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Some of New Jersey's top Democrats said Friday that organized labor is under assault across the country, even as the movement has gained considerable clout in Trenton.
France's new pro-business Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron ran into trouble with trade unions on Thursday for suggesting companies could be allowed exemptions to France's 35-hour week.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp.
The Street: September is right around the corner and with it another wave of baby boomers who will be transitioning out of their jobs and into retirement, leaving Millennials and Gen X-ers in charge and holding the bag.
The Street: Telecommuting has its advantages for employees and employers, and companies are starting slowly to see them.
Experts say foreign-born day laborers, desperate for jobs, are getting killed at higher rates.
Not knowing when the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board might rule on a grievance filed by the carpenters' union, it would be understandable for Philadelphia convention planners to feel a bit antsy.
It contains concessions on both sides. It only lasts two years. And it will be costly to taxpayers. But after five years of bargaining and battling, the 10,000 blue-collar workers who belong to AFSCME District Council 33 will soon get to vote on a contract with their employer, the City of Philadelphia.
A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car.
The Street: Let the worker beware: in Texas it is now entirely legal to lie to your staff. A recent decision from the Texas Supreme Court has ruled that at-will employees of Dupont can't sue their employer for fraud over the loss of their jobs.
The Street: Last March President Obama announced his intention to update the salary threshold for overtime pay, which the Department of Labor is expected to address this fall. On Wednesday, the left learning Economic Policy Institute came out with its recommendations on point.
Members of the clergy locked arms as they led a march of about 400 Unite Here Local 54 members in "a prayer vigil for Atlantic City's service economy" on Wednesday night. "This is union territory," the casino workers chanted as they marched along New Jersey Avenue amid car horns honking in support.
Another attorney confirmed that his client will plead guilty in the RICO-conspiracy case.
The Street: Consumer Reports says some of the best bargains to be found this holiday weekend include products ending their seasonal run.
The Street: We've come up with just 10 shows that are worthy of binge watching before their latest chapter begins.
Conservative TV and radio host Glenn Beck says the government should reject Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. because the two companies won't distribute his cable-TV channel, TheBlaze.
The Street: Travelers who are driving out of town for the Labor Day weekend can take advantage of the recent steady decline of gas prices reaching a four-year low.
A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.
Money Talks: Hershey's new logo is drawing some less than favorable reviews, with many comparing the Hershey Kiss at the end to scat.
MIT Center for Civic Media Director Ethan Zuckerman discusses the internet’s advertising based model and apologizes for one of his creations. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (3:13)
A three-story building is being secretly erected on Apple's Cupertino, Calif. campus supposedly timed for the expected Sept. 9 launch of the iPhone 6 and possibly an iWatch. (2:32)
The scene at the Loft District's new Goldtex building couldn't have been more tranquil. Workers were wrapping up construction, patching cracks in the concrete and nestling shrubs into planters. A notice on the window of the retail space heralded the opening of a restaurant. Residents skipped down the front steps, off to their Center City jobs.
NLRB Case 31-CA-090049 - Hospital of Barstow Inc., d/b/a Barstow Community Hospital
NLRB Case 22-CA-030064 - Galaxy Towers Condominium Asssociation
NLRB Case 29-CB-084077 - International Union of Elevator Constructors No. 1, of New York City and Vicinity (Otis Elevator)
NLRB Case 29-CA-028815 - Brown & Root Power and Manufacturing Inc., a Subsidiary of Brown & Root, Inc.
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