By Associated Press | 03/26/14 02:32 PM
In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.
03/26/14 08:29 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Amid rising labor union pressure, public negotiations resumed Tuesday on efforts to raise Minnesota's nation-trailing minimum wage for the first time in almost a decade. A House-Senate conference committee held an 11-minute hearing, its first public session since early...
03/25/14 05:30 PM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation that would remove a 2 percent cap on pay raises for police and firefighter unions in arbitration cases, allowing increases of up to 3 percent when it can be shown that higher health premiums or job reductions have produced...
By Sean Higgins | 03/25/14 01:42 PM
One of the major voices in the Left's push to raise the minimum wage -- the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a nonprofit activist group that has organized protests and related events for higher pay and benefits at eateries across the nation -- explicitly forbids its own employees from...
By Sean Higgins | 03/25/14 12:22 PM
Add Trumka to the list of people noticing that President Obama has not lived up to his prior rhetoric. In a speech Tuesday morning, he said the president had backslid on the promises he had made to organized labor regarding international trade.
03/25/14 11:00 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's main public-sector union has called on workers at Frankfurt and most of the country's other major airports to go on strike Thursday to reinforce pay demands for some 2.1 million workers. The 11-hour strike at Frankfurt, Germany's largest airport, will last...
By Sean Higgins | 03/24/14 06:49 PM
Legislation that would end an unusual loophole in Pennsylvania's anti-stalking laws that exempts union-related activity is slowing making its way through the Republican-led statehouse. It has a good chance of getting enacted, aides say. The Keystone State defines stalking as "following the...
By Sean Higgins | 03/24/14 05:15 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has challenged Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint to a public debate on the merits of raising the minimum wage. Heritage says it would be happy to debate but would send the foundation's senior labor policy analyst, James Sherk, instead. The AFL-CIO has...
By Sean Higgins | 03/21/14 03:31 PM
Economist Allison Schrager points out a little-noticed shift in the workforce that explains part of the membership problem Big Labor is facing: Union members are now experiencing declining job security. This is notable because job security is a key benefit to joining a union in the first...
By Associated Press | 03/20/14 10:09 AM
CHICAGO -- The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state's lagging economy, as national labor unions and other outside groups with much riding on the outcome began making their presence felt and promised to keep doing so through...
By Paul Bedard | 03/18/14 08:52 AM
Since Washington isn’t listening, the president’s team and supporters are hitting the road to build grassroots support for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10.
By David Freddoso | 03/18/14 05:18 AM
Americans went to the polls and elected a whole crop of new governors in 2010 -- 26 in all, if you count the election of governors who had previously served non-consecutive terms in Iowa and Oregon.
By Associated Press | 03/17/14 09:12 AM
The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging both sides in a public bus service contract dispute to remember passenger needs in their efforts to resolve the strike.
By Sean Higgins | 03/14/14 04:58 PM
On Thursday, the Senate passed a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Redevelopment Block Grant. The legislation would, as the title indicates, give states funds to pay for child care programs. Big Labor was a major backer of the bill, which -- not coincidentally -- would make it easier for...
By Sean Higgins | 03/13/14 05:55 PM
Three workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board Wednesday saying it must prevent the German auto company from providing any further assistance to the United Auto Workers in its efforts to organize the workers. The complaint is...
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