CUPERTINO, CA—Apple has placed a second major supplier in Asia on probation after finding that the company delayed payments to workers—a breach that spurred vandalism at a factory in India in December.
WASHINGTON—The Labor Department has finalized a rule that will force employers to disclose agreements they’ve made with outside consultants to help craft messages that persuade workers against forming a union.
DETROIT—Although automotive OEMs and the United Auto Workers union are still a few months away from serious negotiations, early signs aren’t favorable for a labor contract settled on mutually agreeable terms.
LOS ANGELES—After years of avoiding confrontation, the U.S. labor movement is reasserting itself. From the car plants of Detroit to the ports of Los Angeles, unions are demanding payback for sacrifices they say helped revive the economy.
WINDSOR, ON—Unifor Local 195 workers have ratified a three-year contract with automotive supplier JD Norman Industries here. The new contract includes a $500 signing bonus and an hourly wage increase of 50 cents for the first two years and 70 cents in the final year.
SEATTLE—Angry Boeing machinists have filed eight charges of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging their union’s top leaders manipulated a recent contract vote, and demanding that ballots be recast.