Stories tagged: workers
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
Even as the federal government sues to stop a new Washington state law that helps Hanford workers, some state lawmakers are working to change the new law to allow even …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
Against the backdrop of next week’s midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it’s been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday, …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Since the International Traffic in Arms Regulation was enacted in 1976, classifying spacecraft and rockets as military technology, international students have been unable to get jobs in the field. Only …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the number of workers quitting their jobs also hit a new all-time high.
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 1:02 p.m.
About 150 cooks and cashiers blocked the entrance Monday to McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago, protesting what they call unfairly low pay at one of the world’s largest fast-food chains.
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Amazon plans to add 2,000 workers to its research and development office in Boston, the company announced Tuesday, confirming reports that the retailer would move into a new waterfront complex …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
Workers at a former nuclear production complex in Washington state have reported smelling a suspicious odor.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8 p.m.
Employee bonuses in anticpation of tax savings are one-time payouts, not the permanent pay raises that President Trump and congressional Republicans have said will eventually result from the corporate tax …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
No radioactive contamination has been found at the homes of seven Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers that were surveyed this week.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Israel’s national trade union on Sunday held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva’s decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
The Salem-based nonprofit integrates people with disabilities into the community, including finding and helping them keep jobs.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Workers represented by Lane County government’s largest labor union went on strike Wednesday, seeking higher wages while trying to fend off an attempt to make them pay for health insurance.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Tesla Motors has fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the automaker is trying to ramp up production to fill orders for its new Model …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Americans buying salmon for dinner at Walmart or ALDI may inadvertently have subsidized the North Korean government as it builds its nuclear weapons program, an AP investigation has found.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
A federal court ruling says the Department of Energy had no obligation to continue full pension benefits for Hanford nuclear reservation workers who were required to switch from one employer …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 272,000 as Florida continued to absorb the economic impact of Hurricane Irma.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Lane County and its largest employee union remain far apart on a new labor contract.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Oregon’s public pension managers have voted to undertake a major shift in the way they invest members’ money, turning to age-based investment funds for beneficiaries’ individual accounts.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Toys R Us may have filed for Chapter 11 reorganization this week, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Walmart won’t be doing large-scale holiday hiring at its stores this year. Instead, like last year, it will offer extra hours to its current workers.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
An Olympia commission is proposing the city’s elected officials receive a salary increase of about 25 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Target is hiring 100,000 people to work during the hectic holiday shopping season, up 40 percent from last year.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center eliminated 62 positions on Thursday, leaving the hospital with 956 employees. RCCH HealthCare Partners acquired the hospital located near …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
U.S. workers’ productivity rose a bit more this spring than initially reported, but the gains were relatively weak and a key reason why recent economic growth has been modest.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
TUMWATER, Wash. – State officials say an agreement has been reached for airport rental car companies Hertz and Thrifty to provide nearly $2 million in back pay to workers owed …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the numbers remained low and consistent with a healthy job market.