Wednesday, November 25, 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.
Roberton Williams' plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn't quite work out that way.
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 Street: We've done the legwork for you and here are 10 traveler-tested, user-reviewed, ready-to-go items sure to bring a smile to any veteran of tiny bags of pretzels and fuzzy loudspeaker announcements in airports.
The biotech industry convention that brought nearly 16,000 biotech professionals to Philadelphia in June will be back in 2019 - a major business win for the city's hospitality industry and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
MANNA, a nonprofit founded in 1990 to provide meals to those with HIV-AIDS, has been serving people with other illnesses for nearly a decade.
The Penn Liberty deal tied up cash for 7%/year
Nov 25 (Reuters) - Maple Leaf Foods Inc said it would cut 400 jobs, or about 3 percent of its workforce, nearly a month after the Canadian meat packer...
Nurtured by a third-generation Montgomery County Christmas tree farm, a Fraser fir measuring 18 1/2 feet tall and 11 feet wide will reach national heights Friday when it is delivered to the White House.
The recent boom in health-care mergers and acquisitions, which resounded loudly with Monday's $160 billion Pfizer/Allergan deal, already involves a small Philadelphia generic-drug company that has spent most of its 73-year existence trying to stay under the radar.
Uber is setting up a Breathalyzer kiosk in Manayunk Wednesday night — one of the booziest nights in the year — and will offer free rides...
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.
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