Saturday, April 18, 2015

Labor and Unions

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A former longshoremen's union official is headed to prison for his role in a plot to extort money from workers at the ports of Newark and Elizabeth.
Reversing his earlier decision, a Pennsylvania labor relations hearing examiner has set in motion the possibility that union carpenters, barred from work at the Convention Center, may be allowed to return.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - A woman who worked briefly for the president of a Maine college has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school, alleging she was expected to play tennis, jog and watch "chick flicks" with her female boss.
A pay raise is on the way for some subcontract workers at the Philadelphia International Airport who picketed Thursday to protest low wages.
James Walsh pleaded guilty to the 2012 Quaker meetinghouse arson and other incidents.
More than a dozen public-sector unions said Tuesday that they would sue Gov. Christie over his proposed payment to the pension system for public workers for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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.
She answers to Indego, and yeah, she's a toughie, laughing in the face of rain, snow, sleet, and hail. And yet, she a pushover, too - ready to take you on a cushy joyride for a bargain of $4.
Dave Ramsey: I got a department store credit card, using my real age at the time, when I was 17. I ran up a debt of $150, and the balance has grown to over $350. This was 10 or 12 years ago, but a debt collection agency started calling again the other day wanting the money. Hasn’t the statute of limitations run out by now? What should I do?
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft could be driven out of New Jersey if a bill lawmakers are considering becomes law.
Reversing his earlier decision, a Pennsylvania labor relations hearing examiner has set in motion the possibility that union carpenters, barred from work at the Convention Center, may be allowed to return.
The Street: With mortgage rates near two-year lows, many homeowners might be considering refinancing their mortgages. That's OK, but be careful about it, and consider whether you need to buy some time.
A federal judge in Camden on Friday blocked Glenn Straub's short-term plan for restoring electricity to the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) - A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success - including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture - was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91.
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.
Before a crowd of cheering workers, City Council on Thursday voted to bring mandatory sick leave to Philadelphia.
NLRB Case 10-CA-129726 - United States Postal Service
NLRB Case 08-CD-147696 - International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 and its Branches (Various)
NLRB Case 08-CD-147696 - International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 and its Branches (Various)
NLRB Case 08-CD-147696 - International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 and its Branches (Various)
NLRB Case 08-CD-147696 - International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 and its Branches (Various)
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