Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Labor and Unions

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BRUSSELS (AP) - Minimum wages across the European Union highlight the vast economic differences across the member states with a ten-fold difference between Bulgaria and Luxembourg.
NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has signed an order granting six weeks of parental leave for nearly 1,000 county workers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?
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.
Melody Schofield is done with it. Done with private lap dances in the Champagne Room at Delilah's Den, where everyone knew her as Coco.
The Street: On Monday, Xiaomi announced the Yi Action Camera, aimed expressly at putting a big dent into sales of GoPro's $130 Hero model, while Xiaomi's device sells for the equivalent of $64. That's just one of the key develoopments at this year's show.
Revenue from slot machines at four Philadelphia-area casinos climbed 4.8 percent in February, to $69.3 million from $66.1 million last year. At the state's other eight casinos, slot revenue was down 1 percent, to $113.9 million from $115 million.
NEW YORK (AP) - Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn't shy about sharing her opinion of competitors' chicken.
The Street: Experts caution not to burn future bridges with an overly dramatic or provocative exit. Still, sometimes workers choose to leave on their own terms—and the results can range from bizarre to downright hilarious
Los Angeles developer Isek Shomof arrives in Atlantic City to check out Revel and its power company. "We are ready to county the money," he quipped. "We don't know who to give it to."
DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are adding two models to an investigation of Ford Motor Co. door latches that may not close properly.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few lessons at this year's Game Developers Conference.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Chris Christie and Wisconsin's Scott Walker are getting ready to run for president, but they've still got day jobs as governors - and face another round in the ring with organized labor.
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