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Toledo plant workers walk out, strike, end strike all in 8 hours at Piston Automotive

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A strike at a Toledo auto parts supplier that threatened to disrupt production of the Jeep Cherokee ended Thursday about eight hours after it started. Workers at Piston Automotive on East Alexis Road walked out of the plant around 9 a.m. Thursday to

How the Labor Department Has Let Companies Off the Hook for Unpaid Internships

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Four years after warning for-profit companies about unpaid internships, the agency has investigated relatively few employers for wage violations.

McConnell Sounds Off On 'The Left's Latest Bizarre Obsession'

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21 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Updated: 2:55 P.M. On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) dismissed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) ongoing war against the Koch brothers as a "bizarre obsession" among Democrats designed to blow "kisses to their powerful pals on the left."

Drone Pilots Are Suffering From Low Morale: GAO Report

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WASHINGTON -- The negative attention on drone strikes appears to be taking a toll on the people who control these unmanned aircraft, with a new government report finding that Air Force drone pilots are suffering from low morale.The Government Ac...

Center wins first Pulitzer Prize

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Winning investigation exposed the systematic denial of benefits to sufferers of black lung disease by lawyers and doctors.

Sen. Manchin Defends Law Firm Accused of Concealing Black Lung Medical Evidence

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Only one day after the Center for Public Integrity's reporting series on denials of black lung benefits to coal miners was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Sena

REVEALED: Gov. Christie’s investment chief has major financial ties to firm that got $300M in NJ pension cash

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"I think you perhaps don't understand finance." It is Monday afternoon, and Bob Grady - the national Republican power-broker behind Chris Christie's prospective presidential campaign - is angrily l...

T-Mobile Manager Sought To Ban High-Fives For Pro-Union Workers

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The accusation comes in an NLRB ruling announced Tuesday.

Governor Patrick criticizes federal agents for shutting down unlicensed Boston radio station.

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Governor Deval Patrick on Friday sharply criticized federal agents for shutting down an unlicensed radio station in Grove Hall.

Labor Department Intervenes on Behalf of Hearst Interns

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The federal agency asks the Second Circuit to crack down on employers that refuse to pay interns.

Chris Christie’s $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption laws (And now the intended recipient threatens to sue Pando)

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A PandoDaily investigation has discovered evidence that Gov. Chris Christie's pending deal to award a $300 million pension management contract to a controversial hedge fund is in violation of state...

Northwestern University fights back against NCAA football unionization

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Northwestern University has appealed an NLRB decision allowing college football players to unionize, as the case sends reverberations around the country.

Student Loan Borrowers' Costs To Jump As Education Department Reaps Huge Profit

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The U.S. Department of Education is forecast to generate $127 billion in profit over the next decade from lending to college students and their families, according to the Congressional Budget Office.Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, student...

Gov. Bill Haslam says he won't attend NLRB hearing in Chattanooga on VW vote

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to be in Chattanooga on Monday for a National Labor Relations Board hearing to which he and 23 others were subpoenaed.

Accused Baltimore hitman has “a number of contract murders” under his belt, court document says - City Paper Blogs

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The “normal and understood rate for a contract killing in Baltimore is $5,000,” according to charging papers filed in Maryland U.S. District Court on March 28, alleging 29-year-old Derrick Lamont Smith “committed a number of contract murders in Baltimore, Maryland over a number of years.” The case against ...

Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month

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In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns and their effect ...

A Rerun at VW: The Free Speech Question

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The New York Times has more coverage on the UAW election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.The latest developments concern new documents showing that Gov. Bill Haslam proposed about $300 million ...

LSU gymnast scores perfect 10s for incredible hip-hop floor routine (video)

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Video of Lloimincia Hill's performance has been viewed almost 240,000 times.

“They treat them like total garbage”: NBC’s latest worker humiliation

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NBC union-busting charges could get appealed to Supreme Court but union leader doesn't expect MSNBC hosts will help

The Young Man Who Peed on the Alamo Is Going to Spend 18 Months in a State Jail

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We take a bold "peeing on the Alamo is bad" stance over here, but given the way the State Jail felony system works, it's hard to argue that the punishment fits the crime.

Gut Check: Do you think that UPS should rehire the 250 workers?

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UPS fired 250 Queens drivers after they walked off the job to participate in a 90 minute protest in defense of a long-time employee who was dismissed

Cease and Desist

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The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against a major union for using front groups to stage disruptive Black Friday protests in a Michigan Walmart.The NLRB ordered the United Fo

Catherine Rampell: Punish wage theft as severely as robbery

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Stealing workers’ wages should be a criminal offense.