Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Labor and Unions

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout.
The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia's tentative agreement with the owners of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and calls for no increase in health-care costs and the end of unpaid furloughs for Guild members, the union said.
Philadelphia's paid-sick-leave law takes effect Wednesday, and city officials are encouraging workers to make sure their employers know about the new rules.
Members of the largest union representing employees at The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and voted Wednesday evening to authorize strike preparations as ongoing contract negotiations have yielded no breakthroughs.
The Jewish Exponent, the nation's second-oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper, has laid off its local editorial and production staff and is transferring newsroom management to a Baltimore-area communications firm to cut operating costs.
US-MEXICO-FARMS-WIDERIMAGE:Picking strawberries in Mexico for U.S. tables leaves workers asking for more
A Havertown building contractor cited after two workers were injured when they came in contact with power lines, has been cited again by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
"At Wawa they train you to be happy"
Lawyers for the Convention Center filed an emergency motion on Friday to vacate a Pennsylvania labor relations hearing examiner's decision to reconsider the ban that keeps union carpenters from working there.
As usual, the mourners, one by one, cast a single red rose into the Delaware River, one rose for each person killed on the job during the last year.
With construction going on around the city and building projects on the rise, six of Philadelphia's building-trades unions settled contracts Thursday designed to make them more marketable in the suburbs.
Millions of American employees will become eligible for overtime pay under new regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Kraft shareholders have approved the sale of the company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz, creating one of the world's largest food companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion.
A SEPTA train at a maintenance facility in Malvern was rolling along at 18 mph - five miles over its authorized speed limit - when a beep sounded and an orange light lit up on the display unit of the Positive Train Control (PTC) system.
When the Philadelphia Union concludes its Major League Soccer season in October, it's likely to be the team's last game in Chester's PPL Park.
TOKYO (AP) - Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday.
Jadeite will make more tofu 'than any other U.S. co. E of Mississippi'
DePasquale says some other directors are with him
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A company in line for tax credits up to $260 million to move into Camden is planning to train high school students in the city for jobs at the manufacturing facility it plans to build.
US-EGYPT-ALJAZEERA:Al Jazeera journalist sues employer for negligence: lawyer
NLRB Case 28-CA-085434 - A.W. Farrell & Son, Inc.
NLRB Case 07-CA-135980 - United States Postal Service
NLRB Case 28-CA-137972 - Synergy One Locating, LLC
NLRB Case 21-CA-038915 - 2 Sisters Food Group, Inc., and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc.
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