More Labor Articles

  • Judge to hear arguments over pension contributions

    A judge is set to hear arguments over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to use pension payments to balance the budget.

  • MTA sweetens contract offer to LIRR workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a month before a potentially crippling Long Island Rail Road strike, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority offered a new proposal to union workers. But the LIRR union's lead negotiator Anthony Simon says the offer is still not what the unions want. The MTA...

  • Chicago, AFSCME give details of contract agreement

    CHICAGO (AP) — The 3,400 Chicago municipal workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will receive 2 percent pay increases for each of its five years. Members of the union voted Tuesday to ratify the contract, which took two years to negotiate. The...

  • Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor

    DENVER (AP) — Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton's commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family's post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans. "She's not out of touch,"...

  • Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers' pensions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities. The governor signed AB1469 by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda on Tuesday. The move was largely a formality because...

  • Teachers' union complains of campaign handouts

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge has decided not to grant a restraining order to stop the distribution of campaign handouts that the state's largest teachers' union says misrepresent their trademarked ballots shaped like apples. The Maryland State Education Association sought the order Tuesday, when...

  • UW report: school generates jobs, revenue

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming brings in some $130 million in revenue a year, spurs about $129 million in economic activity and sustains more than 2,200 jobs annually, according to a report by the university. Between research funding, business services, out-of-state tuition...

  • Obama says US should have paid maternity leave

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns. "Many women can't even get a paid day off to give birth — now that's a pretty low bar," Obama said at the White House...

  • Obama cites France as standard for workplace benefits

    President Obama held up France as the gold standard the U.S. workplace should emulate during an event at the White House on Monday.

  • Illinois warns parents: You are replaceable

    Deborah Teixeira is in danger of literally being fired by the state of Illinois from her job as Juliet’s mother. The Peoria native has been warned that if there are more infractions, the state will send a replacement into her home to take care of her daughter instead.

  • VIDEO: President Obama announces help for working families

    President Obama on Monday announced plans to sign a presidential memorandum aimed at easing workplace struggles for working families.

  • Group withdraws minimum wage ballot question

    BOSTON (AP) — A group that supports a higher state minimum wage has ended its bid for a November ballot question, saying Monday it was no longer necessary now that lawmakers had approved a bill that would give Massachusetts the highest minimum wage among states by 2017. Raise Up Massachusetts...

  • Labor dispute locks tourists out of Pompeii

    ROME (AP) — A labor dispute kept tourists locked out of Pompeii for several hours Monday, the latest in a spate of unplanned, partial closures at the ancient Roman ruins. Frustrated tourists who wanted to enter the sprawling ruins in early morning were forced to wait for a union assembly to...

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden rallies support at summit on working families in D.C.

    "It's about creating policies to allow your worker to balance family and work," the vice president said. "And it's never going to be an absolute balance, but in a way that's better for them.

  • Obama's deficient plan for student loans

    The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But President Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore,...



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