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When the Pennsylvania subsidiary of the German company Aerzen became a competence center for its new line of turbo blowers, one problem emerged:
PARIS (AP) - Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline's flights all week.
Just when Mayor Nutter thought his tiffs with unions were over, a $2.88 million tug-of-war has broken out.
The Street: Each year CareerCast.com issues a list of the best and worst jobs, based on information collected from the Department of Labor, ranking them using a range of criteria, and then placing the jobs in four categories, stress, outlook, income, and environment.
The Street: Marriott guests will soon find a new feature in their rooms: a gentle reminder to tip the staff.
The local Carpenters Union has asked the city controller to conduct a "full-scale audit" of Philadelphia's two marketing agencies, which the union contends have "virtually no public oversight of their spending."
The Street: Workers feel like they're getting a raw deal from employers when it comes to the digits appearing on their paychecks. The thing is, they have a point. Raises in 2015 paychecks are expected to barely keep pace with inflation.
The Street: It’s pretty well known that we Americans work longer hours than most of the rest of the world, beating out even traditional heavyweights like Japan and the U.K. for hours worked per year. What’s less well known is that we also work odder hours too.
The Street: Labor Day has come and gone, but every day seems labor intensive for younger career professionals who are given more work and less say on increasingly burdensome workplace schedules.
A South Jersey instructor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has admitted to selling fraudulent safety certifications to carpenters who didn't complete the required training.
The Street: Your workplace is like a second home and co-workers are like neighbors. With so much time and energy spent at work, why not be somewhere you can truly be happy?
The Street: Getting the boss a cup of coffee is one thing, but mailing a box of dirt? It’s on the list of wackiest requests administrative professionals have received on the job, according to a recent survey by Office Team and the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).
The Street: Can working woman "have it all" in the workplace and home? Maybe not. Many women have given up thinking it's an option. Exhibit "A" for that case is a study from Seattle-based Fierce saying that 70% of U.S. working woman call trying to achieve a satisfying work/life balance "a major cause of stress."
In rejecting an inflammatory ad from an anti-Islamic group, SEPTA is getting into a legal battle it can’t win, one local expert says.
Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., of Center City, is moving closer to an acquisition of Boston-based Bingham McCutchen L.L.P., a combination that would create one of the largest law firms in the world.
Dave Ramsey: I’m 38, single and I have three kids. I make $65,000 a year and have $34,000 in debt. I’m about to get remarried, and my new husband will make about $100,000 a year. Should I take the $34,000 and put it on my mortgage to consolidate it?
A Florida developer who made a $90 million offer for Atlantic City's shuttered Revel Casino wants to use the site to help end world hunger, cancer, and resolve other pressing issues like nuclear waste storage.
YOU'RE 62 or older, and life has derailed your plans. You didn't save nearly as much as you wanted to retire - but you had to stop working because of health issues.
You've probably seen, maybe even eaten at, Tony Luke’s in the Palm Beach Gardens mall – a restaurant known for its authentic cheesesteaks. WPBF 25 News' Stephanie Berzinski caught up with the Tony Luke, Jr. who was in town ahead of the restaurant’s one year anniversary. (02:09)
Ohio's prisons agency says it's working with the private vendor hired to feed inmates to develop a new menu for the fall and winter.
Gearing up for a two-day strike starting Sunday, hospital officials and union nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center can agree on one thing: It would represent a failure of bargaining.
NLRB Case 20-RC-133841 - Allied Waste Services of North America, LLC d/b/a Allied Waste Services of Sacramento and Republic S
NLRB Case 31-CA-109881 - Fox Television Stations, Inc.
NLRB Case 28-CA-112474 - Hyatt Hotels Corporation d/b/a Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
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