- Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract Updated: Aug-02-15 1:20 am
NEW YORK - Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled.
- Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant Updated: Jul-31-15 6:39 pm
SEATTLE - Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.
- Utah electrical contractor fined for using child workers Updated: Jul-31-15 5:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Federal labor officials have fined a Utah electrical contractor $376,300, saying the company illegally used child workers on construction sites in Utah and Oklahoma.
- Drop in number of new teachers could get state review Updated: Jul-31-15 4:19 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Two leading sponsors of many recent Indiana education overhaul measures now want the Legislature to consider steps for possibly stemming the state's declining number of new teachers.
- Former workers: Vermont Transportation intolerant of gays Updated: Jul-31-15 12:29 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Three former highway maintenance employees are accusing the Vermont Agency of Transportation of mistreating them because they are gay.
- Breastfeeding advocates rally in Concord Updated: Jul-31-15 12:11 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Nursing mothers joined advocates at the Statehouse lawn on Friday to emphasize that women who breastfeed in the workplace should not face discrimination or retaliation, kicking off World Breastfeeding Week.
- Group wants ballot measure seeking $15 an hour minimum wage Updated: Jul-31-15 11:28 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Kansas City coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations says the city's plan to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2020 doesn't go far enough and is demanding a November vote on pushing it to $15.
- Sen. King wants to ease work restrictions on asylum seekers Updated: Jul-31-15 4:10 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Sen. Angus King will visit Portland City Hall to announce legislation he's proposing to ease work restrictions on immigrants seeking asylum.
- Milwaukee County, bus drivers report contract talks progress Updated: Jul-30-15 8:17 pm
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee County and the bus drivers union report progress in talks on a new four-year contract.
- Meeting unions, Clinton offers support for $12 minimum wage Updated: Jul-30-15 4:20 pm
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday offered some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour, hinting that the higher rate sought by labor unions doesn't have enough support.
- Bosnians protest against EU-recommended labor law Updated: Jul-30-15 11:13 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Amid the protests of thousands of workers, the Bosnian-Croat regional parliament on Thursday adopted a new labor law that aims to create a more business-friendly environment with the intention of creating jobs.
- Rauner vetoes strike and lockout ban as union OKs extension Updated: Jul-29-15 7:40 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.
- Emporia State couple claims racial harassment at university Updated: Jul-29-15 7:26 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A black couple who have been working for a small university in eastern Kansas says the school is retaliating against them for complaining about a racial incident.
- Connecticut hoping to stave off possible nursing home strike Updated: Jul-29-15 6:40 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration has been working in recent weeks to come up with a new state funding arrangement that could help fend off possible strikes at unionized nursing homes across the state.
- Court upholds law requiring state workers to pay to pensions Updated: Jul-29-15 6:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a law requiring veteran state employees to contribute 4 percent of their pay to qualify for a full pension in retirement.
- Unions representing Michigan workers lose case over dues Updated: Jul-29-15 6:20 pm
DETROIT - Thousands of Michigan state employees can't be forced to pay labor unions for negotiating contracts and providing other services, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday.
- France deploys riot police to bolster Calais security Updated: Jul-29-15 5:02 pm
CALAIS, France - The young Afghan has tried every single day for three months to get into the railway tunnel in Calais leading to England and what he hopes will be a better life. For him, like the dozens who appeared as darkness fell, Wednesday would be the same even if their numbers were immeasurably larger than even a week ago.
- Astoria summer school helps children of migrant workers Updated: Jul-29-15 5:00 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - Araceny Borja, 11, sat in a classroom at Astoria Middle School Thursday, only two months after she and her mother moved to the North Coast from Mexico for what she called "a better life."
- Transportation worker struck on New Jersey highway Updated: Jul-29-15 1:08 pm
SADDLE BROOK, New Jersey - State police say a New Jersey transportation department worker was pinned under a car after he was struck on Interstate 80 in Saddle Brook.
- Official: Johnson County minimum wage hike would be unlawful Updated: Jul-28-15 12:27 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa's labor commissioner said Johnson County's plan to raise the minimum wage to more than $10 an hour would be unlawful.
- Former Ky. officials paid to settle sexual harassment suit Updated: Jul-28-15 10:55 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A former Kentucky lawmaker and the former head of the Legislative Research Commission made payments to settle sexual harassment and hostile workplace lawsuits from three female legislative staffers.
- Ex-Iowa field hockey coach files state civil rights action Updated: Jul-28-15 8:55 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A former field hockey coach who was fired at the University of Iowa last year has filed a state civil rights complaint.
- Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant Updated: Jul-27-15 3:50 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close.
- With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage Updated: Jul-27-15 2:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour.
- Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike Updated: Jul-27-15 2:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they're willing to come back on short-term contracts in case of a workers' strike, according to a published report.