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  • 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...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, June 12- By all rights wages should be soaring in Minnesota, a Midwestern state that boasts one of the best educated and well-paid workforces in the United States and where the unemployment rate stands at a 14- year low. But explain that to Bernie Hesse, projects director for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Retail workers, who account for...

  • Los Angeles passes minimum wage hike to $15/hour Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    Workers react as the Los Angeles City Council votes 13-1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

    The gradual increase approved by the city's council in a 12-1 vote will take place by 2020.

  • The history of Walker's anti-union alliance Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to delegates during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    Supporting Scott Walker's career is a longstanding alliance of anti-union conservatives, The New York Times reports.

  • Gawker CEO on organizing 'anarchists' Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    Nick Denton, Gawker Media

    Gawker Media's CEO, Nick Denton, said on Friday that he is not disturbed by his staff's vote to unionize.

  • Gawker CEO: Organizing anarchists Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 11:33 AM ET
    Gawker CEO: Organizing anarchists

    Nick Denton, Gawker Media founder and CEO, discusses his employees' decision to unionize.

  • A new recruitment model for Hong Kong's maids Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 7:16 PM ET
    Filipino maids with food, hampers and bags reserve place to sit in Statue Square in central Hong Kong for a Sunday social function

    Frustration over how the recruitment industry treats Hong Kong's domestic helpers spurred entrepreneurs to found the Fair Employment Agency.

  • Gawker staff overwhelmingly votes to unionize Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Gawker logo

    In a landslide vote, staffers at Gawker Media voted to join the Writers Guild of America, USA Today reports.

  • The crisis lives on: International trade union rep Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 3:15 AM ET
    The crisis lives on: International trade union rep

    Sharan Burrow, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), says global economies are still struggling.