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  • Reps: Don't count on Congress to end LIRR dispute

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Several members of the New York House delegation in Washington met Wednesday with the head of the Long Island Rail Road's parent organization, telling him — and pronouncing later to union leaders — that they should not count on Congress to resolve a long-running contract...

  • State: Oil counties tops in North Dakota wages

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Well-paying jobs in western North Dakota's oil-producing counties helped propel the state's average annual pay by 4 percent last year to almost $48,000, state data show, though the state still hovers slightly below the national average. "We're seeing a nice uptick and...

  • AFL-CIO urges Obama to circumvent Congress on immigration

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka launched a petition Wednesday calling on President Obama to bypass Congress on the current immigration surge and to instead use his executive authority to aid the people flooding the southwestern U.S. border.

  • Limo service pays $500,000 to end overtime dispute

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut limousine company has agreed to pay $500,000 in back wages and damages to 183 drivers the U.S. Department of Labor says were denied overtime. The department said Wednesday the settlement in U.S. District Court in New Haven resolves a lawsuit against S.D....

  • Want contracts? Work harder, women's org. CEO says

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pamela Prince-Eason isn't letting women business owners off the hook — if they want more contracts with big corporations or the government, they have to work harder to get them than they do now. The CEO of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, an organization that...

  • Has teacher tenure driven a wedge between California Democrats and Big Labor?

    Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.

  • Police nearing contract amid Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case. Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core...

  • Labor dispute briefly shuts LA, Long Beach ports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 1,000 dockworkers briefly walked off their jobs Tuesday at the massive ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting the movement of international cargo before a mediator ordered them back. The action came as the union representing dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports...

  • Johns Hopkins, union reach tentative labor pact

    BALTIMORE (AP) — After months of negotiations Johns Hopkins Hospital reached a tentative labor agreement Tuesday with a union representing about 2,000 workers at the medical institution. The agreement calls for a $15 hourly minimum wage for workers with at least 20 years of service effective...

  • US companies post most jobs in 7 years in May

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than in any month in the past seven years, a sign that this year's strong hiring trend is likely to continue. More Americans also quit their jobs, a good sign because it usually occurs when workers find new and higher-paying jobs. It...

  • Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What you study — math and science are a plus — seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department. The survey of the class of 2008,...

  • EXography: Employment keeps sagging in the Obama recovery

    When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation.

  • Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday. The impact on the movement of cargo around the sprawling port complex, the main gateway for hundreds of...

  • Initial unemployment claims drop

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 28 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,577 from the previous week's total of 2,604. For the...

  • Big Labor's big problems with the Supreme Court

    About the best thing that Big Labor can say about the recently concluded Supreme Court term is that it could have been much worse for them.



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