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Contracts Labor Unions

  • SANTIAGO, March 19- The labor union at the world's largest copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, called a fresh offer of talks by management to end a 39- day strike "manipulative." The union told Reuters on Sunday that it will decide whether to attend a meeting with the company after holding two assemblies for its 2,500 members on Sunday and early on Monday.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 16- Antitrust measures announced last week that would split up Carlos Slim's America Movil and open its fixed line network to competition may help Mexico's dominant telecommunications provider reduce labor costs, according to a labor union spokesman. Paula Garcia, spokeswoman for America Movil, declined to comment on whether the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 15- Argentina has reached a deal with labor unions aimed at increasing car production to one million per year by 2023, President Mauricio Macri said on Wednesday, as part of his drive to increase investment by reducing high labor costs. Auto production in Argentina hit a record 828,771 vehicles in 2011. Since then it has fallen steadily to...

  • LABOR UNION AT FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC'S CERRO VERDE MINE IN PERU MAY CALL OFF STRIKE NEXT WEEK IF LABOR MINISTRY DECLARES IT ILLEGAL-UNION PRESIDENT.

  • Chickens on a truck near a Tyson Foods plant in Springdale, Ark., June 18, 2012. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied fines as high as $317,000 against poultry producers in 2016, but many safety advocates are concerned that regulations may slacken under the Trump administration.

    Breaking from norm, the Labor Department has stopped publicizing fines against companies, New York Times reports.

  • Antofagasta CEO: possible to work with labor unions

    Antofagasta CEO Iván Arriagada talks about working with labor unions and trying to improve productivity, with comment on Chilean mines.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 13- Argentine labor unions appear to be pressuring the government by holding marches and threatening strikes ahead of the country's key October mid-term elections, Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio said on Monday. President Mauricio Macri took office 15 months ago promising to jumpstart the economy by regaining the trust of investors...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Bernie Sanders' suggestion for how to fight Trump and right-wing populism could be nothing more than a "liberal myth."

  • BERLIN, March 12- Ground staff at Berlin's two airports will begin a 25- hour strike on Monday, their trade union said on Sunday, stepping up action in a pay dispute that has already caused the cancellation of around 1,000 flights. Workers at Berlin's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports will walk out at 4 a.m. local time on Monday and end the strike on Tuesday at about 5 a.m....

  • BERLIN, March 12- Ground staff at Berlin's two airports will begin a 25- hour strike on Monday, their trade union said on Sunday, stepping up action in a pay dispute that has already caused the cancellation of around 1,000 flights. Workers at Berlin's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports will walk out at 4 am local time on Monday and end the strike on Tuesday at about 5 am...

  • University students line up as they attend Rikunabi Live, a job fair in Chiba, Japan, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

    The Japanese may finally get to spend less time at work, but that doesn't mean they'll use it for shopping.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 7- Workers represented by Argentina's main labor union gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to protest job cuts and pay raises that have not kept up with inflation, challenging the government seven months ahead of key congressional elections. Mauricio Macri became Argentina's president in late 2015, vowing to jumpstart the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 7- Workers represented by Argentina's main labor union gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires on Tuesday to protest job cuts and pay raises that have not kept up with inflation, challenging the government seven months ahead of key congressional elections. The one-day picket, which attracted tens of thousands of workers, was the first march...

  • LONDON, March 1- Ford plans to axe 1,100 jobs at its engine plant in Wales, trade unions said on Wednesday, although the U.S. carmaker said there were no immediate plans for cuts nor had it confirmed any future losses. Ford, the biggest maker of automotive engines in Britain, said last year it was scaling back investment due to lower than anticipated demand for one of...

  • Workers of the Escondida copper mine protest during an indefinite strike in Antofagasta, Chile, on February 20, 2017.

    A strike at the Escondida copper mine in Chile appeared far from ending on Monday as the conflict neared its third week.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- Illinois could face a shutdown of its state government after its biggest labor union representing state workers said on Thursday its members overwhelmingly voted in favor of a strike. Just over 80 percent of members voted in favor of allowing the union's bargaining committee to call a strike if "no other path forward can be found" in reaching a new...

  • Workers of the Escondida copper mine block a road as they strike in Antofagasta, Chile, on February 20, 2017.

    Analysts say the company's decision to give up its right to replace striking workers at its Escondida mine puts the ball in the union's court.

  • Unions score win in Puzder opposition: Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president, weighs in on Andy Puzder withdrawing from consideration as Labor secretary and Boeing factory workers rejecting a union vote.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- The head of Britain's biggest trade union is likely to meet the CEO of PSA Group on Friday amid growing concerns over the future of Vauxhall plants if the French carmaker buys the business from General Motors, a union source told Reuters. Peugeot-maker PSA is in talks to buy GM's loss-making European business, which operates under the Vauxhall and...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- The pensions deficit at General Motors' British division stands at up to 1 billion pounds, a source told Reuters on Monday, amid fears over the future of its Vauxhall plants as Peugeot explores a European buyout. Peugeot is considering taking over GM's European divisions Vauxhall and Opel, prompting concerns among British trade unions over the...