By Sean Higgins | 07/28/14 06:06 PM
Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. But, they might get a lucky break when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law.
07/28/14 05:00 PM
VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have...
07/25/14 07:15 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less...
By Sean Higgins | 07/25/14 02:27 PM
A second judge has ruled Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional, a major victory for labor unions who complained the law places an unfair burden on unions. In the latest ruling, Lake County Circuit Court Special Judge George Paras also ordered this latest decision to go into effect...
By Michelle Malkin | 07/25/14 11:40 AM
The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation."
By Sean Higgins | 07/24/14 05:32 PM
In a case involving a Macy's department store cosmetics counter, the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday further expanded its recent precedents allowing for so-called "micro-unions."
By Sean Higgins | 07/24/14 02:57 PM
In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.
By Sean Higgins | 07/24/14 01:26 PM
Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.
07/24/14 12:01 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union says employees at JBS USA's Greeley meatpacking plant have overwhelmingly approved a five-year contract that includes wage increases and changes in the company's health-care proposal. The Greeley Tribune reported Wednesday...
By Associated Press | 07/23/14 08:01 AM
Gov. Chris Christie's summertime talks with residents in beach communities starting Tuesday come with a theme that has some of his biggest critics riled up anew.
07/22/14 04:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...
By Sean Higgins | 07/21/14 04:34 PM
Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void, President Obama renominated one of those appointees, Sharon Block, back to the board.
07/21/14 12:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management. The deal averts a one-day strike at more than 100 hospitals and nursing homes that had been set for July 31. The agreement was confirmed by the 1199 health...
07/18/14 10:00 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observers alike — while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image as a pragmatist skilled at managing chaos. The...
07/17/14 09:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation's largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday. The deal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who...
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