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  • Modest, gradual minimum wage hike set to launch in Michigan

    DETROIT (AP) — An increase in Michigan's minimum wage is set to launch, and with it comes a test of whether the gradual rise will help workers, harm businesses or neither. The first bump comes Monday, when the wage moves up 10 percent, from $7.40 an hour to $8.15. The 25 percent overall raise...

  • Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications workers in northern New England say they knew concessions were in the offing going into labor negotiations with two unions. But they say the telecommunications company isn't playing fair. The more than 1,700 International Brotherhood of Electrical...

  • NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a police union said Saturday. The New York Police Department said Friday it was being investigated by Manhattan prosecutors for the July 13 death of Ronald Singleton. The...

  • Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter. "I believe it's going to pay off," she said...

  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine...

  • Labor Day exhausted: 40-hour work week grows to 47-60 hours

    A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an "average" of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.

  • Mass jobless filing for laid-off casino workers

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the region's largest mass-filings for unemployment and other benefits will begin next week for newly laid-off Atlantic City casino workers in an outreach effort so large it had to book part of the city's convention center. The Showboat and Revel are shutting...

  • Editorial cartoon: Labor Day picnic

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

    BOSTON (AP) — As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees that summed up their fierce loyalty to him that led to a remarkable workers' revolt that nearly crippled the New England chain but eventually put...

  • Unions agree to agree on their 2016 presidential candidate

    The deal, announced by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Thursday, is intended to avoid the disagreement that plagued the Democratic field in 2008.

  • EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. EU leaders meet on Saturday to divide top jobs for the next half decade, and after years of...

  • AFL-CIO chief urges Obama to be bold on immigration executive action

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged President Obama to be aggressive on immigration reform, revealing that labor and business leaders have been meeting with the president about his possible executive action.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750,...

  • Germanwings pilots to go on strike Friday

    BERLIN (AP) — German airline pilots said they will go on strike after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed Thursday over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits. The Vereinigung Cockpit said it...

  • McDonald's can't appeal NLRB franchise decision

    The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.



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