09/05/14 04:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge's rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers. The lawsuit alleged that Google and Apple conspired with the other technology companies to...
09/05/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns. Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, well below the 212,000 average of the previous 12 months. The...
09/05/14 03:30 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National protests over higher wages for fast-food workers spilled into the Texas governor's race Friday when Democrat Wendy Davis maintained support of raising the minimum wage to $10. That's less than the $15 an hour that labor organizers are demanding for workers at...
09/05/14 03:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Friday for the first day this week, led higher by dividend-rich utility and phone companies. Investors bought up the stocks after the government reported that U.S. employers added fewer jobs than forecast for August. That boosted demand for bonds and pushed down...
09/05/14 03:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger said Friday it will hire about 20,000 workers to fill permanent jobs. Kroger Co. is the largest U.S. supermarket operator and it runs Ralph's, Fry's, and other chains. The company had 375,000 full- and part-time employees as of Feb. 1 and says it has...
09/05/14 12:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and union activists are urging Sept. 11 responders to sign up for New York worker compensation benefits. They say that those who worked around the World Trade Center site should enroll with the state Workers Compensation Board. Next Thursday, the 13th...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/05/14 11:35 AM
The economy added 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticked down to 6.1 percent in the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
By Paul Bedard | 09/05/14 10:32 AM
The latest disappointing jobs report, which showed unemployment creeping up, shows that the economy continues to rely on cheap and temporary labor, according to a key financial analyst.
09/04/14 09:31 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Police have ticketed two-dozen protesters who blocked traffic at a McDonald's restaurant in Detroit as part of a national demonstration to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. About 100 protesters marched through the parking lot of an east-side...
09/04/14 03:15 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a group of demonstrators pushing for higher wages for fast food workers have been arrested and are being held in the city jail. Police spokesman Ralph Woolfolk says a group of about 10 people accused of ignoring repeated demands to leave Ponce De Leon Avenue in...
09/04/14 02:47 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody. The protest, one of a number across the country, included...
By Sean Higgins | 09/04/14 02:21 PM
The new faces of the Left's ongoing campaign against conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch are a pair of middle-aged women who share the last name "Koch."
09/04/14 01:15 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state's right-to-work law that took effect last year. The administrative law judge, Julia Stern,...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/04/14 12:49 PM
SEIU expected protests to be held in 150 cities.
By Sean Higgins | 09/04/14 12:48 PM
In three separate rulings Tuesday an administrative law judge said the teachers' union was unfairly restricting its members' rights under the state's new right-to-work law.
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