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Tribal operators cannot disrupt unionizing on casino properties, said a federal court Thursday, the culmination of a case that pitted the scope of tribal sovereignty head-on against the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Casino Pauma was sanctioned by the National Labor Relations Board for ...
Since Trump took office, the U.S. economy has added 2.7 million jobs -- an average of 181,000 per month -- while growth was fastest in counties that gave Trump the most votes, according to a Washington Post analysis of U.S. Labor Department data. On Saturday morning, the president previewed his ...

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. appeals court says employees at Native American casinos can receive protection under a federal labor law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Thursday that federal officials reasonably concluded that the National Labor Relations ...
The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC's most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has just proposed a big idea for raising Americans' wages. A new paper by CAP's David Madland calls for the creation of national ...
Fifty years ago, in what would be his final speech, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. looked down from the “mountaintop” to tell a mass meeting in Memphis a simple message: Labor rights are civil rights. The great organizer and orator understood that these two issues were inseparably linked. The March on ...
This Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release employment data for the month of March, a little more than two weeks after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met with newly appointed Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell and voted to raise interest rates for the first time this year.

by Gary D. Halbert. April 3, 2018. 1. Barron's: “The Great Labor Crunch” by Avi Salzman. 2. When Labor Shortages Hit, They Can Last For Years. 3. Labor Force Participation Rate Lowest in 40 Years. 4. Demographics Make Labor Shortage a Near Certainty ...
The National Labor Relations Board has filed an amended complaint against Tesla, reigniting a fight between the independent government agency and the automaker over alleged workplace violations. Article preview thumbnail · Government Labor Agency Files Complaint Against Tesla For Worker Rights ...
A U.S. Labor Department judge raised concerns about the breadth of a Wells Fargo whistleblower settlement, saying the release of claims was too broad. ... A judge at the U.S. Labor Department this month refused to sign off on a settlement between Wells Fargo & Co. and a whistleblower, calling the scope ...
Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. March 13, 2018. U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues. One in five U.S. employers plan to grow their workforce in the three months ...
Music from or inspired by James Bond, Adele and "The Lord of the Rings" will be featured as the Nicholls State University bands present the world premiere of Kimberly Archer's “American Labor Songs.” The Nicholls Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, ...
Frustrated waiting for the Democrats or Republicans to do something about sky-high rents, gentrification, home foreclosure, healthcare, police brutality, regressive taxes and union-busting? Could a labor party be the solution? While long-standing labor parties exist in Canada, Europe and Australia, why ...
(Bloomberg) -- A week ago, thousands of public school teachers in West Virginia went out on strike, a rare but familiar union-organized action to protest low wages and rising health-care costs. Tuesday night, state union leaders and the Governor Jim Justice reached a deal, and the teachers were expected ...
Wednesday, I shared some of my concerns about the arguments put forth by Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, in an essay he published online at National Review. He criticized the U.S. bishops' conference for filing a brief in support of the unions in the case Janus v. AFSCME.
As the immigration debate continues in Washington and Sacramento, agricultural employers find themselves walking a legal tightrope between the two capitals. "It's a different world between the federal and the state," said Peter Nissen, a vineyard manager and farm labor contractor based in Napa County.
Last week the German metalworkers' union, IG Metall, arguably one of the world's most powerful unions, showed that unions have the power to shape their future workplaces. IG Metall negotiated a precedent-setting collective-bargaining agreement that privileges working conditions over wages. It won its ...
Video: Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich Previews Friday's Jobs Report. Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who served under the Clinton Administration, isn't worried about the number of jobs added to the economy. ByScott Gamm. Mar 9, 2018 6:11 AM EST. Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who ...

Companies have to pay more for labor as good workers are increasingly hard to find, but they aren't seeing much of an increase in productivity. The numbers: U.S. productivity in the fourth quarter was revised to show no gain instead of a 0.1% decline, the government reported Wednesday. Most of the ...
On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of February. Since the employment recovery began in February 2010, the U.S. economy has added more than 18 million jobs, and the steady tightening of the labor market has finally started to ...
(CNN) As the West Virginia teachers' strike enters its second week, there is a growing sense in progressive circles -- and among organized labor activists -- that what's happening in the Mountain State could mark the beginning of a movement that transcends the current impasse. To start, there are now ...
Richard Burke is the president and CEO of Envoy, a global immigration and workforce mobility platform that helps employers through the process of hiring foreign talent. The opinions expressed in this article belong to him. We are facing a critical shortage of skilled labor in America. According to the Labor ...
In 22 states, public workers can be required to pay fees toward the unions that represent them at the bargaining table — even if they don't want to have anything to do with the union. A closely watched case at the Supreme Court could end that. We took it up on the show On Point Wednesday: People like ...
February 24, 2018 - By Kevin Hecteman - As the immigration debate continues in Washington and Sacramento, agricultural employers find themselves walking a legal california farm bureau federation tightrope between the two capitals. "It's a different world between the federal and the state," said Peter ...
Carlos Soto, owner of a floral service called Flowers From Our Heart, had an unexpected problem on the busiest day of the year: He had to turn down business on Valentine's Day because he couldn't find enough workers to field all the orders he could have taken. “A year or two ago, I'd put an ad on ...
Wednesday, I shared some of my concerns about the arguments put forth by Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, in an essay he published online at National Review. He criticized the U.S. bishops' conference for filing a brief in support of the unions in the case Janus v. AFSCME.
As the immigration debate continues in Washington and Sacramento, agricultural employers find themselves walking a legal tightrope between the two capitals. "It's a different world between the federal and the state," said Peter Nissen, a vineyard manager and farm labor contractor based in Napa County.
As the immigration debate continues in Washington and Sacramento, agricultural employers find themselves walking a legal tightrope between the two capitals. "It's a different world between the federal and the state," said Peter Nissen, a vineyard manager and farm labor contractor based in Napa County.
Delaware Gov. John Carney is one of 20 governors nationwide joining together in an effort to transform the U.S. labor market at scale to one that is skill-based. The Skillful State Network, a Markle Foundation initiative incubated in Colorado, leverages data and the technologies that are disrupting the ...
Last week the German metalworkers' union, IG Metall, arguably one of the world's most powerful unions, showed that unions have the power to shape their future workplaces. IG Metall negotiated a precedent-setting collective-bargaining agreement that privileges working conditions over wages. It won its ...
The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a review of two bay-area career centers already under scrutiny from state officials to determine if they improperly reported job placements. The announcement comes a day after U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson jointly issued a bipartisan letter requesting ...
If only the hard working American labor force would take a moment to ponder. If the CEOs of our Fortune 100 companies are earning in excess of 400 times that of their lowest paid full time employee… shouldn't we have a society whereupon ALL working stiffs have good benefit packages and wage ...
The Trump administration's efforts to reverse the direction of federal labor policy appear to have accelerated with a proposal to demote the senior civil servants who resolve most labor cases. Under the proposal, those civil servants — considered by many conservatives and employers to be biased toward ...
US Labor Department, Eyeing SCOTUS Case, Moves to Shield In-House Judges. Federal agencies are waiting and watching how the U.S. Supreme Court decides a major new challenge to the lawfulness of the SEC's administrative law judges. By Erin Mulvaney | January 22, 2018 at 04:45 PM. X ...
In 1900, for instance, 41 percent of the U.S. labor force was employed in agriculture. Thanks to the development of a broad range of agricultural technologies, by 2000 only 2 percent of the U.S. labor force worked in agriculture (see this study for a review). Automation has become increasingly common in ...
McDonald's Corp and a U.S. labor board are in talks to settle a case claiming the fast food company is liable for purported labor law violations by its franchisees, leading a judge on Friday to pause a trial that began in 2015. Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito in Manhattan said that even though the ...
The U.S. Labor Department rolled out new guidelines this month that make it easier for companies that want to hire interns but don't want to pay them. The new rules establish a “primary beneficiary test” that ratifies programs that help the intern more than the company. Seven factors determine whether the ...
Marijuana legalization could create $132 billion in federal tax revenue and inject over a million jobs into the US labor market by 2025 if it becomes legal nationwide, a new study says. The study, from cannabis industry analytics firm New Frontier Data, seeks to estimate the total economic impact of the ...
The U.S. Labor Department rolled out new guidelines last week that make it easier for companies that want to hire interns but don't want to pay them. The new rules establish a “primary beneficiary test” that ratifies programs that help the intern more than the company. Seven factors determine whether the ...
Employment continued to grow in the United States in December, although at a slower pace to end the year. According to the latest Labor Department estimates, nonfarm payrolls increased 148,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged for a third straight month at 4.1 percent, the lowest proportion ...
The EUR/USD lost some ground following the release of preliminary statistics on the consumer price index in the Eurozone that in November slowed to 1.4% compared to 1.5% in the previous month. However, euro bulls got some support from the data release on German retail sales which grew 2.3% for ...
December's relatively weak jobs and wage growth gives policymakers a breather. But with 2.1 mln positions created in 2017 and unemployment historically low, long-awaited pay increases – along with new tax cuts – could soon start stoking inflation. That would force the Fed's hand.
On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of December. Since the employment recovery began in February 2010, the U.S. economy has added more than 17 million jobs, and the steady tightening of the labor market has finally started to ...
The number of people filing for U.S. unemployment benefits held steady last week, in part reflecting estimated data for 13 states and still consistent with a strong job market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Highlights of Jobless Claims (Week ended Dec. 23). Jobless claims were unchanged at ...
In a recent interview, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta scoffed at New York City's ordinance requiring dog-sitters outside of a kennel to be licensed, reports the New York Post. He called the NYC rule — recently in the spotlight due to the city cracking down on Rover, a dog-sitting app — an example of ...
(RTTNews.com) - A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday unexpectedly showed a modest decrease in U.S. labor productivity in the fourth quarter, although the report also showed a sharp jump in labor costs. The report said labor productivity edged down by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter ...
Another topic expected to come up in tonight's State of the Union speech is immigration. The Trump administration has put out a framework for resolving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program question. Undocumented immigrants who arrived as children would get a path to citizenship over 10 to ...
This Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release employment data for January. This will be the last jobs day with Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve Board, as her term expires on February 3. The Federal Open Market Committee met just days before the job release and decided ...
(Bloomberg) -- Their influence is felt from factory floors to major ports and modern newsrooms. Politicians either condemn their demands or crave their endorsements. And their membership today sits at a historic low. Ever since the U.S. industrialized in the late 1800s, unions have been organizing workers ...
The EUR/USD pair was so impressed by last Friday's statistics on the US labor market that it managed to climb from the low it had reached on November 20th. The reports were positive indeed. Of course, there were some nuances, but in general, the statistics were very good. So, the unemployment rate in ...
WASHINGTON -- Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin discussed occupational licensing with U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta last week during a meeting at Labor Department headquarters. Acosta argues that licensing requirements have spiraled out of control in recent decades. It's a concern that Griffin shares.


 

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