07/12/14 12:00 PM
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...
07/10/14 06:30 PM
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...
07/10/14 06:15 PM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 07/10/14 06:05 PM
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.
07/10/14 06:00 PM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 07/10/14 11:45 AM
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...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 07/10/14 07:57 AM
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.
07/10/14 08:45 AM
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...
By Stephen Moore | 07/09/14 05:04 PM
Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.
07/09/14 08:15 PM
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...
07/09/14 01:30 PM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 07/09/14 12:32 PM
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.
07/09/14 12:16 PM
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....
07/09/14 11:15 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Pamela Prince-Eason isn't letting women business owners off the hook — if they want more contracts with big corporations or the government, they have to work harder to get them than they do now. The CEO of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, an organization...
By Sean Higgins | 07/08/14 06:42 PM
Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.
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