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  • AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka challenges Heritage's Jim DeMint to debate minimum wage

    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...

  • Obama official in Maine to urge minimum wage hike

    A member of President Barack Obama's administration is traveling to Maine to support a Democratic plan to raise the federal minimum wage.

  • Virginia's General Assembly returning for special session

    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to propose a 2 percent raise for state employees when lawmakers return to Richmond on Monday for a special session in which they will try to pass a roughly $96 billion two-year budget.

  • California hospital strike averted by contract deal

    A planned strike by thousands of University of California hospital workers was averted after contract talks yielded a deal, officials said Sunday.

  • Survey: Economists see US growth pickup this year

    With the pace of U.S. economic growth seen speeding up later this year and next, many business economists expect the Federal Reserve to end its bond purchases this fall or even earlier.

  • Many Mass. companies can't find skilled workers

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts business group is calling for changes in the state's education system in light of a report that shows more than two thirds of the state's employers report difficulty hiring appropriately skilled employees. The report by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for...

  • House and Senate to clash this week on Ukraine and jobless pay measures

    The House and Senate this week are set to clash on legislation to extend federal jobless benefits as well as a measure to provide a loan package to troubled Ukraine. The Senate on Monday is poised to move forward on a bill that would supply Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees aimed at...

  • Lt. Gov. to promote minimum wage in Randallstown

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown plans to promote the minimum wage hike at a Randallstown church. Brown will meet with Bishop Dennis Madden, along with dozens of other faith leaders, minimum wage workers and bill advocates, at the Union Bethel AME church. The rally is set for 9...

  • President Obama: Women still face outdated policies at work

    President Obama says the economy hasn't caught up to the new reality that women now make up about half of the workforce.

  • Job security declining for people in unions

    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...

  • Massachusetts minimum wage bill hits delay at Statehouse

    BOSTON — Efforts to raise the state's minimum wage have hit a snag. On Thursday, a House committee had been expected to formally unveil a bill that would increase the hourly wage from $8 to $10.50 over three years while overhauling the state's unemployment insurance system. Instead, the...

  • Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa vote for strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Pilots at Germany's Lufthansa have voted for strike action in a long-running pay dispute with the airline, but their union hasn't yet set dates for any walkouts. The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Friday that 97.2 percent of pilots at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and the company's...

  • Mass. minimum wage bill hits delay at Statehouse

    BOSTON (AP) — Efforts to raise the state's minimum wage have hit a snag. On Thursday, a House committee had been expected to formally unveil a bill that would increase the hourly wage from $8 to $10.50 over three years while overhauling the state's unemployment insurance system. Instead, the...

  • Workers occupy Paris opera in protest

    PARIS (AP) — Union members have occupied Paris' Opera Garnier in a protest over proposed changes to labor rules for theater workers. Paris police said no arrests have been made and no violence reported in the ongoing protest Thursday. The opera house warned spectators on its website earlier...

  • Minimum wage increase hits Senate roadblock

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The pay rate for social workers who help the developmentally disabled has become a roadblock for the minimum wage bill and legislators hope to reach a resolution in a meeting with the governor's staff Thursday. Those service jobs are so demanding that paying near-minimum...



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