By Erik Schelzig | 02/13/14 08:23 AM
Workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee on Wednesday kicked off a three-day election that will determine whether they will be represented by the United Auto Workers union.
By Jonathan Lemire | 02/13/14 08:20 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first budget proposal Wednesday, revealing that the nation's largest city has a surplus but warning that it still faces stark fiscal challenges due to the expired labor contracts of all 150 municipal unions.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 03:10 PM
President Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour and urged the public to pressure lawmakers to approve a hike for all workers. “In the wealthiest nation on Earth, nobody who works full time should have to live...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/12/14 01:50 PM
Over the course of 2013, 53.3 million Americans were hired, and there were 51.4 million total job separations, for a total of 1.9 million jobs created.
By Hope Yen | 02/12/14 08:24 AM
The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century. It's a sign of the growing value of a college education despite rising tuition costs, according to an analysis of census data released Tuesday.
By Associated Press | 02/12/14 08:22 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is opposed to letting individual municipalities set their own minimum wages and tax rates, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to do.
By Associated Press | 02/12/14 08:17 AM
President Obama is raising the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10. Obama will sign the executive order Wednesday in the East Room of the White House. He first announced the measure during his State of the Union address.
02/11/14 06:45 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Detroit's troubles have been front and center in the heavy campaign by union opponents seeking to dissuade workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. assembly plant from voting for representation by the United Auto Workers. Billboards near the Chattanooga plant have linked the...
By Sean Higgins | 02/11/14 02:43 PM
Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis regularly flew on a private jet owned by the International Union of Operating Engineers while she served in Congress but failed to disclose the travel in her financial filings, a violation of House gift rules, according to a recent lawsuit. The travel included...
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 09:16 AM
Advocates for allowing New York City officials to raise the minimum wage locally are heading to the state Capitol.
02/11/14 09:06 AM
SEATTLE — A letter signed by about 50 elected officials was delivered on Monday to the Port of Seattle urging the government agency that runs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to embrace a citizen-approved initiative and raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 an hour. Sponsors...
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 08:49 AM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A House committee is holding a hearing on a bill to raise New Hampshire's minimum wage above the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.
By Joseph Lawler | 02/10/14 05:26 PM
One question newly-installed Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is sure to face at this week's monetary policy hearings on Capitol Hill is what the rapidly falling unemployment rate means for the central bank's stimulus policies.
02/10/14 03:30 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday threatened that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the German automaker's plant decide this week to approve union representation. State Senate Speaker Pro Tem Bo Watson in a news...
02/10/14 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Monday that a pledge by the construction industry to hire more than 100,000 veterans by early 2019 is "a huge deal" that, besides doing right by former service members, will help companies grow and boost the U.S. economy for decades to come. Mrs. Obama...
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14
By Paul Bedard | 03/06/14
By Washington Examiner | 03/05/14
By Joel Gehrke | 03/06/14
By Byron York | 03/06/14