Labor

Educator Erupts: 'Our Pensions Didn't Cause This Problem'

More than 1,000 Illinois public employees packed the Illinois statehouse Thursday to defend their public pension rights. "We know that it is not pensions that have caused this problem. What has caused this problem is legislators taking our pension money and using it for other items," said Illinois Education Association President Cinda Klickna.
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Bachmann Presents Wage Decrease for Federal Workers, House Approves

Representative Michele Bachmann proposes reversing part of a pay increase for federal workers that President Obama made by executive order. Federal workers have had their wages frozen for the last two years for a total of $100 billion dollars.
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Pay Up: Over $1 Million in CA Construction Labor Violations Accrued

California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has wrapped up two separate investigations of contractors on public work projects who failed to properly pay their employees. The returned wages and fines between the two investigations total over $1 million. Among the many violations were failure to pay prevailing wages, failure to pay into fringe benefit programs, and failure to pay for weekend work and overtime.
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Study: Gov. Patrick to Look at MA's Undergound Economy

The study and continued work of the state’s Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy and Worker Misclassification corresponds with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Miscclassification Initiative. Massachusetts is one of 13 participating states.
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MI 'Right to Work' Law Doesn't Work, Say Opponents

Opponents of the controversial labor law are citing “incompetence” as the reasoning behind its passage.
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MI House Jams Through Voter Rejected Emergency Financial Manager Law

The state House passed late Wednesday what the Snyder administration says is a new and improved emergency manager law, but opponents say is a warmed-over version of what voters rejected Nov. 6.
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Defrocking the 'Right-to-Work' Political Timeline

Defrocking the 'Right-to-Work' Political Timeline
Republicans in Michigan are pushing through "right to work" bills and Governor Rick Snyder is set to sign them in law. How did we get to this point and why now?
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MI Passes 'Right-to-Work' Bill with Sharp 58-51 Vote

MI Passes 'Right-to-Work' Bill with Sharp 58-51 Vote
With a polarizing vote of 58-51, the Republican-majority Michigan legislature passed the controversial “right-to-work” bill Tuesday.
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Getting to the Bottom of the MI Right-to-Work Labor Dispute

Sam Seder discusses Michigan's Right-to-Work effort and what it really means for citizens.
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Obama Weighs in on Right-to-Work Labor Dispute

Obama Weighs in on Right-to-Work Labor Dispute
All eyes are on Michigan this week. The Obama administration told labor leaders that the president will be weighing in on the right-to-work fight in his speech.
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