By Sean Higgins | 12/04/13 04:09 PM
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said she was opposed to Detroit selling off its renowned museum art collection, which is valued at $1 billion to $2 billion, to help pay down the bankrupt city's estimated $18 billion in debt. She said the collection should be...
By Sean Higgins | 12/04/13 11:30 AM
The D.C. Council began the year by trying to pass a minimum wage hike intended to bring to Walmart to heel. It is ending the year by pushing a minimum wage increase that would likely benefit Walmart. Such are the tangled politics and economics of the minimum wage issue. What changed is that...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 10:35 AM
Hundreds of striking Will County employees are getting ready to return to work after union officials say they reached a tentative deal following a more than two-week walkout.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 10:15 AM
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Indiana State AFL-CIO has elected a new president, replacing the labor union's leader who directed its unsuccessful campaign to block passage of the state's right-to-work law. Delegates voted Tuesday during the group's state convention in Terre Haute to elect Brett...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 12/04/13 09:32 AM
A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:14 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislature approved a historic plan Tuesday to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, a long-delayed decision proponents described as critical to repairing the state's deeply troubled finances but that faces the immediate threat of a legal...
12/03/13 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday. "I don't see much appetite on our side for continuing this extension of...
12/03/13 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers can require their workers to sign arbitration agreements waiving all rights to class-action lawsuits over workplace grievances, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a National Labor Relations Board...
By Sean Higgins | 12/03/13 12:44 PM
A Thanksgiving Day op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, jointly written by the Most Rev. Stephen Blaire, bishop of Stockton, Calif., and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, urged President Obama to use his executive power to end the deportations of illegal immigrants: "While we commend President Barack...
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