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Contracts Labor Unions

  • WASHINGTON July 26- A former Fiat Chrysler vice president was indicted on Wednesday for making $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, authorities said. Fiat Chrysler said in a statement the automaker and the United Auto Workers union were the victims of malfeasance by certain of their respective employees....

  • The United Auto Workers union says it is appalled by allegations that one of its vice presidents took payments from a Fiat Chrysler labor relations executive. Former FCA labor relations chief Al Iacobelli is charged with conspiracy and other crimes. He's accused of providing $1.2 million to former United Automobile Workers vice president General...

  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— Sri Lanka's government deployed army troops on Wednesday to restore fuel distribution crippled during a strike launched by trade unions who want to stop leases of oil tanks to India and China. The trade unions' announcement on Wednesday that it would continue the strike came a day after the government approved of selling a large stake in a...

  • Hundreds of Facebook cafeteria workers are demanding a raise

    Over 500 cafeteria workers at Facebook's headquarters voted to join a union to increase their wages so they can afford to live in Silicon Valley.

  • President Donald Trump signs an executive order alongside US Defense Secretary James Mattis and US Vice President Muike Pence on January 27, 2017, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

    Trump signed an executive order initiating a government-wide review of the U.S. defense industry and suggest changes to strengthen it.

  • President Donald Trump they expect him to keep election campaign promises to protect American workers in NAFTA talks, but they stopped short of demanding termination of the 1994 trade pact with Canada and Mexico. President Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO, an umbrella organization of unions representing 12.5 million workers, said the North American Free Trade...

  • President Donald Trump they expect him to keep election campaign promises to protect American workers in NAFTA talks, but they stopped short of demanding termination of the 1994 trade pact with Canada and Mexico. President Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO, an umbrella organization of unions representing 12.5 million workers, said the North American Free Trade...

  • Flavia Cabral, a McDonald's employee, poses for a portrait in New York City, U.S., July 14, 2017.

    New York became the largest U.S. city to require fast-food restaurants to schedule workers at least two weeks in advance, or pay them extra.

  • Bargaining power for workers have decreased thanks to large firms like Amazon: Expert

    Jared Bernstein from The Center On Budget And Policy Priorities and Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor-in-chief of Reason magazine discuss the growth of Amazon and its effect on jobs and low wages.

  • Young man working from home

    The corporate world, which has long outsourced work to contractors, could be embracing temporary organizations, N.Y. Times reports.

  • The fuselage of an Airbus A321 in Airbus' first US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus plans to assemble 40-50 of its single-aisle A-320 family every year beginning in 2018 from the plant, built on the site of a World War II bomber support base.

    States are forced into a false dichotomy between being worker-friendly or business-friendly, an idea Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey rejects.

  • BRUSSELS, July 6- The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned British ministers and businesses who are calling for "frictionless trade" with the EU after Britain leaves that that is "not possible". Addressing the EU's EESC business and trade union forum in Brussels on Thursday, Barnier said London's "red lines" for a future trade...

  • PARIS, June 28- France's hardline CGT labor union looked isolated in its call for a September strike over President Emmanuel Macron's plans to ease labor regulations, as two other leading unions sounded a more conciliatory note on talks with the government. The CFDT, France's largest private-sector union, on Wednesday said it did not share the...

  • JOHANNESBURG, June 25- Around 1,000 workers at sugar producer Illovo are set to go on strike over wages and other benefits after talks with employers broke down, the trade union representing the staff said on Sunday. Illovo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of London- listed Associated British Foods and operates in South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia...

  • French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France May 7, 2017.

    French President Emmanuel Macron has secured a parliamentary majority, his next challenge is to rally the unions to push ahead with his reform agenda.

  • Uber driver

    Uber board member David Bonderman, who spurred outrage after making a sexist remark at a staff meeting, has resigned on Tuesday.

  • OSLO, June 10- Norwegian oil and gas firms secured a wage agreement with workers on Saturday, ending the threat of a strike that would have cut output at five fields, employers said. The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, which negotiated on behalf of energy firms, had warned that a strike by the Lederne trade union would have cut oil and gas output by 443,500 barrels...

  • OSLO, June 10- Norwegian oil workers and their employers have extended wage negotiations past a midnight deadline in a bid to avert a strike that would cut the country's oil and gas production, industry representatives said on Saturday. The Lederne trade union has threatened to strike at five offshore fields operated by Statoil, Shell and Eni, cutting...

  • BOGOTA, June 7- Colombia will raise the salaries of public employees by 6.75 percent this year, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday, a move which may help end a more than three-week-long teachers strike. The powerful Colombian Federation of Education Workers union, which represents some 350,000 teachers, has not yet backed down from its strike, which...

  • PARIS, June 6- The French government of President Emmanuel Macron hopes to enact labor reforms in the coming months, building on ones the previous government forced through parliament in 2016 against street protests and broad, but not unanimous, opposition form labor unions. The thrust is to allow a wider range of conditions to be set in the workplace rather than...