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  • Saucon Valley teachers authorize strike

    Saucon Valley teachers authorize strike
    Saucon Valley teachers voted Wednesday evening to authorize a strike, giving their union negotiating committee the power to call for a walk-out. The vote doesn't necessarily mean there will be a strike, and a statement issued by the teachers union did...
  • CEO cuts his pay by almost $1 million to give his employees big raises

    CEO cuts his pay by almost $1 million to give his employees big raises
    Forget $15 an hour. How about $70,000 a year? That's what employees at a Seattle credit card processing company soon will make as a new minimum wage. The CEO is slashing almost all of his nearly $1-million salary to hand out big raises to his staff....
  • Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday

    Protests for $15-an-hour wages set to expand Wednesday
    The fight to redefine a McJob is heating up. Protests for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food and other low-wage workers are set to take place around the country Wednesday, marking the biggest effort yet in an ongoing campaign by labor...
  • Child care cost puts squeeze on parents

    Samantha Lawson, of Mount Airy, had been working in the child-care industry for eight years when, in 2012, she learned was pregnant with twins. It should have been a wholly happy occasion, but Lawson was immediately faced with a quandary: How would she...
  • Workers push for wage hike in nation

    PHILADELPHIA Thousands of fast-food burger-flippers, Wal-Mart cashiers, home-care providers, adjunct professors, and airport workers on Wednesday pushed for a $15-an-hour minimum wage in marches around the nation and in Philadelphia. The effort is part...
  • LA rally calls for higher wages for fast-food workers

    Demonstrators filled a major street outside a Los Angeles McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday to protest low wages for fast-food workers. The rally was part of a nationwide series of events calling on McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and similar companies...
  • Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

    Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000
    For some companies, Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law isn't doing enough to help workers. The CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based company that processes credit-card payments, told his employees this week that he was cutting his roughly $1...
  • Tesla disputes report of $25-an-hour pay

    DETROIT Tesla Motors is disputing reports that it plans to pay an average hourly wage of $25 at its huge battery factory under construction near Reno, Nev. Tesla said it has never stated what it would pay battery plant workers. Spokeswoman Khobi Brooklyn...
  • Hospitals, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

    Hospitals, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement
    HARTFORD — A contract battle between UnitedHealthcare and the parent company of Hartford Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut concluded after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, less than two hours before the existing agreement expired. The...
  • Robert B. Reich: Hillary Clinton's candidacy and America's defining moment

    It's a paradox. Almost all the economic gains are still going to the top, leaving America's vast middle class with stagnant wages and little or no job security. Two-thirds of Americans are working paycheck to paycheck. Meanwhile, big money is taking...
  • Saucon Valley School Board votes down deadline extension on teacher contract offer

    Saucon Valley School Board votes down deadline extension on teacher contract offer
    The Saucon Valley School Board on Tuesday night narrowly voted down a motion to extend the deadline for teachers to vote on the district's latest contract offer. Directors' refusal came despite petitions from parents asking for an extension and a...