Stories tagged: labor issues
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012, 9:21 a.m.
As fewer people seek jobs, unemployment rate dips
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs in August, a tepid figure that points to the economy’s persistent weakness and slowing prospects for the unemployed. The unemployment rate fell …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012, 12:23 a.m.
Forecast of modest US job gains may not lift Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely added jobs last month, though probably not enough to push down the unemployment rate. A tepid report Friday on hiring in August would provide …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2012, 11:21 a.m.
Dems see Latino-based future as union clout wanes
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a precarious political bridge, Democrats are desperately trying to reach a promising future before their old foundation crumbles behind them. Union clout has eroded. But …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012, 2:29 p.m.
In Chicago, lifeline schools brace for strike
CHICAGO (AP) — Elfega Cazares isn’t taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
Labor Day marked with parades, political speeches
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Parades, picnics and politicians celebrated the American worker on Labor Day, with President Barack Obama seeking votes from Ohio union members and rivals for Senate seats …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012, 1:08 p.m.
Marchers lament NC union stance but support Obama
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Union activists walked a political tightrope on Monday — voicing support for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid while lamenting adversarial attitudes toward organized labor in the …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012, 9:43 a.m.
Biden to organized labor: We’re with you
DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden had a simple Labor Day message for unionized workers: Stick with President Barack Obama because the other guys are worse. Biden told about …
Mon., Sept. 9, 1996
Teacher Challenge Bad Teachers No Longer Guaranteed Support As Schools Come Under Fire, Unions Softening Guard-Dog Image
SEA president Lynn Jones. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review
Mon., Sept. 9, 1996
Teacher Challenge Teachers Unions Didn’t Start Until ‘60s
From strikes in the 1960s to the criticism of public education that echoes through the 1990s, the history of teachers unions in America is surprisingly short. It wasn’t until 1961 …