More Labor Articles

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Senate actions on NLRB, filibuster rule drain Noel Canning ruling of impact

    In a statement Thursday in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Noel Canning v. Nation Labor Relations Board case, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the ruling itself didn't matter much now that the Senate has changed its filibuster rules.

  • Supreme Court throws out NLRB appointments, along with the decisions they made

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three of President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid because they occurred during a 'pro forma' session of the Senate.

  • Did caregivers in Illinois ever back a union in the first place?

    Illinois' own official legal brief in a case before the Supreme Court, known as Harris v. Quinn, raises the question of whether the Service Employees International Union ever had the support of a majority of the caregivers it forced to join a union in the first place.

  • Top OPM officials routinely use set-aside contracting to circumvent rules, IG says

    High-ranking officials in the Office of Personnel Management steered half a million dollars to a politically connected management consultant by pressuring existing contractors to hire him as a subcontractor, the agency's inspector general found.

  • Somehow, Export-Import Bank became an issue

    The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the usually-obscure government agency that subsidizes U.S. exports with taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to foreign buyers.

  • Judge to hear arguments over pension contributions

    A judge is set to hear arguments over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to use pension payments to balance the budget.

  • Obama cites France as standard for workplace benefits

    President Obama held up France as the gold standard the U.S. workplace should emulate during an event at the White House on Monday.



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