By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The White House stressed the importance of passing a new round of unemployment insurance before Congress leaves on its holiday break next week but did not insist that it be part of any budget deal lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finalizing. Unemployment benefits for nearly 1.3 million people are...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/06/13 12:28 PM
U.S. labor markets continued to show resilience in November, adding 203,000 jobs as the unemployment rate fell from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent. Friday’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows job growth slightly higher than last month, and the unemployment rate drifting down close...
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 10:39 AM
Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 06:08 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday amid a push for higher wages. Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But by late afternoon, it was...
12/05/13 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years. The latest government reports point to economic momentum in the midst of the critical holiday shopping season. "The momentum looks strong," said...
By Sean Higgins | 12/05/13 02:04 PM
Nationwide, a reported 111 people were arrested at various Black Friday protests against Walmart last week, a number progressive activists have cited as proof that there is growing worker discontent against the retail giant. The key word here is "people." How many of those arrested actually...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/05/13 12:33 PM
The U.S. economy grew at a better-than-expected 3.6 annual rate in the third quarter, up from an initial reading of 2.8 percent, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Thursday. That beat analysts' expectations, which were for around 3 percent. The report's headline result suggests that the...
By Paul Bedard | 12/05/13 12:15 PM
The Kentucky Republican is traveling to Detroit on Friday to be offer a national plan to save the bankrupt city through cuts in taxes, regulations and union rules, and he wants to encourage overseas investors to move to Motor City.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:38 AM
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages. Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But it's not clear what the actual turnout will be.
By Sean Higgins | 12/04/13 04:09 PM
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said she was opposed to Detroit selling off its renowned museum art collection, which is valued at $1 billion to $2 billion, to help pay down the bankrupt city's estimated $18 billion in debt. She said the collection should be...
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