11/19/13 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel plans to investigate allegations in a published report that workers in the Census Bureau fabricated data used to prepare monthly unemployment reports. The probe comes in response to a report Monday in the New York Post that says census data was manipulated in...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/19/13 03:45 PM
Congress may soon investigate a media report claiming the Labor Department falsified the nation's jobless numbers a month before the 2012 election. A Republican aide told the Washington Examiner the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is digging into the claim, published in the...
By Charles Hoskinson | 11/19/13 02:42 PM
A New York Post report suggests that Census workers faked data used to calculate the unemployment rate. The report Monday by John Crudele quotes a Census worker as saying higher-ups told him to fill in surveys for people he could not contact to reach the 90-percent success rate required by the...
By Sean Higgins | 11/19/13 01:01 PM
Big Labor’s campaign against Walmart got a major new ally Monday: the federal government. The National Labor Relations Board announced it is pursuing charges that the nonunion retail giant retaliated against some of it workers for engaging in union activities. The NLRB’s action suggests...
By Sean Higgins | 11/19/13 10:49 AM
Walmart faces National Labor Relations Board sanctions for allegedly retaliating against workers who joined union protests last year during the Thanksgiving holiday against the nonunion retail giant.
By Associated Press | 11/19/13 09:36 AM
Union leaders, clergy and other activists are launching an effort to put a major minimum wage increase on the District of Columbia ballot.
By Associated Press | 11/19/13 09:24 AM
Compensation costs for U.S. workers rose modestly in the July-September quarter as the cost of benefits such as health insurance rose more rapidly than wages and salaries.
By Editorial Writer | 11/18/13 06:04 PM
Sen. Orrin Hatch has been defending employee rights since he was first elected in 1976. As a freshman senator, the Utah Republican helped lead the filibuster that defeated the Labor Law Reform Act, which would have effectively eliminated secret ballot elections. Nearly four decades later, he's...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/18/13 09:24 AM
Congress will turn its attention to the digital currency Bitcoin this week just as its value explodes. The price of a Bitcoin in dollars has jumped from around $200 at the beginning of the month to near $600 now. Some observers thought that the fledgling cryptocurrency could be in trouble in...
11/18/13 09:22 AM
While payrolls have increased and firings slowed, four measures -- unemployment, labor force participation and rates on hiring and voluntary quits -- are still worse than at the start of the recession in December 2007.
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