Steve Cooper

Christie Vetoes NJ Minimum Wage Hike

Christie Vetoes NJ Minimum Wage Hike
Christie vetoed the bill that 82 percent of voters in a recent Quinnipiac poll supported.
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Unemployment At Risk If Congress Doesn't Act

If the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is not reauthorized, the share of jobless workers receiving unemployment insurance in the United States will likely decrease to approximately one in four.
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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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One Scott Walker Aide Headed to Jail for Six Months, Another Could Face 14 Years


A former aide to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Tim Russell,
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In 2011, More Workers Made Below the Minimum Wage Than Those Actually Earning It

Thoroughly reviewed Bureau of Labor Statistics data from last year indicate that, in the United States, there are currently more workers earning below the minimum wage than there are workers actually making the minimum wage itself.
The data, Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011, found that 2.2 million workers make below the minimum wage compared to 1.7 million who make the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Other interesting (i.e. depressing) data points include:
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Boeing Promotes Record Profits while Shifting Costs onto Employees

As defense industry titan Boeing enjoys record sales and income it has made shifting costs to its engineers and technical workers a focal point of contract negotiations with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEAA).
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