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Members of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 150, other labor groups, and their family and friends marched across the 13th Street bridge as part of the third annual Labor Day march. The group started in North Augusta and ended downtown at Augusta Common.
Wal-Mart extends health care benefits to workers' domestic partners, including same-sex

...of the same sex, starting Jan. 1.The nation's largest private employer, which has been a target of attacks by labor groups for what they criticize are skimpy wages and benefits, said Tuesday that the changes were made so it could have one...
Keystone pipeline supporters slam Obama's skeptical comments on economic impact

...create more than 40,000 jobs.For that reason, Keystone has been touted by divisions of the AFL-CIO and other labor groups, key constituencies of the president.Mr. Obama's seemingly low jobs figures have led some critics to question...
Health law requirement delayed

...since the law passed that the provision was too complicated.The unexpected decision is sure to anger liberals and labor groups, but it could provide cover for Democratic candidates in next year's congressional elections.While the White House...
Organizers say fast-food protests planned for 100 cities

...Restaurant Association, an industry lobbying group, called the demonstrations a "campaign engineered by national labor groups," and said the vast majority of participants were union protesters rather than workers.The group added that past...
Fast-food protests return amid push for wage increase employees have participated in past actions. It called the demonstrations a "campaign engineered by national labor groups."McDonald's, Wendy's and Yum Brands, which owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, said in statements that their...
Pressure on Bangladesh, retailers to fix factories

...Buyers' community wants to see credible action," she was quoted as saying.The retailers themselves are criticized by labor groups for allegedly shoveling blame and making token efforts to ensure worker safety.A report by the AFL-CIO umbrella...
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...context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary," the company said.Earlier this year, labor groups criticized the site for content including sample budgets for employees that were based on holding two jobs and included...
Labor groups try to adapt to times

Sallie Thomas loved being a school bus driver, but she was getting a little fed up with the job.
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Visa deal for programmers anger labor groups

WASHINGTON -- After upsetting high-tech employers by threatening to veto a controversial visa bill, the White House has worked its way back into the industry's good graces by brokering a deal that allows sharply increased recruitment of foreign computer programmers.
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