The factory's union says the director and human resources chief were blocked from leaving after an especially difficult meeting Monday with staff; a Goodyear representative, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the tense situation, says the two managers were being held against their will.
The issue fractured the union and drew unusual pleas from politicians who said the deal was necessary to support the area's economic future. Boeing has been exploring the prospect of building the 777X elsewhere, a move that could trigger a steady exodus of aerospace jobs from the place where Boeing was founded.
It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people. One problem, many economists say: It isn't supported by a wisp of fact.
Workers at most of Cambodia's more than 500 garment factories are on strike, demanding an increase in the minimum wage to $160 a month, double the current rate. The government has offered $100 a month. The local human rights group LICADHO said in a statement that at least four civilians were shot dead and 21 injured in what it described as "the worst state violence against civilians to hit Cambodia in 15 years."
A group of top-level union workers at Boeing already earn more than $90,000 in base pay annually, not counting shift differentials, overtime or incentive payments, according to union wage tables. While the contract offer going to a vote Friday would slow the growth of machinists' wages starting in 2016, workers would still get regular cost-of-living adjustments, plus an extra 1 percent pay increase every other year.
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Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed that it expects layoffs at the upper end of a range that it outlined earlier this year, with 5,000 more workers than originally planned expected to lose jobs by October 2014 due to "continued market and business pressures."
Many have jobs that provide paltry pensions or none at all, as many companies have been moving toward less generous retirement packages in the past decade. Many boomers expect to work the rest of their lives because they have little cash put away for their old age and they worry Social Security won't cover their bills.
The expansion by aeronautics giant Boeing will continue apace in South Carolina during 2014 as hundreds of jobs are moved in and new construction progresses in the Lowcountry, where the company now assembles its 787 Dreamliner. It's all part of company plans announced this year to invest another $1 billion in the state and create 2,000 jobs over eight years.
Cambodian anti-government protesters on Sunday staged their largest daily protest to demand new elections, beginning a third week of demonstrations with their numbers buoyed by thousands of factory workers seeking higher wages. Sam Rainsy, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, led a massive four-hour march through Phnom Penh, the capital, in the group's latest effort to try to dislodge Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The question arises, generally, because the owner of the business or professional practice does not want to add unnecessary overhead or increase costly unnecessary and unappreciated benefits. And, the thought is, incorrectly, that all those employed will have to participate.
Fort Lee resident Vincent Ip co-founded Mission Motorcycles of San Francisco. The company makes high-end, electric-powered motorcycles that Time magazine calls one of the top inventions of 2013. Ip was terminated in November for what the company's lawsuit calls unprofessional behavior including physical threats.
Volkswagen Group announced today that it has grown by about 248,000 employees, representing a rise of 76 percent, since 2007. 123,000 of those are new jobs created around the world, and 125,000 are from employees of companies acquired during that period and integrated into the larger group. At the end of 2013, the company has about 573,000 employees, the highest number in its history.
It's the first of three incremental boosts approved by the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo when they approved the state budget in March. The minimum for most workers will increase at the end of 2014 to $8.75 an hour and to $9 an hour a year after that.
The U.S. Department of Labor authorized former employees of the Williston IBM plant and some other businesses involved in memory design services in that town to participate in a program designed to help workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign competition, state officials said Thursday.
Hartshorn says DynaChem president and CEO Keith Rife was hospitalized for gunshot wounds to his head and hip. His injuries aren't considered life-threatening. Investigators say the employee worked for DynaChem for more than two decades. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Striking workers making shoes and clothes for Western brands have blocked roads and briefly scuffled with police in Cambodia. The workers are demanding a two-fold increase in the minimum wage to $160. The protests Friday snarled traffic in and around the capital Phnom Penh.
As home to the nation's only primary lead smelter, Herculaneum processes raw ore into metal to make car batteries, X-ray shields and many other products. But the end of that long tradition is in sight for the small town 25 miles south of St. Louis that began smelting when this land was still owned by Spain.
The protests in Phnom Penh on Thursday came as the country's garment manufacturers association recommended that its members stop operations for a week. It cited a fear that demonstrators might damage the factories if workers didn't come out on strike. The country is home to about 500 factories producing clothes and shoes for foreign brands.
Fisker attorneys asked a Delaware judge in court papers this week to consider the demands of 157 former employees as general unsecured claims with zero value. The former employees, who filed a federal lawsuit in California alleging inadequate notice of the layoffs, claim they are owed about $3.8 million, with about half that amount entitled to priority over other creditors' claims.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration says a mill in northern Maine is expected to add 20 new jobs early next year. LePage's office says the Louisiana Pacific Corporation plant in New Limerick hired 41 new employees last year and is hoping to continue to grow in the new year.
Gov. Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker joined Electrolux Major Appliances North America CEO Jack Truong to announce construction of a new six-floor, 375,000 square-foot facility for marketing, research and development and other company operations.
Police charged the owners of a Bangladeshi garment factory and 11 employees with culpable homicide Sunday for alleged negligence leading to the death of 112 workers in a raging fire that engulfed the factory last year. It was the first time Bangladeshi authorities had sought to prosecute factory owners in the world's second-largest garment industry.
In a statement, IAM leaders said the latest proposal contains "significant improvements" over an offer rejected by Machinists in November. Local union leaders disagree with that assessment and have opposed any new vote on the contract.
In a statement, company spokesman says, "We believe engaging with and funding an organization that openly discriminates is in conflict with our policies." He says the company applauds the Scouts' mission but has a conflict with policies that discriminate based on sexual orientation.