After 10 years on the job, the nation's 44,000 airport screeners on Thursday came a giant step closer to having their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Stephen Moore face off over the effects of Gov. Scott Walker's failed recall. Ali Velshi moderates.
Senate Republicans again Tuesday blocked Democratic legislation that would require greater transparency into who is behind much of the secretive, often negative campaign advertising filling the airwaves this election season.
With a slowdown in job growth and unemployment at 8.2% job seekers must do everything possible to give themselves an edge. Christine Romans reports.
The case of Jonathan Vilma v. Roger Goodell is being tried on the Internet, in arbitrators' offices, and our court system. It seems like it is just about the Saints and the bounties they supposedly handed out: $1,000 for a cart-off, $500 for a knockdown, $250 for a bloody nose, $30 for anything requiring a Band-Aid.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican hero for austerity measures that stripped collective bargaining rights from most public unions, spent a final day campaigning before Tuesday's recall election that brought lots of outside interest and money to the state.
Anyone who has ever been unemployed understands that unemployment insurance is a lifeline for the jobless and their families. But that lifeline is now slipping away for the long-term unemployed, as cuts to federal unemployment extensions enacted by Congress earlier this year gradually take hold.
Are technology companies ailing?
For the second time in 17 months, the Players Association has filed a collusion claim against the NFL, alleging that owners sought to suppress wages in 2010 when there was no salary cap.
Here we go again. The perennial question of: "Would you rather own shares in a major financial conglomerate or manage one?" comes up as JPMorgan Chase loses more than $2 billion in trading bets.
Jessica Yellin and Bob Lenzner discuss the huge JPMorgan Chase loss, new investigations, and the company's CEO.
A basic premise of work in America is that your paycheck will inch up over time to reflect hard work, experience and rising living costs. But a lot of people aren't making any more this year than they did last year -- in fact, they're making less.
Gov. Chris Christie campaigns for Gov. Scott Walker, cracking jokes and reminding crowds of liberal budget deficits.
When voters in Wisconsin decide whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker next month, they'll also be shaping the dialogue going into the fall.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A long day was getting longer by the minute for Derek Fisher, the last of the Oklahoma City Thunder players to leave the visitors locker room after their latest win late Friday night.
There are essentially three generations of job seekers vying for jobs today: Baby Boomers, Generation X or Gen X, and Generation Y or Millennials. Because of this, job seekers are finding themselves competing with people of all different ages for the same job; people that can bring different experiences and skill sets to the position.
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Last year's NFL annual meeting in New Orleans played out amid the backdrop of the messy owners-players labor fight, and the protracted standoff that preceded the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement.
One week after having their salary caps reduced by $46 million over the next two seasons, the Redskins and Cowboys filed a complaint against the NFL and the NFL Players Association to have the discipline overturned.
A few months ago, alarming predictions sounded from many corners about the possibility of the NHL entering another lockout when its current seven-year collective bargaining agreement ends on Sept. 15. Can it really happen after the disaster of 2004-05 and with seemingly good financial growth in the game since that lost season?
President Obama urges Americans to pressure Congress to extend a payroll tax cut.
Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors, according to Republican legislators and aides.
A House-Senate conference committee negotiated a compromise on a payroll tax cut extension.
The Senate and the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan deal Friday extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while also avoiding a Medicare fee cut for doctors for the rest of the year.
The 99ers? Call them the 73ers.
Rep. Dave Camp and Sen. Max Baucus announce that Congressional negotiators reached a deal to extend the payroll tax cut.
A bipartisan group of congressional negotiators signed off on an agreement Thursday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors for the rest of the year.
The current Congress has a habit of lurching from crisis to crisis, usually reaching a deal to avoid the unpleasantness du jour just before time runs out.
In a sharp turnaround, House Republican leaders Monday dropped a key demand that the cost of extending the payroll tax cut be offset by spending cuts elsewhere in the budget.
Daily life in Israel grinds to a halt due to a labor union staff strike. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Workers at Israeli airports, hospitals, banks and government ministries began a nationwide strike Wednesday after union and government negotiators were unable to bridge differences over the employment of subcontracted workers.
CNN's Jessica Yellin profiles two Karl Rove-founded outside spending groups focused on unseating President Obama.
Are American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS comparable to labor unions and MoveOn.org? Democratic activists scoff at the question. But Steven Law, Crossroads' CEO, says yes.
When Congress bailed out big banks, it also limited the pay of CEOs at those banks -- one of the main reasons why banks wanted out of the bailout program.
The next CEOs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unlikely to receive the controversial, multi-million dollar pay packages given to their predecessors, the companies' regulator said Tuesday.
More than a million people have signed a petition to recall Wisconsin's governor, the state's Democratic Party said Tuesday.
Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could face a recall election down the line. Ted Rowlands reports.
There's no question that job searching gets harder after the age of 50. Although age discrimination is illegal, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Many employers have pre-conceived notions about older workers. Among the most common: Their salaries are high, their energy is low and they're not up-to-date on the latest technologies.
The class of 2011 scored higher-paying jobs than graduates the year before, with engineering and computer science majors taking home the fattest paychecks.
In most of the country, employers can force pregnant workers out of the workplace when their pregnancy interferes with their normal job duties.
While some workers are worried about smaller paychecks next year, more than 1.4 million low-income earners will see their wages go up on New Year's Day.
So it looks like the payroll tax holiday will continue after all.
The long-term unemployed are running out of time.
A top White House economic adviser said on Wednesday that congressional deadlock on extending payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance benefits could threaten the U.S. economy.
Who says American salaries are stagnating.
Fewer Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week. So few in fact, that initial jobless claims were at their lowest level since May 2008.
If Congress doesn't extend unemployment benefits in the next few weeks, millions of jobless Americans will find themselves without a vital safety net in 2012.
Millions of unemployed Americans are anxiously waiting for Congress to take up the extension of federal unemployment benefits.
Setting up a showdown with the White House and Senate Democrats, House Republican leaders Thursday proceeded with plans to vote next week on a proposal to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while easing the path for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Senators Collins and McCaskill propose bipartisan payroll tax cut plan
NBA players began voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement Wednesday evening after union chief Billy Hunter sent a letter to all players outlining the fine points of the deal. Voting will continue until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.
NBA players will begin voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement Wednesday afternoon, according to a letter obtained by SI.com.
NBA players will begin voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement Wednesday afternoon, according to a letter obtained by SI.com.
Plenty of moms want to work at home, but it isn't all bunny slippers. Get tips on being the best WAHM you can be in this excerpt from the Working Mom Survival Guide, from Parenting's sister publication Working Mother.
Jobless Americans have collected $434 billion in unemployment benefits over the past four years.
Congress is about to decide whether to renew unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Unless it acts by December 31, millions who have been unemployed for more than six months will begin losing benefits. With unemployment at nearly 9% and likely to remain high for the next few years, cutting off benefits for the long-term unemployed would have severe consequences for them and our economy.
The NBA and representatives for its players agreed to the framework of a collective bargaining agreement that, if ratified, will salvage a 66-game season and guarantee labor peace for at least six years. The two sides have come to agreement on the major issues that gave rise to the lockout. Most notably, they have agreed to divide the league's basketball-related income evenly, with each side subject to gaining or losing up to one percent depending on the league's economic success. They have also agreed on a harder salary cap, among a bevy of other rules that will slow the growth of NBA players' salaries and ensure that owners' labor costs are reduced. If all goes as planned, the free agency period will begin on Dec. 9, the regular season will begin on Christmas Day and the players' and owners' agreement will last 10 years, with each side able to opt-out after six.
NBA players and owners have reached a tentative deal to end the league's months-long lockout and begin play Christmas Day, though details of the agreement have not been released.
The term "golden age of baseball" has been used so often as to have wrung most meaning out of it, at least when prescribed to a fixed era of the game. In truth the golden age of baseball is a floating concept. It happens to be the era whenever you were between 8 and 12 years old, that sweet spot when you were old enough to understand and young enough to dream. And the moments when baseball most succeeds -- when it's not about the money or the marketing -- it is because we can see the game through the eyes of our younger selves. No sport relies on tapping into this child-like belief more than baseball.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it brings the possibility of temporary opportunities for job seekers. With consumer confidence falling in October, retailers expect seasonal hiring to be relatively on par with last year's numbers. According to CareerBuilder's just released job forecast, 29 percent of retailers plan to employ extra help to weather the holiday season, down slightly from 33 percent in 2010.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners held a conference call Thursday to receive an update on the lockout, a person with knowledge of the details said.
Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need big pay packages to protect taxpayers from losing more of the billions spent to rescue the mortgage finance companies, according to the head of the agency that sets pay at the beleaguered firms.
The NBA players have rejected the league's latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.
NBA players rejected Monday the league's latest offer in a dispute over a collective bargaining agreement, a move that leaves hopes of salvaging the remainder of the already-shortened season in doubt.
Debt reduction may be consuming Capitol Hill these days, but lawmakers have a number of pricey budget decisions to make before the year's out.
For the first time ever, a majority of working women received paid maternity leave, according to a new study. But the U.S. still has a long way to go to catch up to the rest of the industrialized world.
Thursday promises to be the biggest day of a 2011-12 NBA season that may never be. Game 7 of the 2012 NBA Finals -- if there is a Finals -- could go into quadruple or quintuple overtime, and it could still not be any more important than Thursday's labor talks.
Fewer Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, marking continued -- but still slow -- improvement in the job market.
"The current offer on the table from the NBA is one that we cannot accept."
As the NBA lockout enters its fifth month and the gap between the split of basketball-related income and the disagreement over key points in the economic system threaten to implode the labor talks again this weekend, team executives have started to seriously consider what they once believed to be unthinkable: What if the league scuttles the entire season?
Frustrated by an inability to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with owners, some NBA players have sought the advice of an antitrust attorney on the possibility of decertifying the National Basketball Players' Association. Such a maneuver would likely be followed by the filing of a class action antitrust lawsuit against the league and it would make the cancellation of the 2011-12 NBA more probable.
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment claims last week, but the slight drop wasn't enough to signal improvement in the job market.
Unemployment benefits for 6 million Americans are at risk now that the U.S. Senate has rejected President Obama's jobs bill.
NEW YORK (AP) -- After another long day of negotiations, NBA players and owners left with nothing more than plans for another meeting.
Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative labor deal early Tuesday morning that the two sides say will create almost 6,000 new hourly jobs at Ford's U.S. factories in the next four years.
Minimum-wage workers in eight states could see their paychecks grow by hundreds of dollars next year, thanks to automatic annual increases in the rates.
Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant is in talks with Virtus Bologna over a move to the Italian team as the NBA lockout continues.
The most promising weekend of the NBA lockout commences Friday in New York, when the union and owners attempt to reach agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement in time to play a full 82-game season.
Cedric Benson can't stay out of trouble. His impressive arrest record is more suited for COPS than the NFL. You might suggest any punishment commissioner Roger Goodell hands him, he deserves. Including the three-gamer Benson received last week. How many of us could take four arrests in three years -- two for assault, two for driving/boating while intoxicated -- and still find lucrative employment?
Most job search advice is offered by so-called 'experts' who aren't actually responsible for hiring anyone. But hiring managers at major employers are on the front lines of the job market crisis. They screen thousands of applicants a week and are in a unique position to reveal what job seekers are doing wrong, and what candidates can do to get hired now, even in an ultra-competitive job market.
Most experts agree that to get out of the economic slump, we need more jobs.
Chrysler Group and the United Auto Workers union agreed to another contract extension Wednesday night after an additional week of talks failed to produce an agreement on a new labor pact.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that more Americans are living in poverty than ever before measured -- 46.2 million people.
Without help from the federal government, millions more people would have sunk below the poverty line in 2010, U.S. Census data shows.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor critiqued the Obama jobs plan on Tuesday, pointing out areas lawmakers can agree on as well as areas that House Republicans will oppose -- including stimulus spending and tax hikes on the rich.
Wall Street should brace for an autumn of upward revisions among the big banks. Not for profits or revenue, but in the number of layoffs to come.
Charlotte Bobcats owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan has been hit with a fine by the league for comments he made about the collective bargaining agreement which is currently under discussion.
The nation's unemployment benefits system would undergo extensive changes under the jobs proposal President Obama outlined Thursday.
President Obama unveiled a stimulus plan Thursday night that he says will boost hiring and provide a jolt to the stalled economy if it becomes law.
It was March 7, two weeks after the Knicks had acquired Carmelo Anthony and 20 minutes since they'd faced the Utah Jazz. Having recently lost their two best players, Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams, to free agency and trades, the beleaguered Jazz were no match for New York, who rode a 65-point performance from their new dynamic duo of Amar'e Stoudemire and Anthony to a 22-point win. After the easy rout of the Jazz, the Summer of LeBron and a bevy of big trades, Stoudemire was asked what everyone had long been wondering about the NBA: Is it turning into an unbalanced league of big-market haves and small-market have-nots?
Should the Postal Service get its way on laying off thousands of workers, the cuts would weigh heavily on two segments of the population hard hit in recent years: minorities and veterans.
Filings for unemployment claims dipped last week, after striking Verizon employees went back to work.
Instead of collecting a check while looking for work, Georgia has a program to give the unemployed on-the-job training. It has caught the eye of President Obama.
The Italian football season will not begin this weekend due to a player strike over the league's collective bargaining agreement.
A key reading on unemployment claims rose unexpectedly last week, as a dispute between Verizon Communications and its union employees caused thousands of workers to seek jobless benefits.
The team with the best chance of keeping the Philadelphia Phillies out of the World Series is the team that trails them in the standings: the Atlanta Braves. No disrespect to the Milwaukee Brewers, a legit threat in their own right, but no team will take a greater inventory of pitching into the postseason than the Braves, whose bullpen is shortening games the way the Yankees did in the late 1990s.
Did the National Football League hide from its players the long-term neurological dangers of playing NFL football? Did it train its players to tackle with their heads, knowing that players would then become more susceptible to neurological injury?
Can a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1922 help to explain why Mike Jacobs, who until his release this morning was playing for the Colorado Rockies' Triple-A affiliate, just became the first player in pro baseball, basketball, hockey or football to test positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?
Now that the debt ceiling crisis is behind him, President Obama is ready to focus on the top problem plaguing the American economy: weak job creation.
The Euroleague is hoping the ongoing labor negotiations may enable young European players to postpone their move to the NBA, according to Euroleague president and CEO Jordi Bertomeu.
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