Oct 26, 2015

United Auto Workers, General Motors reach contract agreement

The United Auto Workers union and General Motors Co. have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, avoiding a strike for now. The UAW said the agreement was reached at 11:43 p.m. Sunday, 16 minutes before the deadline it had set to ...

Sep 29, 2015

Slovak cabbies latest to wage protest over presence of Uber

Hundreds of taxi drivers jammed the center of Slovakia’s capital on Monday in the latest demonstration in Europe against popular ride-hailing service Uber. Taxis drove slowly across the bridge over the Danube River into Bratislava’s historical center as drivers called on authorities to act ...

Park seeks reform of South Korea's rigid labor laws

Sep 24, 2015

Park seeks reform of South Korea's rigid labor laws


In the past year, Kim Yoon-sung applied to about 120 companies for a job, and could not land even one. Instead, the 26-year-old is on her fourth outsourcing contract, one of tens of thousands of young South Korean graduates struggling to get regular employment ...

Sep 19, 2015

U.S. auto workers get first raise in a decade

U.S. auto workers have won their first raise in a decade in a deal with the Fiat Chrysler subsidiary FCA U.S. that will be used as a template for talks with General Motors and Ford, their union said Friday. The United Auto Workers union ...

Sep 6, 2015

Chinese build factories in U.S., creating jobs and tensions


When Chen Mingxu was a boy, U.S. businessmen poured into rural China, welcomed with tax breaks and steamed turtle. Thirty years later, in a kind of reverse migration, Chen finds himself in southwestern Alabama smiling wanly over bacon-wrapped meatloaf and banana pudding. Chen, who ...