Senate Republicans again Tuesday blocked Democratic legislation that would require greater transparency into who is behind much of the secretive, often negative campaign advertising filling the airwaves this election season.
Daily life in Israel grinds to a halt due to a labor union staff strike. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Workers at Israeli airports, hospitals, banks and government ministries began a nationwide strike Wednesday after union and government negotiators were unable to bridge differences over the employment of subcontracted workers.
CNN's Jessica Yellin profiles two Karl Rove-founded outside spending groups focused on unseating President Obama.
Are American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS comparable to labor unions and MoveOn.org? Democratic activists scoff at the question. But Steven Law, Crossroads' CEO, says yes.
Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative labor deal early Tuesday morning that the two sides say will create almost 6,000 new hourly jobs at Ford's U.S. factories in the next four years.
Chrysler Group and the United Auto Workers union agreed to another contract extension Wednesday night after an additional week of talks failed to produce an agreement on a new labor pact.
Ford famously avoided the taint of government bailout by heavily mortgaging itself in November 2006 -- down to its iconic Blue Oval logo -- before global credit markets seized. And the American icon has seemed to stay ahead of hometown rivals Chrysler and General Motors ever since.
Starbucks is facing its first worker strike in history.
How many ways are there to sidestep Congress' refusal to make it easier for unions to organize? Let us count them. No, better than that, let's add yet another example -- this one involving Delta Airlines -- to the growing pile of end-runs around Congress to reward a constituency this White House badly needs at its side in next year's presidential election.
Two teachers in Colombia have been killed in as many months, a prominent alliance of trade unions said Friday, calling on the government there to do more to bring those responsible to justice.
A CNN producer reports from Madison, Wisconsin, where protesters are being forced from the State Capitol building
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has won an important battle against public employees in his state, but the war -- and here we might justifiably call it the class war -- is far from over. By pushing through the state Legislature a bill stripping most public employees of their collective bargaining rights, Walker has become a hero to the Republican right.
For many in labor unions, the political battles in Wisconsin, Ohio and now Indiana are seen as nothing short of a frontal assault on their very existence.
With many of them stifled by part-time pay and unpleasant airport pat downs, officers for the Transportation Security Administration are trying to unionize.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has a blunt message for labor union members: Get to the polls next week, because "as bad as things are, they can get a whole lot worse."
Workers continue their strike in Johannesburg. Nima Elbagir reports.
Since 1926 the Railway Labor Act has allowed airline and railroad employees to vote on whether to unionize. But for years there was a quirky detail that worked in management's favor: All abstentions were counted as "no" votes. That changed last fall, when the National Mediation Board, with two new members appointed by President Obama, proposed changing the rules to count only votes that were cast -- and make no assumptions about abstentions.
One of President Obama's Saturday recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board quickly triggered intense opposition from business groups and Republicans, who called the appointee a radical who represents a White House gift to labor unions.
President Barack Obama's second nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration side-stepped questions Wednesday about whether he supports unionizing the nation's 40,000 airport screeners, but acknowledged the president's support for unionization of screeners and said any such plan should be done in a way that would not hurt national security.
CNN's Richard Quest explains what will happen if British Airways workers go on strike.
The role of the United Auto Workers used to be a simple one: adversary to the Detroit Three, fighting in recent decades to keep jobs in the U.S. and maintain the great wages and benefits that helped create a blue-collar middle class that stretched from Indiana to Michigan.
There was a time, not very long ago, when getting a job on the production line at a big automaker meant an instant ticket to the American dream, even for someone with little formal education. Not anymore.
The United Auto Workers union Friday overwhelmingly ratified a labor deal with General Motors that included concessions, but is not enough to keep the company out of bankruptcy.
The current plans to restructure General Motors and Chrysler LLC will leave the United Auto Workers union in the driver's seat at both companies. But it appears that the union would rather be in the back seat.
The United Auto Workers union has reached a deal with the Treasury Department and General Motors on changing its labor contract with the troubled automaker, one of the key obstacles that needed to be cleared for GM to potentially avoid being forced into bankruptcy in the next two weeks.
Facing a Thursday deadline, Chrysler LLC appears on the verge of bankruptcy even as the Obama administration signaled a commitment to keep the troubled automaker alive.
Chrysler LLC picked up important support Wednesday night from its rank-and-file union members and President Obama.
As the clock ticked down Wednesday on a government-imposed deadline for Chrysler LLC to prove its viability, expectations grew that the troubled automaker would survive.
The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday it had reached an agreement with Chrysler, Fiat and the U.S. government that meets the requirements of the Treasury Department for loans to the auto giant.
British union leaders will recommend Thursday ending an unofficial strike that has dragged on more than a week at the country's third-largest oil refinery, the arbitrator in the dispute announced Wednesday.
Chrysler LLC is offering buyouts to all of its remaining U.S. hourly workers in its latest effort to cut costs and provide an exit for workers who are increasingly nervous about staying with the troubled automaker.
General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have agreed to eliminate a controversial program that kept workers at near full pay even when there was no work for them, the company confirmed Wednesday.
Will he, or won't he dare? That was the question that consumed an otherwise social luncheon of Republican women at the White House last week.
President Bush's bailout plan contains some "targets" the government wants the automakers and the United Auto Workers union to achieve before agreeing to a bailout loan.
President-elect Barack Obama unveiled a diverse group of nominees Friday to round out his Cabinet and economic team.
President-elect Barack Obama intends to nominate Republican Ray LaHood of Illinois to be his transportation secretary.
Labor unions Thursday praised President-elect Barack Obama's selection to head the Labor Department, Rep. Hilda Solis.
The United Auto Workers union said it is encouraged by the White House's decision to consider rescuing troubled auto companies by using funds set aside to bail out Wall Street.
Automakers submitted their turnaround plans to Congress Tuesday with the hopes of winning approval for a lucrative loan package they claim is necessary for their survival.
Alitalia workers protest against plans to lay off thousands of workers as talks to save the Italian airline continue.
Plans to revive Italy's ailing national airline took a significant step forward Monday, when a union of flight attendants signed a deal meant to keep the airplanes flying.
Workers at Boeing walked off the job on Saturday after nearly two days of around-the-clock talks failed to avert what could one of the nation's most disruptive strikes in more than a decade.
Nearly two days of round-the-clock talks aimed at averting a strike at aircraft maker Boeing broke down Friday evening, setting the stage for what could be one of the nation's most disruptive strikes in more than a decade.
The AFL-CIO, the nation's largest labor organization, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Thursday, calling him "a champion for working families."
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have aggressively courted organized labor, but unions are divided between the Democratic candidates.
Sen. Hillary Clinton talks energy, Sen. John McCain talks healthcare, Sen. Barack Obama defends stance on Rev. Wright.
Italy's national airline is for sale, as the company loses 1.5 million a day. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports.
Organized labor has lately warmed to the Illinois Senator, and its help could be enough for him to eke out a victory in Ohio
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, officially endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Wednesday.
Broadway producers canceled shows through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend after the Sunday night collapse of talks aimed at ending a nine-day-long strike by stagehands.
Negotiators at embattled Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union reached an agreement on a tentative labor pact early Saturday after marathon talks that went through two straight nights, becoming the only U.S. automaker to reach a deal this year without a brief strike.
Score one for Sen. Hillary Clinton and score one for John Edwards. Both Democratic presidential candidates picked up major union endorsements Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton accepts the endorsement of the AFSCME union in Washington.
Ferrari is branching out from Formula 1 to back a newer motor sport, A1GP, as CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
A strike at Chrysler by the United Auto Workers union ended less than seven hours after it began Wednesday, as the union announced late in the afternoon that it had reached a tentative agreement with the nation's No. 4 automaker.
More than 45,000 UAW workers walk off their jobs at Chrysler. CNN's Ali Velshi reports.
United Auto Worker's union President Ron Gettelfinger announced today that the UAW has reached a tentative agreement with Chrysler LLC.
More than 32,000 members of the United Auto Workers union struck Chrysler LLC on Wednesday, after marathon labor talks between the union and the money-losing automaker failed to avert the industry's second strike in two weeks.
The United Auto Workers union has new contracts with General Motors and Chrysler, and now it will move on to struggling Ford
Chrysler, which is in the process of trying to win cut cost in the marathon talks now taking place with the United Auto Workers union, will be looking to cut about 1,500 jobs out of its non-union staff as well.
When the United Auto Workers gave Chrysler LLC a 72-hour deadline on Sunday, it set the clock ticking on what promise to be difficult negotiations but it did not spark an imminent strike threat, experts said.
There is reluctance on the part of both union and management negotiators at Ford Motor and Chrysler to have those company's labor deals with the United Auto Workers union follow the pattern set by General Motors, according to a published report.
The tentative contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers would allow GM to close a plant each in Michigan and Indiana and possibly shut down several other facilities, according to a detailed copy of the agreement.
Ford Motor may seek deeper cost cuts from the United Auto Workers union than those that the union granted to General Motors, according to a published report.
General Motors' tentative labor deal with the United Auto Workers union includes guarantees that the automaker will continue to build cars and trucks at its remaining UAW-represented assembly lines, according to highlights of the agreement given to the union's local leadership Friday.
General Motors Corp. shares edged up Friday as leaders of the United Auto Workers planned to brief union officials from factories across the nation on the terms of a historic new contract with the company.
The United Auto Workers union launched a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday as 73,000 UAW members walked off the job and hit the picket lines at the nation's largest automaker.
The UAW union begins a strike at General Motors facilities across the United States. CNN's Ali Velshi reports.
The United Auto Workers strike at General Motors, which Monday shut down 80 plants and other GM facilities, could start hitting workers at other companies almost immediately and cause a fresh round of bankruptcies in the already battered auto parts industry, according to experts.
The negotiations with GM were all about health care, but the union suddenly decided to strike over job security. Why?
Negotiators for General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers were close to finalizing the details of a new contract Sunday after 20 straight days of talks, according to a local union official who is being briefed on the discussions.
With determination, and plenty of concern, General Motors workers walked off the job Monday in a bid to secure jobs and benefits.
The United Auto Workers decision to call a nationwide strike against General Motors today is already unleashing the usual amount of consternation and hand-wringing.
General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers were dealing with wages and job security issues Friday while experts crunched the numbers on a possible health-care deal, according to people briefed on the talks.
Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. recessed Monday night, slowed so much by the complexity of retiree health care and other issues that a deal could be days away.
Bargainers for General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers resumed contract negotiations Monday amid optimism that they are getting closer to a contract agreement
The United Auto Workers union and General Motors failed to reach a new labor contract despite marathon negotiating sessions over the weekend, but both sides did agree to take a break early Monday, according to GM spokeswoman Katie McBride.
Members of the United Auto Workers union reported to work at General Motors plants Monday morning as negotiators continue to seek a new labor agreement more than two days after their old contract expired.
Contract negotiations between General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers reached a critical point Sunday as local union officials hoped for an agreement but prepared once again for a possible strike on Monday.
General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers still faced significant hurdles at the bargaining table Sunday despite making progress at negotiations a day earlier.
Negotiators for the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. ended a marathon bargaining session early Saturday, more than four hours after their contract was set to expire.
Negotiators from the United Auto Workers union and General Motors are back at the bargaining table Saturday morning, trying to reach a deal on what is expected to be a groundbreaking labor agreement, after a round of all-night bargaining.
The United Auto Workers union has tapped General Motors as its target to try to reach the first contract agreement among the traditional Big Three automakers, a position that gives the nation's No. 1 automaker a strategic advantage over its rivals but raises the risk it could be hit with a strike.
A union representing workers at six Swift & Co. meatpacking plants sued federal immigration authorities Wednesday, alleging agents violated the workers' rights during raids by roughly handling even those not suspected of crimes.
Hyundai Motor Co. said Saturday its labor union has voted in favor of going on strike amid annual wage negotiations.
The Teamsters Union said Wednesday it will ask a federal appeals court to block the Bush administration's plan to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States.
The survival of brands like Chevrolet, Ford and Chrysler could very well depend on whether the United Auto Workers union is willing to assume a $100 billion headache.
Grocery workers in Southern California and three major supermarket chains reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, both parties said on Tuesday, ending fears that had loomed for months of a possible strike or lockout.
Bankrupt auto parts manufacturer Dana Corp. reached labor deals with the United Auto Workers and United Steelworkers unions Friday, which the company said will lead to private equity firm Centerbridge Capital Partners and its affiliates to invest up to $500 million in cash in its operations.
United Auto Workers union members have approved a deal that gives Delphi Corp. concessions on wages, benefits and plant closings that the auto parts maker has said it must have to exit bankruptcy.
Northwest Airlines is seeing about one out of eight flights cancelled due to lack of flight crews in recent days, as the pilots union steps up attacks on management that could signal problems ahead for the airline and its customers.
The most surprising part of the Chrysler sales announcement Monday was the vote of support for the sale of the automaker to Cerberus Capital Management voiced by by Ron Gettelfinger, the president of the United Auto Workers union.
Kirk Kerkorian, once the biggest shareholder of Chrysler Corp., has sent a letter to DaimlerChrysler offering to buy the struggling automaker back for $4.5 billion.
United Auto Workers union President Ron Gettelfinger vowed to fight to protect his battered membership's interests, but did not close the door on future concessions to help stem the losses among U.S. automakers.
Unionized ground crews for Northwest Airlines mounted a brief work stoppage at the airline's Minneapolis hub Wednesday to protest the bankrupt airline's hiring of non-union vendors to clean aircraft, union officials said.
In a sunlit office overlooking Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., union leader Andrew Stern, 55, is sipping coffee and holding a midmorning meeting with a few top aides. The subject is a study on t...
Ford Motor Co. is offering buyouts to 75,000 union workers in a bid to slash costs and rein in growing losses in its core North American auto operations, according to the United Auto Workers.
Chrysler Group is running into trouble gaining the same concessions from the United Auto Workers union on health care coverage that the union has already granted rivals General Motors and Ford Motor, according to a published report.
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