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November 30, 2017 4:14 PM VW's unions fully back management's turnaround efforts: CEO

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) brand’s management has the full backing of labor unions as it pushes ahead with the implementation of a multi-billion-euro turnaround plan, the carmaker’s chief executive said. VW’s mass-market brand has been undergoing heavy restructuring since it agreed with the works council on plans to cut 3.7 billion euros 60

November 27, 2017 9:30 AM Macron seeks to rethink Africa relations, faces tensions

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to Africa to try to revive French influence and move beyond post-colonial tensions, despite skepticism and threats of demonstrations. Unions in Burkina Faso have called for protests for Macron's trip, which starts Monday night. The Burkina government has ordered schools closed to ease traffic because 51

November 24, 2017 12:02 PM Poland to phase out Sunday shopping by 2020

WARSAW, Poland – Poland's lawmakers have approved a law that will phase out Sunday shopping by the year 2020 despite criticism that it may eliminate thousands of jobs. Proposed by trade unions that want shop workers to spend more time with their families, the bill got support from the ruling party that adheres to Catholic values. Critics said it would 45

November 21, 2017 1:54 PM European court opens hearing on recognizing same-sex unions

BUCHAREST, Romania – The European Court of Justice has opened a hearing on the recognition of same-sex marriages in European Union countries where they aren't legal. Tuesday's hearing in Luxembourg came after Romania's constitutional court asked the European court to make a ruling on the issue amid a court case in Romania brought by a Romanian-American 48

November 2, 2017 10:45 PM DNAinfo, Gothamist suddenly shut down after union fight

DNAinfo and Gothamist, two major sources of local news for several U.S. cities, both suddenly shut down Thursday afternoon -- just a week after the sites' reporters and editors announced they'd voted to join a union. Instead of a slew of stories with grabby headlines like "The Best Halloween Costumes on the NYC Subway" or "Man Convicted of Killing Girlfriend 57

October 28, 2017 5:55 AM United Auto Workers files complaint against Tesla over fired workers

The United Auto Workers International Union on Thursday said it filed a complaint against Elon Musk's (pictured) Tesla Inc. The United Auto Workers International Union on Thursday said it filed a complaint against electric carmaker Tesla Inc. on behalf of the company’s terminated workers. The unfair labor practice (ULP) charges were filed at the National 80

October 25, 2017 6:06 PM Union Leaders Largely Echo Donald Trump on Nafta

AFL-CIO officials indicate they want to revisit the trade pact ST. LOUIS—Labor unions gathering here for the annual meeting of the AFL-CIO find themselves aligned with President Donald Trump on key aspects of the hot-button trade issue of the day: renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Labor leaders have echoed the White House in saying 63

October 17, 2017 3:34 AM Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat

MONTREAL/PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus SE agreed on Monday to buy a majority stake in Bombardier Inc’s CSeries jetliner program, grabbing control of a struggling competitor at the second attempt and giving the Canadian plane-and-train-maker an unexpected boost in its costly trade dispute with Boeing Co. The deal, which would come at no cost for Toulouse 55

October 16, 2017 11:03 AM Labor Department Taps Executives, Union Officials for Apprentice Program

Labor Department will announce 23 members of the president’s apprenticeship task force on Monday The Labor Department is enlisting the help of corporate executives, labor unions and governors to develop its policy of expanding the use of apprenticeships in the U.S. The department will announce 23 members of the president’s apprenticeship task force on Monday 35

October 15, 2017 9:17 PM Harvey Weinstein And The Abuse Of Power

The power structures that allowed his behavior to flourish are still in place, and it is high time that those structures are dismantled. In recent weeks a lot has been said and written about film producer Harvey Weinstein. Not only has he been accused of sexual assault against several women, there seems to have been a systematic cover-up of these assaults 89