Low-wage workers at the focus of the nation's defense machine, the Pentagon, joined the lengthening list of fed-up workers who have walked off their jobs.
Union membership in the U.S. rose by 162,000 in 2013, to 14.528 million, the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculated, but the union share of the nation's workers stayed unchanged at 11.3 percent.
The NLRB asserts illegal activities in 14 states at 34 stores and shows that company executives conceived of an unlawful retaliation policy for store managers to execute.
The Senate will vote on raising the minimum wage, in three steps of 95 cents each to $10.10 hourly in 2016.
Teamsters leaders hope the second time will be the charm as 13,000 members who work for UPS Freight cast ballots on Jan. 11-12 on a new five-year contract.
Six years after the onset of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy needs nearly 8 million jobs to return to pre-recession health.
New Jersey is one of the 13 states that saw a bump in the minimum wage starting Jan. 1.The minimum wage became $8.25, up one dollar from $7.25.
The caregivers' return to work temporarily halts a standoff over the future of health service delivery for the region.
The vote comes on the heels of two Maryland suburbs minimum wage increase votes.
Thus far, Amazon's anti-union bias has thwarted any attempts by its U.S. warehouse workers to have a union.