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Trump appointee may give McDonald’s a break in landmark labor case

Trump appointee may give McDonald’s a break in landmark labor case

Under the Trump administration, the National Labor Relations Board has been reversing a slew of Obama-era decisions. Now, it appears they may back off a labor case against one of the country’s biggest employers: McDonald’s. Economic news – CNNMoney.com

January 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ford union workers ratify new four-year U.S. labor pact: UAW

Ford union workers ratify new four-year U.S. labor pact: UAW

Ford Motor Co's U.S. union workers narrowly approved a four-year labor contract after a late push for support by United Auto Workers leaders, the UAW said late Friday night. The UAW said 51.3 percent of production workers and 52.4 percent of skilled trades workers voted in favor of the new contract, after more than a […]

November 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN investigator: North Koreans doing forced labor abroad

UN investigator: North Koreans doing forced labor abroad

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labor to circumvent U.N. sanctions and earn foreign currency for the country, amounting to between $ 1.2 billion and $ 2.3 billion annually by one estimate, a U.N. investigator said Wednesday. Asia News […]

October 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. jobless claims rise modestly, still point to firming labor market

U.S. jobless claims rise modestly, still point to firming labor market

WASHINGTON(Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits rose modestly last week and a gauge of its trend fell, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labor market that could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Reuters: Business News

October 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
UAW picks Fiat Chrysler as target company in labor talks

UAW picks Fiat Chrysler as target company in labor talks

DETROIT (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the target company in labor negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and the three Detroit automakers, the UAW said on Sunday. Reuters: Business News

September 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Clinton tells organized labor she would enhance Social Security for some

Clinton tells organized labor she would enhance Social Security for some

By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton has told the AFL-CIO she wants to improve Social Security benefits for women and lower-income seniors, offering a glimpse of the Democratic presidential front-runner's thinking on a topic she has rarely addressed on the campaign trail. In a questionnaire on labor issues from April that has […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Labor Dept. extends comment period on retirement advice rules

Labor Dept. extends comment period on retirement advice rules

Industry gains 15 days to comment on proposal to tighten regulations on advice to U.S. investors MarketWatch.com – All MarketWatch News – Personal Finance

May 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Global Labor Glut Sinking Wages Means U.S. Needs to Get Schooled

Global Labor Glut Sinking Wages Means U.S. Needs to Get Schooled

The long-sought rise in American wages is being suppressed by a global labor glut that is undermining policy makers’ efforts to wring slack from the U.S. job market. The most effective way of combating this oversupply is to promote increased training and education of U.S. workers so they can provide skills unavailable elsewhere to employers, […]

May 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. jobless data boosts labor market picture; trade deficit narrows

U.S. jobless data boosts labor market picture; trade deficit narrows

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continues to expand at a solid clip even as economic growth has stalled. Sustained labor market strength supports views that the sharp slowdown in activity is probably temporary. "Today’s report reinforces our view that labor market conditions […]

April 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
West Coast ports talks resume for fourth day with labor secretary

West Coast ports talks resume for fourth day with labor secretary

By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. labor secretary kicked off a fourth straight day of intensifying talks with shipping executives and union leaders for dockworkers on Friday, aiming to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of disruptions at 29 West Coast ports. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez first joined […]

February 21, 2015 | By | Reply More