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Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

By JOSH BOAK | 04/18/14 11:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and...
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Bob Corker, other Tennessee Republicans refuse subpoenas from Big Labor

By Sean Higgins | 04/18/14 12:06 PM

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Thursday he will not comply with a subpoena issued by the United Auto Workers to appear at a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing April 21. Fellow Tennessee Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill...
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Wisconsin public sector union still losing members

By Sean Higgins | 04/18/14 04:16 PM

Wisconsin's public sector unions continue to struggle to retain members in the wake of Gov. Scott Walker's reforms, new Labor Department filings indicate. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 48, one of the union's four main branches in the state, has...
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