Friday, May 22, 2015

Labor and Unions

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A spokesman says the companies that employ West Coast dockworkers have approved a proposed contract that restored labor peace to sea ports that had all but stopped moving cargo earlier this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The minimum wage in Los Angeles could increase to $15 an hour by 2020 under a plan given initial approval by the City Council.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions and advocates for the poor who have made it a primary objective as American wages stagnate.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The head of the largest U.S. trade union federation said Monday that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and he urged Congress not to support fast-track legislation that would let President Barack Obama present Congress with proposed trade agreements that lawmakers can ratify or reject, but not amend.
NEW YORK (AP) - For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.
Lawyers for the Convention Center filed an emergency motion on Friday to vacate a Pennsylvania labor relations hearing examiner's decision to reconsider the ban that keeps union carpenters from working there.
As usual, the mourners, one by one, cast a single red rose into the Delaware River, one rose for each person killed on the job during the last year.
With construction going on around the city and building projects on the rise, six of Philadelphia's building-trades unions settled contracts Thursday designed to make them more marketable in the suburbs.
Wal-Mart has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a December decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to approve a $151 million class-action award to employees in the state for unpaid wages and damages.
Before a crowd of cheering workers, City Council on Thursday voted to bring mandatory sick leave to Philadelphia.
The Street: Free food. Beer carts. Free transportation. Childcare. Is this the best night out you've ever had? Nope. These are just a few of the perks that many well-known tech companies provide for their workers.
The Street: Wal-Mart Stores may be the largest company boosting employee pay above minimum wage, but it certainly isn't the first well-known company to do so - and it won't be the last.
These cars all have a degree of coolness that belies their price. A lot of people will look at vehicles on the list and say: 'Wow, I'm surprised that car's not more expensive.'
The Street: An increasing number of transgender employees are able to access fully inclusive benefits as a small number of U.S. companies have adopted guidelines and policies for LGBT employees and their partners and families -- including them in benefits such as health insurance that were previously only offered to heterosexual employees.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch has abruptly quit the company that is embroiled in an investigation over products imported from China.
Ask Dave:I have a question about budgeting. I give myself and my husband $150 a month each for blow money to be used on whatever we want. I’m upset because he spends all his eating out, then he buys other things he wants that he has no money for. Am I being too stingy?
Anuj Gupta landed a new job last Friday as general manager of the Reading Terminal Market, and the gig offers equal helpings of his two loves: public service and food.
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Joey Fisher answered a call from behind an upstairs counter at Seashore Ace in downtown Stone Harbor. It was 1 p.m. Wednesday, and it seemed as if the phone had not stopped ringing.
In the Region Comcast directors approved Comcast Corp. shareholders on Thursday approved the company's slate of 12 directors, the appointment of Deloitte...
NEW YORK - The stock market pulled out another record close Thursday as rising oil prices boosted energy stocks.
The final tally was 104-38 in favor of the union, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers.
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