06/30/14 05:00 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bolstered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that limits organized labor's power to collect compulsory dues, the lead plaintiff in a parallel Minnesota lawsuit urged Gov. Mark Dayton to have state lawyers stand down and ultimately cancel a pair of drives to unionize...
06/30/14 01:00 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing Illinois home care workers is criticizing a Supreme Court ruling that found workers cannot be required to pay fees to help cover collective bargaining. Flora Johnson is a home care provider from Chicago and chair of the Executive Board of Service Employees...
06/30/14 11:45 AM
DETROIT (AP) — A number of major automakers and union leaders are asking President Barack Obama to help move along plans for a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The Economic Alliance for Michigan says representatives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler along with the United...
By Associated Press | 06/30/14 09:05 AM
The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.
By Nora Hertel | 06/30/14 08:37 AM
Trainers operating with a federal grant came to Brookings and Pierre this week to educate public and private employers on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
By Washington Examiner | 06/27/14 03:57 PM
A new Tax Foundation analysis of workers' tax burdens in the 34 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that 31.3 percent of the average American worker's wages go to federal taxes. This puts the U.S. below the OECD average of 36 percent.
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 02:28 PM
National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce said Thursday the federal labor-law enforcement agency was still trying to determine the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Noel Canning v. NLRB.Â
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 01:31 PM
In a statement Thursday in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Noel Canning v. Nation Labor Relations Board case, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the ruling itself didn't matter much now that the Senate has changed its filibuster rules.
By Sean Higgins | 06/26/14 11:32 AM
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three of President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid because they occurred during a 'pro forma' session of the Senate.
By Sean Higgins | 06/25/14 05:57 PM
Illinois' own official legal brief in a case before the Supreme Court, known as Harris v. Quinn, raises the question of whether the Service Employees International Union ever had the support of a majority of the caregivers it forced to join a union in the first place.
By Luke Rosiak | 06/25/14 01:06 PM
High-ranking officials in the Office of Personnel Management steered half a million dollars to a politically connected management consultant by pressuring existing contractors to hire him as a subcontractor, the agency's inspector general found.
By Timothy P. Carney | 06/25/14 10:13 AM
The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the usually-obscure government agency that subsidizes U.S. exports with taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to foreign buyers.
By Associated Press | 06/25/14 08:49 AM
A judge is set to hear arguments over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to use pension payments to balance the budget.
By Susan Crabtree | 06/23/14 05:48 PM
President Obama held up France as the gold standard the U.S. workplace should emulate during an event at the White House on Monday.
By Sean Higgins | 06/23/14 04:51 PM
Deborah Teixeira is in danger of literally being fired by the state of Illinois from her job as Julietâ€™s mother. The Peoria native has been warned that if there are more infractions, the state will send a replacement into her home to take care of her daughter instead.
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
By Ashe Schow | 07/29/14
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By Philip Klein | 07/28/14