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Just two days before the UAW's contracts with Detroit automakers were due t... Read Story
University of California-Berkeley Professor of Labor Relations Harley Shaiken warned on Wednesday that there was a growing risk of a strike at General Motors.I... Read Story
Google must ensure that its workers can speak up on political and workplace issues, according to the National Labor Relations Board.... Read Story
SEOUL, Sept.13 (Korea Bizwire) — GM Korea Co., the South Korean unit of General Motors Co., won’t likely turn around this year …... Read Story
General Motors workers made big concessions to help pull the automaker out of its 2009 bankruptcy. Now, the company is making record profits.But, the... Read Story
The "settlement model" of the relationship between carriers and independent owner-operators has been growing as trucking companies deal with the ... Read Story
A bill will drive a national debate over how to reshape labor laws so that workers get their fair share in a service and knowledge economy. Read Story
The National Labor Relations Board eased the standard for determining whether employers in a unionized workplace can make certain changes to workers' terms and conditions of employment without requiring additional bargaining with the union. Read Story
Four bank employee unions have given a call for a two-day strike from the midnight of 25 September and an indefinite stir from the second week of November to protest against the mega-merger of 10 nationalised banks, a union leader said on Thursday... Read Story
The bill would classify most independent contractors as employees in California. ... Read Story
The proposed bill would force ride-sharing companies Uber Technologies and Lyft to reclassify many drivers as full-time employees, likely upending their business model. Read Story
Union members reportedly are pleased with average hourly raises of 55 cents. Voting to ratify takes place this week. Read Story
The British Airways pilots’ strike continues into its second and last day on Tuesday, after their union reported strong support for the industrial action. Read Story
A leading academic says the amount of days lost to London Underground strikes is "particularly dire". Read Story
The companies seem to have fallen short in efforts to dodge legislation classifying many workers in the gig economy as employees and not contractors. Read Story
US-based industrial union the United Steelworkers reports that it now represents approximately 325 workers at the Kumho Tire factory in Macon, Georgia.The workforce’s status as a bargaining unit c…... Read Story
According to a recent Gallup poll, almost two-thirds of Americans approve of labor unions up from only 48% approval in 2009, with 82% of Democrats approving and 45% of Republicans. Read Story
The latest contract offer will be presented to UFCW members on Monday, Sept. 9. Read Story
British Airways has rejected an olive branch from pilots’ union Balpa to hold talks and call off next week’s strikes, describing the offer as a “cynical” proposal that would cost the airline an additional £50m. Most of BA’s 4,300 pilots based at Heathrow and Gatwick are due to go on strike on Monday and Tuesday over pay and conditions for the first time in the airline’s history. While BA has not confirmed the number of cancellations, it is expected that only a small number of its more than 800 daily flights will take off. Balpa said it had written to BA’s chief executive, Alex Cruz, on Thursday with a proposal to end the stand-off, which saw its pilots vote overwhelmingly for industrial action after eight months of pay talks. BA had offered an 11.5% deal over three years to pilots. The union said it would call off the strikes on 9 and 10 September if BA would hold meaningful talks. A further strike is scheduled for 27 September, and more dates could follow. General secretary, Brian Strutton, said: “Our members’ resolve is very strong and they remain very angry with BA, but they also want to leave no stone unturned in trying to find a resolution to their dispute.” He said the new offer showed that pilots were “willing to be flexible but still stand united in getting a better deal”. However, BA rejected the proposal as too late and expensive. In a statement, the airline said: “We remain open to constructive talks with Balpa to resolve the pay negotiations, but we do not believe the union is acting in good faith by making an 11th-hour inflated proposal which would cost an additional £50m. “We at BA have acted with integrity through many months of negotiations. We and the union’s leaders agreed and shook on a deal on Monday 12 August only for the union to backtrack on that agreement and return with new and unrealistic demands.” Strutton and Balpa have denied shaking on a deal. Union rules would only allow negotiators to take proposals to a committee for recommendation, and then to a vote by pilots. The airline continued: “Balpa has cynically waited until we have helped the vast majority of customers with alternative travel arrangements, and our planning for a strike has reached a critical stage. Our customers need the certainty that Balpa will call off the strikes for good, not just for two days next week.” A small number of BA-operated flights are due to go ahead next week, with non-unionised pilots in management positions in the cockpit. BA has said it would also hire planes with pilots and crew to cover certain departures. Codeshare flights with other airlines may also operate with bigger planes and accommodate some passengers. However, the majority of passengers due to travel are believed to have had their travel plans altered. The airline suffered further embarrassment when contacting some people in error last month, while customers complained of being unable to confirm whether their flight was correctly cancelled or not. Read Story
September could prove to be a big month for ride-hailing companies as California lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill that will have a big impact on whether drivers in the state are considered employees. Read Story
SEOUL — Multiple news outlets reported Sunday that Nissan’s decision-making officials have been reviewing whether to continue sales in Korea, as the Japanese carmaker has been hit hard by the... Read Story
Some 47,000 supermarket workers at Ralphs, Albertsons and other grocery chains in southern California are closer to starting the largest private-sector strike since 74,000 General Motors employees walked off the job in 2007. Read Story
Former school teacher and author Rebecca Friedrichs said on Thursday that California’s new lenient suspension policy is a danger to the school environment. Read Story
On Tuesday, the automation-focused meme candidate Andrew Yang tweeted, “Fast food may be first.” He was commenting on a new CNBC report that reported annual employee turnover rates of 100 percent at the Panera Bread chain—a figure that is low for the fast food industry, which can see annual... Read Story
More than 300 potash mine workers are preparing to be laid off next week as Mosaic’s Colonsay location is ready to indefinitely shut down. Read Story
President Donald Trump met with General Motors CEO Mary Barra at the White House Thursday. Her decision to shut four US plants has clearly made him unhappy. Read Story
BRITISH Airways faces its biggest ever strike next week, with 1,600 flights expected to be grounded.The action will cripple the airline’s flight schedule, affecting up to 290,000 passengers flying…... Read Story
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