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Chrysler Sale to Cerberus Could Mean Tough Negotiations for UAW

May 14, 2007
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Only eight months ago, the UAW was refusing to grant health care concessions to Chrysler, even though General Motors and Ford Motor Co. had gotten them.
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Marsh & McLennan Rebrands Consulting Units

May 11, 2007
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The Mercer Oliver Wyman, Mercer Management Consulting and Mercer Delta units will be renamed the Oliver Wyman Group and will have combined revenue of $1.3 billion and 2,500 employees in 40 cities.
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Microsoft Buys Minority Stake in CareerBuilder

May 9, 2007
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Financial details of the 4 percent equity deal were not disclosed, but it reduces the holdings of the media companies owning CareerBuilder.
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Rumors Swirl Around HotJobs, Monster Deals

May 4, 2007
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Reports emerged Friday, May 4, that Microsoft has asked Yahoo—parent company of HotJobs—to consider a buyout worth up to $50 billion. Meanwhile, buzz about Monster Worldwide’s potential buyout intensifies.
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Union Takes Aim at Private Equity Buyouts

May 4, 2007
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The Service Employees International Union has set its sights on a new target: private equity firms. Late last month, the union launched a Web site and published a paper expressing its concerns about the wave of private equity deals taking over corporate America and the implications for workers.
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UAW Prepares Counteroffer for Delphi

May 3, 2007
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One union leader at the meeting said that ‘we’re done bargaining’ if Delphi rejects the counterproposal.
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U.K. Outsourcing Provider Acquires Arinso

May 2, 2007
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Analysts had speculated that Arinso would need to be acquired to get the capital it needs to go after large HR business process outsourcing deals on its own.
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Dice Owner Plans $100 Million Stock Offering

April 10, 2007
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Dice Holdings Inc., which operates five career- and job-oriented Web sites such as Dice.com and JobsintheMoney.com, plans to raise $100 million through an initial public offering.
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Infor Says It Will Acquire Workbrain

April 2, 2007
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Based in Toronto, Workbrain makes software for tasks such as time and attendance, workforce planning and workforce scheduling. Clients include British Airways, General Mills and Target.
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PBGC Takes Over Collins & Aikman Pension Plan

April 2, 2007
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Agency says the auto parts manufacturer has missed making $7.6 million in required contributions and the plan will be abandoned when the bankrupt company sells off assets in bankruptcy proceedings.
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