08/30/14 07:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine...
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 12:04 PM
A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an "average" of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.
08/28/14 05:45 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the region's largest mass-filings for unemployment and other benefits will begin next week for newly laid-off Atlantic City casino workers in an outreach effort so large it had to book part of the city's convention center. The Showboat and Revel are shutting...
08/28/14 04:28 PM
Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.
08/28/14 04:16 PM
BOSTON (AP) — As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees that summed up their fierce loyalty to him that led to a remarkable workers' revolt that nearly crippled the New England chain but eventually put...
By Sean Higgins | 08/28/14 03:33 PM
The deal, announced by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Thursday, is intended to avoid the disagreement that plagued the Democratic field in 2008.
08/28/14 03:20 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. EU leaders meet on Saturday to divide top jobs for the next half decade, and after years of...
By Sean Higgins | 08/28/14 12:11 PM
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged President Obama to be aggressive on immigration reform, revealing that labor and business leaders have been meeting with the president about his possible executive action.
08/28/14 09:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750,...
08/28/14 09:16 AM
BERLIN (AP) — German airline pilots said they will go on strike after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed Thursday over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits. The Vereinigung Cockpit said it...
By Sean Higgins | 08/27/14 07:23 PM
The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.
08/27/14 07:45 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months. West...
08/27/14 06:15 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36-hour strike. Members of the Central Workers Union, which includes many public-sector employees,...
08/27/14 10:15 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier for women-owned companies to...
08/27/14 08:45 AM
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An employee of supermarket chain Market Basket has filed a federal complaint against the company for threatening to fire protesting workers. Lowell resident Karen Bostwick says in her complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board office in Boston that Market...
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