JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—The Republican-controlled Missouri House voted 89-63 to repeal the state’s prevailing-wage law Mar. 13. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Justus (R-Branson), would instead require contractors on public-works projects to pay the state minimum wage. Justus didn’t disagree when Rep.
New York, NY – A growing number of Americans have no retirement income other than social security. In New York State almost 4 million lack either a pension or 401K plan. Its estimated that 55 million Americans are lacking a retirement plan at work.
New York, NY – Securities industry profits rose dramatically in 2017 for the second consecutive year and the average bonus paid to industry employees in New York City jumped 17 percent to reach $184,220 according to an estimate released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
WASHINGTON—On Mar. 20, McDonald’s asked National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito to approve a settlement of an unfair-labor-practice case that would give workers back pay without holding the company a “joint employer” responsible for its franchisees’ actions.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Adjunct professors at the University of South Florida have voted 326-91 for union representation, the Service Employees International Union announced Mar. 18.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—After more than nine years, the campaign to organize JetBlue flight attendants may bear fruit this spring, as they vote on whether to join the Transport Workers Union.
FERGUSON, Mo.—The 104-day strike at the Christian Care Home here ended Mar. 15, as SEIU Healthcare Missouri members ratified a new contract that will give them a 20-cent-an-hour raise next March or sooner.
WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Government Employees filed a complaint Mar. 14 accusingafge the Department of Education of failing to bargain in good faith, five days after the department announced that it would stop contract talks and impose its own terms.