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  • Workers struggle in Hamptons, playground for rich

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman's special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags. But Southampton, with its privet hedges, pristine beaches and some estates costing tens...

  • Illinois towns see jobs ahead in medical marijuana

    CHICAGO (AP) — The prospect of adding jobs — even as few as 30 — has led officials in many shrinking Illinois' communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to get friendly with would-be growers. The aspiring growers and their agents have been...

  • Deadline looms in Newark airport wage hike flap

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A dispute over workers' wages at Newark Liberty International Airport could be nearing a resolution. United Airlines, the airport's primary carrier, said in an email Friday to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport's operator, that it still questions...

  • UAW: 'Consensus' reached with Volkswagen on union

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee. The union in February suffered...

  • Corbett signs budget, takes on lawmakers, pensions

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that are fueling school tax...

  • United Negro College Fund accepts $25 million from Kochs, tells Big Labor to get over it

    Calling it guilty of a "profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement," the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced this week that was severing its partnership with the United Negro College Fund.

  • Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event. In a letter made public Thursday, the...

  • UAW to establish voluntary union for Chattanooga VW workers

    If you build it, will they come? That is what the United Auto Workers union is hoping in its latest effort to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Detroit-based union is set to announce Thursday that it will create a union local for plant workers, allowing them to join on a...

  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to near a seven-year low

    Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began.

  • General Cable to eliminate 1,000 jobs

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky-based company that produces wire and cables has announced it is eliminating 1,000 jobs. The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1k8RiaC) reports General Cable announced that it plans to reduce its global workforce by 7 percent in a restructuring. It wasn't...

  • Why every state should guarantee the right to work

    Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.

  • Reps: Don't count on Congress to end LIRR dispute

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Several members of the New York House delegation in Washington met Wednesday with the head of the Long Island Rail Road's parent organization, telling him — and pronouncing later to union leaders — that they should not count on Congress to resolve a long-running...

  • State: Oil counties tops in North Dakota wages

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Well-paying jobs in western North Dakota's oil-producing counties helped propel the state's average annual pay by 4 percent last year to almost $48,000, state data show, though the state still hovers slightly below the national average. "We're seeing a nice uptick and...

  • AFL-CIO urges Obama to circumvent Congress on immigration

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launched a petition Wednesday calling on President Obama to bypass Congress on the current immigration surge and to instead use his executive authority to aid the people flooding the southwestern U.S. border.

  • Limo service pays $500,000 to end overtime dispute

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut limousine company has agreed to pay $500,000 in back wages and damages to 183 drivers the U.S. Department of Labor says were denied overtime. The department said Wednesday the settlement in U.S. District Court in New Haven resolves a lawsuit against S.D....



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