Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Labor and Unions

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The National Labor Relations Board's Philadelphia office has agreed to hear complaints filed by Au Bon Pain employees at the Philadelphia International Airport.
SEPTA managers and Regional Rail workers differed sharply Tuesday on the possible safety effects if SEPTA is permitted to avoid requirements of a federal rule designed to limit fatigue.
All is not well at South Jersey's only medical marijuana dispensary, a business outside Atlantic City that has experienced a wave of setbacks.
People from all across Pennsylvania gathered at the state capitol on Monday for a "Raise the Wage PA" rally. The Raise the Wage PA Coalition is lobbying to raise the state's minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour. What do you think?
The Street: "It wouldn't surprise me if this got worked out in the final contract," said aviation consultant Bob Mann. "I understand that talks are getting close to the end, the stage at which all the outstanding grievances tend to get bundled up and settled.
A MONTHS-LONG labor dispute allegedly kicked into high gear Saturday when about 200 unionized carpenters descended on the Philadelphia Auto Show, officials said.
Members of seven unions that build ships at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard have approved a contract providing a 10 percent raise over four years. The contract took effect Feb. 1 and expires Jan. 31, 2019.
Heard in the Hall: As the Philadelphia mayor’s race gains some momentum, the endorsements are starting to come in.
Joseph Dougherty, one of the city's most powerful labor leaders and an unapologetic enemy of nonunion contractors, was found guilty Tuesday of using arson, intimidation, and violence for years to keep members of his Ironworkers Local 401 in jobs.
The Street: When John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, said that Verizon Wireless and AT&T were “high and mighty duopolists that are raping you for every penny you have - if they could do something nice for you, they would. The f*****s hate you,” all he had to do was make a brief apology on Twitter for going a bit too far with his colorful language. If you tried that during your next business meeting, you would probably be fired.
The 15,000 pilots at American Airlines and US Airways approved a 5-year contract that will provide immediate pay raises of 23 percent and subsequent annual raises of three percent for the next five years.
The Street: Which job is the best? Banker? Lawyer? Doctor? Starting quarterback for the New England Patriots? While it might seem obvious to name jobs that are lucrative, a new report by Glassdoor, an online job review website, ranked the best jobs for 2015 and money is just one factor of many.
The Street: Are American workers "distracted" from productivity through excessive use of the Internet? The website blocking firm StopProcrastinating.com surveyed 5,000 workers to show there's a problem.
NEW YORK (AP) - Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called "religious objection" legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business.
The People Paper celebrates its 90th birthday today.
NEW YORK (AP) - A program to put a dietitian group's "Kids Eat Right" logo on Kraft Singles has reached an early expiration date.
Penn National Gaming Inc. said Monday that it wants to withdraw as operator of a proposed $225 million casino in Lawrence County, north of Pittsburgh, that is backed by Philadelphia-area investors.
The Street: Beer giant Heineken wants millennials watching their waistlines while guzzling booze at their local watering hole to give its new light beer a try. So much so that it's willing to slap a money-back guarantee on the product.
Michael Angelakis, the top Comcast Corp. executive who headed the negotiations for NBCUniversal and Time Warner Cable Inc., will leave his post to head a new Comcast-controlled company that will invest in growth-oriented companies.
So many companies are getting money from New Jersey to move into Camden, real estate people are starting to run out of move-in-ready places to stick them.
The Street: Clearly, Cook knows a few things. In "Apple's Tim Cook leads different" by Fortune's Adam Lashinsky, the CEO shares four thoughts investors should keep in mind.
Before a crowd of cheering workers, City Council on Thursday voted to bring mandatory sick leave to Philadelphia.
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