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Obama Administration Unveils New Overtime Pay Standards

June 30, 2015 10:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The rules would make millions of additional workers eligible for overtime pay.

GOP Spending Proposals Would Thwart Labor Rules

June 30, 2015 9:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Democrats harshly criticized the overall spending bill and the NLRB provisions.

Boeing CEO Transition Could Impact Relationship With Unions

June 25, 2015 3:27 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

As McNerney steps down from Boeing, some wonder what will change under Muilenburg.

General Mills To Slash Up To 725 Jobs

June 25, 2015 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills expects to cut 675 to 725 jobs as it wrestles with sluggish sales.

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Airbus A320 U.S. Manufacturing Facility: Employee Training

June 23, 2015 2:52 pm | by Airbus | Videos | Comments

Go behind the scenes as employees for Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility.

Union Voting On Potential End To Texas Refinery Strike

June 23, 2015 2:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The tentative contract would put more than 1,000 workers back on the job.

Robots: Will Humans Face A Horse And Buggy Moment?

June 22, 2015 2:26 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Gideon Rose discusses work and life in the age of automation.

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Labor Contract Deadline Looms At Pennsylvania Metal Company

June 22, 2015 11:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Stalled negotiations raised the prospects of a work stoppage beginning next month.

Deal Between GE, Unions Covers 3,200 GE Transportation Workers

June 22, 2015 8:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal affects about 16,500 workers at GE at plants across the country.

Former Shell Worker Cites Unsafe Conditions On Oil Ship

June 19, 2015 3:33 pm | by Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anita Hanks says Shell maintained dangerous work conditions on the Arctic Challenger.

UAW Chief Hopes To Resolve Labor Cost Disparity

June 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Dennis Williams blamed circumstances following GM and FCA bankruptcies in 2009 for the disparity.

Hershey To Cut About 300 Jobs, Lowers 2015 Revenue Outlook

June 19, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hershey maintains that a slowdown in China's economy is a contributing factor.

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Caterpillar To Lay Off 120 Workers At East Peoria Plant

June 18, 2015 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar Inc. has announced a second round of layoffs this year.

Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Fall To Nearly 15-Year Low

June 18, 2015 11:18 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The data is "very encouraging labor market news," said Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets.

In Next Strike Against Unions, GOP States Go After Wage Laws

June 16, 2015 2:05 am | by David Eggert, The Associated Press | News | Comments

They say the wage laws inflate costs and make it harder for nonunion contractors to compete.

GM To Cut 100 Jobs Amid Slower Sales

June 15, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors plans to cut 100 jobs at its Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit.

Organized Labor Takes Gamble By Battling Obama's Trade Bill

June 10, 2015 9:43 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Unions and Democrats agree on most big issues, but trade bitterly divides many of them.

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Report: Import Levels Return To Normal After West Coast Port Dispute

June 9, 2015 1:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The NRF report projected that June would see cargo volumes rise by 2.6 percent.

The Supreme Court To Review Workplace Rights

June 9, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Court has agreed to weigh limits on workers' ability to dispute workplace issues.

Legislation Would Allow Governors To Intervene In Port Labor Disputes

June 9, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The bill would allow governors to petition courts to prohibit work slowdowns or stoppages.

Union To Terminate Contract With Copper Producer

June 8, 2015 10:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An Arizona copper producer could be closer to a work stoppage.

Legislation Would Allow Governors To Intervene In Port Labor Disputes

June 5, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The effort follows a labor dispute at West Coast ports.

U.S. Employers Add Solid 280K Jobs

June 5, 2015 9:19 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.5 percent.

Report: Job Websites Could Help Resolve Labor Gaps

June 4, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Other benefits could include workforce productivity gains and improved educational choices.

Missouri Governor Vetoes Right-To-Work

June 4, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Right-to-work laws prohibit membership in a union as a condition of employment.

U.S. Unemployment Aid Applications Drop To 276,000

June 4, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Applications have been below 300,000, a historically low level, for 13 weeks.

U.S. Productivity Fell In The First Quarter While Labor Costs Rose

June 4, 2015 9:20 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Productivity is the key determinant for rising living standards.

Survey: U.S. Business Hiring Picks Up In May To 201K

June 3, 2015 10:06 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A survey of manufacturing firms showed that factory activity grew at a faster pace in May

Sikorsky To Cut 1,400 Jobs, Citing Falling Oil Production

June 2, 2015 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The job cuts would affect about 9.2 percent of its workforce of about 15,200 people.

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