January

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Justices: Collective bargaining determines pay for putting on protective gear

In a 9-0 decision on Jan. 27, justices said time used in taking off and putting on the gear is a bargainable subject under labor law.

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Our daughters deserve better than 77 percent of a man’s pay

There is no denying that in spite of our best efforts, women continue to be discriminated against in the workplace.

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Low wage workers at Pentagon walk out

 Low-wage workers at the focus of the nation's defense machine, the Pentagon, joined the lengthening list of fed-up workers who have walked off their jobs.

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Union membership rises by 162k, workforce share unchanged

Union membership in the U.S. rose by 162,000 in 2013, to 14.528 million, the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculated, but the union share of the nation's workers stayed unchanged at 11.3 percent.

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Ruling by Labor Board is most damning ever against Walmart

The NLRB asserts illegal activities in 14 states at 34 stores and shows that company executives conceived of an unlawful retaliation policy for store managers to execute.

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Harkin predicts Senate vote on minimum wage hike after recess

The Senate will vote on raising the minimum wage, in three steps of 95 cents each to $10.10 hourly in 2016.

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Teamsters at UPS Freight voting on new pact

Teamsters leaders hope the second time will be the charm as 13,000 members who work for UPS Freight cast ballots on Jan. 11-12 on a new five-year contract.

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On recession’s sixth anniversary, U.S. still down 8 million jobs

Six years after the onset of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy needs nearly 8 million jobs to return to pre-recession health.

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More than 400,000 New Jerseyans get a raise January 1

New Jersey is one of the 13 states that saw a bump in the minimum wage starting Jan. 1.The minimum wage became $8.25, up one dollar from $7.25.