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  • Christie vows to help casino workers find new jobs

    OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie vowed Thursday to do everything he can to help laid-off Atlantic City casino workers find new jobs after the hotels they work for close next month. Revel Casino Hotel, the city's newest resort, announced this week that it will shut down in September...

  • Chicago Teachers Union head makes $235,000 a year

    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis nets an annual salary and benefits totaling $235,000 annually and owns three homes, including a vacation house in Hawaii.

  • Cuomo foe Teachout picks up public union support

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's second-largest public-sector union endorsed Zephyr Teachout's long-shot bid to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, while the state's powerful teachers' union announced it will sit out this year's governor's race. The Public Employees Federation represents...

  • Yelp Inc. to expand in Chicago, bringing 300 jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. plans to open a new office at Chicago's Merchandise Mart next year. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced the planned expansion Thursday. The online review site expects to hire up to 300 people in Chicago during the next...

  • US jobless aid applications rise to 311,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels. Weekly applications for unemployment aid climbed 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The prior week's...

  • Gov. Patrick: Market Basket workers should return

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is urging Market Basket employees to go back to work while a deal to sell the chain is hammered out. Patrick told reporters Wednesday that he spoke with ousted former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. He also spoke with Market Basket Board Chairman Keith O. Cowan and with...

  • Northwest Illinois teachers strike over contract

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — In the first strike in Galesburg in 37 years, teachers in the northwestern Illinois city began walking the picket lines Wednesday after their union rejected a contract offered by the public school district. The 500-member union and district officials disputed the role...

  • Quinn talks about labor at Democratic breakfast

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has emphasized his support of labor unions in the nationally watched governor's contest. Quinn is a Chicago Democrat. He faces what's expected to be a tough challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur). Quinn told a group of...

  • Amazon to hire 300 in northern Ky.

    HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — Amazon says it plans to hire hundreds of workers in northern Kentucky. The company says it plans to hire 300 full-time employees at its fulfillment center in Hebron to pack and mail customer orders. Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore said in a statement to The Kentucky...

  • Here's the newest conservative alternative to the minimum wage

    A top conservative economist thinks he has found a way to take President Obama at his word, and ensure that no one working full time has to live in poverty -- while getting rid of the minimum wage.

  • 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.



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