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  • Union alleges Spirit used health info in layoffs

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company Wednesday of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of...

  • Paraguay paralyzed by anti-privatization strike

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Public life in Paraguay was largely paralyzed on Wednesday by a nationwide strike against the privatization plans of President Horacio Cartes. The strike stopped bus and taxi service and closed schools and most businesses in the South American country, union leader...

  • NLRB says college football players can unionize

    A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that football players at Northwestern University have a right to unionize, a decision with potentially major impact on college athletics.

  • Biden pushes $10.10 minimum wage at D.C. restaurant that pays $3.77 an hour

    Vice President Joe Biden, the point man for boosting the minimum wage to $10.10, on Wednesday took his campaign to a Washington, D.C., landmark, the Florida Avenue Grill, which pays its workers a minimum wage to tipped employees of $3.77. That is above the federally required $2.13 hourly wage...

  • College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

    In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first college athlete's union.

  • Pressure rises as Minnesota wage talks resume

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Amid rising labor union pressure, public negotiations resumed Tuesday on efforts to raise Minnesota's nation-trailing minimum wage for the first time in almost a decade. A House-Senate conference committee held an 11-minute hearing, its first public session since early...

  • White House: Women most in need of minimum wage increase

    Looking to ratchet up pressure on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, the White House in a new report Wednesday argued that increasing such payments to $10.10 an hour would prove even more beneficial to women than men. Obama and congressional Democrats are using the minimum wage as a...

  • Dems push pay award hike for fire, police unions

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation that would remove a 2 percent cap on pay raises for police and firefighter unions in arbitration cases, allowing increases of up to 3 percent when it can be shown that higher health premiums or job reductions have produced...

  • EXography: Federal workers make up to twice as much as others doing same job

    Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.

  • Left-wing restaurant employee rights activist group does not allow its own employees to strike

    One of the major voices in the Left's push to raise the minimum wage -- the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a nonprofit activist group that has organized protests and related events for higher pay and benefits at eateries across the nation -- explicitly forbids its own employees from...

  • AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka calls Obama trade policy 'same corporate-dominated process'

    Add Trumka to the list of people noticing that President Obama has not lived up to his prior rhetoric. In a speech Tuesday morning, he said the president had backslid on the promises he had made to organized labor regarding international trade.

  • Union calls strike at German airports Thursday

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's main public-sector union has called on workers at Frankfurt and most of the country's other major airports to go on strike Thursday to reinforce pay demands for some 2.1 million workers. The 11-hour strike at Frankfurt, Germany's largest airport, will last...

  • How Republicans can make inroads with black voters

    Recently, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time -- and, above all, some serious thought -- into how to go about...

  • Pennsylvania legislators eye ending union exception to stalker laws

    Legislation that would end an unusual loophole in Pennsylvania's anti-stalking laws that exempts union-related activity is slowing making its way through the Republican-led statehouse. It has a good chance of getting enacted, aides say. The Keystone State defines stalking as "following the...

  • Minimum wage increase clears Conn. committee

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 has cleared a key legislative hurdle. The Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee on Monday approved the bill 24-to-17, with the legislature's minority...



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