The government officially shut down at midnight, which means that, for the time being, only essential government services will be in operation. High on the list of government services deemed "nonessential" is the management of federal Twitter accounts. Along with the national parks, the Environme ... More >>
When I pay for a gallon of coffee and bacon that tastes like pennies, I expect part of my $4 to go to the hardworking cashiers and managers that served me. The U.S. Department of Labor found that 55 Dunkin Donuts franchises were short-changing their managers. The company operating the branches must ... More >>
When a worker in this city has to endure a three-hour walk to work because his minimum wage salary doesn't allow for him to afford public transportation, that's a problem. Low-wage workers across the city have stood up in the past year to demand that such insecurity be eradicated and to pressure e ... More >>
The Manhattan U.S. District Attorney and several other government agencies announced new and revised charges yesterday for five former employees who worked for infamous scam artist Bernie Madoff. Daniel Bonventre, Annette Bongiorno, Joann Crupi, Jerome O'Hara, and George Perez were indicted back i ... More >>
In March, the U.S. added 120,000 more jobs, just released Bureau of Labor stats indicate. Now, this sure sounds like a lot, but compared to February -- when America's payroll swelled by 240,000 jobs -- this turns out not to be all that exuberant. But is this cause for concern or disappointment? ... More >>
Finally, some genuinely good news to celebrate: the U.S. Department of Labor's monthly job market snapshot says that the national unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent, the lowest it has been in three years. January saw 243,000 jobs added to the market, mostly in business services, labo ... More >>
In your unhappy Friday news, the U.S. Labor Department has reported more job losses than expected and a steady unemployment rate of 9.5% for July. This has to do to some extent with 143,000 temporary census workers being let go, with only 71,000 private-sector jobs being added.
In a different kind of back to school special, a pair of brothers who served as top officials of the union representing city school bus drivers pleaded guilty today to extortion charges in Manhattan federal court. Nick and Paul Maddalone became, respectively, the fourth and fifth high-ranking e ... More >>
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