More Labor Articles

  • Initial unemployment claims drop

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 2 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,293 from the previous week's total of 2,312. For the...

  • Market Basket CEOs: We're not laying off workers

    BOSTON (AP) — Market Basket's new CEOs denied Thursday that the supermarket chain was laying off workers, saying store directors have been told to adjust workers' hours to meet current demand, and that the company hopes to get back to normal business levels soon. Following reports that...

  • Why environmentalists and unions are spending big in Michigan

    They're dropping $2.1 million for a voter turnout operation aimed at lifting Democratic Rep. Gary Peters to the Senate.

  • Report: AFL-CIO, AFSCME, NEA top 2014 campaign donors; Koch No. 36

    Only two of the nation's top 20 donors to federal campaigns favor the GOP, and a stunning 11 are labor unions including the AFL-CIO, and both teachers unions, according to a new report.

  • Almost no Americans are getting fired

    The Department of Labor reported Thursday that claims for unemployment benefits fell to 289,000. That drop brought the four-week average down to 294,000.

  • US jobless aid applications fell to 289,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth. Weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday....

  • Labor secretary to discuss minimum wage in Md.

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is scheduled to join Gov. Martin O'Malley for a minimum wage event. Perez, who was O'Malley's labor secretary in Maryland from 2007 to 2009, is scheduled to talk about increasing the minimum wage at an event in Bethesda on Thursday. Perez has...

  • Quinn signs payroll card legislation backed by AG

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on two legislative proposals aimed at helping consumers avoid additional fees, but some lawmakers and advocates on Wednesday questioned his use of amendatory veto power on a plan designed to help cut medical bills. The Chicago Democrat signed...

  • Quinn administration refuses to explain hiring fix

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — When a good-government campaigner sued Gov. Pat Quinn in April over political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, the administration responded that it had already taken action by reviewing and reclassifying jobs, which wouldn't be subject to political...

  • Mary Burke comment suggests rift continues between Wisconsin Democrats and Big Labor

    Mary Burke, the top Democratic candidate to face Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November's election, said that the reason why Democrats failed to unseat Walker during 2012's recall election was because they focused too much on attacking his public sector union reforms. 

  • TVA to cut more than 2,000 jobs

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility is eliminating more than 2,000 jobs as part of a $500 million cost-cutting campaign. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1qX1qLU) reports the Tennessee Valley Authority is making the cuts this year to pare expenses and...

  • Pew: Split views on robots' employment benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robots and artificial intelligence could either kill low-skill jobs or create new types of work over the next decade. They also could have very little impact at all. That's according to 1,900 respondents to a new survey released Wednesday by Pew Research Center's Internet...

  • After Supreme Court ruling, Massachusetts lets child care providers opt out of union dues

    State-licensed child care providers in Massachusetts will no longer be required to pay dues to the Service Employees International Union, the latest consequence of the Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision.

  • Mayor rebuts NYPD unions after custody death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a medical examiner's ruling that a man was killed by neck compressions caused by a police officer's chokehold, while the powerful police union representing rank-and-file officers called the death report "political." Speaking at a news...

  • Gannett splits publishing, broadcasting in two

    NEW YORK (AP) — The game of survival is on for newspapers, as USA Today owner Gannett on Tuesday became the most recent major media entity to say it will divide its print and broadcast divisions into separate companies. As consumers continue to gravitate toward online sources of news and...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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