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  • Labor secretary to discuss minimum wage in Md.

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is scheduled to join Gov. Martin O'Malley for a minimum wage event. Perez, who was O'Malley's labor secretary in Maryland from 2007 to 2009, is scheduled to talk about increasing the minimum wage at an event in Bethesda on Thursday. Perez has...

  • Quinn signs payroll card legislation backed by AG

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on two legislative proposals aimed at helping consumers avoid additional fees, but some lawmakers and advocates on Wednesday questioned his use of amendatory veto power on a plan designed to help cut medical bills. The Chicago Democrat signed...

  • Quinn administration refuses to explain hiring fix

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — When a good-government campaigner sued Gov. Pat Quinn in April over political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, the administration responded that it had already taken action by reviewing and reclassifying jobs, which wouldn't be subject to political...

  • Mary Burke comment suggests rift continues between Wisconsin Democrats and Big Labor

    Mary Burke, the top Democratic candidate to face Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November's election, said that the reason why Democrats failed to unseat Walker during 2012's recall election was because they focused too much on attacking his public sector union reforms. 

  • TVA to cut more than 2,000 jobs

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility is eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as part of a $500 million cost-cutting campaign. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1qX1qLU) reports the Tennessee Valley Authority is making the cuts this year to pare expenses and...

  • Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robots and artificial intelligence could either kill low-skill jobs or create new types of work over the next decade. They also could have very little impact at all. That's according to 1,900 respondents to a new survey released Wednesday by Pew Research Center's Internet...

  • After Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts lets child care providers opt out of union dues

    State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.

  • Mayor rebuts NYPD unions after custody death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a medical examiner's ruling that a man was killed by neck compressions caused by a police officer's chokehold, while the powerful police union representing rank-and-file officers called the death report "political." Speaking at a news...

  • Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

    NEW YORK (AP) — The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies. As consumers continue to gravitate toward online sources of news and...

  • S&P: Wealth gap is slowing US economic growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists have long argued that a rising wealth gap has complicated the U.S. rebound from the Great Recession. Now, an analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor's lends its weight to the argument: The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has...

  • Grocery workers rally for fired chief executive

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of workers and customers at the troubled Market Basket supermarket chain shouted "Bring him back!" Tuesday at a boisterous rally designed to pressure management to reinstate the company's fired chief executive or accept his offer to buy the New England chain....

  • Troubled supermarket says workers fear for safety

    BOSTON (AP) — Executives at the troubled Market Basket supermarket chain in New England stepped up their efforts Monday to fight back against a workers' revolt and customer boycott that have paralyzed the company and drawn attention for their unusual demand to reinstate the previous CEO. The...

  • Lockout continues at Illinois Honeywell plant

    METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) — A lockout will continue at least for a couple more weeks over a labor dispute at a southern Illinois plant that helps make nuclear fuel. WSIL-TV (http://bit.ly/1o6brV6 ) reports that bargainers for Honeywell and the union that backs about 130 affected workers at the...

  • Hotels cashing in on influx of workers

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — The hotel industry has its eyes on the industrial corridor south of Baton Rouge, where new construction is expected to lure tens of thousands of skilled workers to new or expanding chemical plants. Many of those workers will be staying for months on end, providing a...

  • Not so golden: Wealth gap lasting into retirement

    William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It's looming and threatening, but there's little he can do. Kistler, a 63-year-old resident of Golden, Colorado, has been unable to build up a nest egg for himself and his wife with his modest salary...



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