Monday, November 30, 2015

Labor and Unions

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United Hospital Supply Corp., a family-run Burlington, N.J., company that makes and designs metal cabinets and furniture for laboratories and offices, faces a proposed fine of $181,500 for 21 worker health and safety violations - most of them serious and repeat violations - the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational and Safety and Health Administration said Monday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A committee in Mexico's lower house of Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a measure that moves Latin America's No. 2 economy...
Holding a microphone, Shymara Jones, a fast-food worker at Popeyes, had a message for the politicians. "We have to make sure our state representatives are talking about $15 an hour," Jones, 22, of Philadelphia, said at a rainy rally outside City Hall. "This is what they need to be talking about 24/7 if they want our vote."
The Street: While the annual median pay for males is $60,200, annual median pay for women is just $44,800, a 25.6% difference in pay - that's just 74 cents for women for every dollar earned by men, PayScale's Gender Pay Gap found.
The nation's payrolls expanded by 271,000 in October, the largest rise this year, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate fell slightly, to 5 percent from 5.1 percent.
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Women in the United States are paid less for equal work than men in all industries and a new report released...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kurtis Ofori was thrilled to start his new job writing grant applications at green energy startup Dawan Global in New York City...
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board hearing examiner Jack E. Marino promised Monday to consider whether he should step aside in a high-profile case involving two unions ousted from the Convention Center.
J&J Snack Foods Inc., the maker of SuperPretzel, Icee, Luigi's, Minute Maid Juice Bars and other snacks, agreed to pay $2.1 million to temporary workers who were deprived of overtime pay and minimum wages.
The Street: 1 Million for Work Flexibility's aim is to educate employers about the benefits of remote working and adjustable hours, and its arguments favor the business case for those benefits.
The Street: Many companies are now utilizing unusual and non-traditional methods to alert people that they are no longer employees from disabling email access, to deactivating an entrance badge to the building to hearing or conveying the news over a conference call. Many of these are inappropriate.
The union representing 2,800 janitors and building engineers who clean and maintain 168 buildings in the heart of Philadelphia's business district reached a tentative agreement Thursday night two hours before the workers' contract with the Building Operators Labor Relations (BOLR) division of the Building Owners and Management Association was set to expire, said the union and Robert Martin, BOLR president.
The Democratic National Committee ran smack into lingering labor strife this week during a visit to Philadelphia to plan July's presidential convention.
The Street: Forever 21, Kmart, Barnes & Noble, GameStop, and Sears are just some of the retailers whose return policies are rated among the worst.
Ternwater is developing a modular, smart product that attaches to a faucet, filters water and gives real-time data on consumption, quality.
Charles Michael Cawley was an old-fashioned corporate boss who used power not just to enrich shareholders but to make an impact on those around him.
The Street: This year's list of of choices of the best computers is comprised of desktops, laptops, 2-in-1's, convertibles and tablets that come in all shapes and sizes and sell for anywhere from almost $4,000 to two, new designs that sell for less than $100 and one that sells for an astonighsly low price of $5!
Mark E. Gale, CEO of the Philadelphia International Airport for seven of his nearly 28 years working at the airport, will retire early in 2016.
Peco Energy Co. on Monday filed plans with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to step up offerings of energy efficiency programs next year, including a proposal to offer bill credits to customers who allow the utility to manage their wireless thermostats during peak-energy periods.
An outage of high-load power service forced a Chestnut Hill grocery store to close on Monday, creating an unexpected bonus for Philabundance, the regional food-pantry supplier.
The Street: "There is anxiety over minimum wages, so franchisees have increased prices a lot, probably in some cases beyond our recommendation - so that perhaps erodes some of our value perception," said Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis in an interview with The Street.
NLRB Case 19-RC-152947 - Rhino Northwest, LLC
NLRB Case 19-CC-100903 - International Longshore and Warehouse Union, AFL-CIO; International Longshore and Warehouse Union, L
NLRB Case 10-CA-141407 - U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. and U.S. Xpress, Inc., A Single Employer
NLRB Case 14-CA-075249 - Convergys Corporation
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