Many home-care workers would only earn a little more under costly ‘living wage’ law

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Labor, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Like many of her fellow SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin members, Arkesia Jackson is prepared to fight against a proposal that would eliminate an annual “living wage” increase for thousands of supportive home-care employees contracted with the Milwaukee County Department of Family Care.

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Ohio teachers’ union dues boost big-government groups

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Labor, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Education Association reported $1.5 million in political spending this year, including 5-figure donations to the state’s top “progressive” nonprofits.

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Illinois enters retirement savings biz, critics question state’s money-managing skills

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Illinois, Jobs + Growth, Labor, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois businesses with 25 or more workers may soon be compelled to offer employees access to an IRA […]

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UAW boss: Right-to-work doesn’t hurt unions, it helps

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Labor, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While big labor and the politicians who love their money paint doomsday scenarios should Wisconsin become the nation’s 25th right-to-work state, at least one top national union leader says there is little harm in giving workers the right to choose.

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Mississippi fast-food workers protest for a ‘livable’ wage

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Economy, Labor, Mississippi, Regulations  /  No Comments

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If fast food workers get a pay boost and union representation, your Big Mac craving could get a lot more expensive.

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Ohio teachers union loses members, hikes dues

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Labor, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

Photo: OEA Ohio Schools magazine

The Ohio Education Association lost members and hiked dues this year, taking more from fewer teachers and paying union president Becky Higgins $214,538.

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