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  • Survey: US companies added 281,000 jobs in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. business hiring surged in June, a sign of stronger economic growth. Payroll processer ADP said Wednesday that private employers added 281,000 jobs last month, up from 179,000 in the previous month. The figure suggests the government's jobs...

  • Dockworkers' contract expires, but trade continues

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The contract that keeps thousands of dockworkers on the job at ports from San Diego to Seattle expired Tuesday afternoon, but both sides pledged to continue negotiations without a disruption in the billions of dollars of trade that crosses the West Coast waterfront. The...

  • Media Matters staff votes to unionize

    After months of sometimes bitter wrangling between the staff and management, workers for the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America voted Monday to join the Service Employees International Union. "I am thrilled that the employees at Media Matters have chosen to join us at SEIU...

  • Johns Hopkins resumes talks with union over wages

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A union representing 2,000 workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital is in negotiations with the medical institution over workers' wages after Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley stepped in to stop a planned four-day strike. Talks between the union and the hospital resumed Tuesday...

  • Michigan could end prison food-service contract

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says it's unacceptable that about 30 inmates had symptoms consistent with food poisoning and his administration is approaching a decision on possibly ending a prison food-service contract. The Detroit Free Press and Jackson Citizen Patriot...

  • Court sends labor cases back for further review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has asked appeals courts to take another look at two cases involving disputes decided by the National Labor Relations Board. The justices on Tuesday ordered the cases to be re-examined in light its recent decision on a president's power to fill...

  • High court favors caregivers in Harris v. Quinn, but refrains from banning union-only contracts in public sector

    Big Labor was spared a potentially devastating blow by the Supreme Court Monday when it issued a narrow ruling in the case Harris v. Quinn.

  • Fleet owners are behind protests over ride-sharing services Uber, Lyft

    The trade group for owners of taxi and limousine fleets is helping underwrite the fight against Uber and other popular ride-sharing apps.

  • Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency. A former Army captain, McDonald would bring a blend of...

  • Thayer: tentative deal reached with 3rd union

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state official says a tentative three-year agreement has been reached with the last of the unions representing Alaska Marine Highway System workers. Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer said the state and Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association...

  • How a suburban homemaker humbled Illinois and Big Labor

    Pam Harris, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, was watching the news Monday with some of her co-plaintiffs when the announcement came that they had won. As the verdict was being read, one of the co-plaintiffs whispered into Harris' ear, "It looks like they knocked on...

  • Union officials take stock after court decision

    CHICAGO (AP) — A union representing Illinois' home health care workers took stock Monday of the potential for lost revenue and dues-paying members after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions. The High Court ruled unions can't collect fees from home health care workers...

  • Supreme Court strikes two big blows for freedom: Examiner Editorial

    The Supreme Court issued two crucial opinions, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn. Both rulings protect constitutionally guaranteed individual freedoms that Democratic politicians seek to compromise.

  • California minimum wage rising to $9 an hour

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect on Tuesday and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008. That amount will increase again to $10 an hour starting on Jan. 1, 2016, under AB10, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed...

  • Opponents of Minnesota union drives hail ruling

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bolstered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that limits organized labor's power to collect compulsory dues, the lead plaintiff in a parallel Minnesota lawsuit urged Gov. Mark Dayton to have state lawyers stand down and ultimately cancel a pair of drives to unionize...



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