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Workers’ pay could decline under new overtime rules

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Economy, Federal Government, Issues, Jobs + Growth, Labor, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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New regulations for overtime work done by salaried employees could end up leaving workers will lower starting salaries and fewer benefits, economists warn.

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Ohio lawmaker wants to free workers, unions from forced representation

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Labor, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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An Ohio lawmaker wants to solve unions’ biggest complaint about the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association lawsuit in case the petitioners win.

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West Virginia unions will sue to keep taking mandatory dues

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Labor, National, News, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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West Virginia AFL-CIO officials, furious about a new law stopping unions from collecting mandatory fees, announced last week their plan to fight back with a lawsuit.

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West Virginia activists see hope for more right-to-work states

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Kentucky, Labor, National, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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Activists who fought to make West Virginia a right-to-work state see opportunity for other states in their success.

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Independent contractors’ hopes dashed by sneaky procedural move

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Labor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Independent contractors working in Vermont lost their best chance at independence on Monday when a bill defining their status reached the House floor after months of delay.

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Russ Feingold is listening — to big labor and his other out-of-state contributors

By   /  April 26, 2016  /  Federal Government, Labor, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Big labor in particular has spent big money on the Middleton liberal in his bid to take back the seat he lost to conservative Sen. Ron Johnson in 2010.

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