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Covid’s grip on economy is fading

In a buoyant sign for the U.S. economy, businesses stepped up their hiring last month as omicron faded and more Americans ventured out to spend at restaurants, shops and hotels despite surging …

Petroleum workers to vote on contract

More than 30,000 refinery, plant, pipeline and terminal workers will vote on a new contract after the United Steelworkers and Marathon Petroleum carved out a deal Feb. 25 after a month of …

Employees at a Starbucks in suburban Phoenix voted Feb. 25 to form a union, becoming the first store outside New York to organize.Several workers from a Mesa Starbucks store cheered and hugged at a …

Opening Day is canceled

Major League Baseball has canceled opening day, with Commissioner Rob Manfred announcing Tuesday the sport will lose regular-season games over a labor dispute for the first time in 27 years after …

Alden Global Capital, a New York-based hedge fund that is already one of the nation’s largest newspaper owners, but has a reputation for imposing severe cuts and layoffs at the publications it …

Jobless claims drop; reach 52-year low

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell to a 52-year low after another decline in jobless aid applications last month.Jobless claims fell by 17,000, from 249,000 to 232,000 for …

Workers at Amy’s Kitchen, one of the country’s top producers of vegetarian and organic canned food goods, have filed a complaint with the California Division Occupational Safety alleging …

Feds undercount strikes, study finds

There were 265 work stoppages across the country last year, 14 times more than what was reported by the Federal government, according to recent findings by Cornell University’s School for …

Short of workers, Target increases starting pay

Workers at Target stores and distribution centers in places like New York, where competition for finding and hiring staff is the fiercest, could see starting wages as high as $24 an hour this …

Last year’s labor picture was dominated by several high-profile strikes and contract skirmishes, but 2022 could bring even more worker unrest, according to Labor Notes.   With workers quitting …

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