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  • US reports union membership was 11.1 percent last year, down a fraction from last year

    Union membership in the United States is down slightly, accounting for just over 11 percent of the workforce last year, the Labor Department reported Friday.
  • Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers

    Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers
    Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. She's not...

    U.S. Secretary of Labor visits local businesses

    After East Haddam resident Katherine Hackett lost her job running a nursing home, she hit the ground running and began to look for a new position. She interviewed for many jobs in her field. When those didn't pan out, she even considered a position in a...

    Lawmakers seek support for $29 million emergency aid for Atlantic City

    Lawmakers seek support for $29 million emergency aid for Atlantic City
    New Jersey members of Congress appealed Tuesday to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to support a $29 million National Emergency Grant request to help workers left unemployed by recent casino closings in Atlantic City. In a letter sent by Republican U....

    Perez endorsed for attorney general by Hispanic caucus

    Perez endorsed for attorney general by Hispanic caucus
    Thomas E. Perez, who is being considered for U.S. attorney general, was endorsed Tuesday for the top law enforcement job by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The current U.S. labor secretary, a 52-year-old Takoma Park resident and the son of immigrants...