By Sean Higgins | 12/05/13 02:04 PM
Nationwide, a reported 111 people were arrested at various Black Friday protests against Walmart last week, a number progressive activists have cited as proof that there is growing worker discontent against the retail giant. The key word here is "people." How many of those arrested actually...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/05/13 12:33 PM
The U.S. economy grew at a better-than-expected 3.6 annual rate in the third quarter, up from an initial reading of 2.8 percent, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Thursday. That beat analysts' expectations, which were for around 3 percent. The report's headline result suggests that the...
By Paul Bedard | 12/05/13 12:15 PM
The Kentucky Republican is traveling to Detroit on Friday to be offer a national plan to save the bankrupt city through cuts in taxes, regulations and union rules, and he wants to encourage overseas investors to move to Motor City.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:38 AM
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages. Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But it's not clear what the actual turnout will be.
By Paul Bedard | 12/05/13 09:15 AM
America is demanding too much from its public school teachers and then demonizing them when they push back on new classroom chores, according to the president of the American Federation of Teachers union.
By Sean Higgins | 12/04/13 04:09 PM
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said she was opposed to Detroit selling off its renowned museum art collection, which is valued at $1 billion to $2 billion, to help pay down the bankrupt city's estimated $18 billion in debt. She said the collection should be...
By Sean Higgins | 12/04/13 11:30 AM
The D.C. Council began the year by trying to pass a minimum wage hike intended to bring to Walmart to heel. It is ending the year by pushing a minimum wage increase that would likely benefit Walmart. Such are the tangled politics and economics of the minimum wage issue. What changed is that...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 10:35 AM
Hundreds of striking Will County employees are getting ready to return to work after union officials say they reached a tentative deal following a more than two-week walkout.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 10:15 AM
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Indiana State AFL-CIO has elected a new president, replacing the labor union's leader who directed its unsuccessful campaign to block passage of the state's right-to-work law. Delegates voted Tuesday during the group's state convention in Terre Haute to elect Brett...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
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