How would you feel if you worked for a state or local government for 20 or 30 years only to have your pension slashed dramatically or taken away entirely?
Valley Transit strike needs the Ronald Reagan approach By Roy Miller Why do Valley taxpayers give Veolia transportation a monopoly on bus and rail service but then allow them to strike against the taxpayers? Veolia should either not beRead Letter
A group of about 65 workers who occupied a Goose Island window factory in 2008 have once again locked themselves inside the plant in a desperate move to save their jobs.
And I asked her, “If you show the attorney general that Obama is using a stolen social security number and a forged birth certificate, what does he do?” And she was looking at me with big cow eyes and said, “IIIIIIIII don’t know.”
Local governments, once a steady source of employment in tough economic times, are shedding jobs in unprecedented numbers, and heavy payroll losses are expected to persist into next year. The job cuts by city and county governments are helping off
Witnesses recount horror of breakfast-time shooting spree at Nevada pancake restaurant.
A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory Tuesday, ruling that a polarizing union law that strips most public employees of their collective bargaining rights could take effect.
There once was a time when Harry and Nancy Harrington -- their teenage children in tow -- walked the picket line outside the nursing home where she was a medical aide, protesting the lack of a pension plan for the unionized work force.
Bona fide Labor unions work within a free market system where firms compete for customers who are normally able to switch from sellers of wares and services if they want to.
By Kimberly Morin: As if things couldn’t get even more ridiculous, Indiana Democrats have now fled the state to avoid voting on a Right-to-Work bill. The bill is literally a couple of pages long. Below is a summary: Right to work. Makes it
A bipartisan committee turned him down. He was recess appointed to a committee where even labor lawyers who are on the committee recuse themselves to avoid making biased decisions where old employers are involved - but not Craig Becker. He is defendi
A number of studies have recently revealed that the symbiotic relationship between dogs and their owners is much deeper and richer than suspected. The human-canine bond is—on some emotional levels—almost as deep as long-term relationships people form
A federal jury will be asked to decide whether it is acceptable for an African American person, but not a white person, to use the "n" word in a workplace. U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick has ruled that former Fox29 reporter-anchor Tom Burl
A look into some serious concerns with current trends in the public school system through the eyes of an inner-city school teacher.
The signals emanating from the global economic matrix that can be considered realistic, unbiased and leading indicate strongly that we’re edging closer to another brink of some sort. Nobody can see over the edge, but if the last cataract shot by our
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday brought back furloughs for thousands of state workers until California passes a budget that addresses a $19 billion deficit.
Workers' rights advocates have been campaigning for years to get states to enact laws against workplace bullying, and in May they scored their biggest victory. The New York state senate passed a bill that would let workers sue for physical, psycholog
Civil liberties groups and even some die-hard supporters of the Democratic Party are raising the alarm over the Democrats' proposed immigration overhaul, which would see the creation of a national biometric ID card.
Most of us have done it: Sent personal emails from the company computer, texted a friend or significant other on the BlackBerry they gave you for work. No harm, no foul, you say — our lives are so crazy these days that it's hard not to blur the lines
One of the nation's largest labor unions, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is promoting a plan that will centralize all retirement plans for American workers, including private 401(k) plans, under one new "retirement system" for the
Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy with their jobs, according to a new survey that found only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their work. That was the lowest level ever recorded by the Co
Budget shortfalls pose a direct threat to millions of US jobs, as state and local governments lay off workers and cut spending on contracts and other business services, a think tank said. Governments will have to raise taxes and
It would seem that Americans today have no ability to start up businesses that make what Americans use daily. From sheets to pants to silverware to tools, made in America is not seen. I am going to show you a way to help. You have to takRead Letter
US unemployment, now in the double digits, may remain "high" for several years and dampen economy recovery from a brutal recession, a regional central bank official warned. "With such a slow rebound, unemployment could well stay high for several year
In all, more than one out of every six workers — 17.5 percent — were unemployed or underemployed in October. The previous recorded high was 17.1 percent, in December 1982. This includes the officially unemployed, who have looked for work in the la
[The true U6 unemployment rate is 20%.] The U.S. jobless rate [U3] unexpectedly jumped to a 26-1/2-year high of 10.2 percent last month, adding to pressure on the Obama administration to do more to tackle unemployment even as signs of recovery mount.
US jobless insurance claims are trending lower from a March peak, official data confirmed Thursday, but unemployment within a fraction of 10 percent challenges recovery from recession. A pair of Labor Department reports highlighted the grim condit
The bill, costing $24 billion, would provide every American running out of unemployment insurance benefits this year with an additional 14 weeks. The out-of-work in states with jobless rates at >8.5% would get 6 more weeks on top of that.
U.S. employers who tell workers to stay home when they are sick will have to give them paid time off for up to five days under new federal legislation proposed on Tuesday. The emergency law would cover pandemic H1N1 flu or any other infectious di
The White House promised that new figures showing progress in President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan will be more accurate as it aggressively defended an earlier faulty count that overstated by thousands the jobs created or saved so far.