Contracts Labor Unions

  • United Airlines flight attendants protest staffing cuts at Newark Liberty International Airport.

    United Airlines flight attendants demonstrated on Thursday against planned staffing cuts in the business-class cabin on international flights, saying fewer flight attendants poses a risk to safety and customer service.

  • President Donald Trump, left, listens during a Strategic and Policy Forum meeting with business leaders and White House advisors in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.

    President Donald Trump said General Motors CEO Mary Barra is 'making a big mistake."

  • SYDNEY, Dec 13- Coal railway workers at Australian hauler Aurizon Holdings Ltd are planning strikes after a breakdown in pay negotiations, their trade union said, a move that could delay shipments from the world's largest coking coal export region. Miners including BHP Billiton, Glencore, Anglo American and Peabody Energy use Aurizon's four major railways in...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 13- Coal railway workers at Australian hauler Aurizon Holdings Ltd are planning strikes after a breakdown in pay negotiations, their trade union said, a move that could delay shipments from the world's largest coking coal export region. Miners including BHP Billiton, Glencore, Anglo American and Peabody Energy use Aurizon's four major railways in...

  • LIBREVILLE, Dec 12- Gabon's oil workers union said on Wednesday it had called off a strike across all facilities over the layoff of several Total workers. The union, called ONEP, began what it said would be a three-day strike on Tuesday because only four of six fired workers had been reinstated despite demands that they all return to work. Gabon produces about...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- Detroit automakers and labor unions on Monday insisted that any U.S. trade deal with Japan contain strong provisions to combat currency manipulation and pry open Japan's largely closed auto market before lowering any U.S. autos tariffs. "These barriers have created an uneven playing field so much so that for every car that the U.S. exported to...

  • BERLIN, Dec 9- Germany's EVG railway workers' union will start strikes on Monday that will hit local, regional and long-distance trains nationwide after wage talks with rail operator Deutsche Bahn broke down, two union sources said on Sunday. One person familiar with the preparations told Reuters the union did not want to limit itself to just a few routes or one...

  • An investigation into Chinese toy factories has alleged that factories in major supply chains are mistreating their workers.

  • HOUSTON, Dec 5- About 100 United Steelworkers union members rallied on Wednesday outside a LyondellBasell Industries Houston oil refinery to protest the lack of negotiations there on a new local contract. Existing union contracts expire on Feb. 1. LyondellBasell officials did not begin talks on union local issues as planned on Monday, Marcos Velez, a USW...

  • HOUSTON, Dec 5- About 100 United Steelworkers union members rallied on Wednesday outside a LyondellBasell Industries Houston oil refinery over a lack of negotiations there on a new local contract. Existing union contracts expire on Feb. 1. LyondellBasell officials did not begin talks on union local issues as planned on Monday, Marcos Velez, a USW International...

  • Gary Jones, the newly-elected President of the United Auto Workers (UAW), addresses the 37th UAW Constitutional Convention June14, 2018 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. 

    The United Auto Workers union said GM's decision to idle plants in the U.S. and Canada shows the new trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico is not strong enough to stop the flow of jobs from the U.S. to Mexico. 

  • SANTIAGO, Nov 28- The workers union at BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile started a strike after layoffs earlier this week, union president Ronald Salcedo said on Wednesday, shutting down operations at the northern Chilean deposit.

  • UNITED AUTO WORKERS UNION SAYS IT WILL CHALLENGE GENERAL MOTORS CO DECISION TO IDLE NORTH AMERICAN PLANTS "THROUGH EVERY LEGAL, CONTRACTUAL AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AVENUE OPEN TO OUR MEMBERSHIP".

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 5- Members of South African trade union Solidarity at struggling state-owned arms firm Denel have rejected a proposal to cut their salaries by around 20 percent from the end of November, the union said on Monday. The company, which makes weapons, missiles and armoured vehicles for the South African armed forces and clients in Africa, the Gulf and...

  • United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) drivers deliver packages on Cyber Monday in New York.

    UPS  has warned customers it will stop picking up shipments of heavy items next Wednesday to avoid potential freight disruptions before union voting on a tentative contract ends on Nov. 11, the company said.

  • Woman shopping at  Wal-Mart

    The high court will rule on a number of cases this term over whether workers can bring disputes against their employers in a court of law or if they will have to submit to arbitration behind closed doors. 

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 9- International and Dutch unions filed a complaint with a global trade body on Tuesday accusing Chevron Corp. of funnelling billions of euros through letter box companies in the Netherlands to avoid taxation. In a rare step, the federation of Dutch trade unions, the International Transport Workers' Federation and Public Services...

  • PARIS, Oct 9- A power sector strike reduced electricity generation at three French nuclear reactors and two coal-fired generators by 2.8 gigawatts on Tuesday, data by French power grid operator RTE showed. The 24- hour strike by the energy branch of the hardline CGT trade union is part of a nationwide protest by several unions against President Emmanuel...

  • Oct 2- Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for its U.S. employees from next month, as it faces criticism for pay disparity from lawmakers and labor unions. The move comes at a time when the "Fight for Fifteen" movement a union-led push for a $15 minimum wage has been gaining traction in cities across the country.

  • ABUJA, Sept 30- A Nigerian umbrella trade union suspended a nationwide strike on its fourth day on Sunday, after the government agreed to hold a meeting to discuss increasing the minimum wage, a union official said. "The general strike has been suspended, not called off," said Chris Uyot, deputy secretary general of the Nigerian Labour Congress.