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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...

    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....

    Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post

    Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch would be first black woman in post
    President Obama will nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general, the White House said Friday, a historic choice that would make her the first black woman to hold the post. If Lynch is...

    Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors

    Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors
    Business groups are fighting an executive order signed by President Barack Obama to crack down on federal contractors with histories of labor-law violations. They say the measure signed by Obama in July is unfair, and will drive up costs for industry...