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  • GOP senator says NLRB college sports ruling endangers women's Title IX sports

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Thursday that a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director in favor of college sports unionization is a threat to college athletics in general and to women's sports under Title IX in particular. In a joint speech on the Senate floor,...

  • Student Virginia Education Association meeting set

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Student Virginia Education Association is holding its annual convention in Virginia Beach. The group of future teachers representing 36 colleges in Virginia will participate in instructional workshops Saturday and elect a president and vice president. More than...

  • Alaska House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska's minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up, while the outcome of a similar ballot initiative would be dependent on the whim of votes. Chenault, R-Nikiski, said most lawmakers...

  • Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms. The strike also stopped all non-emergency hospital attention, left garbage in emptied streets and...

  • Unemployment claims lowest since 2007, but employment boom not guaranteed

    Weekly unemployment insurance claims fell in the week ending April 5, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, to 300,000 -- the lowest number since early 2007, well before the beginning of the recession. The four-week moving average for claims also fell to 136,250, the lowest post-crisis...

  • Northwestern University appeals NLRB's college athlete unionization ruling

    Northwestern University has formally requested that the National Labor Relations Board overrule and reverse a decision by one of its regional directors that said the school's athletes were really employees and therefore had the right to unionize. "While we respect the NLRB process, we disagree...

  • Snap: Top Senate Dem group pays women 82 cents per $1 for men

    The Senate Democratic arm threatening to hang the GOP's refusal to OK equal pay legislation around the neck of every Republican in the midterm elections suffers from an even worse gender “pay gap” than the much-advertised 77 cents for women for every $1 a man makes. According to an...

  • Olympic workers defy court order, stay on strike

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Striking construction workers stayed off the job at the Olympic Park Thursday — the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics — defying a court order for them to return. The work stoppage began a week ago and comes as the International Olympic...

  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid dip 32k to lowest level since 2007

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 316,250.

  • 2,000 Johns Hopkins hospital employees on strike

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two thousand Johns Hopkins hospital employees from maintenance workers to housekeepers and kitchen staff are on strike after union leaders and officials failed to agree on a wage increase. The union rejected the hospital's final offer of $12 an hour Monday night. Workers went...

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections. GOP lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from...

  • Obama blasts GOP for blocking paycheck fairness bill

    President Obama ripped Senate Republicans Wednesday for blocking a paycheck fairness bill, leveling charges against the GOP that will serve as the centerpiece of the Democratic 2014 campaign pitch. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which was designed to combat wage disparity between men and women,...

  • Union: Revel casino worth $25M to $73M

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The city's main casino workers' union says Revel Casino Hotel is worth between $25 million and $73 million. The casino, which is seeking a buyer, cost $2.4 billion to build. It has struggled since opening two years ago and emerged from bankruptcy court last May....

  • Northwestern appeals NLRB ruling on athletes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director's ruling that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize. The university filed a formal appeal board Wednesday. Northwestern...

  • Doug Gansler says raising minimum wage good for Maryland's economy

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler praised the Maryland General Assembly on Monday for giving final approval to legislation that will increase the state’s minimum wage. The law will increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 by...



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