- Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight Updated: Nov-26-15 1:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state's broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.
- Lawmakers work on public safety pension system overhaul plan Updated: Nov-26-15 10:40 am
PHOENIX - A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.
- Wal-Mart workers to protest for higher pay, full-time hours Updated: Nov-26-15 4:15 am
WASHINGTON - Wal-Mart workers in Washington and other cities will be spending Black Friday protesting for higher wages.
- Worker cut from 1 job after article about 80-hour schedule Updated: Nov-25-15 9:47 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Keith Fons showed up for work Nov. 9 at the Subway he manages in downtown Portland, expecting a normal Monday morning rush.
- Consumer spending up a weak 0.1 percent in October Updated: Nov-25-15 9:38 am
WASHINGTON - Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.
- United Auto Workers stung by tough contract talks Updated: Nov-23-15 1:04 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - The United Auto Workers union started the year with a roar. It's ending with a grumble.
- Review finds Austin's municipal workers overwhelmingly male Updated: Nov-22-15 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An examination of municipal salaries has found that Austin's work force is overwhelmingly male, especially in upper-management jobs and other higher-paying positions.
- Audit says Workers' Comp Commission not tracking payments Updated: Nov-21-15 1:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A state audit of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission indicates the agency has not been tracking some mandatory assessments.
- Ford workers narrowly approve new contract with UAW Updated: Nov-21-15 3:34 am
DETROIT - Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.
- EXCHANGE: Firms partner on airport apprenticeship program Updated: Nov-20-15 8:09 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - There's a new on-the-job training program at Chicago Rockford International Airport for people looking to fix airplanes.
- UAW unworried about blowback over German union cooperation Updated: Nov-19-15 5:50 pm
SPRING HILL, Tennessee - A top official with the United Auto Workers said Thursday that he is unworried about provoking more hostility from Republicans by creating a joint office with Germany's largest union in Tennessee.
- Buffalo, Rochester to give city workers $15 minimum wage Updated: Nov-18-15 5:23 pm
ALBANY, New York - Buffalo and Rochester are moving to raise the minimum wage of municipal employees to $15 an hour, a move in sync with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push to raise the wage floor for all workers across New York state.
- Correction: Nuclear Plant-Industrial Accident story Updated: Nov-18-15 1:54 pm
RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas - In a story Nov. 17 about a dispute over who employed a worker who was killed at a nuclear power plant, The Associated Press erroneously reported the worker's last name. He was Wade Walters, not Wade Walker.
- Kansas battles pay-related turnover among prison staff Updated: Nov-08-15 11:54 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Employee turnover at Kansas prisons has increased over the past five years, and the state's corrections secretary and legislators agree that officers' pay must rise if the state hopes to end a problem that's now seen as a threat to public safety.
- Kenner proposes raises for mayor, police chief Updated: Nov-08-15 11:36 am
KENNER, Louisiana - Kenner officials are trying to increase the annual pay for the mayor and police chief by more than 50 percent.
- UAW reaches deal with Ford; GM workers say yes with asterisk Updated: Nov-06-15 9:24 pm
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford on Friday, the same day that General Motors workers voted in favor of a similar four-year deal.
- Class action lawsuit sought against Conway over pay increase Updated: Nov-05-15 2:09 pm
CONWAY, Arkansas - Attorneys for a Conway police officer and firefighter are claiming that city funds were not appropriately allocated to employees of the police and fire departments.
- Key Branstad administration lawyer was overpaid, unqualified Updated: Nov-05-15 1:59 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A key lawyer in Gov. Terry Branstad's administration wasn't qualified for his position and was paid $22,600 that he shouldn't have received while on military leave, according to a report released Thursday.
- Pay increase for LA County deputies, firefighters approved Updated: Nov-04-15 9:33 am
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County supervisors have approved a 10 percent pay increase over three years for county sheriff's deputies, firefighters and members of several other employee groups.
- Labor Department: Grocery store ordered to pay back wages Updated: Nov-04-15 4:04 am
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans grocery store has been ordered to pay $403,000 in overtime back wages to employees.
- 2 unions battle for $15 hourly minimum wage in California Updated: Nov-03-15 3:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The state's largest union said Tuesday that it has filed a second ballot initiative seeking to boost California's minimum wage to $15 an hour, setting up a ballot rivalry between two factions of the powerful Service Employees International Union.
- Lawyer: Judge no longer ordering 'pay-or-stay' sentences Updated: Nov-02-15 2:31 pm
MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan - A Detroit-area judge accused of illegally sending people to jail if they couldn't immediately pay fines made mistakes but now offers payment plans, his lawyer said Monday.
- Poll: NYC residents back $15 wage for fast-food workers Updated: Nov-02-15 11:41 am
ALBANY, New York - A poll of New York City voters finds that they support the state's plan to phase in a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers - but they're opposed to the idea of replacing restaurant tips with higher menu prices.
- Former Hooker Electrochemicals workers may get compensation Updated: Nov-01-15 8:01 am
NIAGARA FALLS, New York - Federal officials say they've made it easier for World War II-era Hooker Electrochemical employees to seek benefits from a program for nuclear weapons employees whose work made them sick.
- Officials predict 2.7 percent cut in La. worker's comp rates Updated: Oct-31-15 12:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State officials say workers' compensation insurance rates in Louisiana are likely to drop next year by 2.7 percent.