Trump taps Acosta as labor secretary, first Hispanic in Cabinet

Feb 17, 2017

Trump taps Acosta as labor secretary, first Hispanic in Cabinet

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly withdrew from consideration. Trump said Acosta, who did not appear with the president, “has had a tremendous career.” He ...

Feb 8, 2017

Japan union confederation to call for hikes in base pay

Rikio Kozu, president of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), has stressed that the labor side will push for hikes in regular monthly wages in this year’s shunto annual wage negotiations. While Japan’s biggest business lobby, the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), has said it ...

Nidec to invest ¥100 billion to eliminate overtime work

Jan 26, 2017

Nidec to invest ¥100 billion to eliminate overtime work

Japanese motor maker Nidec Corp. said Thursday it plans to invest ¥100 billion ($878 million) on robots and supercomputers to eliminate overtime work for its 10,000 group employees in Japan by 2020. The company, which commands a high global market share for small precision ...