More Labor Articles

  • Minimum wage push shows ballot measure hurdles in Nebraska

    Supporters of a higher minimum wage claimed victory last week in their effort to place the issue on the November ballot, but getting it there wasn't easy.

  • Tax breaks cost Ohio $63 million last year

    An Ohio Department of Taxation report finds that since 2012 the amount of tax credits granted businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been going up.

  • Washington state unions plan to negotiate for competitive pay

    Gov. Jay Inslee's labor team will be spending the summer negotiating with more than 25 unions that represent state employees.

  • Is the 'recovery summer' for real this time?

    There are finally signs that the long-awaited recovery, complete with above-trend economic growth, may finally be underway.

  • Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

    Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company. The dream didn't last long. Parker claims she was laid...

  • Union leaders having a hard time talking about Harris v. Quinn

    It's not easy to make to a convincing argument that labor organizations should have the right to extract money directly from the paychecks of people who don't want to be union members in the first place, which is ultimately what Harris v. Quinn was about.

  • Unions representing government workers are gaining

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, state or local levels. Roughly 1-in-3...

  • Amid positive jobs numbers, politicians hedge bets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top jobs numbers for June would seem to be cause for some appreciation. After all, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, the lowest in six years, and hiring showed five months of steady growth. But the public continues to perceive the economy as poor. So, heading...

  • College presidents say no to unions for athletes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the university's integration of athletics and education....

  • Republicans file briefs against Northwestern athletes union

    Republicans in the both the Senate and the House filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday in the National Labor Relations Board case regarding the Northwestern University students who wish to form a college athletes union. The lawmakers came down strongly against allowing collective bargaining...

  • Broad US job growth helps high school grads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring heated up for almost everyone in June. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent from 6.3 percent in May, the Labor Department said Friday. The decline benefited men, women, high school graduates, those with college experience and different racial groups. Job...

  • VIDEO: June jobs report shows growth

    The United States economy added 288,000 jobs in June, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

  • 'True' unemployment rate falls to 8.3 percent

    Just how much of the decline in labor force participation is due to long-term, secular factors and how much is due to cyclical weakness is a matter of ongoing debate.

  • German Parliament OKs national minimum wage

    BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday approved the introduction of the country's first national minimum wage, a triumph for its main center-left party that a long-skeptical Chancellor Angela Merkel described as a "painful" political compromise. Most workers in Europe's biggest economy...

  • June's jobs report removes one big concern about the recovery

    Employment growth accelerated in June, suggesting that the fragile economic recovery continues despite the reported sharp contraction in the first quarter.



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