Senate Advances Unemployment Benefits Bill, But House GOP Balks

Senate Advances Unemployment Benefits Bill, But House GOP Balks

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key ...

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Two Versions Of Cesar Chavez Come To Light In New Film, Book

Two Versions Of Cesar Chavez Come To Light In New Film, Book

By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- At least 25 streets and 46 schools are named in his honor, but many young people know little about Cesar Chavez, who in life was ...

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AFL-CIO’s Trumka Challenges Heritage’s DeMint On The Minimum Wage

AFL-CIO’s Trumka Challenges Heritage’s DeMint On The Minimum Wage

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives may have no intention of ever bringing a minimum-wage increase to the floor for a vote, but ...

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CHART: Koch Spends More Than Double Top 10 Unions Combined

CHART: Koch Spends More Than Double Top 10 Unions Combined

by Lee Fang, Republic Report The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel either has no understanding of campaign finance, or is willfully misleading her readers. In either case, ...

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Supreme Court Will Hear Amazon.com Case

Supreme Court Will Hear Amazon.com Case

By Jay Greene, The Seattle Times SEATTLE -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case in which Amazon.com warehouse workers are seeking compensation for the time they mu ...

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Where Do American Unions Go From Chattanooga?

Where Do American Unions Go From Chattanooga?

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- I asked Rich Yeselson, a former union strategist and author of this excellent article on the United Automobile Workers' failed effort to unionize a Volkswag ...

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In VW Vote, Republicans Fight The Really Radical Idea That Workers Should Have A Voice In Business

In VW Vote, Republicans Fight The Really Radical Idea That Workers Should Have A Voice In Business

When a company is not fighting against a union, why do that union's efforts fail — and what does that say about the U.S. model for labor? Current management theory recognizes that ...

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UAW May Challenge Loss At Volkswagen Factory In Tennessee

UAW May Challenge Loss At Volkswagen Factory In Tennessee

by Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times Turning more than 1,500 painters, inspectors, tradespeople and maintenance workers at a Tennessee auto plant into union members was supposed to b ...

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Since When Is College Football Not A Business?

Since When Is College Football Not A Business?

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- So the National Labor Relations Board hearings on the Northwestern University football team's proposal to form a union have just gotten under way, and we al ...

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America’s Would-Be Aristocrats Forget The Most Important Thing About Business

America’s Would-Be Aristocrats Forget The Most Important Thing About Business

To paraphrase Tolstoy, every successful small business shares the same traits. And they all begin with high quality employees. I’m thinking of three local establishments where I’v ...

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