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Pittsburgh mayor gives away money on reality show, gets in trouble

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:41 PM

The fallout has included what his spokesman has called a "cheap political stunt" by the county controller, mention of a possible investigation by the state Ethics Commission and a labor union grievance. "Public money, being gifted to private individuals ...

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Republicans endorse candidates for county posts

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:41 AM

The three vacancies are left by Judge James Proud, Judge Ann Osborne and Scanlon’s expiring term. Amoroso, of the Media-based labor union firm Willig Williams & Davidson, has practiced general litigation for 32 years. She said she’s excited at a to run.

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Germany Just Passed Its First-Ever Minimum Wage Law--And It Covers Interns

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:38 AM

In 2013, there was a clash between the German and the American attitudes toward labor. Despite cooperation from Volkswagen, the United Auto Workers labor union was unable to win a vote to represent workers at a Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, partly ...

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Rauner speech draws wrong kind of laughter

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:43 AM

Members of the Legislative Black Caucus were especially receptive to the governor’s attacks on labor union apprenticeship programs. Rauner claimed that about "80 percent of individuals in Illinois apprenticeship programs are white even though Caucasians ...

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Missouri Republicans target public employee unions

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:33 AM

Missouri is one of a handful of states where legislators will consider "right to work" measures, which allow employees to opt out of joining a labor union, this year. Legislatures in Wisconsin, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Ohio, Colorado, Kentucky ...

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