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Fast-food protests return amid push for wage increase

...restaurant 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-05/fast-food-protests-return-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-02/organizers-say-fast-food-p
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-30/keystone-pipeline-supporters-sl
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-03/pressure-bangladesh-retail
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-02/health-law-requirement-del
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-27/wal-mart-extends-health-ca
Business news

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-26/business-news
Attorney general asks judge to dismiss union's lawsuit against Haley

...Licensing and Regulation and said Templeton's union-fighting background would be helpful in state fights against the labor groups, particularly at Boeing."She is ready for the challenge," Haley said at the time. "We're going to fight the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/south-carolina-elections/
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Pension insurer's deficit doubles

...But Congress sets those fees, and it's been reluctant to raise them in the face of opposition from business and labor groups. Unless pension funds adopt less risky investment strategies or Congress raises insurance premiums, it will run out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/14/bus_555736.shtml
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Coalition takes on chronic diseases

...to 2006, now leads the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. The coalition includes 60 health care, business and labor groups intent on raising awareness of what can be done to save lives and lower health-care costs related to chronic disease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/22/met_140638.shtml
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