Latest Labor Items
  • Clarification: Prevailing Wage story

    In a story March 6, The Associated Press reported that the state's prevailing wage law requires governments in Kentucky to pay union scale wages on construction projects. The story should have noted that the prevailing wage may not always be based on union wages, as it is established in some localities by holding hearings to determine the prevailing wage being paid to various workers in those areas.

  • Department of Corrections hosts military job fair

    Several state agencies will be looking to hire veterans during a job fair at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Augusta.

  • Conn. leaders backing public retirement program

    Two Democratic leaders of the General Assembly are supporting a bill that would create a state-administered retirement savings plan for private-sector workers.

  • Senate OKs bill to offer company incentives

    A plan to offer cash incentives to companies who pay for their workers to get degrees or certification in certain high-needs areas has passed the Oklahoma Senate.

  • Report: 25K Nebraskans enrolled in health plans

    More than 25,000 Nebraskans have signed up for private health insurance through the federal government's website, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • Paiva Weed: Skills gap a serious, growing problem

    The so-called skills gap is a "serious and growing problem" that must be addressed as part of a push to improve the sagging Rhode Island economy, the state Senate president said Monday.

  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage criticizes the state's Legislature during a news conference where he touted his "Open for Business Zones" proposal, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Brunswick, Maine. The proposal is targeted at businesses that invest more than $50 million and create at least 1,500 jobs. Under the bill, companies would be encouraged to hire Maine workers and contract with other Maine companies. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Maine gov touts business incentive 'zones' plan

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage began his push on Monday for a proposal that would offer business tax breaks and workers the freedom not to pay labor union fees, heralding it as a way to attract businesses that will pump millions into the economy and create thousands of jobs.

  • Maui government reconsiders air travel for work

    Maui County agencies are reconsidering how much government employees should travel by air for work after recent deadly plane crashes on Lanai and Molokai.

  • Vermont Governor Shumlin calls for wage increase

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin called on lawmakers Monday to raise the state minimum wage but details about how it will be implemented have yet to be finalized.

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