIO

    Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, shines a light on executive compensation in 2016.

  • Hollywood sign

    Hollywood writers reached a tentative deal on a new contract early, averting a strike that could have blacked out talk shows and soap operas.

  • Artemio Arreola, an organizer with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, speaks to other advocates in downtown Chicago. The advocates plan to march in a May 1 rally in Chicago.

    May Day protests promise to tap into discontent with President Trump's current policies.

  • Workers unload United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) cargo jets at the company's Latin America and Caribbean sorting facilities at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida.

    A union representing 1,200 U.S. air maintenance workers at UPS turned up pressure on the company to settle a three-year contract dispute.

  • This NYU grad student went undercover at an Apple factory in China

    Dejian Zeng is an NYU grad student who spent his summer undercover at an Apple factory in China. Listen to his experience here.

  • Google employees protest Trump immigration policies

    "We respect everyone's choice to act on their beliefs," a Google spokesperson wrote in a statement provided to BuzzFeed News.

  • BRASILIA, April 18- Brazil's President Michel Temer on Tuesday made new concessions to ease passage of an unpopular pension reform bill that has drawn angry demonstrations from labor organizations, including police unions that tried to invade Congress in protest. After the details of the new proposal were revealed on Tuesday, protesting police unions...

  • Members of Germany's metal workers' union IG Metall.

    A German union could decide to call a strike at Tesla Grohmann Advanced Automation to force Tesla to enter wage negotiations.

  • ONITSHA, Nigeria, April 12- Striking Nigerian workers cordoned off the country headquarters of U.S. industrial firm General Electric in Lagos on Wednesday in a dispute over wages, a trade union official said. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria "today picketed General Electric head offices in Lagos over unpaid salaries of some...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- A Puerto Rico labor union sued Governor Ricardo Rossello and the U.S. territory's financial oversight board on Wednesday, saying pension cuts being proposed as part of the island's fiscal turnaround were unconstitutional. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Juan by the Servidores Publicos Unidos, seeks a declaration the plan violates...

  • Electronic signage at the headquarters of Morgan Stanley in New York.

    Morgan Stanley shareholders will vote on a proposal from the AFL-CIO union that would prohibit stock awards from vesting for executives who resign for government service.

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 6- Protesters in Argentina clashed with police during marches over government austerity measures on Thursday as labor unions challenged President Mauricio Macri in the first general strike since he took office 16 months ago. Security forces used high-powered water cannon and tear gas to control picketers who had blocked the...