The UAW's chief lawyer is portraying the city of Detroit as inflexible in the weeks leading to last summer's bankruptcy filing. Unions opposed to Detroit's bankruptcy say there was a lack of good-faith negotiations with creditors before the Chapter 9 filing in July. If a judge finds that's true, he could throw out the case.
Tech giant Apple Inc. on Monday said it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers and provide material currently used only in its iPhone 5 cameras and fingerprint reading sensors.
Blind people remain largely unwanted in the U.S. workplace, despite technological advances that dramatically boost their capabilities. Only about 24 percent of working-age Americans with visual disabilities had full-time jobs as of 2011, according to Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute.
Kellogg says it will trim its global workforce by 7 percent as part of a cost-cutting plan, with the cereal maker citing weaker-than-expected sales for the year.The maker of Frosted Flakes and Eggo waffles said it expects earnings per share for the year to be toward the lower end of its previous forecast.
The harsh and often unsafe working conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry drew global attention after the collapse of an eight-story factory building killed more than 1,100 people in April. In another horrific case, a fire last November killed 112 workers.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is warning mine operators about the increased safety risks brought on by winter weather. Statistics show that deadly mine explosions historically occur more often during October through March than during warmer periods.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very fewer workers. The Labor Department's first-time application figures were largely free of the distortions that had elevated the data earlier in the month.
A private survey shows U.S. businesses added just 130,000 jobs in October, as the 16-day partial government shutdown slowed an already-weak job market. Payroll processor ADP also said Wednesday that companies created just 145,000 jobs in September, far below the 166,000 it had reported earlier this month.
State safety regulators announced Tuesday they are seeking $707,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil Corp. after alleging 22 safety violations at the company's refinery in south-central Wyoming, including a toxic gas release that sickened dozens of workers in May.
Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will close an East Texas plant and move the work elsewhere, putting about 100 employees out of work.The announcement to close the dippers plant in Kilgore comes a week after the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy equipment maker revealed third-quarter earnings fell 44 percent.
As jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the Machinists Union begin negotiations on Thursday for a new contract governing pay, benefits, work rules and other conditions, the top issue will be jobs. Neither company nor union representatives would discuss the issues expected to dominate negotiations. But union officials have said they may not recommend a contract for ratification without specific language about the number of jobs.
Roughly a year ago, GE and other thought leaders in the industry — Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa and The Manufacturing Institute — launched the Get Skills to Work initiative, a coalition aimed at closing the skills gap and specifically, to supporting veterans as they transition to careers in advanced manufacturing.
Global shifts in costs, processes and consumer purchasing habits put the U.S. in a position to revitalizing its manufacturing sector and enhance businesses and industry at home. The only thing missing is enough skilled workers to maintain the momentum.
Republican Gov. John Kasich is facing criticism over the indefinite shuttering of Ormet Corp., an aluminum smelting giant along the Ohio River and the onetime largest customer of American Electric Power. About 1,000 workers — mostly unionized steelworkers — are out of work.
Occupational safety officials are investigating Chattanooga's Wrigley Manufacturing plant after a 34-year-old woman died there. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Mandie Rachael Creel Chitwood died Monday, hours after she was seriously injured in an accident at the Wrigley plant on Sunday.
Truck maker AB Volvo says its earnings dipped on lower sales in the third quarter and that it will slash 2,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting program. Volvo's net profit was 1.38 billion kronor ($217 million), down from 1.40 billion kronor in the third quarter of 2012.
PSA Peugeot Citroen workers marched and waved banners to protest the closure of a historic Citroen plant as the factory's last car came off the assembly line Friday.Opened in 1973, the Aulnay-sous-Bois plant is being shut down next year as the money-losing car maker seeks to cut costs.
Some of the largest pension funds in the U.S. and the world are worried that fossil fuel companies may not be as profitable in the future because of efforts to limit climate change. Now, they're asking for details on how the firms will manage a long-term shift to cleaner energy sources.
Boston Scientific Corp. says it plans to shed as many as 1,500 jobs worldwide, or about 6 percent of its work force, in an effort to cut costs. The company also says its CFO is leaving. Boston Scientific is promoting its corporate controller to replace him.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000 last week, though the total was elevated for the third straight week by technical problems in California. The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average jumped by nearly 11,000 to 348,250.
Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it expects to manufacture 4.7 million vehicles this year, exceeding its target despite strikes that disrupted its South Korean production. The company had aimed to make 4.66 million vehicles this year.
The uncertainty and weakness that hung over the U.S. job market in September before the government shut down aren't going away. Employers will likely remain slow to hire as long as the economy struggles to accelerate, consumers limit their spending and Congress keeps putting off a resolution to a budget fight that will resurface early next year.
Specialty drugmaker Amarin Corp. is eliminating half of its employees in the wake of an overwhelmingly negative Food and Drug Administration meeting that has put the future of the company's lead product in jeopardy.
The U.S. economy added just 148,000 jobs in September, suggesting that employers held back on hiring before a 16-day partial government shutdown began Oct. 1.Still, hiring last month was enough to lower the unemployment rate. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the rate fell to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in August.
The 12 filed the lawsuit in September 2011 for lost wages and other earnings that total more than $160,000. The lawsuit alleged that Davis and Dempster also didn't pay parts suppliers, defaulted on loans from banks and economic development firms and didn't deliver products to customers that paid up front.