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Entries by Dave Jamieson from 06/2011

Maine Child Labor Law: Teens To Work More During School Year

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paul LePage, Maine's Republican governor, signed into law Tuesday a watered-down version of a controversial bill that would have rolled ...

Federal Workers, Feeling Threatened, Unionize

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conventional wisdom says American unions are wheezing. But at the largest union representing federal workers, there has been nothing but...

Jobs Report: Local Governments Continue Cutbacks, Hampering Recovery

Posted 06.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Most American industries managed add jobs last month, albeit far fewer than expected. But in local governments, the losses continue to m...

Paid Sick Leave: Cities, States Putting Mandates On Employers

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Millions of American workers face an ugly choice when they fall ill: Either tough it out and head into work, or stay home and not get pa...

Minimum Wage Increase Would Help Sluggish Economy, Say Experts

Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of economists made the case on Tuesday for raising the federal and state minimum wages across the country as a way to boost the ...

Jon Huntsman's Four-Day Workweek Experiment Comes To End In Utah

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back in 2008, when he was governor of Utah, likely GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman instituted a novel experiment in human-resource...

Toll Road Privatization: As Ohio Considers It, Indiana Serves As Cautionary Tale

Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In two weeks, the cost of traveling the 157-mile length of the Indiana Toll Road will rise more than 2 percent, from $8.80 to an even $9...

Durbin Introduces Bill To Slow Road, Airport Privatization

Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced the introduction of a bill that could make it considerably more difficult for cash-strapped states a...

Obama, Labor Board Engaged In 'Regional Warfare': Republican

Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans escalated their attacks on the federal labor board under Obama Friday afternoon, as House Oversight Committee Chairman Darre...

LensCrafters Settles Female-On-Male Sexual Harassment Case

Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

LensCrafters, the largest optical chain in the country, has settled a lawsuit accusing the company of allowing a male employee to be sexually harassed...

Labor Regulators To Propose New Rules Quickening Union Elections

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a move that will surely provoke Republicans and business interests, the National Labor Relations Board announced Tuesday morning that...

New Hampshire Minimum Wage Restricted By Republicans

Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire legislators voted to override a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday, paving the way for a new law to restrict the state's mi...

Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Was 'Preventable': Feds

Posted 06.29.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency tasked with overseeing mine safety released on Wednesday its preliminary findings on the Upper Big Branch Mine disast...

Boeing Complaint: Obama Declines To Back Own Labor Board (VIDEO)

Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a press conference today, President Obama was asked for his take on the controversial spat between the federal labor board and the Bo...

Best Buy Lawsuit: Manager Allegedly Fired After Refusing To Profile Customers

Posted 06.30.2011 | Business

A former manager at a Best Buy store in Northern Virginia says he was fired for refusing to profile customers as part of a theft-prevention program at...