06/23/14 01:15 PM
BOSTON (AP) — A group that supports a higher state minimum wage has ended its bid for a November ballot question, saying Monday it was no longer necessary now that lawmakers had approved a bill that would give Massachusetts the highest minimum wage among states by 2017. Raise Up Massachusetts...
06/23/14 11:31 AM
ROME (AP) — A labor dispute kept tourists locked out of Pompeii for several hours Monday, the latest in a spate of unplanned, partial closures at the ancient Roman ruins. Frustrated tourists who wanted to enter the sprawling ruins in early morning were forced to wait for a union assembly to...
By Lisa Ruhl | 06/23/14 11:06 AM
"It's about creating policies to allow your worker to balance family and work," the vice president said. "And it's never going to be an absolute balance, but in a way that's better for them.
By Steve Chapman | 06/23/14 10:28 AM
The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But President Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore,...
By Sean Higgins | 06/23/14 08:42 AM
Even before Michigan passed a right-to-work law in 2012, US car manufacturing was drifting south to places like Tennessee that had long had the law.
06/23/14 05:01 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The West Coast ports that are America's gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence. Now, the contract that covers nearly 20,000 dockworkers is set to expire, and businesses that trade in...
By Star Parker | 06/20/14 04:56 PM
Last week's court decision striking down the teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America's future.
By Red Jahncke | 06/20/14 04:21 PM
Within days, the Supreme Court will decide Harris v. Quinn, a case involving a bizarre form of "public sector" labor union that has proliferated in recent years, mostly pursuant to executive orders of liberal Democratic state governors. Having governors as union organizers is particularly...
By Michael Barone | 06/20/14 03:36 PM
Liberal writer Matt Bai on Yahoo takes a jaundiced view of the decision of the Democracy Alliance to appoint the National Education Association's executive director to be chairman of its board.
By Elias R. Gutierrez | 06/20/14 12:00 PM
After nine years of economic stagnation, Puerto Rico is in desperate need of private investment, as the island teeters on financial collapse.
By Sean Higgins | 06/18/14 06:31 PM
Did a majority of Illinois day care providers ever really want to join the Service Employees International Union? That's the interesting question raised by a recent report from the conservative Illinois Policy Institute. In 2005, the state recognized the SEIU as the exclusive bargaining...
By Becket Adams | 06/18/14 09:16 AM
U.S. unemployment has fluctuated significantly over the past 40 years, falling and rising again as control of the White House has switched between Democrats and Republicans.
By Sean Higgins | 06/17/14 06:08 PM
In a pair of recent cases, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled against businesses who fired workers who used profanity in the workplace. In one case, the NLRB ruled that a business shouldn't have fired an employee even though he berated the owner to his face. In the other, the board...
By Sean Higgins | 06/17/14 04:04 PM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., proposed legislation last week that would prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing a rule requiring businesses to turn over employees' personal phone numbers and email addresses during union organizing drives. Big Labor has long wanted the...
By Sean Higgins | 06/16/14 06:36 PM
Bangor, Mich., kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd thought that she was no longer a member of the Michigan Education Association. After all, the state had adopted a right-to-work law in late 2012, meaning workers couldn't be forced to join a union even if their workplace was organized. Since she...
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