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  • Northwest Airlines Blames Pilots for Flight Delays Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | 7:55 PM ET

    Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection May 31, is citing a higher-than-normal rate of absentee calls as one of the key factors for recent flight delays.

  • Delphi said it reached a tentative deal with the United Auto Workers and former parent General Motors to complete the bankrupt auto-parts maker's reorganization.

  • YouTube Video: Pulte Soaks Workers As Tempers Flare Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    (Update) I’ve seen it on the blog, so it’s no surprise to me that trouble in the housing market has some folks hot under the collar and others hosing them down. CEO’s of the major homebuilders gave me the cold shoulder at a J.P. Morgan conference last week, including Richard Dugas, CEO of Pulte Homes (see June 12 blog).

  • Oil prices edged higher Friday as markets monitored talks between the Nigerian government and labor union officials to end a general labor strike in Africa's largest crude producer.

  • American Airlines Pilots Oust Union President Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | 4:54 AM ET

    Pilots at American Airlines, unhappy over pay and angry at company management, ousted their union's top officers and elected a slate of newcomers who promised to take a harder line against the nation's largest carrier.

  • Delphi and UAW Close to Completing a Labor Deal Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | 12:04 PM ET

    Delphi and the United Auto Workers are very close to completing a labor deal the U.S. auto-parts maker needs to complete its reorganization, two UAW sources said on Wednesday.

  • Congress Revives Labor Union Bil, Renewing Debate Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    Congress is expected to renew efforts to pass a major pro-union bill this week, reviving the debate over whether the measure will be good or bad for American workers.383358065falsetrue12falseThe Employee Free Choice Act, which would require employers to recognize a union if the majority of workers simply sign cards showing their support rather than hold a vote, passed the House in March but never got approved by the Senate.The bill will actually weaken relationships betwen employers and employees, Jason Straczewski, director of HR policy at the National Association of Manufacturers, said on "Morning Call."

  • General Electric said on Sunday it had reached tentative agreements on new four-year labor contracts with the national leaders of its two largest unions.

  • Big 3 Automakers And Labor: How Will Talks Play Out? Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 10:53 AM ET

    If you've been reading the headlines this week, you've probably seen stories about the Big 3 planning to push for pay and benefit cuts totaling 30%. Often the headline is accompanied by a sub-headline saying the United Auto Workers and the Big 3 are headed for a collision course. Folks, get ready for a long hot summer of posturing, trial contract offers being floated, and the yes, the very real possibility that we could see a work stoppage.

  • General Motors Shares Up on Talk Delphi Near Union Deal Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    General Motors Corp. and bankrupt auto parts maker Delphi Corp. are near a deal with the United Auto Workers union that would provide a cash payout to Delphi workers in exchange for lower hourly wages, the Detroit News reported.

  • Dan Pedrotty, director of the AFL-CIO’s Office of Investment, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that Blackstone Group should be required to register as an investment company before launching its IPO.

  • Deutsche Telekom Workers Continue Strike Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 7:45 AM ET
    Deutsche Telekom

    Workers at Deutsche Telekom entered the second month of a strike on Monday over plans to trim wages and extend hours, even as their union said it was mulling a return to the negotiating table.

  • Walt Disney World, Union Strike Deal Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 4:48 AM ET
    Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.

    Union members representing about one-third of Walt Disney World's workers approved a more than three-year contract, the company and union said.

  • Union Group Attacks Wal-Mart Over Goods Made in China Thursday, 31 May 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    Union-backed critics of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  are using a made-in-America campaign started by late founder Sam Walton in the 1980s to attack the global retailer for buying heavily from China.

  • Portuguese Strike Falls Short on Effect Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 10:02 AM ET

    A national strike by Portugal's largest labor union disrupted public services Wednesday, but the protest against the government's economic reforms largely fell short of its anticipated impact.

  • Scandinavian Airlines officials met with union representatives Monday in a bid to end a cabin crew strike that has grounded hundreds of flights to and from Sweden since last week.

  • Germany's government is putting pressure on Deutsche Telekom's chief executive Rene Obermann to end a dispute with trade union ver.di over plans to outsource 50,000 jobs into a new company, Handelsblatt reported, citing sources.

  • SAS Sweden Cancels Friday Flights Due to Strike Threat Thursday, 24 May 2007 | 6:52 AM ET

    Scandinavian airline SAS said on Thursday it was cancelling all flights by its Swedish unit on Friday due to a threatened strike by cabin crew.

  • Writers Guild Strike Looms Monday, 21 May 2007 | 12:56 PM ET
    The Writers Guild of America

    The Writers Guild of America warned the movie studios and TV networks that they're going to persist with demands for a bigger cut of new-media revenues.The WGA put out its 25-item "pattern of demands," which emphasize that writers must be compensated appropriately when their work is played on digital platforms like the internet or cell phones. That includes work created specifically for those new platforms, or content created for traditional media and repurposed for the new media world.

  • Chrysler

    Bradley Rubin, an auto trading specialist at BNP Paribas, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that he’s surprised the United Auto Workers Union supports Cerberus Capital Management’s deal for Chrysler.