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  • South Dakota trainings target compliance, may help workforce

    Trainers operating with a federal grant came to Brookings and Pierre this week to educate public and private employers on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Lower, fairer taxes would boost U.S. workers' prosperity: Examiner Editorial

    A new Tax Foundation analysis of workers' tax burdens in the 34 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that 31.3 percent of the average American worker's wages go to federal taxes. This puts the U.S. below the OECD average of 36 percent.

  • Detroit's largest union, city sign new contract

    DETROIT (AP) — A representative of Detroit's largest union and the city's emergency manager signed an agreement reached during the ongoing municipal bankruptcy case. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees official Ed McNeil and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr took...

  • Union: New Jersey casino warns of possible closure

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will receive notices on Friday warning that the casino may close in two months, a union official said Thursday. Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, said a Caesars Entertainment executive told...

  • NV Supreme Court: Taxi drivers get minimum wage

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of Las Vegas taxi drivers who say three cab companies owe them back wages for failing to pay the minimum wage, upholding a 2006 state constitutional amendment that did away with previous exemptions for some classes of workers....

  • Washington high court takes up minimum wage issue

    SEATTLE (AP) — State, federal and local law may all play a role in the Washington Supreme Court's decision on whether a new $15 minimum wage law in SeaTac applies to airport workers, if the questions asked by justices during oral arguments Thursday are any indication. They asked such a broad...

  • Ikea raises hourly pay for US retail workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea's U.S. division is raising the minimum wage for thousands of its retail workers, pegging it to the cost of living in each location, instead of its competition. The 17 percent average raise, announced Thursday, is the Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture chain's biggest in...

  • More than a thousand NLRB cases potentially voided by Supreme Court

    National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce said Thursday the federal labor-law enforcement agency was still trying to determine the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Noel Canning v. NLRB. 

  • Senate actions on NLRB, filibuster rule drain Noel Canning ruling of impact

    In a statement Thursday in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Noel Canning v. Nation Labor Relations Board case, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that the ruling itself didn't matter much now that the Senate has changed its filibuster rules.

  • Supreme Court throws out NLRB appointments, along with the decisions they made

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three of President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid because they occurred during a 'pro forma' session of the Senate.

  • Applications for US unemployment benefits dip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs. Weekly unemployment benefit applications fell 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000, the Labor...

  • Did caregivers in Illinois ever back a union in the first place?

    Illinois' own official legal brief in a case before the Supreme Court, known as Harris v. Quinn, raises the question of whether the Service Employees International Union ever had the support of a majority of the caregivers it forced to join a union in the first place.

  • NYC strikes a deal with 2 labor unions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has struck a deal with two municipal labor unions. The deal comes after years of stalemate. Workers at nearly 150 unions are working under expired contracts. The agreement with the New York State Nurses Association and 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers...

  • Minimum wage issue pits franchisees against cities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of franchisees are learning they're not small businesses, at least in the eyes of city government. A new law that will raise Seattle's minimum wage to $15 from the current $9.32 gives small businesses more time to phase in the 61 percent increase — seven years...

  • Top OPM officials routinely use set-aside contracting to circumvent rules, IG says

    High-ranking officials in the Office of Personnel Management steered half a million dollars to a politically connected management consultant by pressuring existing contractors to hire him as a subcontractor, the agency's inspector general found.

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