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Problems With Franchise Workers Hurt McDonald’s

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday issued complaints against McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and the company’s franchisees as “joint employers” alleging that the employers violated workers’ rights and ...
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What Are the Implications of a Declining Workforce?

The Chicago Fed has released some data on the potential implications of a declining workforce on the U.S. economy. The labor force participation rate had fallen to 62.7% at the end ...
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7 States With the Highest Unemployment

With U.S. unemployment at 5.8% in November, the country is back where it was in July of 2008, before the financial crisis hit. In November of 2008, the national unemployment ...
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11 States With the Lowest Unemployment

With the national unemployment rate at 5.8% in November, the U.S. job recovery continues to plug along in search of what economists once called the natural rate, which was believed ...
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Minimum Wage to Rise in 21 States by New Year’s Day

By the first day of the new year, more than half the states will have passed legislation raising the minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 first established in ...
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Wage Suit Could Cost Walmart $0.06 a Share in the Fourth Quarter

In a ruling Tuesday from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the court upheld a 2007 judgment against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) that will require the firm to pay $188 million ...
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Will the UAW Ruin the Domestic Car Industry Again?

One of the causes of the deep losses that drove General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Chrysler into Chapter 11 where the high wages and benefits the United Automobile Workers ...
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More Strikes for Higher Wages Coming in 160 Cities

Following the Black Friday strikes and protests at more than 1,600 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) locations across the United States, fast-food workers will walk off the job in 160 ...
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Strikes, Protests Hit 1,600 Walmart Stores

For the third consecutive year, strikes and protests are taking place at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) locations around the country. Protesters are seeking minimum pay of $15 an hour ...
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New Studies Return the Spotlight to Walmart Over Pay, Taxes

One thing we have come to expect as the holiday shopping season approaches is protests at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) locations, where the company’s workers and supporters demonstrate in ...
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Congressional Briefing Coming on the ‘Walmart Economy’

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congressman George Miller (D-CA) are scheduled to appear as speakers at a congressional briefing on Tuesday, November 18, to discuss a business model that ...
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Walmart Workers Gear Up for Black Friday Strikes

Following a first-ever sit-down strike Thursday at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) location in southern California, members of OUR Walmart said on Friday that the group plans 1,600 protests ...
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Retailers Expected to Add 750,000 Holiday Jobs

A number of the nation's largest retailers have already announced they will add tens of thousands of jobs each for the season. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports the total ...
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What Happened to the Normal 5% Jobless Rate?

As the U.S. economy continues a string of months in which it adds 200,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate hit a multiyear low of 5.9% in September, one of the ...
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Will Labor Department Payrolls and Unemployment Report Meet Expectations?

On Friday morning, the U.S. Department of Labor will release its Employment Situation report for the month of October. Weekly jobless claims have been dropping throughout October, and ADP released ...
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