Rev. Peter Heltzel prays during a rally outside a McDonald's restaurant at the Empire State Plaza concourse on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Fast food workers from around New York state are urging lawmakers to let cities and towns set their own minimum wages. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Protesters target McDonald’s before annual meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are expected to call on McDonald’s to raise pay for its workers outside the company’s headquarters Wednesday. The demonstration comes ahead of the fast-food chain’s annual shareholders […]


Vincent Thomas Bridge and the Port of Los Angeles. (Photo by United States Coast Guard)

Truckers plan 2-day strike at S. California ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they plan a two-day strike beginning Monday. The truckers say their protest […]


(AP File Photo)

Obama wants overtime pay for more salaried workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job. […]


Farmworker (AP Photo)

Labor shortage prompts growers to boost wages

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Concerns of a potential farm labor shortage are prompting San Joaquin Valley growers to boost the wages they pay to farmworkers. The Fresno Bee reports that with the labor pool already […]



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