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  • What Lamar Alexander's primary win means for labor politics

    Alexander has a shot at becoming chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which could be a big frustration for Big Labor.

  • Judge rules against NCAA in O'Bannon case

    College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business. A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can't stop players from selling the rights to their names,...

  • NYC ends legal spat over building-workers wage law

    NEW YORK (AP) — City officials have ended a legal challenge to a "prevailing wage" law for some building-services workers, paving the way for its implementation. A Manhattan judge signed off Friday on a move by both sides to end the mayor vs. City Council dispute, which arose during former...

  • 3 Market Basket board members say they have plan

    BOSTON (AP) — Three members of Market Basket's board of directors say they've proposed a plan to get the beleaguered supermarket chain back to normal operations with the help of its fired chief executive officer, but he doesn't like it. In a statement Friday, the three board members said their...

  • Judge rejects $324.5M settlement of tech wage case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block their top employees from getting better...

  • Mexico opens debate over low minimum wage

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — National attention in Mexico has focused on the country's shockingly low minimum wage after the Mexico City government suggested it could act to increase the local minimum. The debate has highlighted widespread dissatisfaction with the minimum wage of 67.29 pesos per day, or...

  • 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...



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