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Michelle Singletary: If you work at home, don't ruin it for others who want to do the same.
The Democrats left, and the Carpenters union came back. With an inflated "fat cat" figure, a sound system, banners, and signs, about 50 carpenters protested outside the Convention Center on Friday afternoon, pressing the state authority that runs the venue to let them back in.
In a move to ease the threat of a commuter rail strike, SEPTA's board on Monday delegated its authority to approve new labor contracts to board chairman Pasquale T. "Pat" Deon Sr.
As SEPTA prepares to settle one long-running labor battle, it faces two bigger disputes that could mean a transit strike this year.
They will face trial Jan. 5.
The Democrats left, and the Carpenters union came back. With an inflated "fat cat" figure, a sound system, banners, and signs, about 50 carpenters protested outside the Convention Center on Friday afternoon, pressing the state authority that runs the venue to let them back in.
Three Ironworkers Union members who were charged in a 10-defendant racketeering-conspiracy indictment in February are expected to plead guilty, including two accused of setting fire to a Quaker meetinghouse construction site.
A young woman lounges on her knees and forearms. She wears a provocative expression and tight red American Apparel booty shorts. The advertisement's headline: "Made in USA - Sweatshop Free."
The Street: A small café in Stillwater, Minn. has become the latest example of these cash register politics, when customers at the Oasis Café began discovering 35 cent "Minimum Wage Fees" at the bottom of every receipt.
The Street: Theresa Zimmerman recently received complimentary lodging at a top luxury resort in Mexico for five days with two friends because she works at a luxury hotel chain in the U.S.
The Street: Amid briefings, calls with world leaders and statements on national events, President Obama has managed to squeeze in three rounds of golf and even a little beach time. While Bloomberg reports Obama is on track to put in 40 hours of golf during his two week vacation, the White House is working hard to show the nation their president is still at work.
SEPTA has reached a tentative labor agreement with the union that represents about 215 Regional Rail electrical workers, officials for the transit agency said Wednesday.
Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto of amendments to the Urban Hope Act set off the state’s largest teachers union yesterday, while also...
The Street: There have been vehicles released within the past year that are every bit the detriment to design that the 2001 Pontiac Aztek, 1977 Lincoln Versailles and 1985 Cadillac DeVille were. The following are just 10 examples.
DEAR HARRY: I'm one of the lucky ones. I graduated from college in May, and I have a job. Unfortunately, it's not the job I'd hoped to get.
Money Talks: The opening may be more than two months away, but Century 21 - the Gallery at Market East's newest anchor - opened a small shop Monday just to take applications from potential employees.
Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.
Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.
Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
PhillyDeals: After just four years in the market, Europe's Delhaize grocery chain has put its 46 Bottom Dollar Foods discount stores, in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas, plus 20 more in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland regions, up for sale, reports Food Trade News.
Thousands of members of the National Black MBA Association will gather in Atlanta next month for their annual convention, reserving more than 10,000 nights in Atlanta's hotels and eating in Atlanta's restaurants.
The Street: According to new research by a team at Lund University and The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, getting paid may be hazardous to your health. A significant increase in premature deaths is related to paydays.
NLRB Case 15-RM-124563 - BFI WASTE SERVICES d/b/a ALLIED WASTE SERVICES of BREWTON
NLRB Case 17-CA-069008 - Leader Communications Incorporated
NLRB Case 12-CA-125812 - Caribbean Restaurants LLC d/b/a Burger King
NLRB Case 04-CA-037725 - Lederach Electric, Inc. and Morris Road Partners, LLC (single employers)
NLRB Case 22-RC-114472 - ALTECH SERVICES, INC.
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