US Women’s Hockey Players Get Support for Boycott

March 25, 2017

The US women’s national team, which is planning to boycott the women’s world championships, received messages of support in recent days from the NHL Players’ Association, as well as the unions that represent NBA, NFL and MLB players. […]

WGA Negotiators Call For Strike-Authorization Vote

March 24, 2017

Negotiations with the AMPTP on a new three-year film and TV contract began March 13 in an atmosphere some described as “tense,” while others called it “cordial.” The current contract expires May 1, so there is time to make a deal. […]

Nissan Declines Talks with Union After Mississippi Rally

March 24, 2017

“It would be inappropriate to have discussions with your union regarding employees at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Canton, Mississippi, without your union first having obtained the support of a majority of employees at that plant,” Becker wrote in […]

WGA Contract Talks Coming Down to Wire

March 23, 2017

Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract are coming down to the wire. The talks, which started March 13, were scheduled to conclude Saturday. If negotiations stall, however, the leadership of the WGA East and WGA West would most likely ask members for a strike authorization. […]

Trump’s Labor Nominee Hints at Updating Overtime Rule

March 23, 2017

“The overtime rule hasn’t been updated since 2004,” Acosta said. “It’s unfortunate that rules that involve dollar values can sometimes go more than a decade, sometimes 15 years, without being updated. Because life does get more expensive.” […]

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 258,000

March 23, 2017

More people sought US unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market. The four-week average ticked up 1,000 to 240,000. The number of people receiving benefits fell 39,000 to 2 million […]

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