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  • Labor protest disrupts Argentine capital

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36-hour strike. Members of the Central Workers Union, which includes many public-sector employees,...

  • Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

    NEW YORK (AP) — Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier for women-owned companies to...

  • Market Basket worker files federal labor complaint

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An employee of supermarket chain Market Basket has filed a federal complaint against the company for threatening to fire protesting workers. Lowell resident Karen Bostwick says in her complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board office in Boston that Market...

  • Anti-UAW workers to form own union at VW plant

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen workers who oppose the United Auto Workers at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga are looking to form their own union. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1vM9f5u ) reports that the group wants to form the first chapter of what would be...

  • State of Michigan to host latest virtual job fair

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers...

  • NYC strikes labor deal, settles equal pay suit

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration agreed to a new labor contract with the union that represents school safety agents on Tuesday — and settled a discrimination lawsuit brought against the city by female members of the union. The lawsuit charged that more than...

  • GM likely to announce SUVs, jobs at Tenn. plant

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and government officials are expected to announce new vehicles and jobs Wednesday at a sprawling factory complex in Spring Hill, Tennessee. An announcement is scheduled for Wednesday morning at the plant, which is likely to get new Cadillac and GMC crossover SUVs...

  • More job training planned as 3 casinos to close

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is planning to offer additional job training as three casinos prepare to shut down over the next few weeks, putting thousands of workers on the street. During a conference call with national media on Tuesday to address the upcoming shutdowns this weekend...

  • Minnesota certifies union after it wins 13 percent support

    After winning only 13 percent of the vote, Minnesota granted exclusive bargaining rights for nearly 27,000 workers.

  • NY sergeant union: No to Democratic convention bid

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's police unions announced its opposition to the city's bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying that crime is on the rise and criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's public safety policies. The Sergeants Benevolent Association,...

  • NY state overtime costs on pace for record high

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies racked up more than $316 million in overtime in the first six months of 2014, according to the state comptroller's office, continuing a recent trend of sharply higher overtime costs for taxpayers. If the pace continues, New York will spend nearly...

  • GOP leader says Labor Dept. is wasting tax money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House panel is asking Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to turn over to Congress documents and information he alleges will show "a pattern of wasteful spending and mismanagement" at the Labor Department. GOP Rep. Darrell E. Issa of California, who chairs the House...

  • Rhode Island benefits from improving U.S. economy

    The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state's top labor official.

  • New York man charged with stealing $25K from union

    PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — State police have charged a 41-year-old man with stealing more than $25,000 from a firefighters' union in the Hudson Valley. Troopers say they arrested former Arlington firefighter Keith Rutbell of the town of Pleasant Valley on Monday and charged him with grand...

  • How Obama made a federal agency Big Labor's 'litigation arm'

    What is the purpose of the National Labor Relations Board? Is the federal agency meant to be neutral arbiter of labor laws? Or is meant to be an advocate for Big Labor, helping to ensure it organizes the U.S. workforce? Under President Obama, the NLRB has chosen the latter.



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