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Although I do not own a company any more, and never did have more than four employees, I never had a good interaction with a union. I appreciate this site because it's good to know that business owners can get help in dealing with unions. I believe that in spite of some good results from union efforts in our nation's history, the bottom lien score for unions overall are about a minus-5 on a scale of minus 10 to plus 10. If I had a large company here in Florida, I'd be watching out for unions very much, because our Governor is on the make for a presidential bid, and he's a RINO. Even though our state is RTW, that can change. It is good to have a resource like the Labor Relations Institute for companies that need help, especially when our so-called President has never seen a law he won't break for his own advantage.
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Labor Around The World

The CETA trade deal between Canada and the European Union made some headway last week when the European Parliament voted to approve it. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would eliminate 98% of the tariffs between Canada and the EU. This has been a controversial agreement. You can read more about the arguments against it here.

The effects of Brexit still loom on the auto industry. Ford is the latest carmaker looking for ways to mitigate the slowing growth in Europe, not to mention the anxiety over tariffs as their current business structure involves moving components freely between mainland Europe and the U.K. The company initiated labor talks with one of their plant earlier this month.

We’re seeing a steady growth in Chinese manufacturers setting up factories in the U.S.  Part of this has to do with economic conditions in China and also because many Chinese companies “have saturated their home market and are looking for elsewhere for growth.” If Trump imposes a hefty tax on imports, we’re likely to see the boom continue here in the U.S.

To take a deeper look on China’s economic influence, check out this article on its trade relationship with Africa.

Internal relations in Israel’s Labor Party grow increasingly contentious as the election approaches in June. Get more details here.

Speaking of elections, Liberal and Labor parliamentarians in Australia continue to struggling reaching an agreement on banning foreign donations to political parties.

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