Friday, February 27, 2015

Labor and Unions

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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?
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers and other tipped workers in New York state will soon make $7.50 an hour before tips.
ATLANTA (AP) - Politicians of all ideologies have failed American workers in an era of rising corporate profits and declining wages, the nation's top labor leader said Monday, vowing to pressure candidates running for president in 2016 to address the issue.
BERLIN (AP) - Millions of German industrial workers are set to get a 3.4 percent pay increase this year following a deal between employers and a major union.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republicans on the state Senate's labor committee ended a public hearing on contentious right-to-work legislation early and sent it on to the full Senate Tuesday, enraging dozens of people who had been waiting all day to speak and sparking a demonstration in front of the Senate chamber.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long dispute over a new contract for dockworkers.
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.
The Street: The announcement is sure to kick off a debate as to whether Google is wise to search for funds in one of its most-visited properties or so desperate to juice revenue that it's willing to risk upsetting the app store experience and ecosystem.
Mount Holly Township recently honored Don Thompson, 80, who has been cutting hair at his barber shop since 1958.
The Street: "The vast majority of cars that are killed off deserved to die," says one expert, who adds that some perfectly good vehicles, however, fail to catch on with consumers for whatever reason, and savvy buyers can often snap up such automobiles in a model's final year at deep discounts.
ATLANTIC CITY - The Hard Rock Cafe here will remain open as long as the casino in which it operates does, the restaurant said Thursday after warning that it might close.
The Street: The beleaguered retailer capped off another year of staggering losses with a dismal holiday season. And now, its CEO and largest shareholder suggests it may have to virtually vanish from America in order to survive.
The Street: The smart money machines are getting smarter, cheaper and are proliferating at Terminator speed. Moore’s Law projects that computers will equal the processing power of the human brain by 2025. In the meantime, hand over your retirement account .
The Street: Millennials “are extremely brand loyal when they feel a brand is doing good for the world, cares about them as a customer and is authentic with its messaging.” But brands have to be more strategic now to reach Gen Y through multiple platforms such as social media.
The Street: "You spend 50 minutes on a flight and you end up in a completely different place. It's almost like a time warp. You're in a place that really feels like the 1950s — the cars, the way the buildings look, the way people entertain themselves ... There is a real juxtaposition of time and image. You get to this place, and it feels like you've gone to another era."
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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