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Contracts Labor Unions

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 6- Argentines protesting against government austerity measures and demanding higher wages brought the country to a standstill on Thursday as labor unions challenged President Mauricio Macri in the first general strike since he took office 16 months ago. Truck and bus drivers, teachers, factory workers, airport employees and the...

  • PARIS, April 5- France's hardline CGT trade union has called on workers' representatives on the board of state-controlled utility EDF to reject the shutdown of the Fessenheim nuclear plant, expected to be tabled during a meeting on Thursday. EDF has scheduled a board meeting for April 6 to decide on stopping Fessenheim, France's oldest nuclear plant.

  • *ANC-allied Cosatu trade union asks Zuma to step down. PRETORIA, April 4- South Africa's biggest trade union called on President Jacob Zuma to quit on Tuesday, in the wake of a cabinet reshuffle that has cost the country one investment-grade rating and deepened a rift within the ruling African National Congress. Zuma's sacking of respected finance minister...

  • *ANC-allied Cosatu trade union asks Zuma to quit. PRETORIA, April 4- South Africa's biggest trade union called on President Jacob Zuma to quit on Tuesday, in the wake of a cabinet reshuffle that has cost the country one investment-grade rating and deepened a rift within the ruling African National Congress. Zuma's sacking of respected finance minister Pravin...

  • SANTIAGO, April 3- Southern Copper Corp hopes to dissuade workers at its Toquepala and Cuajone mines in Peru from striking this month, as a second labor union this year in the world's No.2 copper producer seeks a larger share of profits. The union, one of five representing Southern Copper workers in Peru, plans to hold an indefinite strike starting April 7 or 10,...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 28- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. In January, Ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in Michigan...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 28- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. In January, Ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in Michigan...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 28- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. In January, Ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in Michigan...

  • Miners of the Escondida copper mine, on strike, block a road outside of Escondida, some 145 km northeast of Antofagasta, Chile, on March 8, 2017.

    The strike at Chile's Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, is ending.

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- The Brazilian real weakened on Thursday after the country's lower house of Congress approved a government-sponsored bill by a narrower margin than expected, raising concerns of fading support for a planned pension reform. The bill, which allows companies to outsource any job and drew fierce opposition from labor unions, was approved...

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    Workers in California and Nevada went on strike, alleging that the company violated contract terms by forcing employees to do work outside their areas of expertise.

  • Miners of the Escondida copper mine, on strike, block a road outside of Escondida, some 145 km northeast of Antofagasta, Chile, on March 8, 2017.

    The union called the fresh offer from management to end the strike "manipulative."

  • SANTIAGO, March 19- The labor union at the world's largest copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, called a fresh offer of talks by management to end a 39- day strike "manipulative." The union told Reuters on Sunday that it will decide whether to attend a meeting with the company after holding two assemblies for its 2,500 members on Sunday and early on Monday.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 16- Antitrust measures announced last week that would split up Carlos Slim's America Movil and open its fixed line network to competition may help Mexico's dominant telecommunications provider reduce labor costs, according to a labor union spokesman. Paula Garcia, spokeswoman for America Movil, declined to comment on whether the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 15- Argentina has reached a deal with labor unions aimed at increasing car production to one million per year by 2023, President Mauricio Macri said on Wednesday, as part of his drive to increase investment by reducing high labor costs. Auto production in Argentina hit a record 828,771 vehicles in 2011. Since then it has fallen steadily to...

  • LABOR UNION AT FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC'S CERRO VERDE MINE IN PERU MAY CALL OFF STRIKE NEXT WEEK IF LABOR MINISTRY DECLARES IT ILLEGAL-UNION PRESIDENT.

  • Chickens on a truck near a Tyson Foods plant in Springdale, Ark., June 18, 2012. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied fines as high as $317,000 against poultry producers in 2016, but many safety advocates are concerned that regulations may slacken under the Trump administration.

    Breaking from norm, the Labor Department has stopped publicizing fines against companies, New York Times reports.

  • Antofagasta CEO: possible to work with labor unions

    Antofagasta CEO Iván Arriagada talks about working with labor unions and trying to improve productivity, with comment on Chilean mines.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 13- Argentine labor unions appear to be pressuring the government by holding marches and threatening strikes ahead of the country's key October mid-term elections, Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio said on Monday. President Mauricio Macri took office 15 months ago promising to jumpstart the economy by regaining the trust of investors...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Bernie Sanders' suggestion for how to fight Trump and right-wing populism could be nothing more than a "liberal myth."