- Proposed Sioux City pork plant OK'd for $13M in tax breaks Updated: May-23-15 5:53 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A state board has approved $13.2 million worth of tax incentives for a proposed $264 million pork processing plant in Sioux City.
- Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses Updated: May-22-15 6:50 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.
- Illinois Democrats vote down workers comp bill Updated: May-22-15 3:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats have sent another in a series of messages to Gov. Bruce Rauner by voting down elements of his pro-business agenda.
- BlackBerry CEO compensation package value drops 96 per cent Updated: May-22-15 1:27 pm
TORONTO - BlackBerry chief executive John Chen saw the value of his total pay package drop 96 percent to US$3.4 million last year as he worked to turn around the money-losing company.
- McDonald's CEO 'proud' of pay hike; protesters want more Updated: May-21-15 5:04 pm
NEW YORK - McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a decision to bump pay for some workers, even after protesters called on the company to do more outside its annual shareholder meeting.
- Fired Rutherford employees seek back pay, threaten lawsuit Updated: May-21-15 3:02 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs personnel records of the misconduct charges used to show them the door, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
- Correction: McDonald's Shareholders-Salaries story Updated: May-21-15 2:45 pm
OAK BROOK, Illinois - In a May 20 story about a protest outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters near Chicago, The Associated Press erroneously reported that about 100 protesters were arrested. Nobody was arrested at Wednesday's demonstration, but more than 100 people were arrested at a protest there last year.
- Protesters deliver petition as McDonald's shareholders meet Updated: May-21-15 12:02 pm
OAK BROOK, Illinois - Protesters delivered a petition calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union to a McDonald's shareholder meeting outside Chicago.
- NY wage board to begin consideration of fast food wage hike Updated: May-20-15 2:17 pm
ALBANY, New York - Fast food workers in New York state are hoping recent minimum wage increases around the country prompt the state to increase their pay to $15 an hour.
- Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage Updated: May-20-15 3:17 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles is the latest and biggest city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage, adding to a string of successes for unions and advocates for the poor who have made it a primary objective as American wages stagnate.
- For many low-income workers, calling in sick is a luxury Updated: May-19-15 6:19 pm
NEW YORK - For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.
- New Mexico personnel office slow in pay-back case Updated: May-19-15 5:33 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's personnel office has issued checks to thousands of state workers who were owed back pay under a 2013 court ruling but about 1,000 cases still need to be sorted out.
- Ex-Guardsman sentenced for conspiring to steal from program Updated: May-16-15 3:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A former Louisiana Army National Guardsman who admitted to conspiring with another soldier to steal $20,000 from a recruiting bonus program has been sentenced to three years of probation.
- Senate votes to override Fallin veto of pay bill Updated: May-15-15 7:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate has overridden Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to change how future elected state officials are paid.
- Head of Oklahoma workers' compensation agency to resign Updated: May-15-15 4:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The head of the new Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission says he's planning to step down following a tumultuous year in which the three-member panel was found to have repeatedly violated the state's Open Meeting Act.
- NY board plans hearings on raising fast food minimum wages Updated: May-15-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - A state board established to examine raising the minimum wage for workers in fast-food restaurants plans hearings across the state in June.
- Bob Gilliland named chairman of Oklahoma worker's commission Updated: May-14-15 11:36 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has named Bob Gilliland of Oklahoma City as chairman of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission.
- Facebook pushes to improve benefits, pay for contractors Updated: May-13-15 5:56 pm
NEW YORK - Facebook is pushing for higher pay and improved benefits for the janitors, cooks and other workers who support its employees.
- Panel votes to raise Arkansas prosecutors' salaries Updated: May-13-15 5:32 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An Arkansas commission quickly approved raising full-time prosecutors' salaries by 23 percent on Wednesday, a move that's drawn a relatively muted response compared to the public backlash over pay increases granted other elected officials earlier this year.
- Orioles to pay hourly ballpark employees affected by riots Updated: May-13-15 4:16 pm
BALTIMORE - The Orioles will reimburse hourly employees at Camden Yards who lost wages during the week of April 27 after riots broke out in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray.
- Chinese workers at state-owned machinery plant protest Updated: May-13-15 10:46 am
BEIJING - More than 10,000 workers at a state-owned machinery manufacturer in southern China are protesting low wages and company plans to lay off thousands of staff after posting losses for three years, employees said Wednesday.
- Michigan panel urges lawmakers to give justices raises Updated: May-13-15 10:38 am
LANSING, Michigan - A panel is recommending that lawmakers give 3 percent raises to Michigan Supreme Court justices in 2017 and 2018.
- AG Healey reviewing pay equity, OKs 6-week parental leave Updated: May-12-15 4:51 pm
BOSTON - State Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday that her office will allow new parents to take up to six weeks of paid parental leave, including parents who adopt or participate in foster care.
- Correction: Home Care-Wages story Updated: May-12-15 12:08 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - In a story May 11 about a proposed increase in the minimum wage for Missouri home care workers, The Associated Press misstated the state's current minimum wage. It is $7.65 an hour, not $7.50 an hour.
- Study: Wage theft 'rampant' in construction industry Updated: May-12-15 8:17 am
BOSTON - A new study has found that "wage theft" is rampant among workers in the Massachusetts construction industry.