More Labor Articles

  • Lower benefits, higher jobs --- Paul Ryan has it right

    There are signs that employment in the country is rising more rapidly these days. The February-July period was the first six-month stretch of consistent employment gains above 200,000 since 1997.

  • The big omission in Obama's upbeat economic narrative

    President Obama has sounded increasingly triumphant in recent weeks when talking about the state of the U.S. economy, using words like "booming" and listing new records. But his narrative is missing one big subplot.

  • Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

    At St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there's a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk. It's about more than minding their manners. Coach Steve Mask warns players not to...

  • UAW-Ford, Wounded Warriors program trains veterans

    LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Eight U.S. military veterans are beginning six weeks of training through the UAW-Ford Veteran Welding Training program. UAW-Ford is providing the training starting with a kickoff ceremony on Monday at no cost to veterans who are part of the Wounded Warriors Family...

  • Moneyed interests call the tune for liberal Democrats: Examiner Editorial

    Most Democrats are prisoners of a narrow special-interest agenda of constantly growing government budgets, regulation and taxing.

  • What Lamar Alexander's primary win means for labor politics

    Alexander has a shot at becoming chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which could be a big frustration for Big Labor.

  • Union members can opt out during National Employee Freedom Week, Aug. 10-16

    It's not surprising that millions of employees want to leave their unions. Many wonder why they should pay for their union's lousy customer service.

  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business. A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can't stop players from selling the rights to their names,...

  • NYC ends legal spat over building-workers wage law

    NEW YORK (AP) — City officials have ended a legal challenge to a "prevailing wage" law for some building-services workers, paving the way for its implementation. A Manhattan judge signed off Friday on a move by both sides to end the mayor vs. City Council dispute, which arose during former...

  • 3 Market Basket board members say they have plan

    BOSTON (AP) — Three members of Market Basket's board of directors say they've proposed a plan to get the beleaguered supermarket chain back to normal operations with the help of its fired chief executive officer, but he doesn't like it. In a statement Friday, the three board members said their...

  • Judge rejects $324.5M settlement of tech wage case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block their top employees from getting better...

  • Mexico opens debate over low minimum wage

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — National attention in Mexico has focused on the country's shockingly low minimum wage after the Mexico City government suggested it could act to increase the local minimum. The debate has highlighted widespread dissatisfaction with the minimum wage of 67.29 pesos per day, or...

  • Initial unemployment claims drop

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 2 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,293 from the previous week's total of 2,312. For the...

  • Market Basket CEOs: We're not laying off workers

    BOSTON (AP) — Market Basket's new CEOs denied Thursday that the supermarket chain was laying off workers, saying store directors have been told to adjust workers' hours to meet current demand, and that the company hopes to get back to normal business levels soon. Following reports that...

  • Why environmentalists and unions are spending big in Michigan

    They're dropping $2.1 million for a voter turnout operation aimed at lifting Democratic Rep. Gary Peters to the Senate.



From the Weekly Standard

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  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

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