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  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said...

  • Wisconsin union has no idea how that forged card got in there

    Dian Palmer, president of Service Employees International Union Healthcare Wisconsin, wants one thing to be perfectly clear: Her union takes its ethical responsibilities very seriously.

  • Lawmakers: Remington laying off 105 in New York

    ILION, N.Y. (AP) — Two New York state lawmakers say more than 100 workers at the Remington Arms manufacturing plant in the Mohawk Valley are being laid off as the company shifts two of its assembly lines to Alabama. Sen. James Seward of Oneonta and Assemblyman Marc Butler of Herkimer County...

  • Galesburg teachers remain on strike

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in the northwestern Illinois city of Galesburg remain on strike after the union and board of education were unable to reach an agreement on a contract. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/YqPrtk ) teachers spent the weekend on the picket lines....

  • In Minnesota, being your own boss doesn't mean you won't be unionized

    Child care provider Jennifer Parrish was preparing a meal one afternoon eight years ago for the six kids she was minding when a man she didn't know strode through the door. "He walked into my home without knocking and asked me to sign what he said was a petition asking for the state for health...

  • Governors step into New England supermarket feud

    BOSTON (AP) — As an employee revolt at a New England grocery store chain headed into its fifth week, the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire took the unusual step of personally stepping into negotiations aimed at ending a standoff threatening the future of the popular low-priced...

  • No AFL-CIO endorsement for New York Gov. Cuomo

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Another labor union has snubbed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The New York State AFL-CIO on Monday announced the candidates it is endorsing in the fall elections. Notably missing from the list was Cuomo, a Democrat who was endorsed by the powerful union in 2010. Last week,...

  • Unemployment rises in most US states in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department said Monday...

  • NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

    New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.

  • Labor recruitment pitch shows why you should always read the fine print

    The letter promises all manner of boosts to salaries and benefits if the recipient would just join up. In the fine print, though, it says signing up means the union is legally allowed to deduct dues money directly from the signee's paychecks in perpetuity. 

  • Dixon, Ill., plant to expand, add 40 jobs over 3 years

    DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A manufacturing company plans to expand its plant in the northern Illinois town of Dixon, adding 40 new jobs over the next three years. Sauk Valley Media reports (http://bit.ly/1l8LfZH ) BorgWarner is planning a $9.4 million investment. The Dixon plant has been open for 50...

  • Texas unemployment holds at 5.1 percent in July

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Unemployment across Texas held steady at 5.1 percent in July. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month's jobless figure matches the state's unemployment rates for May and June. Nationwide unemployment in July rose slightly to 6.2 percent. TWC...

  • Social Security's futile attempt to help disabled people go back to work

    Congress created Ticket to Work in 1999 to address a growing problem, namely that the disability rolls were expanding rapidly and the disability program did little to encourage work among those able to hold a job. The idea was to give disability recipients a "ticket," or voucher, that employment...

  • Florida's unemployment rate remains unchanged

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that the state's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the Great Recession. New numbers released by the state show that the jobless rate was 6.2 percent last month. That's the...

  • Spin city: PR flacks outnumber reporters 5-1, earn 35% more

    Note to journalism school freshmen: Switch to a communications, public relations major. Now.



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