By Sean Higgins | 07/24/14 01:26 PM
Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.
07/24/14 01:15 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will pay out $420 million to state employers that were overcharged for insurance premiums under a settlement approved Thursday by a judge. Cuyahoga County Judge Richard McMonagle said the settlement he approved "is good for the...
07/24/14 12:01 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union says employees at JBS USA's Greeley meatpacking plant have overwhelmingly approved a five-year contract that includes wage increases and changes in the company's health-care proposal. The Greeley Tribune reported Wednesday...
07/24/14 09:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006,...
07/24/14 01:31 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its...
By Associated Press | 07/23/14 08:01 AM
Gov. Chris Christie's summertime talks with residents in beach communities starting Tuesday come with a theme that has some of his biggest critics riled up anew.
07/23/14 07:45 AM
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is considering a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour, two dollars more than the current statewide minimum. Mayor Michael Brennan said Tuesday the plan he's developing in conjunction with a city task force could be presented to the City...
07/23/14 07:30 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday. The report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee found that...
07/22/14 06:30 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Tuesday approved state incentives for nine economic development projects expected to bring about 3,900 jobs, nearly half from General Motors consolidating engineering jobs from outside the state at a site in Michigan. Most of the new jobs and estimated $1...
07/22/14 04:15 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...
07/22/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Obama spoke at a signing ceremony for bipartisan job-training legislation aimed at improving business engagement and accountability in federally funded...
By Steve Doty | 07/22/14 01:34 PM
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced new steps to help grow the country's middle class with new job training programs Tuesday.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/22/14 10:58 AM
Consumer inflation held steady at 2.1 percent yearly in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning.
By Paul Bedard | 07/21/14 09:03 PM
Nearly seven in 10 Republicans don't believe they could live on the nation's $7.25 minimum wage, but only 37 percent support raising it to $10.10, says a new poll.
07/21/14 05:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause." "America's federal...
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