By Sean Higgins | 02/25/14 04:14 PM
Five workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., have called on the National Labor Relations Board to reject the United Auto Workers' request that the board void an organizing election the union lost and order a new one. In a motion filed Tuesday, the workers said the union's...
By Bloomberg News | 02/25/14 02:05 PM
The Senate probably will delay until late March a vote on a proposal to raise the U.S. minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, said bill sponsor Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat. The delay until senators return March 24 from a week-long break provides more time for labor unions to organize support...
By Sean Higgins | 02/25/14 12:31 PM
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., warned that if the National Labor Relations Board backs a complaint filed by the United Auto Workers Friday it would have the effect of muzzling lawmakers from being able to comment on workplace elections. The UAW complaint alleges that comments by Corker tainted a...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/25/14 12:00 PM
Volunteering fell to the lowest rate in 2013 since the government has been measuring it, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. Roughly 62.6 million Americans volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2012 and September 2013, according to the BLS, or...
By Associated Press | 02/25/14 09:12 AM
A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night. Their chants of "Sí, se puede" and the rough English translation, "Yes, we can," filled the chilly air outside the statehouse.
By John Hanna | 02/25/14 08:57 AM
A proposal to start a new 401(k)-style pension plan for new Kansas teachers and government workers and a competing plan to boost the benefits of public retirees failed Monday to clear a committee in the state House.
By Angela Delli Santi | 02/25/14 08:55 AM
In excerpted remarks released by his administration, Christie says the pension reforms enacted during his first term don't go far enough. "Without additional reforms, New Jersey taxpayers still owe $52 billion to fully fund the pension system," he says in the remarks.
02/24/14 09:00 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night. Their chants of "Sí, se puede" and the rough English translation, "Yes, we can," filled the chilly air outside the statehouse. Lawmakers and worker advocates...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:55 AM
The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are significantly greater than the national average, according to a study...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:43 AM
President Obama is taking his "year of action" tour to Minnesota, heading to St. Paul on Wednesday to announce a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure. Obama will be speaking at St. Paul's newly renovated Union Depot transportation hub. The White...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:13 AM
A program to help jobless veterans has found employment for a fraction of eligible workers since its launch two years ago.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:07 AM
The chief of one of the largest Native American tribes in the country has announced that the tribe is raising its minimum wage. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed an executive order last week raising the minimum wage for tribal employees to $9.50 over the next two years.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 09:50 AM
The federal government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 02:13 PM
The United Auto Workers' membership and dues are down sharply from just six years ago. In another sign of weakness, the union suffered a stunning defeat this month when it tried to organize a Tennessee factory run by labor-friendly Volkswagen.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 10:17 AM
The man who appears poised to take over leadership of the United Auto Workers later this year says car companies' fears about the union's demise are unfounded.
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