By Associated Press | 02/25/14 09:12 AM
A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night. Their chants of "Sí, se puede" and the rough English translation, "Yes, we can," filled the chilly air outside the statehouse.
By John Hanna | 02/25/14 08:57 AM
A proposal to start a new 401(k)-style pension plan for new Kansas teachers and government workers and a competing plan to boost the benefits of public retirees failed Monday to clear a committee in the state House.
By Angela Delli Santi | 02/25/14 08:55 AM
In excerpted remarks released by his administration, Christie says the pension reforms enacted during his first term don't go far enough. "Without additional reforms, New Jersey taxpayers still owe $52 billion to fully fund the pension system," he says in the remarks.
02/24/14 09:00 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night. Their chants of "Sí, se puede" and the rough English translation, "Yes, we can," filled the chilly air outside the statehouse. Lawmakers and worker advocates...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:55 AM
The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are significantly greater than the national average, according to a study...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:43 AM
President Obama is taking his "year of action" tour to Minnesota, heading to St. Paul on Wednesday to announce a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure. Obama will be speaking at St. Paul's newly renovated Union Depot transportation hub. The White...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:13 AM
A program to help jobless veterans has found employment for a fraction of eligible workers since its launch two years ago.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:07 AM
The chief of one of the largest Native American tribes in the country has announced that the tribe is raising its minimum wage. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed an executive order last week raising the minimum wage for tribal employees to $9.50 over the next two years.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 09:50 AM
The federal government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 02:13 PM
The United Auto Workers' membership and dues are down sharply from just six years ago. In another sign of weakness, the union suffered a stunning defeat this month when it tried to organize a Tennessee factory run by labor-friendly Volkswagen.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 10:17 AM
The man who appears poised to take over leadership of the United Auto Workers later this year says car companies' fears about the union's demise are unfounded.
By Sean Higgins | 02/21/14 05:47 PM
One week after losing a bid to organize workers at a Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen factory, the United Auto Workers called on the National Labor Relations Board to void the election results and order a new one. In a filing Friday afternoon with the federal labor law enforcement agency, the...
By Linda Chavez | 02/21/14 01:16 PM
It's not often that a union election makes front-page news. But last week's stunning loss by the United Auto Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., is a seminal event in the history of the labor movement. Union membership has fallen consistently over the past 60 years, and the UAW...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/21/14 11:34 AM
With spring approaching, the snow is finally thawing in Washington. But lawmakers are hunkering down, ready to hibernate in the Capitol for the next eight months, doing as little as possible as a critical election nears. Congress is notorious for its inactivity in election years, and 2014...
02/20/14 04:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says proper job training can remove obstacles that have narrowed the middle class for the past 20 years. Biden met with Cabinet officials Thursday to talk about job training programs, part of an effort by President Barack Obama to take action on...
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