More Labor Articles

  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is heating up between Northwestern University and a group that's trying to unionize college athletes. A federal agency is considering Northwestern's appeal of a ruling that said scholarship athletes are essentially university employees — and therefore have the...

  • NJ unemployment rate inches up to 7.2 percent

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary data show New Jersey's unemployment rate inched up to 7.2 in March from 7.1 the previous month as the state lost 1,300 jobs. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department shows private sector employment declined by 700 jobs, but says that sector...

  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.

  • Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

    BEIJING (AP) — A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China. Workers in the southern city of Dongguan want...

  • New plant creating 155 jobs in Russell County

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — An automotive industry plant opening in south-central Kentucky will create 155 full-time jobs. Germany-based Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. cut the ribbon Wednesday in Russell Springs on the $29 million parts manufacturing facility. The company began...

  • 2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over whether workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee can unionize is moving to Washington. Two House Democrats said Wednesday they will investigate whether Republicans in that state may have violated "or otherwise run afoul" of any federal laws ahead of a...

  • Perelman may back union bid for Philly newspapers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Philadelphia newspaper employees hope to mount a bid in the latest sale of their company with help from local philanthropist Raymond Perelman, the papers' union chief told a judge Wednesday. Perelman, now in his mid-90s, has been interested in The Philadelphia Inquirer...

  • Bryant signs bills to limit union activities

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has signed three bills to limit labor union activities in Mississippi. The signings came Wednesday at a Capitol ceremony attended by a U.S. Chamber of Commerce representative. Bryant says he hopes the restrictions strengthen Mississippi's...

  • Obama, Joe Biden announce $600 million for jobs training initiatives

    President Obama on Wednesday announced initiatives he said would better train American workers to fill high-skilled jobs, his latest effort to push his economic agenda without Congress.

  • NLRB rules VW workers can weigh in on UAW complaint

    Five employees of a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be allowed to participate in a National Labor Relations Board hearing on whether their February vote rejecting unionization should be voided and done over. The United Auto Workers, which lost the election then petitioned the board...

  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. That's because more than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the hourly minimum, currently $7.25. Those exclusions run from some workers with...

  • Janet Yellen: Full employment, stable inflation 'plausible' by the end of 2016

    In a speech at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, Yellen noted that the Fed's monetary policy committee's latest projections were for the unemployment rate to fall within the range of what officials think is full employment for the U.S. by the end of 2016, and for inflation to rise to...

  • Washington unemployment rate steady; state adds 6,700 jobs

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. Officials said that the rate matches February's jobless numbers, which had...

  • Study finds lowering corporate income tax would boost workers' wages

    A study released Tuesday by the Tax Analysis Center found that significantly reducing the corporate tax rate would also boost wages for workers and the economy overall. This could be done on a revenue-neutral basis by reducing the U.S. rate from its current 35 percent to just nine and...

  • McAuliffe announces 500 jobs coming to central Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A customer service center is bringing 500 jobs to Henrico County. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Teleperformance is establishing the service center, the second in the state for the company. The governor's office says Teleperformance serves a global customer...



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