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Stories with subject: Labor issues
  • Electric Boat, labor union agree to new contract 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 6:34 am
  • GROTON, Connecticut - A labor union for 2,200 workers at submarine maker Electric Boat has agreed to a new, five-year contract through 2019 that includes annual pay raises of 3 percent or more.

  • New Hampshire postal workers to fight retail deal 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:34 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Postal workers from New Hampshire are joining rallies around the nation to protests the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.

  • NY teachers union raises $1.2M for cancer research 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:05 am
  • BUFFALO, New York - New York's largest teachers union says its members once again raised more than $1 million for breast cancer research last year.

  • Postal workers to protest in Richmond 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:05 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Postal workers are planning a protest at a Staples store in Richmond.

  • Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:53 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A bill that would prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from unintentionally paying women less than men for doing the same job will pass to the full Senate after receiving a committee's support Wednesday.

  • Seattle mayor to unveil plan for minimum wage hike 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:49 pm
  • SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced he will unveil on Thursday his plan to increase the minimum wage in the city.

  • Union: Stillwater lays off 31 workers 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:37 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - Union officials say Stillwater Mining Co. has laid off 31 workers.

  • Senate panel passes whistleblower bill 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:59 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The Senate Government Oversight Committee passed a bill Wednesday that guarantees state workers expanded whistleblower protections and addresses other issues including secret settlement agreements, and hiring and firing practices.

  • New York City Council unveils budget proposal 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - The City Council unveiled its budget recommendations on Wednesday, asking for 1,000 new police officers, free school lunches, more money to fight homelessness and a commission designed to overhaul the city's property tax system.

  • New Hampshire House gives early OK to pay equity 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:01 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire House has given preliminary support to a bill that addresses pay equity between men and women.

  • Former Veterans Home worker details harassment 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:47 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A former Iowa Veterans Home worker has come forward with details of sexual harassment, intimidation, and threats from the former head of the home in Marshalltown.

  • Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:04 am
  • NEW YORK - If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance.

  • JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:55 am
  • WASHINGTON - The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes.

  • Union protests postal counters in Staples stores 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:53 am
  • WASHINGTON - Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.

  • Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:05 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

  • Medford schools saved $725,000 during strike 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:34 pm
  • MEDFORD, Oregon - The Medford School District says it saved $725,000 while teachers were on strike for 11 workdays in February.

  • No solution in sight for China shoe factory strike 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:55 pm
  • BEIJING - Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labor dispute that is crimping production for brands such as Nike and Adidas.

  • Iowa Veterans Home center of oversight hearings 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:18 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - More than six months after the head of the Iowa Veterans Home resigned after allegations that he treated staff poorly, the state's ombudsman revealed she is investigating complaints that veterans who live at the Marshalltown facility were mistreated.

  • Lawmaker pulls gay rights anti-discrimination bill 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:35 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.

  • JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes.

  • Big 12 coaches discuss state of college football 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:20 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The mercurial state of college football could be summed up by listening to Big 12 coaches respond to questions Monday as spring practices draw to a close.

  • 500 Bolivian soldiers on strike over dead end jobs 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:37 pm
  • LA PAZ, Bolivia - About 500 Bolivian soldiers have gone on strike to demand they be given the option of rising to the rank of officer and to protest the dismissal of four of their leaders.

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:05 am
  • Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:

  • Qatar reviewing World Cup stadium commitment 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:11 am
  • DOHA, Qatar - Qatar organizers are yet to decide whether to build all 12 stadiums outlined in their successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

  • Company to pay cancer patient it wouldn't hire 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:05 am
  • CHICAGO - A Chicago company will have to pay $80,000 to a man it refused to hire because he had prostate cancer.