More Labor Articles

  • Applications for US jobless aid dip to 4-month low

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.

  • Las Vegas casino workers union holds strike vote

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members at several Las Vegas casinos are set to vote whether to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract. Culinary Union 226 spokeswoman Bethany Khan says voting takes place Thursday in two shifts at the East Las Vegas Community Center — from 10...

  • Vancouver port truckers reach deal to end strike

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Striking truckers at Canada's largest port have a reached a deal to end a prolonged strike that officials said threatened the country's economy. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday the port will be open for business Thursday. British...

  • Connecticut approves highest state minimum wage

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country and the same rate that President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who recently...

  • Senate gives final approval to 3 anti-union bills

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments' abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The Senate gave final passage Wednesday to the three bills,...

  • Conservative House Republicans push jobs bill

    A group of conservative House Republicans introduced a comprehensive job-creation bill Wednesday designed to ease federal regulations and weaken organized labor's influence — longstanding GOP bugaboos the party says have hurt the economy. The Republican Study Committee measure also aims to...

  • Union alleges Spirit used health info in layoffs

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company Wednesday of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of...

  • Paraguay paralyzed by anti-privatization strike

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Public life in Paraguay was largely paralyzed on Wednesday by a nationwide strike against the privatization plans of President Horacio Cartes. The strike stopped bus and taxi service and closed schools and most businesses in the South American country, union leader...

  • NLRB says college football players can unionize

    A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that football players at Northwestern University have a right to unionize, a decision with potentially major impact on college athletics.

  • Biden pushes $10.10 minimum wage at D.C. restaurant that pays $3.77 an hour

    Vice President Joe Biden, the point man for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10, on Wednesday took his campaign to a Washington, D.C., landmark, the Florida Avenue Grill, which pays its workers a minimum wage to tipped employees of $3.77. That is above the federally required $2.13 hourly wage...

  • College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

    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.

  • Pressure rises as Minnesota wage talks resume

    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...

  • White House: Women most in need of minimum wage increase

    Looking to ratchet up pressure on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, the White House in a new report Wednesday argued that increasing such payments to $10.10 an hour would prove even more beneficial to women than men. Obama and congressional Democrats are using the minimum wage as a...

  • Dems push pay award hike for fire, police unions

    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...

  • EXography: Federal workers make up to twice as much as others doing same job

    Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.



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