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  • Bombardier union at Ontario plant goes on strike

    THUNDER BAY, Ontario (AP) — About 900 unionized employees at Bombardier's light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, are on strike after failing to reach an agreement with management about pension changes and benefit reductions. Unifor's national president Jerry Dias says there was "no...

  • Volkswagen to expand Chattanooga plant

    Volkswagen announced Monday that it will build a new model sport utility vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., as well as building a new research and development center at the location.

  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley looking at all possibilities on revenue

    Gov. Robert Bentley's opposition to new state taxes during his first term could change in a second term.

  • Volkswagen to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

    Volkswagen says it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, adding about 2,000 jobs.

  • Workers struggle in Hamptons, playground for rich

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman's special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags. But Southampton, with its privet hedges, pristine beaches and some estates costing tens...

  • Illinois towns see jobs ahead in medical marijuana

    CHICAGO (AP) — The prospect of adding jobs — even as few as 30 — has led officials in many shrinking Illinois' communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to get friendly with would-be growers. The aspiring growers and their agents have been...

  • Deadline looms in Newark airport wage hike flap

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A dispute over workers' wages at Newark Liberty International Airport could be nearing a resolution. United Airlines, the airport's primary carrier, said in an email Friday to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the airport's operator, that it still questions...

  • UAW: 'Consensus' reached with Volkswagen on union

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a "consensus" with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company's assembly plant in Tennessee. The union in February suffered a...

  • Corbett signs budget, takes on lawmakers, pensions

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that are fueling school tax...

  • United Negro College Fund accepts $25 million from Kochs, tells Big Labor to get over it

    Calling it guilty of a "profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement," the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced this week that was severing its partnership with the United Negro College Fund.

  • Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event. In a letter made public Thursday, the...

  • UAW to establish voluntary union for Chattanooga VW workers

    If you build it, will they come? That is what the United Auto Workers union is hoping in its latest effort to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Detroit-based union is set to announce Thursday that it will create a union local for plant workers, allowing them to join on a...

  • U.S. unemployment aid applications fall to near a seven-year low

    Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began.

  • General Cable to eliminate 1,000 jobs

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky-based company that produces wire and cables has announced it is eliminating 1,000 jobs. The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1k8RiaC) reports General Cable announced that it plans to reduce its global workforce by 7 percent in a restructuring. It wasn't...

  • Why every state should guarantee the right to work

    Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.



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