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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Austerity is a 'damp cloth' on growth Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    Austerity is a 'damp cloth' on growth

    Philip Jennings, general secretary of UNI Global Union, discusses problems facing the economy and the drawbacks of austerity.

  • For UAW members, two-tier wage issue is personal Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas, June 2- For United Auto Workers union members Jermaine and Akema Austin, a two-tier wage system at General Motors Co is not just business, it's personal. Detroit automakers, which pushed for and won the two-tier system in negotiations with the union, say the freedom to hire workers at lower wages has helped them recover from near-death in the...

  • Minimum wage hike 'a good thing': Robert Reich Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich is joining the chorus calling for a pay raise for the lowest-paid American workers.

  • *Tata says seeking to tackle $2 bln pension deficit. LONDON, May 29- Tata Steel UK's biggest trade union voted on Friday to go on strike, setting the scene for the biggest labour action in the British steel sector in three decades. "Steelworkers are determined to stand up to Tata," said Roy Rickhuss, general secretary of Community.

  • The great trade debate: How to help the middle class Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    The great trade debate: How to help the middle class

    Larry Bossidy, former Honeywell CEO, discuses how trade agreements affect the middle class and the upcoming presidential election.

  • LONDON, May 29- Tata Steel UK's biggest trade union voted on Friday to go on strike, setting the scene for the biggest labour action in the British steel sector in three decades. Tata Steel did not have any immediate comment about the vote, but previously has said that its actions were aimed at developing an affordable and sustainable pension scheme through...

  • A US workplace civil war that's at a tipping point Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Protesters march around the Capitol after participating in a rally against a "right-to-work" proposal, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Madison, Wis.

    The US is split over right to work laws—literally. Exactly half of the 50 states are right-to-work states—the next will tip the balance.

  • Open skies in Australia: Will it draw carriers? Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    Australia may be weighing allowing foreign airlines to offer domestic flights, but it isn't clear the skies down under are particularly attractive.

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 19- Labor disputes are on the rise in Argentina and costing foreign energy companies millions of dollars as they explore the country's vast but barely-tapped Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas field, company officials said. Trade Unions are a powerful force in Argentina, Latin America's No. 3 economy, where the frequency of industrial disputes are a...

  • Hyundai's union boss walks negotiating tightrope Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:15 PM ET

    Hyundai's union boss faces dissent from within the country's most strike-prone union even as the company is trying to ditch its wage structure.

  • GENEVA, May 19- Governments need policies to stop societies and economies being damaged by fewer and fewer people having full-time salaried jobs, the International Labor Organization said in a flagship annual report on Tuesday. Those changes, and new forms of employment such as "mini-jobs" in Germany, "zero-hours contracts" in Britain and "on call" contracts in the...

  • Are permanent jobs getting the pink slip? Monday, 18 May 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Full-time stable employment may be getting a pink slip, with less secure working relationships set to drive weaker economic growth, ILO data show.

  • LONDON, May 18- The head of Britain's largest trade union Unite has threatened to sever links with the opposition Labour Party if the party's next leader moves it further away from its traditional base of support. It is the challenge of the Labour Party to demonstrate that they are the voice of ordinary working people, that they are the voice of organised labour, "...

  • Victory for farmer forced to accept union contract Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    In a May 5, 2015, photo, farmworkers and supporters march in advance of a vote by the Washington, D.C., City Council on a measure "calling on Gerawan Farming to honor a contract issued in 2013 by a neutral mediator and approved by the state."

    An appeals court has ruled in favor of Gerawan farms, saying that a state cannot force a contract if both sides do not come to terms.