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  • Northwestern appeals NLRB ruling on athletes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director's ruling that the school's football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize. The university filed a formal appeal board Wednesday. Northwestern...

  • Doug Gansler says raising minimum wage good for Maryland's economy

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler praised the Maryland General Assembly on Monday for giving final approval to legislation that will increase the state’s minimum wage. The law will increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 by...

  • After voting 'no' on Paycheck Fairness Act, Angus King says bill would hurt businesses

    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...

  • Wisconsin Democrat who fled during Walker showdown must disclose emails, court rules

    One of the 11 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin for Illinois during the 2011 statehouse showdown over Gov. Scott Walker's union reforms must disclose emails related to the legislative battle, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday morning. Democratic State Sen. Jon Erpenbach has been...

  • Senate Republicans block paycheck fairness bill at center of Democratic political agenda

    Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have required companies to prove that wage discrepancies are not based on gender. The "Paycheck Fairness Act," is a key measure in the Democratic agenda, which lawmakers admit has little chance of passing but believe will...

  • Guild can intervene in fight for Philly newspapers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says the union representing hundreds of workers for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers can participate in the dissolution of their ownership group. The judge this week granted a request by the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia to intervene in...

  • Bank of America to cut 3,000 overseas jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America says it's cutting about 3,000 jobs overseas as part of ongoing reviews of its global operations. The jobs are located in Costa Rica, the Philippines and Mexico. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company plans to close sites in those countries over the next nine to 12...

  • Seeking political gain, Democrats welcome Republican defeat of Paycheck Fairness bill

    Senate Republicans are poised to defeat a pay equity measure on Wednesday. The “Paycheck Fairness Act” is a key part of a new Democratic agenda that is focused on contrasting the Democratic Party with the GOP ahead of November elections.

  • Wednesday deadline in Northwestern athletes case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and therefore entitled to unionize. Northwestern, based in Evanston, Ill., has...

  • NBC leans forward toward union-busting, NLRB says

    National Labor Relations Board members ruled Monday that NBC Universal, the parent company of the namesake TV network and the cable news channel MSNBC, was illegally refusing to deal with its employees' union, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. It ordered the...

  • Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday to make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation. He seasoned his move with a sharp rebuke of Republicans...

  • Walmart alleges union activists stormed ladies room in Michigan store

    Walmart alleged in a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board that protesters affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers stormed one of its stores in Dearborn, Mich., in November, chased an employee into a ladies' room and "coercively interrogated" her. At least one of...

  • GM to invest $449 million in 2 Detroit-area factories

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car and two unspecified new vehicles. The company said the investment eventually will bring a second shift at the Detroit assembly plant that...

  • GOP defends policies as female-friendly

    During the weekly House GOP leadership news conference, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and two senior female Republicans criticized congressional Democrats' push for more federal regulations that they argue would guarantee that women receive "equal pay" for doing the same work as men.

  • No, women do not make 77 cents for every dollar men make

    Today is Equal Pay Day, an invented milestone created by those who want to push the myth that women make 77 cents for every dollar men make. The day symbolizes the point in the year that women will have earned the same amount of money that men earned in 2013. But, of course, this marker is...



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