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  • Debate about closing income gap focuses on minimum wage

    Debate about closing income gap focuses on minimum wage
    Raising the minimum wage may not be the best way in the long run to narrow society's growing income gap, several speakers said Tuesday during a panel discussion in Winter Park. Among the ideas for closing the gap between the affluent and the poor, the...
  • Discover says it's in talks to join Apple Pay

     Discover says it's in talks to join Apple Pay
    Conspicuously absent Tuesday from a list of companies participating in Apple Pay was Riverwoods-based Discover Financial Services. That day, smartphone-maker Apple rolled out a new version of the iPhone as well as a new payment service called Apple Pay....
  • 401(k) rollovers: Consider these tips to avoid tax trap

    It was a silly oversight. Back in high school, I had worked for my town's library and accumulated a tiny retirement savings account. Years later, I was told I could transfer the funds to another retirement plan. If I did nothing, I'd get a check for...
  • New York, Illinois find success in tackling labor violations

    PONTOON BEACH, Ill. On an overcast July afternoon, with the clock ticking on their lunch break, men in blue jeans and hard hats filed out of the four-story Fairfield Inn & Suites under construction near Interstate 270. Jon Gould, a Carpenters Union job...
  • Tech factory workers strike in China over mooncakes, benefits

    SHANGHAI/DONGGUAN (Reuters) - About 16,000 workers at two subsidiaries of Taiwanese touch-screen maker Wintek Corp went on strike over holiday benefits this week in southern China in one of the biggest work stoppages this year, the Xinhua news agency...
  • United offers flight attendants buyout packages of up to $100,000 each

    United offers flight attendants buyout packages of up to $100,000 each
    In hopes of cutting its staffing budget, United Airlines announced plans Monday to offer veteran flight attendants early buyout packages of up to $100,000 each. United, which has been struggling to reconcile union contracts since its merger with...
  • Workers go on strike at Hammond automotive seats plant

    Workers go on strike at Hammond automotive seats plant
    A Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana shut down Saturday morning after hundreds of workers demanding better wages there walked out on a strike, officials said. The Hammond, Ind., plant, which employs about 760 people, supplies automotive seats to...
  • Downtown business group: Changes needed in Garcetti's wage hike plan

    A business advocacy group says it might consider backing a boost to the Los Angeles minimum wage – but only if Mayor Eric Garcetti adjusts his plan to phase in wage hikes more slowly, allow lower pay for teenage workers and count tips and benefits...
  • Job-based health premiums increasing slowly, deductibles faster

    WASHINGTON Average premiums for job-based family health coverage are up just 3 percent this year, while the cost of single coverage rose only 2 percent, continuing a sustained trend of moderate growth in insurance costs, according to a nationwide survey...
  • 'Skeleton Twins' Premiere to Be Picketed Over Projectionists' Pay

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hollywood's awards season may have an awkward component, thanks to a dispute over projectionists' pay at the Hollywood Arclight. Attendees at Wednesday's premiere of Roadside Attractions' "The Skeleton Twins," starring Kristen...
  • Contract to Cheat: A massive labor-fraud scheme, under the government's nose

    It's a widespread practice in the construction industry: Companies list workers as contractors instead of employees. Known as misclassification, it enables companies to beat competitors and cut costs, avoid state and federal taxes, and deprive workers...