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  • Los Angeles becomes latest US city to favor $15 minimum wage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 …


  • More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

    TUAL, Indonesia — The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote …


  • US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that …


  • AP-NORC Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, …


  • Strike likely averted at East Coast ports

    NEW YORK (AP) — The union for longshoremen along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico has agreed to extend its contract for 30 days, averting a possible strike that …


  • Strike looms at East and Gulf Coast ports

    BOSTON (AP) — Weeks after a critical West Coast port complex was crippled by a few hundred striking workers, the East Coast is bracing for a possible walkout numbering thousands …


  • Unions plan new offensive after Michigan loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Blindsided by a new law weakening union rights in Michigan, organized labor is preparing to target Republican governors in politically important states up for re-election in 2014 …


  • Right-to-work law gives Michigan unions new task

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in this stronghold of organized labor confront a new and urgent problem: convincing members to continue paying …


  • Michigan Democrats make final right-to-work push

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats in Michigan’s Legislature and congressional delegation made a final push Monday to stall Republican-led right-to-work proposals that would limit the power of unions in the …


  • Unions vow political payback for right-to-work law

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-work laws as uncomfortable as possible for Gov. Rick …


  • US job gains defy Sandy and fears of fiscal cliff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes more than a superstorm to derail the U.S. job market. Employers added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent, a …


  • RI court hears arguments in pension case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With billions of dollars and the retirement security of public workers at stake, the legal dispute over Rhode Island’s sweeping overhaul of its public pension system …


  • US economy adds 146K jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had …


  • Mich. legislators defy unions, OK right-to-work

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In an audacious flex of political muscle, Republicans in a single day reached the brink of a goal that for years has seemed an all-but-impossible dream: …


  • Superstorm utility crews complain of payroll delay

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Valaskatgis slept in his National Grid truck for two nights, and then on a cot two more nights before getting a bed in a hotel …


  • RI court to hear arguments in pension case

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Rhode Island will ask a judge to dismiss a legal challenge to the state’s landmark pension overhaul filed by public-sector unions. …


  • RI to seek dismissal of challenge to pension law

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The high-stakes legal dispute over Rhode Island’s public retirement overhaul faces a key court date Friday when attorneys for the state will ask a judge to …


  • Port strike could be prelude for dockworker talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end of one labor crisis at the nation’s busiest port complex could be a prelude to another. The resolution of an eight-day walk-off by clerical …


  • Court hears challenge to Obama recess appointments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and business groups told a federal appeals court Wednesday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution earlier this year when he bypassed the Senate to fill …


  • Proposed LA port contract at a glance

    Here are key provisions of the proposed contract between clerical workers and 14 shippers that ended an eight-day strike at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports: —Companies can reduce …


  • LA ports reopen after crippling 8-day strike ends

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation’s busiest shipping complex had won them — at …


  • LA ports reopening after crippling strike

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Work is resuming at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors after settlement of a strike that crippled the nation’s busiest container port complex for more …


  • Crippling strike at LA ports ends; deal reached

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation’s largest port complex will return to work Wednesday, eight days after they walked out in a crippling strike that …


  • Employers: LA port workers to return Wednesday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators reached an agreement late Tuesday to end an eight-day strike that crippled the nation’s largest port complex and prevented shippers from delivering billions of dollars …


  • Mayor: LA port strike to go to federal mediation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As cargo ships idled in the harbor or headed elsewhere, negotiators prepared Tuesday to return to the bargaining table with a federal mediator to try to …


  • Union calls for teacher certification exam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Schoolteachers should have to pass a stringent exam — much like the bar exam for lawyers — before being allowed to enter the profession, one of the …


  • 5 states to increase class time in some schools

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states announced Monday that …


  • 5 states to increase class time in some schools

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states were to announce …


  • Strike slows activity at busy Calif. port complex

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strike dramatically slowed activity at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — the nation’s busiest cargo complex — despite renewed efforts to end …


  • Menard to fly Wis. workers in to staff ND store

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store …


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