Stories tagged: workers
Thu., May 26, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a baby food manufacturer must pay more than $3 million to workers for the time they spent dressing and undressing into …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
The number of people seeking U.S. jobless aid fell sharply last week, partially reversing two weeks of big gains that had raised concerns about rising layoffs.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
A report from international advocacy group Oxfam says poultry workers in the United States labor in a “climate of fear,” with some forced to wear diapers on the job.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Two more workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation have reported smelling vapors at the former nuclear weapons production site.
UPDATED: Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Indicted Washington Auditor Troy Kelley has fired two staffers and ordered another to stop working, just a week after his federal fraud trial ended with a hung jury.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly gains. The unemployment rate remained at a low …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Falls are the leading cause of work-related deaths in Washington state.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Idaho is on track to surpass the $10 million mark in revenue from a 2 percent lodging tax for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:35 a.m.
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the totals stayed near historic lows in a sign that the recent slowdown in growth has yet to spark layoffs.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Saudi Arabia’s Labor Minister says some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage from franchise business owners who say the law discriminates against them.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 9:13 a.m.
More workers sought medical evaluations Friday because of potential exposure to chemical vapors at Hanford a day earlier, bringing the total to 20 people.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out for Sunday’s march in Seattle in support of workers and immigrant rights.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 7:51 a.m.
Dancers and “door girls” have filed a class action lawsuit against a Tampa, Florida, strip club, claiming they’re owed some $3.7 million in unpaid wages.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 8:13 p.m.
Eleven workers at a nuclear facility who reported headaches were sent for medical evaluations Thursday after working near an area where waste from a leaking tank was being transferred, U.S. …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Online travel booking company Priceline said Thursday that its CEO resigned after he had a personal relationship with an employee.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
The latest spate of layoffs in the retail sector isn’t just a short-term slump, according to a new report by a Credit Suisse analyst.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
An explosion killed at least 13 people and injured dozens at a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast, forcing evacuations as a fire billowed a toxin-filled cloud, officials said …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
The Obama administration says it’ll distribute $90 million this year to help states expand apprenticeship programs, particularly to minorities and new industries.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
A powerful explosion ripped through an oil plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, injuring three workers, authorities said.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Three Seattle-area companies are among the 25 highest-paying firms in the U.S., according to a list released Wednesday by employer-review site Glassdoor.
Mon., April 18, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Nordstrom Inc. says it will be cutting about 350 to 400 jobs as it looks to be more nimble at a time where shoppers are shifting their spending more online.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Eight black men won a $5.3 million jury award Thursday in a lawsuit over claims that they endured a hostile work environment at UPS in Lexington, Kentucky, and that an …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union will be at McDonald’s restaurants around the country and overseas Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Software security firm Symantec has resumed layoffs at its Springfield office amid a corporate restructuring.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:33 p.m.
Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker as he was mounting his run for president, was struck down Friday as violating the state constitution.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4 p.m.
In a brazen assault near the Syrian capital, Islamic State militants abducted 300 cement workers and contractors from their workplace northeast of Damascus on Thursday, as fighting against the extremist …