Dec 28, 2012 The stuff we all buy – shoes, clothes, tools and nails – could all be harder to come by starting soon. Longshoremen on the East Coast and shipping companies and port operators have until midnight Sunday to work out a new contract.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 21, 2012 A tense contract negotiation could end in a strike for East Coast longshoremen.
Dec 5, 2012 American workers were doing more and making more in the past few months. U.S. productivity growth has been revised up for the latest quarter, to an annual rate of almost 3 percent.
Dec 4, 2012 The strike at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles rumbles on, bringing losses to some and opportunities to others.
Dec 4, 2012 Representatives of the National Hockey League and players are trying to settle a dispute over their respective share of the game's revenues. The dispute has already led to cancellation of about a third of the season.
Nov 30, 2012 Unionized clerical workers who staff the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have entered the fourth day of their strike. If the dispute continues, the ripple effects could soon be felt across the country.
Nov 30, 2012 As other carmakers in Europe struggle for their very survival, VW is flourishing thanks in part to its worldwide appeal.
Nov 29, 2012 A walk-out by workers at several fast-food chains in New York marks latest effort to organize an industry with high worker turnover.
Nov 29, 2012 Strong unions and labor laws have kept struggling carmakers from cutting plants in Germany, but that may be about to change.