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  • Another union battle for Wal-Mart Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Another union battle for Wal-Mart

    Unions filed a labor board complaint against Wal-Mart saying the retailer discriminated against activist workers.

  • Two weeks, three reform setbacks for India's Modi Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 2:46 AM ET
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Since late August, three key reform bills intended to make it easier to do business in India have hit major roadblocks.

  • Job openings spike to record high in July Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Assembly workers work on the 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles on the production line at the Ford Motor Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, August 20, 2015.

    There were 5.8 million job openings in July, according to the JOLTS report.

  • UAW contracting new partners Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    UAW contracting new partners

    The United Auto Workers union must choose a new negotiating partner

  • French labour market needs more flexibility: Economy minister

    Emmanuel Macron, French economy minister, discusses the need to raise the number of working hours in France and admits that growth has been too slow.

  • *PM Renzi's signature reform only affects new hires. ROME, Sept 4- The government of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday put the finishing touches on his signature employment reforms which he says are already rousing a sclerotic labour market despite fierce resistance from trade unions. Alberto Bombassei, president of brake-maker Brembo, said the...

  • We're facing jobless growth: ILO director-general Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    We're facing jobless growth: ILO director-general

    Guy Ryder, director-general of the ILO, suggests not enough jobs are being created because economies around the world are not growing fast enough.

  • Millions protest against Modi's labor reforms Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Indian North Central Railway Men's Union (NCRMU) activists shout slogans during a protest rally against the central governments economic policies, in Allahabad on September 2, 2015. Millions of workers across India held a 24-hour strike September 2 in protest at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policies.

    Millions went on strike on Wednesday, the latest display of opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform package.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 1- Brazil's largest oil workers' union advised Petroleo Brasileiro SA that it plans to begin an open-ended strike against the state-run oil company starting at midnight on Friday. The cut in the company's five-year investment plan to $130 billion from $221 billion comes in the wake of a plunge in oil prices and a corruption scandal that...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 1- Brazil's largest oil-workers' union advised Petroleo Brasileiro SA that it plans to begin a open-ended strike against the state-run oil company starting at midnight on Friday. The strike is in protest at a recent cut of about 40 percent in investments by Petrobras, as the company is commonly known, and the planned sale of about $15.1 billion...

  • Wal-Mart cuts hours amidst wage pressures Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    An employee in a Walmart store.

    Weeks of belt tightening at Wal-Mart included asking workers to leave shifts early or take two-hour lunches.

  • Labor's Perez: Economy has 'unfinished business' Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez cited the "resilience" of workers and economic growth, but also saw "unfinished business."

  • Ruling redefining 'employer' could have big impact Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 5:37 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside the McDonald's corporate campus on May 21, 2014 in Oak Brook, Illinois.

    Broadening the definition of "employer" may cause a legal battle between business interests and organized labor. NBC News reports.

  • NLRB rules in favor of contract workers Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    NLRB rules in favor of contract workers

    NLRB rules parent companies are responsible for contract and franchise workers.

  • Managers are using drones to watch their employees Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    Construction workers in Sacramento, Calif., have a new kind of boss, in a way: A drone.

  • 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.

  • 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...