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  • Seattle group files measure for $15 minimum wage

    SEATTLE (AP) — A group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage filed paperwork on Monday for a voter measure that would amend the Seattle charter, a move aiming to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass an increase without exemptions or delays. The group known as 15 Now...

  • 100,000 direct care workers get pay raise

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's new budget will increase pay 2 percent for about 100,000 caretakers of the disabled and others next year, the first raise in several years for many. They will get a second cost-of-living adjustment next April, along with about 30,000 caseworkers, nurses and...

  • Iowa hires nearly 400 without advertising the jobs

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At least 386 state employees have been hired by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration without advertising the positions, but this is not a new practice in Iowa. Critics told the Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1nlFjJ9 ) the practice makes it easier for friends and...

  • Greek police clash with retail employee protesters

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of protesters battled with riot police in one of the Greek capital's main shopping districts. No injuries or damage have been reported. About 500 protesters, which included retail employees but also several anarchists, closed access to shops on a central Athens...

  • Union members picket downtown Vegas casinos

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some 2,000 union members picketed in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday to draw attention to ongoing contract talks. Culinary Workers' Union Local 226 spokeswoman Bethany Khan says multiple lines of picketers walked back and forth at entrances to 10 downtown properties. She says...

  • Northwestern players see push as spark for change

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change in college sports. The question is whether forming a union to bargain for better health insurance and work conditions is the right move for...

  • Ohio begins pushback against college player unions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America's highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes. A measure approved by the...

  • Obama reiterates call for equal pay for women

    President Obama is making his case for equal pay for women — a leading election-year issue for Democrats.

  • High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts

    It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.

  • Obama reiterates call for equal pay for women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making his case for equal pay for women — a leading election-year issue for Democrats. Obama says in his weekly radio and Internet address that it's an embarrassment that women earn less than men even in the same professions and with the same...

  • GOP senator says NLRB college sports ruling endangers women's Title IX sports

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Thursday that a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director in favor of college sports unionization is a threat to college athletics in general and to women's sports under Title IX in particular. In a joint speech on the Senate floor,...

  • Student Virginia Education Association meeting set

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Student Virginia Education Association is holding its annual convention in Virginia Beach. The group of future teachers representing 36 colleges in Virginia will participate in instructional workshops Saturday and elect a president and vice president. More than...

  • Alaska House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska's minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up, while the outcome of a similar ballot initiative would be dependent on the whim of votes. Chenault, R-Nikiski, said most lawmakers...

  • Argentina hit by nationwide strike over inflation

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A nationwide strike paralyzed Argentina's economy on Thursday, shutting down air, train and bus traffic, closing businesses and ports and emptying classrooms. The strike also stopped all non-emergency hospital attention, left garbage in emptied streets and...

  • Unemployment claims lowest since 2007, but employment boom not guaranteed

    Weekly unemployment insurance claims fell in the week ending April 5, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, to 300,000 -- the lowest number since early 2007, well before the beginning of the recession. The four-week moving average for claims also fell to 136,250, the lowest post-crisis...



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