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McDonald's Hit By Lawsuits Over Worker Pay

McDonald's Hit By Lawsuits Over Worker Pay

Latest move to call attention to pay practices in fast-food

Several lawsuits are being filed against McDonald's this week saying the fast-food chain engages in practices to avoid paying workers what they are owed. Read More »

Ohio Jeep Plant To Hire 1,000 Part-Time Workers

Ohio Jeep Plant To Hire 1,000 Part-Time Workers

Part-time hires will get the same pay as full-time staff

Chrysler plans to ramp up hiring to take some pressure off of its overworked full-time staff. Read More »

Private Employers Add 139,000 Jobs, ADP Survey Shows

Private Employers Add 139,000 Jobs, ADP Survey Shows

A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in January, but harsh winter weather weighed on hiring. Read More »

Wage Fight Propels KFC Worker To White House

Wage Fight Propels KFC Worker To White House

From frying chicken to firing up the debate

How a young fast food worker from Brooklyn became one of the most prominent faces to push for a higher federal minimum wage. Read More »

Burlesque Bump-And-Grind Booming In US

Burlesque Bump-And-Grind Booming In US

Today's performers talk about body image and empowerment

Risqué variety shows that were a staple of cabarets and clubs across America in the early twentieth century are making a comeback. Read More »

There's A Food Jobs Boom In Vermont

There's A Food Jobs Boom In Vermont

Farm to Plate initiative yields thousands of food and farm jobs

Increased consumer demand for locally sourced food has led to a resurgence in the Vermont farming community. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 8,000 in Latest Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 8,000 in Latest Week

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 339,000, evidence that layoffs ticked up, but not enough to suggest a worsening job market. Read More »

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Employers Add Just 113,000 Jobs in January

Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the economy may be slowing after a strong finish last year. Read More »

Obama Asks CEOs For Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

Obama Asks CEOs For Help Hiring Long-Term Jobless

More than 300 companies have signed on so far

CEOs from companies like Apple, Walmart, Visa and Boeing will announce their commitments to hire the long-term unemployed. Read More »

Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

Minimum Wage Hike Could Take A Year

The new federal minimum wage covers only new contracts

President Obama announced he will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers covered by new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 Read More »

Union Membership Holds Steady at 11.3 Percent

Union Membership Holds Steady at 11.3 Percent

Union members earn on average $200 per work more

There are slightly more union workers employed in the private than the public sector, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Read More »

NYC Doormen Have A New Duty: Spotting Elder Abuse

NYC Doormen Have A New Duty: Spotting Elder Abuse

Isolated seniors are easy targets for abuse

Doormen are urged to look for signs of physical decline, mental confusion and depression in seniors that will in their buildings. Read More »

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

Walmart Responds to Government Unfair Labor Charges

The complaint is the largest ever brought against the retailer

The National Labor Relations Board says the retailer illegally fired, disciplined or threatened more than 60 employees who participated in protests. Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Consecutive Week

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall For Second Consecutive Week

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 2,000 last week, a sign that layoffs are weighing less on the job market and economic growth. Read More »

Government Charges Walmart With Labor Violations

Government Charges Walmart With Labor Violations

Walmart refused to settle on charges of retaliation

The National Labor Board charges Walmart illegally fired, disciplined or threatened striking workers last year. Read More »

1,600 Jobless After Atlantic City Casino Closes

1,600 Jobless After Atlantic City Casino Closes

Too many casinos, not enough gamblers?

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel fell victim to competition from newer, bigger casinos that have popped up in surrounding states. Read More »

Macy's Cuts 2,500 Jobs, Hopes To Save $100 Million Per Year

Macy's Cuts 2,500 Jobs, Hopes To Save $100 Million Per Year

The retailer is also planning to reassign or transfer some workers

The department store chain will put more resources into the online shopping part of its business. Read More »

Survey: U.S. Companies Add 238,000 Jobs, Most in a Year

Survey: U.S. Companies Add 238,000 Jobs, Most in a Year

U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction jobs. Read More »

Jobless Benefits Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Jobless Benefits Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly clear an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt. Read More »

Where's the Future Aviation Boom? Drone Jobs

Where's the Future Aviation Boom? Drone Jobs

The average drone pilot's salary could be as high as $115,000

The aviation industry predicts the creation of over 70,000 new jobs in the first three years after Congress loosens restrictions on U.S. skies. Read More »

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