More Labor Articles

  • The evidence that the long-term unemployed are finding jobs, not just giving up the job hunt

    There's new evidence that the huge number of Americans counted as long-term unemployed has been dropping in recent months because those people have been finding jobs, not because they've given up looking.

  • No Michigan vote allowed on raising minimum wage

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's election board on Thursday nixed a voter-initiated proposal to raise the minimum wage, ruling that organizers did not collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify. The 3-1 vote against certifying the minimum wage drive means lawmakers' approval in May of...

  • NLRB ruling further expands 'micro unions'

    In a case involving a Macy's department store cosmetics counter, the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday further expanded its recent precedents allowing for so-called "micro-unions."

  • Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level...

  • Teachers union sues to prevent expansion of privately-funded voucher program

    In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.

  • Big Labor wants 'schedules that work' --- just not for them

    Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.

  • Judge OKs settlement ends Ohio workers comp case

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will pay out $420 million to state employers that were overcharged for insurance premiums under a settlement approved Thursday by a judge. Cuyahoga County Judge Richard McMonagle said the settlement he approved "is good for the...

  • Union workers at UBS Colorado approve contract

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union says employees at JBS USA's Greeley meatpacking plant have overwhelmingly approved a five-year contract that includes wage increases and changes in the company's health-care proposal. The Greeley Tribune reported Wednesday...

  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly...

  • UN human development report faults inequality

    TOKYO (AP) — Improvements in life spans, education and incomes are slowing due to natural disasters, misguided government policies and worsening inequality in a world where the 85 richest people have as much wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest people, the United Nations said Thursday in its annual...

  • Unions, Chris Christie clashing again

    Gov. Chris Christie's summertime talks with residents in beach communities starting Tuesday come with a theme that has some of his biggest critics riled up anew.

  • Portland to consider a minimum wage hike

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is considering a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour, two dollars more than the current statewide minimum. Mayor Michael Brennan said Tuesday the plan he's developing in conjunction with a city task force could be presented to the City Council...

  • Women business owners face gender gap, report says

    NEW YORK (AP) — Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional report said Wednesday. The report by Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee found that while...

  • VIDEO: Obama announces Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced new steps to help grow the country's middle class with new job training programs Tuesday.

  • Inflation flattens out in June, and some good news for consumers

    Consumer inflation held steady at 2.1 percent yearly in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning.



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