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.
By Associated Press | 11/18/13 09:17 AM
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — The union representing workers at an upstate New York General Electric plant slated for closure says the company has rejected its concessions.
11/18/13 09:03 AM
Despite issues with the healthcare website, the government still wants people to try and enroll. This weekend, one of the president's top officials came to Houston to convince people to sign up. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spoke at a healthcare forum Saturday inside the George R. Brown...
11/18/13 09:01 AM
Truck drivers are three companies at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach walked off the job Monday as part of a 36-hour strike protesting unfair labor practices and wages. Drivers at all three companies alleged harassment, intimidation and other violation of Federal labor laws as the reason...
By John Seewer | 11/18/13 08:57 AM
TOLEDO, Ohio — Union leaders are now looking ahead at Ohio's governor's race after knocking off a big city mayor who they say was their top political target this year.
By Channing Joseph | 11/15/13 09:59 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. — Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are planning a special meeting where officials will discuss a problem that has surfaced with a labor contract that had recently settled a transit dispute.
11/15/13 09:58 AM
A new report casts strong doubt on the effectiveness of one of the government’s main tools for recognizing potential terrorists before they board airplanes: the Transportation Security Administration’s behavior-detection program. Stephen M. Lord, a managing director with the Government...
By Erik Schelzig | 11/15/13 09:49 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A top Volkswagen labor official says a pending decision about union representation for workers at the automaker's lone U.S. plant will have no bearing on whether the company will decide to add the production of another vehicle there.
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