The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. The fight, the cause of which was under investigation, erupted Sunday night at a privately managed dormitory near a Foxconn Technology Group factory in the northern city of Taiyuan, the company and Chinese police said.
Canadian auto workers at Ford have voted to accept the new contract that their union leadership negotiated last week, the union said Sunday. The Canadian Auto Workers union said 82 percent of its Ford members accepted the four-year deal. The union did not indicate how many of its 4,500 workers at Ford cast ballots.
Sharp Corp. is considering selling its TV assembly plant in Malaysia to its Taiwanese business partner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources close to the issue said Saturday. As the Malaysian plant has around 2,000 workers, the job cuts by the cash-strapped Osaka-based company will total around 10,000, including already announced workforce reductions.
Canadian autoworkers have reached contract deals with two of the Big Three and now are focusing in on the third — Chrysler. The Canadian Auto Workers union said late Thursday it reached a tentative deal with General Motors Co., leaving Chrysler as the only Detroit automaker that hasn't agreed to a new labor deal.
A Texas company that profited for decades by supplying mentally disabled workers to an Iowa turkey plant at wages of 41 cents per hour must pay the men $1.37 million in back wages, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday. The judgment against Henry's Turkey Service of Goldthwaite, Texas is the third of more than $1 million against the company.
Visteon Corp. said Wednesday that it will offer the option of one-time lump sum payments in lieu of traditional pension benefits to some former workers who are vested in its pension plan, but who are not currently receiving monthly payments.
The head of the Canadian Auto Workers said late Tuesday there has been significant progress toward a new labor deal with General Motors and said the Detroit automaker is waiting for a counter-proposal from the union. CAW President Ken Lewenza said they will make the offer Wednesday. He also said they've made progress with Chrysler, but not as much as they've made with GM.
Keeping labor costs down has long been a preferred method for manufacturers around the globe to achieve sustained success and profitability. However, lately it seems manufacturers have found investing in efforts to raise workforce productivity to be a reasonable and desirable alternative.
The Canadian Auto Workers union decided late Monday to keep working past a midnight strike deadline after reaching a deal with Ford and extending its contracts with General Motors and Chrysler. Workers will stay on the job as talks continue, but can go on strike after giving GM and Chrysler 24 hours' notice, President Ken Lewenza said late Monday.
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Striking union workers at Constellium Rolled Products in West Virginia's Jackson County will decide this week whether to accept or reject the company's latest contract offer. United Steelworkers officials tell media outlets that members of Local 5668 will vote by secret ballot on Wednesday. Four informational meetings on the contract proposal are scheduled Tuesday.
Honda Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. on Monday both announced the halt to operations at their auto assembly plants in China, amid anti-Japan protests in the country triggered by Japan's nationalization of a group of islets in the East China Sea claimed by China.
The Canadian Auto Workers union said it is "very close" to reaching a deal with Ford as a midnight strike deadline looms with all three of Detroit's automakers. CAW spokeswoman Shannon Devine said Monday afternoon they are "nearly done" after talks went on until 6 a.m. and then picked up again around 8:30 a.m.
The Canadian Auto Workers union is telling its members they are optimistic strikes can be averted with the Detroit three automakers after the union decided to focus their talks on reaching a deal with Ford that would also set a framework of an agreement with General Motors and Chrysler.
Workers belonging to Hostess Brands' biggest union on Friday narrowly approved new contract terms, raising the possibility that the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread will stay in business. But another group of employees rejected the contract terms that Hostess says are needed for it to survive.
The Canadian Auto Workers union says little progress has been made in negotiations with Detroit's three big automakers as a strike deadline looms Monday night. The union said Friday that a number of senior executives from General Motors, Chrysler and Ford are now in Toronto, but the automakers are still far from agreement on fundamental issues.
The Canadian Auto Workers union has proposed wage cuts for new employees at Detroit's three big automakers in the hopes of averting a strike next week, the union's secretary-treasurer said Thursday. Peter Kennedy also warned, however, that the union may strike General Motors, Chrysler and Ford if negotiations fail.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. is laying off about 55 hourly workers at its Danville, Virgini. plant. Plant spokeswoman Laura Singleton says the layoffs are effective Sept. 29. Singleton tells media outlets that company is adjusting production at the plant.
In the past decade, America has lost 6 million manufacturing jobs; yet today, 600,000 jobs can’t be filled in America because manufacturers can’t find people with the right skills. When Americans are asked how they would create a thousand new jobs in their communities with a new business facility, manufacturing is their first choice.
If the Canadian Auto Workers union goes on strike against Detroit's three automakers next week, the impact will be felt quickly in the U.S. Negotiations between the CAW and Chrysler, General Motors and Ford have hit a rough patch with less than a week to go before contracts expire Monday night.
The company that manufactures Apple's iPhones has responded to an accusation that vocational students are forced to work in its Chinese factories by saying Wednesday its agreement with their schools allows them to leave. China Labor Watch, a Hong Kong group, said this week that Foxconn, which employs some 1.2 million people in China, employed students aged 16 to 18 in its factories.
Ormet Corp. plans to lay off 200 people at its alumina plant in Ascension Parish because of reduced demand caused by rising power rates in Ohio. The Advocate reports Ormet issued 60-day federal layoff notices Tuesday for the Burnside plant, which produces the primary raw material used in aluminum production.
Previously known as AutoAlliance International, Flat Rock Assembly is now under the full management control of Ford. Following the end of Mazda6 production last month, the plant will continue to produce the Mustang before adding Fusion next year. Flat Rock Assembly will be the U.S. producer of Fusion, employing 2,900 workers on both vehicle lines.
A steel industry supplier plans to spend $3.2 million to build a factory in northeastern Indiana that will process scrap material that is used by steel mills and foundries. Indiana Materials Processing LLC expects to potentially add up to 22 jobs by 2015.
South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Thursday it has launched an investigation into whether Samsung Electronics Co. is abusing its dominant position in the wireless market to disadvantage Apple Inc. The investigation could add a headache for Samsung in its global legal battle with Apple.