Pace of Wage Growth Quickens as Minimum Wage Rises

In 2016, 17 states and the District of Columbia raised state-mandated minimum wages. In those states, total wage growth for workers in the 10th (lowest) percentile of the population rose ...
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McDonald’s Beats Back Workers’ Lawsuit

A U.S. District Court in Northern California ruled last Friday that McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) does not control wages paid to workers at its franchised stores and is not liable ...
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Major League Baseball Faces Class Action Suit From Minor League Players

A federal judge in California last week certified a class action suit brought by former minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball (MLB). At issue is the salary paid ...
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US Workforce Demands Now Being Met by Immigrants

As baby boomers, born between the end of World War II and 1964, reach retirement age, the primary driver of the country's workforce for the past 50 years will be ...
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AT&T to Bring Back 3,000 Offshore Jobs

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has reached a tentative settlement with the Communications Workers of America over the 20,000 people the telecom employs in its Southwest region. Among the concessions AT&T ...
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In Detroit, 100,000 People Still Unemployed

The turnaround of the fortunes of Detroit has failed to benefit 99,229 people, which is the number of them out of work in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...
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Tesla Faces Sexual Harassment Charge From Female Engineer

Update: The day after this story was posted, a Tesla spokesperson sent us a statement that we have added in full at the end of this article. There has been a ...
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Are Tesla Stock Options Enough to Beat Back Union Organizers?

Efforts to unionize production line workers at Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) made the news earlier this month following a Tesla worker's blog post outlining pay and working conditions at the ...
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Are 3 Million Clean Energy Jobs at Risk?

Clean energy companies support more than 3 million jobs in the United States, according to the recently released second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report from the U.S. Department of ...
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Buy American Ad Campaign on Tap From UAW

United Automobile Workers (UAW) union President Dennis Williams said at a press conference on Thursday that the UAW plans to launch a "Buy American" advertising campaign. Details such as the ...
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80-Year-Old UAW Takes on 14-Year-Old Tesla

When Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) started in 2003, CEO Elon Musk could never have imagined his electric car company would face the prospects of workers who would want to be ...
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Are Tesla Workers Getting Ready to Unionize?

Early last year, the United Auto Workers (UAW) labor union began talking with employees at Tesla Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Fremont, California, plant to determine if there was interest in having the ...
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Why the Jobs Market Keeps Looking Solid for 2017

If there is one measurement used to track the economy that matters the most to the public, it has to be about jobs. Gross domestic product can rise and fall, ...
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Trump’s Plan to Burst the H1-B Bubble: Which Tech Firms Will Feel It Most?

By Kashif, Investment Analyst at PrivCo, a private company financial intelligence platform President Trump’s controversial immigration reform plans include amending the H1-B visa program, which is widely used by tech ...
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ADP Payrolls Strength Supports Trump Bump and Higher Labor Department Expectations

If economists and investors were looking for confirmation that the post-election rally was going to turn into real growth in economic readings, look no further than the January ADP Employment ...
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