Governors of more than a dozen states are rushing to offer incentives such as subsidized training and infrastructure to convince Boeing Co. to move production of its new 777X jetliner out of Washington, where union members rejected a labor contract that froze pensions.
Bill de Blasio, who built his underdog campaign for New York mayor on promises to restrain police stop-and-frisk tactics and reduce income inequality, won in a landslide, putting a Democrat in charge of City Hall for the first time in 20 years.
Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has experienced something unusual: a union welcomed by management but faced with resistance from some workers. A combination of outdated labor laws and union intransigence has created this oddity.
Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates will face the country’s first joint general strike in 22 years as the two biggest labor organizations prepare to protest against the government’s austerity measures.
The U.S. government has denied a request from U.S. labor organizations to allow workers covered by an employer-sponsored plan to claim a tax credit under President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.
South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union wants its grievances about gold-industry wages to be kept separate from those of other labor organizations amid stalled wage talks with producers.
The AFL-CIO is asking for changes to the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s landmark health-care overhaul, potentially opening fissures between the White House and one of its staunch political allies.