Latest Labor regulation News

Lawmakers: Labor shortage could wreak havoc on chile harvest

Aug. 04, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prides itself on having the best chile in the world, but a shortage of farmhands could leave a big portion of this year’s bumper crop rotting on the vine. “We have one of the best chile crops the state has ever seen because the...

Mexican union complains of harassment at leafleting event

Aug. 03, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Supporters of an independent union in northern Mexico said Tuesday they have been harassed while trying to hand out leaflets by beefy representatives of an old-guard union. The mainly women handing out the leaflets said that state police stood by and...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 03, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. August 1, 2021. Editorial: The McLean County public has been cut off from police scanners. Why that’s a concern. Local law enforcement agencies should reexamine blocking media outlets from hearing live scanner traffic. ...

Democrats' national party workers forming union

Aug. 03, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Staff members at the Democratic National Committee in Washington have opted to organize a union for collective bargaining rights, party and union officials said Tuesday. The move marks the first time a national party organization has become a union shop, despite...

Seoul: North Korea releases army rice reserves amid shortage

Aug. 03, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, with a heat wave and drought reducing the country’s supply. North Korea’s reported food problems come as its...

Union: NLRB officer recommends new vote for Amazon workers

Aug. 02, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

The union that tried — and failed — to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama may get a do-over. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on Monday said that a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board has recommended that the...

Connecticut minimum wage increases to $13 an hour on Sunday

Jul. 29, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Minimum wage earners in Connecticut are poised to get a raise. Beginning Sunday, the state's current $12 an hour rate will increase to $13 an hour. It's the latest step toward gradually increasing the rate to $15 an hour. The...

Timeline remains the same to update unemployment system

Jul. 27, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

Kentucky hopes to stay on course to overhaul its outdated technology for processing jobless claims in two to three years, despite renewing its search for a company to handle the job, the state's new labor secretary told lawmakers on Tuesday. Labor Secretary Jamie Link...

$5.5 million settlement reached in nurse lawsuit

Jul. 20, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of nurses who said they weren’t properly paid for lunch and other breaks has settled with Kitsap County’s main health care system, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Under the $5.5 million...

Grocery store operator fined $27K for child labor violations

Jul. 18, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A grocery store operator has paid over $27,000 in fines to the U.S. Department of Labor after an investigation found that some minors employed by the business were cleaning power-driven meat mixers and grinders and others worked in violation of federal hours...