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Unions take hit in California and Wisconsin polls

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- Experts say public employee unions took a big hit after voting in Wisconsin and California this week.

Ford workers OK contract

DETROIT, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Union workers at Ford Motor Co. have given a thumbs-up to a four-year labor agreement, the United Auto Workers said Wednesday.

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UAW has GM offer ready for a vote

UAW has GM offer ready for a vote

DETROIT, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The United Auto Workers said it reached a four-year contract agreement with General Motors Co. that will be put to a vote among union leaders next week.
Jobs bill scaled down in U.S. Senate

Jobs bill scaled down in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Economists say a jobs bill scaled down in the U.S. Senate amid political opposition should not be seen as a major employment solution.

Obama courts unions on Labor Day

DETROIT, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was in Detroit Monday courting support from unions during their traditional Labor Day rally.

American Axle to cut 2,000 jobs

DETROIT, May 29 (UPI) -- American Axle and Holding Inc. announced Thursday it would cut 2,000 jobs, paring its workforce down at six plants in New York and Michigan.

 2007 UAW contract talks under way

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 21 (UPI) -- The future of the U.S. auto industry was on the table as contract talks began in suburban Detroit between car makers and the United Auto Workers union.

Indian embassy outsourcing visa processing

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- India has so many visa applications from U.S. business executives that its Washington embassy plans to outsource some of the processing.

Levi's Peter Hass dies at 86

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Peter Hass Sr., who boosted civil rights while building Levi Strauss & Co. into a world-class jeans maker, died in San Francisco of natural causes at age 86.
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