More Labor Articles

  • Union officials take stock after court decision

    CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing Illinois' home health care workers took stock Monday of the potential for lost revenue and dues-paying members after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions. The High Court ruled unions can't collect fees from home health care workers...

  • Supreme Court strikes two big blows for freedom: Examiner Editorial

    The Supreme Court issued two crucial opinions, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn. Both rulings protect constitutionally guaranteed individual freedoms that Democratic politicians seek to compromise.

  • California minimum wage rising to $9 an hour

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect on Tuesday and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008. That amount will increase again to $10 an hour starting on Jan. 1, 2016, under AB10, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed...

  • Opponents of Minnesota union drives hail ruling

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bolstered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that limits organized labor's power to collect compulsory dues, the lead plaintiff in a parallel Minnesota lawsuit urged Gov. Mark Dayton to have state lawyers stand down and ultimately cancel a pair of drives to unionize...

  • Illinois unions object to Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing Illinois home care workers is criticizing a Supreme Court ruling that found workers cannot be required to pay fees to help cover collective bargaining. Flora Johnson is a home care provider from Chicago and chair of the Executive Board of Service Employees...

  • Automakers, union leaders push for new bridge

    DETROIT (AP) — A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United...

  • Supreme Court rules home workers' union can't make nonmembers pay fees

    The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

  • South Dakota trainings target compliance, may help workforce

    Trainers operating with a federal grant came to Brookings and Pierre this week to educate public and private employers on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Lower, fairer taxes would boost U.S. workers' prosperity: Examiner Editorial

    A new Tax Foundation analysis of workers' tax burdens in the 34 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that 31.3 percent of the average American worker's wages go to federal taxes. This puts the U.S. below the OECD average of 36 percent.

  • Detroit's largest union, city sign new contract

    DETROIT (AP) — A representative of Detroit's largest union and the city's emergency manager signed an agreement reached during the ongoing municipal bankruptcy case. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees official Ed McNeil and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr took...

  • Union: New Jersey casino warns of possible closure

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will receive notices on Friday warning that the casino may close in two months, a union official said Thursday. Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, said a Caesars Entertainment executive told...

  • NV Supreme Court: Taxi drivers get minimum wage

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of Las Vegas taxi drivers who say three cab companies owe them back wages for failing to pay the minimum wage, upholding a 2006 state constitutional amendment that did away with previous exemptions for some classes of workers....

  • Washington high court takes up minimum wage issue

    SEATTLE (AP) — State, federal and local law may all play a role in the Washington Supreme Court's decision on whether a new $15 minimum wage law in SeaTac applies to airport workers, if the questions asked by justices during oral arguments Thursday are any indication. They asked such a broad...

  • Ikea raises hourly pay for US retail workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition. The 17 percent average raise, announced Thursday, is the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain's biggest in...

  • More than a thousand NLRB cases potentially voided by Supreme Court

    National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce said Thursday the federal labor-law enforcement agency was still trying to determine the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Noel Canning v. NLRB. 



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