By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 05:28 PM
Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and John Lewis, D-Ga., plan to introduce legislation Wednesday to amend the National Labor Relations Act to make labor organizing a civil right. The change will make opposing unionization bids legally perilous for businesses.
07/29/14 07:30 PM
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations. Amgen also raised its forecasts for its 2014 profit and revenue, driving up its...
07/29/14 06:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants. The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world's biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at...
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 06:19 PM
Heavy unionization cost the average worker in Michigan about $11,000 over the last 50 years. It cost workers in Nevada about $9,000 over the same period and Ohio workers about $8,600.
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 05:23 PM
In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major rewrite of federal law regarding business franchising.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/29/14 04:09 PM
With too little work and too much free time, paralegal employees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were paid more than $5 million while doing nothing for four years.
By Spencer Brown | 07/29/14 02:21 PM
Although President Obama's executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors doesn't go into effect until Jan. 1, those same contractors set to get a raise are already asking for more money.
By Sean Higgins | 07/29/14 10:35 AM
Four Republican lawmakers will be hit with Spanish-language ads during the Congress's August recess attacking them over their immigration stances, the Service Employees International Union said Tuesday.
By Sean Higgins | 07/28/14 06:06 PM
Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. But, they might get a lucky break when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law.
07/28/14 05:30 PM
WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker said Monday he would support efforts to ensure that tax credits and other economic development incentives do not go to companies that outsource jobs. Walker has made outsourcing an issue in the governor's race by criticizing Democratic gubernatorial...
07/28/14 05:00 PM
VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) — In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have...
07/27/14 06:00 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn agreed on Sunday to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a Nov. 4 Illinois ballot measure on the issue. The Democrat made the pledge at a campaign event focused on the nonbinding ballot question, which asks voters if the...
07/26/14 08:00 PM
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers. McNerney made the remark during a Wednesday call with analysts...
07/26/14 03:45 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John...
07/26/14 05:00 AM
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois county may put a freeze on all hiring to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall. The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1pm0Qke ) Winnebago County officials are considering the cost-saving measure as they draft a spending plan for the fiscal...
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