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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delivery drivers from Teamsters Local 120 voted unanimously to strike O'Reilly Auto Parts in Minnesota unless the company agrees to Read Story
RMT union members will walk out for three days from New Year's Eve in a long-running row over the role of conductors on Southern trains, while Aslef is continuing with a ban on overtime. Read Story
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The already dwindling number of employees at the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison will continue to shrink as the facility prepares t Read Story
Southern rail passengers have been warned that services will be "severely disrupted" over the next few days because of a fresh strike by guards and an ongoing overtime ban by drivers. Members of the RMT union will walk out for three days from New Year's Eve in a long-running row over the role of conductors, while Aslef is continuing with a ban on overtime in protest at driver-only trains. Read Story
The president-elect wants to displace unions as the champion of labor. Read Story
Is the minimum wage going up where you live? Here's a rundown of where these changes go into effect and what the changes are. Read Story
MADRID (AP) — Several thousand workers took to the streets of Madrid Sunday to protest the Spanish government's labor policies of recent years as th Read Story
The SEIU, one of the most politically powerful labor unions in the U.S., plans to drastically lower its budget in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory Read Story
Trump presidency poses ‘serious threat’ to workers and labor organizing, said leaders of Service Employees International Union, an active group in Fight for $15 Read Story
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Come the new year, millions of the lowest-wage workers across the country will get a raise. Some of those raises will be very minor -- a cost of living adjustment amounting to an extra nickel or dime an hour. But in several places the jump will be between $1 and $2 an hour. Read Story
NEW YORK — When the clock strikes midnight and the calendar flips to 2017, minimum wage will rise and a new set of laws will go into effect. Here's a round up of the changes coming in the new year: Increase in minimum wage Gov. Read Story
Many, if not most, economists agree that the benefits of tariffs, no matter how well-intentioned, are temporary, if not illusory. Read Story
Lansdowne Road agreement undermined by Luas, Dublin Bus and Garda settlements Read Story
Unionized pilots at Korean Air Lines went on strike Thursday for the first time in 11 years, disrupting some flights on the airline’s major Asian and Middle Eastern routes. Read Story
A higher minimum wage, a ban on using "Redskins" as the name of a school team or mascot, and new restrictions on assault weapons are among t… Read Story
Contrary to its mantra, Google is being evil, and also illegal, the lawsuit alleges. Read Story
Part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions Read Story
It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by humans a century ago on the Ford Model T line, and made the rest much less physically punishing for line workers Read Story
Uber drivers demanding higher fares blocked roads to Paris airports, creating gigantic traffic jams that forced Christmas travellers to walk the final few hundred yards to terminals. Read Story
The Army is said to be on standby to ensure commuters, revellers and schoolchildren can travel amid strikes planned for New Year's Eve and January. Read Story
An anonymous Google employee is suing the company for its restrictive confidentiality policies which prevent reporting of illicit activities. Read Story
Members of Diageo's majority trade union GMB Scotland have signed a pension deal after voting in favour of strike action over proposed cuts last month Read Story
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended. Read Story
A Google Inc. product manager has sued the company, accusing it of unlawfully prohibiting employees from sharing concerns with coworkers, shareholders or t Read Story
The complaint alleges Google's confidentiality policies deter whistleblowing. It paints a culture of secrecy in contrast to the company's whimsical public image. Read Story
A Christmas Eve drivers’ walkout on the Central Line has been suspended, transport bosses have confirmed. Passengers travelling for Christmas were set to face travel chaos after Tube drivers announced last-minute strike action on Thursday. The walk-out was organised by the RMT union in a row over the dismissal of a fellow driver for “gross misconduct”. Read Story
The fast-food executive says raising the minimum wage too high will lock young workers out of the labor market. Read Story
Donald Trump attacked union leader Chuck Jones on Twitter this week, after the president of United Steelworkers Local 1999 appeared on CNN criticizing Trump for breaking his promise to Carrier workers in Indiana. Read Story
The former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Ill., soon could be purchased by little-known startup automotive firm Rivian Automotive. Read Story
Amazon debuted its latest retail concept this week, a cashless and cashierless shopping experience. But what are the lastng impacts on America's workforce? Read Story
Trade union chiefs need a “wake-up call” over strike action likely to spark a “Christmas of discontent”, a leading Labour MP has warned. Walk-outs and industrial action planned by rail, postal and airport workers look set to cause chaos throughout the festive season. Now, Meg Hillier, chairwoman of the influential Commons financial watchdog the Public Accounts Committee, said union leaders were in danger of shooting themselves in the foot. Read Story
Donald Trump's pick to manage labour issues is known for his views on wage hikes leading to automation. But industry experts say the fast food industry's move to automation stems more from the industry adapting to customer habits rather than wages. Read Story
Ads paid for by the pilots union target Amazon customers and warn of delays on last-minute deliveries. Read Story
ABX Air and Atlas Air pilots appealed directly to Amazon customers on Friday claiming bosses were ignoring their concerns that they were too understaffed to meet Christmas orders on time. Read Story
General Motors plans to shut five U.S. auto assembly plants for varying durations in January, primarily to cut oversupply of sedans which have fallen out of favor among U.S. consumers. Read Story
A strike by airport baggage handlers and check-in staff planned for 23 and 24 December is called off. Read Story
The Grinch stole Christmas this year for thousands of Americans who were promised pink slips before the holidays. Read Story
The hospitality and tourism industry faced numerous challenges in 2016, from the ongoing tussle with Airbnb to the rise of plant-based dining. Read Story
Amazon has denied reports that the company plans to open 2,000 brick-and-mortar grocery stores around the U.S. Read Story
Stocks are soaring, jobs are staying in America and deals are being made as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office. But there are still liberal whack jobs who are ignoring the clear evidence of a growing Trump economy. Read Story
Southern Railway yesterday lost a High Court legal battle to halt ‘unprecedented’ industrial action by drivers that will bring the besieged network to a standstill ahead of Christmas. Read Story
Tata Steel UK will continue operations at its blast furnace in Port Talbot following an agreement with trade unions on proposals to reform workers’ pensions. Read Story
British Airways passengers face disruption to flights over Christmas and the New Year after cabin crew voted overwhelmingly in favour of strikes. Read Story
The famous French landmark was closed due to a workers' strike -- and reopened to visitors on Sunday Read Story
Rexnord, which has a plant near Carrier in Indianapolis, is moving 300 jobs to Mexico. Read Story
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The union representing electricians, plumbers, elevator mechanics and other workers at UCLA have authorized a strike Jan. 6-10 to demand higher wages. Read Story
The new year will usher in raises for millions of the lowest paid workers in the country. Read Story
Boeing will continue to cut jobs at its commercial airplane unit in 2017, citing fierce competition with rival Airbus and a drop in new orders. Read Story
A Google product manager has filed a lawsuit against the company for its confidentiality policies on the grounds they violate California labor laws, according to a report from The Information Read Story