03/09/14 12:30 PM
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Illinoisans hoping to make use of the state's fledgling medical marijuana law may risk their jobs if their employers opt to maintain or adopt zero-tolerance drug policies. The Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/NNRItc) reports that the law that took effect in January...
By Paul Bedard | 03/09/14 11:15 AM
A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix. Unite Here warned that due to...
03/09/14 08:45 AM
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Chittenden County Transportation Authority says it has reached a deal with the union that represents almost 70 Vermont bus drivers, averting a strike. The authority says 19 hours of negotiations ended Sunday morning, producing a contract proposal that the union will...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:49 PM
A state panel established to address recent rate increases for workers' compensation insurance in Delaware is continuing to look at ways to keep rates down.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/08/14 04:09 PM
A new labor union research report offers a scathing indictment of how Obamacare affects middle-class workers. The report features a series of arguments that conservatives have long made about the law, right down to mentioning the language of "unintended consequences." Jon Ralston has the...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:12 PM
President Obama says he's hearing from business owners across the country who are voluntarily paying their workers more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/07/14 03:34 PM
Democrats have been trumpeting their support for a hefty minimum wage increase in the run-up to November's midterm elections. So why haven’t they taken up legislation in Congress? “"Republicans will again have to choose between standing up for middle-class families and resorting to more...
03/07/14 02:45 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates has approved phasing in an increase in the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017. The House voted 89-46 for the measure on Friday. The bill would increase the minimum wage to $8.20 in January. It would rise to $9.15 in...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/07/14 09:29 AM
The economy added 175,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, defying warnings that a harsh winter would continue to cloud the picture of the strength of the U.S. economy. Analysts had expected roughly 150,000 new...
03/06/14 06:45 PM
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. said Thursday it is freezing the traditional defined-benefit pensions for 68,000 nonunion employees - including managers and executives - starting in 2016. The Chicago-based aerospace company said in a statement that the employees will transition to a company-funded...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/06/14 09:04 AM
It's baaack! Big Labor's "ambush election" rule proposal from the Democratic majority that controls the National Labor Relations Board.
By Martin Crutsinger | 03/06/14 08:15 AM
Productivity grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the October-December quarter, a slowdown from 3.5 percent productivity growth in the third quarter, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
By Martha Mendoza | 03/06/14 08:12 AM
Silicon Valley is entering a fifth year of unfettered growth. The median household income is $90,000, according to the Census Bureau. But the river of money has also driven housing costs to double in the past five years while wages for low- and middle-skilled workers are stagnant.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:08 AM
Union members are seeking the removal of a southern New Jersey school superintendent who is pursuing tenure charges against a teacher who reported finding two kindergarten students engaged in sex play.
By Josh Boak | 03/06/14 07:56 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
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