Business Jul 23, 2019

British Airways pilots vote to strike in pay dispute

British Airways pilots have voted overwhelmingly to strike amid a long-running dispute over pay. The British Airlines Pilots Association says Monday that the pilots don't want to inconvenience the public and accused the airline of dragging negotiations into the summer. No potential dates have been ...

Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas

Business Jul 11, 2019

Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas

Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time. "I was unable to achieve the level of quality control our brand requires in any of the factories we worked with in China," says Lause, whose company, Peekaboos, makes hats ...

Bernie Sanders accuses Walmart of paying 'starvation wages'

Business / Corporate Jun 6, 2019

Bernie Sanders accuses Walmart of paying 'starvation wages'

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday told Walmart Inc. shareholders and top executives that the world's largest retailer should boost the "starvation"-level wages it pays its workers and stop fueling income inequality. Speaking at Walmart's shareholder meeting, the U.S. senator said: "Despite the ...

Big Japanese firms offer smaller wage hikes as economy wobbles

Business Mar 13, 2019

Big Japanese firms offer smaller wage hikes as economy wobbles

Big firms offered smaller pay increases at annual wage talks Wednesday as the economy sputters, tempering hopes that domestic consumption will offset external risks to growth. Major firms are set to raise wages for a sixth straight year as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept up ...

Japanese electronics makers agree on ¥1,000 pay-scale hike

Business Mar 9, 2019

Japanese electronics makers agree on ¥1,000 pay-scale hike

Six major Japanese electronics makers and their labor unions have effectively agreed on a pay-scale increase of ¥1,000 per month this year, sources said Saturday. In their shuntō spring wage negotiations, the labor unions are calling on the management side to increase the pay scale ...