By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:13 AM
A program to help jobless veterans has found employment for a fraction of eligible workers since its launch two years ago.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:07 AM
The chief of one of the largest Native American tribes in the country has announced that the tribe is raising its minimum wage. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed an executive order last week raising the minimum wage for tribal employees to $9.50 over the next two years.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 09:50 AM
The federal government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 02:13 PM
The United Auto Workers' membership and dues are down sharply from just six years ago. In another sign of weakness, the union suffered a stunning defeat this month when it tried to organize a Tennessee factory run by labor-friendly Volkswagen.
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 10:17 AM
The man who appears poised to take over leadership of the United Auto Workers later this year says car companies' fears about the union's demise are unfounded.
By Sean Higgins | 02/21/14 05:47 PM
One week after losing a bid to organize workers at a Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen factory, the United Auto Workers called on the National Labor Relations Board to void the election results and order a new one. In a filing Friday afternoon with the federal labor law enforcement agency, the...
By Linda Chavez | 02/21/14 01:16 PM
It's not often that a union election makes front-page news. But last week's stunning loss by the United Auto Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., is a seminal event in the history of the labor movement. Union membership has fallen consistently over the past 60 years, and the UAW...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/21/14 11:34 AM
With spring approaching, the snow is finally thawing in Washington. But lawmakers are hunkering down, ready to hibernate in the Capitol for the next eight months, doing as little as possible as a critical election nears. Congress is notorious for its inactivity in election years, and 2014...
02/20/14 04:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says proper job training can remove obstacles that have narrowed the middle class for the past 20 years. Biden met with Cabinet officials Thursday to talk about job training programs, part of an effort by President Barack Obama to take action on...
02/20/14 04:01 PM
BOSTON (AP) — More than 1,000 teens from across Massachusetts have marched to the Statehouse to press for more funding for youth summer jobs programs. Protesters rallied at the Old South Church in Boston Thursday afternoon before heading to the Statehouse to push lawmakers to back up to $24.5...
02/20/14 10:15 AM
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley constantly stresses her efforts to bring jobs to South Carolina. But Haley says she discourages companies from moving to the state if they will bring a unionized workforce. Haley told The Greenville News (http://grnol.co/1eWpvWB) on Wednesday she does...
By Washington Examiner | 02/20/14 08:19 AM
Emotions are still raw following the unexpected defeat of the UAW's organizing effort by workers in Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant. Opponents of the well-funded, two-year UAW effort appeared resigned to losing the vote last week, but when the secret ballots were counted, workers...
By Michael Tarm | 02/20/14 08:18 AM
Major colleges run their football teams just like those in the NFL, relying on players to generate millions of dollars in revenue, an economist testified Wednesday before a federal agency that will decide whether Northwestern's football players can form the nation's first union for college athletes.
By Susan Montoya Bryan | 02/20/14 08:16 AM
A proposal that would let voters decide whether to boost the state's minimum wage beginning next year failed to garner enough support despite hours of debate Wednesday night that centered on New Mexico's working poor.
By Sean Higgins | 02/19/14 06:21 PM
Leaders of the AFL-CIO issued a statement Wednesday denouncing Tennessee Republicans for their "unconscionable abuse of power" in opposing the United Auto Workers' recent bid to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. They called the lawmakers' efforts "an attack on ... workers exercising...
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