11/22/13 09:10 AM
(blogs.wsj.com) The Department of Labor launched an initiative to develop a list of books that have helped shape the U.S. workplace and culture.
11/22/13 09:09 AM
OAKLAND -- In the latest twist in BART's tortured labor negotiations, the transit agency's directors on Thursday risked another strike by rejecting a costly paid family leave provision that they say was mistakenly included in the final contract. Union leaders slammed the move but were mum on...
By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 04:27 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's action to end the filibuster for judicial and executive branch nominations. Big Labor had pushed hard to change the filibuster, which they saw as preventing union-friendly appointees. In a statement to reporters,...
By Matt Patterson | 11/21/13 02:14 PM
Big Labor has been losing the public relations war for decades, as witnessed by dwindling union membership. In 1983, 20 percent of the workforce was unionized; last year just 11.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the midst of this existential crisis, the union bosses...
By Sean Higgins | 11/21/13 01:21 PM
Seattle City Councilwoman-elect Kshama Sawant told members of the International Association of Machinists that if their contracts talks with Boeing are not resolved soon they should take drastic action. "The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing's profit-making machine,"...
11/21/13 09:38 AM
Patriot Majority USA received nearly $2.26 million from unions and another $750,000 from a health care trade association in the last election cycle, according to a review of federal records by The Huffington Post.
11/20/13 04:25 PM
Danny L. Hubbard, 49, of Panama City, was sentenced today to serve 30 months in federal prison for committing wire fraud by stealing approximately $91,600 from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1380.
11/20/13 04:24 PM
Tacoma City Council issued a mea culpa Tuesday night in the city’s dealings with one of its labor unions. The state Public Employment Relations Commission recently ruled that the city engaged in “unfair labor practices” in negotiations with a union that represents more than two dozen...
By Sean Higgins | 11/20/13 12:24 PM
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the administration from granting tax exceptions from Obamacare to multi-employer health insurance plans. The bill is called the Union Tax Fairness act in recognition of the...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/20/13 10:20 AM
Inflation slipped in October for the first time in months as falling gasoline prices pulled down overall consumer prices. The Labor Department reported Wednesday morning that the Consumer Price Index fell 0.1 percent in October, the first decline since April. Year-over-year inflation, as...
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