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...
03/07/14 03:00 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to vote on increasing the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017. The House is scheduled to debate the bill on Friday. The bill would increase the minimum wage to $8.20 in January. It would rise to $9.15 in...
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.
03/05/14 08:30 PM
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Mounting a show of support from like-minded governors, President Barack Obama put a spotlight Wednesday on a minimum wage push that Democrats hope will appeal to economically squeezed voters in November's midterm elections. Standing at the center of a packed college...
03/05/14 08:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The union that represents U.S. diplomats threatened Wednesday to sue the State Department unless it releases documents attesting to the qualifications of ambassadorial nominees amid a fierce debate over the credentials of several recent nominees. The American Foreign Service...
03/05/14 06:00 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped half a percentage point to 7.8 percent in the latest month reported as the number of job seekers not working fell despite an increase in the labor force, the state reported Wednesday. The state Department of...
03/05/14 04:00 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to take up a bill to increase the state's minimum wage. The House is set to consider changes to the measure on Wednesday. It would boost the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by 2017. A House committee made...
03/04/14 07:45 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Tuesday its wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository reopens after a radiation leak that exposed at least 13 people. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near...
03/04/14 09:32 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The director of a documentary that explored a killer whale's involvement in the death of a SeaWorld trainer says a Labor Department investigator who probed the incident didn't provide filmmakers with any confidential documents. In a statement to The Associated Press,...
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 09:03 AM
New London has raised the minimum wage for municipal employees and contractors.
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