Contracts Labor Unions


  • Verizon workers on strike

    Nearly 40,000 members of two unions in a Verizon contract "Communications Workers of America" and the "International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers" are on strike. CNBC's Mary Thompson spoke to Dennis Trainor, District 1 VWA VP, and Bob Mudge, Verizon Wireline Network OPS, on the contracts.

  • Verizon workers walk off the job Wednesday

    Members of two unions in a Verizon contract "Communications Workers of America" and the "International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers" are on strike. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the issues involve pensions, call center jobs and workers assignments as part of the strike.

  • 39k Verizon workers go on strike

    Members of two unions with a Verizon contract "Communications Workers of America" and the "International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers" are on strike, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. The strike does not include wireless service workers.

  • While the rest of the world frets about the knock-on effect of China's economic slowdown, the Chinese have a bigger worry: themselves.

  • Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    California legislators and labor unions reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said.

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Membership in the United Auto Workers union rose by nearly 5,200 workers in 2015 to 408,639, the sixth straight year of small gains for the American union. The Detroit- based union said in a filing with the U.S. Labor Department that membership rose 1.3 percent last year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said in January that the percent of wage...

  • Donald Trump

    HBO's "Make Donald Drumpf Again" hat is a best seller for a unionized New Jersey baseball cap maker.

  • People arrive at Pennsylvania Station from a NJ Transit train in New York City.

    A strike would have thrown Monday's commute into New York into chaos.

  • LAGOS, March 10- A strike at Nigeria's state oil producer has been suspended after talks between trade unions and the company's head, who is also the minister of state for petroleum, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp and union leaders said on Thursday. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria said 7,000 of its members, including...

  • ABUJA, March 9- Nigeria's petroleum minister said on Wednesday he would hold talks with trade unions to resolve a strike over restructuring at the state oil company in Africa's biggest crude producer. President Muhammadu Buhari has prioritised reforming Nigeria's oil sector, long mired in endemic corruption and mismanagement, as a sharp fall in crude prices...

  • LAGOS, March 9- Nigeria's minister of state for petroleum said on Wednesday he was concerned by a strike by staff at the state oil company over a restructuring that will see it split into five divisions, and would meet trade unions to resolve the dispute. "We are going to have a meeting with them right now. I don't want the industry shut down- I am going now to resolve the...

  • *A few unions reject proposed labour reform deal. HELSINKI, March 7- A handful of Finnish trade unions stood opposed to a proposed labour pact on Monday, increasing uncertainty over a deal aimed at helping to haul the economy decisively out of recession by boosting the competitiveness of exports. SAK's vote meant the deal would cover about 80 percent of Finnish...

  • HELSINKI, March 7- Finland's largest trade unions' central organization SAK conditionally approved a labor reform deal on Monday aimed at boosting export competitiveness in the recession-hit country, saying the government must sweeten the deal with tax reductions. High unit costs and rigid labor markets have been seen as a major obstacle for spurring...

  • Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos waves as he walks off the field following the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

    After earning a record five MVP awards and, finally, his second Super Bowl trophy, Peyton Manning will retire from the NFL.

  • The politics of free trade

    Claude Barfield, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff at AFL-CIO debate U.S. free trade policies and the trade positions of presidential candidates.

  • A sign for New Jersey Transit at Pennsylvania Station in New York.

    New Jersey commuters are bracing for what could be the worst traffic jams in decades.

  • Massachusetts Stop & Shop workers authorize strike

    Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 voted to authorize a strike.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by public sector labor unions to force the state of New Jersey to pay the full share of its annual public pension contribution.

  • The Ford exhibit is shown on the first day of media preview days at the 2016 North American International Auto Show on January 11, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

    Ford will construct a new assembly plant in Mexico and ramp up output from that country, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- A plan to rein in New York City's horse-drawn carriages, a long-time Central Park tourist attraction, has collapsed after the labor union that helped negotiate the deal withdrew its support, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. The Teamsters local that represents carriage drivers had worked with de Blasio to craft a compromise that stopped...