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Restaurant Group Criticizes NLRB Ruling

Last Thursday’s ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that a company is a “joint employer” along with its contractors has caused a storm of concern in at least ...
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Autoworkers Union Passes Strike Authorization Measure

In a procedural vote completed last week, workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) voted heavily in favor of going on strike against the company if the United Autoworkers ...
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Twitter Admits Workforce Is Not Diverse

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), like other new world tech companies, admitted it does not employ enough women and minorities. It will try to erase that with programs to increase the ...
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Postal Union Continues Effort to Stop Staples, Office Depot Merger

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) in July won a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board that the U.S. Postal Service acted illegally when it agreed to set up ...
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Boeing Says Failure to OK Ex-Im Bank Factor in New Layoffs

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has said that it plans to cut several hundred jobs in its satellite business due to cuts in defense spending, a lack of orders for ...
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After Wal-Mart, Will Minimum Wage Increases Affect McDonald’s?

Are Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s (NYSE: WMT) woes, apparent in its four cent earnings miss in the most recent quarter, due to its own minimum wage increases back in April? And ...
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Higher Wages and Labor Costs Versus Retail Profits

There is a big movement taking place in labor and wages inside America around a minimum wage or livable wage. Many companies are not on board with instantly ramping up ...
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Youth and Black Unemployment Drags Down National Numbers

Based on recent government numbers, 9.6% of black or African Americans were unemployed. The figure among people 16 to 19 years old was 18.5%. These stand in sharp contrast to ...
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Have We Hit a Peak in the Job Market?

On May 16, initial weekly jobless claims bottomed out at 266,500. Not only is this the lowest number since the recession, it is the lowest number since April 15, 2000, ...
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Battered Flint Michigan Gets GM Plant, but Not Jobs

Flint, Mich., was as badly hurt by the downturn in the auto industry as any other city. Unemployment has remained high, along with poverty and crime. Its population reached 196,000 ...
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New York Fast-Food Workers May Get 66% Pay Increase

According to the National Employment Law Project (NELP), fast-food workers in New York State made an average of $9.03 per hour last year. That number may rise to $15 by ...
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Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage for 800,000 Workers

By 2020, as many as 800,000 minimum wage workers in the city of Los Angeles will be earning $15 an hour. The city council on Tuesday evening approved a plan ...
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Is Google Slowing Its Own Growth?

As Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) continues to grow, the company has to be mindful of how to more efficiently run its massive empire. According to a recent article from the ...
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Staples Deal With USPS Is Illegal: NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed a complaint against the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) related to the housing of contract postal units in Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) stores. ...
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Only 1% of Facebook Tech Employees Are Black

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) management issued a report showing that only 2% of its workers are black. Among tech workers, the figure falls to 1%. The social media company's executives claim ...
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