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3 years 5 months ago

Labor unions join protesters

NEW YORK (AP) - Labor leaders say they'll keep supporting anti-Wall Street protesters, who've been camped out near New York's Financial District since Sept. 17. The demonstration swelled Wednesday, with members of United Auto Workers, Service Employees International Union and the Working Families Party joining the protest. There were smaller...

3 years 9 months ago

More NFL labor meetings

Another meeting is slated for today involving NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the owners' labor committee, and players association chief DeMaurice Smith in Boston. They are also scheduled to get together again tomorrow to further discuss a new collective bargaining proposal.

3 years 9 months ago

NFL, players meet for a second day in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players have met for a second straight day in New York, with Judge Arthur Boylan joining Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith. The league and the players association issued a joint statement Wednesday saying the "confidential discussions" are part of ongoing...

4 years 2 months ago

Farm group values immigrant work force

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation's largest farm lobbying group says if state lawmakers crack down on illegal immigrants, they should also help farmers who need seasonal labor. Delegates to a convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation gave initial approval Tuesday to a policy offering to work with state...

4 years 5 months ago

Labor Secretary stumps for Salazar in Pueblo

A United States cabinet member was in Pueblo Thursday afternoon stumping for a local democratic candidate. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made an appearance at a campaign rally for John Salazar. The event was held at the Steelworkers Hall. "(John) has done so much for Coloradoans. I can tell you because...

4 years 7 months ago

El Paso County unemployment rate drops slightly

Colorado's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same in July at 8 percent. "Four months of stability in the unemployment rate combined with two months of notable private-sector job growth is encouraging news," said Donald J. Mares, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. "Our challenge...

5 years 3 weeks ago

U.S. workers caught in vicious cycle

Glenda Green is working harder for less money. When business fell off at Heinnies Backbarn Restaurant in Elkhart, Ind., after the recession hit, her employer had to cut her hours as a full-time bartender. For over a year, she's been getting by on a few shifts a week, helping...

5 years 1 month ago

Safeway employees accept new labor contract

A potential state wide grocery worker strike has been averted after the announcement Wednesday that Safeway employees with the Colorado United Food and Commercial Workers union ratified the chains last, best and final offer. After months of bargaining and heated debates, the super market giant presented employees with the...

5 years 4 months ago

Grocery chains hand down "final" offer

Months of negotiating from King Soopers, Safeway and their employees came to a head on Monday night. As promised, the grocery chains handed their employees the last, best and final contract offer. Both the grocery stores and the employees have argued over pensions, pay raises and promotions as the main...

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