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  • Nevada state workers pay large share of insurance

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state employees must pay a significantly larger share of their health insurance premiums than their counterparts in other states, a report released Tuesday said. Nevada is one of 11 states where employees covered at least one-fourth of the cost of their premium last...

  • Market Basket says workers must return by Friday

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — The Market Basket supermarket chain says it has sent a final notice to headquarters and distribution workers protesting the firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to return to work by Friday. The company said Tuesday letters were sent to about 200 workers it says...

  • Report: State offers workers generous health plans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance plans offered to state employees in California and elsewhere are relatively generous, with government picking up a large share of deductibles and co-pays, according to a report released Tuesday. The report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D....

  • Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent of the company's...

  • Wisconsin public sector unions still losing members

    Thousands of Wisconsin public sector workers have dropped their union membership since Gov. Scott Walker's reforms have taken effect.

  • Watch this map provide a brilliantly simplified perspective of the unemployment rate since 1976

    Map perfectly sums up the unemployment rate since 1976.

  • Pilots strike in Argentina, stranding thousands

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government stepped in to halt a brief pilot's strike that stranded thousands of passengers Tuesday in the country's capital. More than 30 international and local flights by state-run Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral were cancelled or delayed,...

  • Sam Brownback sets goal of 100k new jobs in Kansas

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he'll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he's re-elected.

  • Here's the evidence that job creation is set to accelerate for real in 2014

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings grew from 4.6 million in May to 4.7 million in June, confirming a trend toward accelerating job creation in the first half of 2014.

  • 3 Market Basket board members urge end to standoff

    BOSTON (AP) — Three independent Market Basket board members have called again for the supermarket chain's protesting employees to return to work, and customers to return, and said they are available to negotiate an end to a battle over control of the company. "We must end this zero sum game and...

  • Conservatives want Michigan teachers to know they can dump their union in August

    Despite the fact that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law that bars forced unionism, most teachers' union members cannot invoke the law for 11 months out of the year.

  • In NYC, US mayors vow to fight income inequality

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 U.S. big-city mayors gathered on Monday to fight the widening income gap between the rich and the poor in urban areas. The task force, called Cities of Opportunity and hosted by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, was formed in June during a meeting of mayors in Dallas....

  • Workers get chance to decertify union four years after NLRB said no

    On Aug. 20 and 21, the workers at a Houston plant owned by Lamons Gasket Co. will vote whether to retain United Steelworkers of America as their union. They tried to do this once before, only to have the federal National Labor Relations Board say they were not allowed.

  • Bill de Blasio attacks achievement in New York City schools

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist.

  • State website will match employers and job seekers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is about to launch a new program that with match employers and skilled workers. On Aug. 18, state officials will make a free, online, matchmaking employment service available for the first time to both employers and job seekers who want only their top options....



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