GovBeat: labor


Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Population growth in New Mexico is approaching zero—and other bad signs

A presentation from one of the state’s top economists shows the dire state of the state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:50 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  demographics, Economic mobility, economy, income inequality, jobs, labor, New Mexico, population

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Maine’s governor wants to make it easier for children to work

“That’s one big ill we can clean up — if we allowed our children to be able to work at an earlier age, part time,” he said.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  labor, Maine, newsletter

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/04/2014

Boeing machinists agree to 777X contract on narrow vote

The vote guarantees Boeing will build two major airliners in the Puget Sound region, saving 20,000 jobs -- and perhaps Gov. Jay Inslee’s political career.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  777x, boeing, labor, machinists, newsletter, States, union, washington

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 01/01/2014

Critical vote looms for Boeing Machinists

Boeing’s Machinists will take a high-stakes vote on Friday that will decide the fate of 20,000 jobs.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:01 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boeing, economy, jobs, labor, Missouri, South Carolina, States, unions, Utah, washington

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Californians are turning on unions, poll shows

Fading support matches a national trend and declining membership in general.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, labor, poll, polls, Rankings, South Carolina, unions

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/30/2013

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon calls special session for Boeing tax breaks

Legislators will consider a package of tax incentives worth up to $150 million.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boeing, Economics, labor, Missouri, newsletter, States

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013

$15 minimum wage measure headed for recount

The measure passed by just 77 votes. Now opponents want a hand recount.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, labor, minimum wage, newsletter, seatac, washington

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Washington legislators to hold special session over Boeing benefits

The legislature will vote on a package of tax cuts and transportation fixes to secure long-term Boeing jobs.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:03 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boeing, economy, jobs, labor, newsletter, States, washington

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Boston, New York races hint at economic populism strain within Democratic Party

The new mayors of New York City and Boston won election on platforms promising economic fairness.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  boston, campaigns, democratic party, elections, labor, New York, New York City, newsletter, States, unions

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Forget Congress: 21 states already protect gays in the workplace

Although states with protections also have relatively few complaints of such discrimination.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, labor, maps, Wages & Employment

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/04/2013

South Dakota will vote on minimum wage increase

Democrats and labor unions will turn in enough signatures to qualify the measure for the 2014 ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, labor, minimum wage, South Dakota, States

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Is Seattle headed for a $15 minimum wage?

The leading mayoral candidate wants to dramatically raise the minimum wage.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:03 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  labor, minimum wage, Seattle, washington