By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 11/26/13 05:47 PM
Thursday is Thanksgiving. Amid economic hard times, millions of Americans are thankful to have a job. Some self-anointed worker centers think that some employees should not be thankful. In addition to Black Friday demonstrations outside Walmart, they are organizing protests on Dec. 5 to try to...
By Sean Higgins | 11/26/13 05:29 PM
It's official: Union-managed multi-employer health insurance plans are getting a special exemption from an Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- tax. To make up for the lost revenue, taxes are going up on other plans. The rules change, first proposed by the White House earlier this...
11/26/13 09:52 AM
(www.motherjones.com) Labor Secretary Tom Perez has taken a lead role in President Barack Obama's push to increase the federal minimum wage. The fast food industry is one of the nation's largest employers of low- and minimum-wage workers. So why has the labor secretary brought on a top McDonald's...
11/26/13 09:46 AM
(www.nytimes.com) Ron Unz, who rose to fame by promoting a ballot initiative that essentially eliminated bilingual education in California, is taking on a goal that has stymied liberals.
11/26/13 09:39 AM
NEW YORK — New York City has sued the correction officers' union for what it says was an illegal strike at Rikers Island last week. It accuses the union of grounding dozens of buses last Wednesday that take inmates to court. According to The New York Times, the suit says correction...
By Mike Baker | 11/26/13 09:36 AM
SEATTLE — A campaign to set a $15 minimum wage in the city of SeaTac is poised for victory. King County officials are expected to certify the election Tuesday after counting some straggling votes that likely won't change the outcome. The measure involving workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma...
11/25/13 01:17 PM
(www.jsonline.com) More legal wrangling over Gov. Scott Walker’s union legislation may result now that the state’s labor commission voted Monday to hold union elections starting this week.
11/25/13 09:10 AM
Damon Silvers still remembers the pickles. In 2011, at a round-table discussion in Durham, N.C., the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness showcased biotech firms that weren’t planning to hire anybody, remnants of the textile industry, and an artisan pickle-maker. Silvers, the...
By Bloomberg News | 11/25/13 09:08 AM
Macy’s Inc., whose annual Manhattan parade is a cherished Thanksgiving tradition for millions, is starting a new holiday ritual: It’s asking its employees to show up for work.
By David Freddoso | 11/23/13 06:30 PM
When Democrats invoked the so-called “nuclear option” last week, changing Senate rules to let President Obama's judicial nominees go through with simple majority votes, their opportunism was evident.
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