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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Study: Inflated pay rates on public projects cost $200M

(AP) — A study from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says the state's mandated inflated pay rates on public projects cost taxpayers more than $200 million in 2014. Gannett Wisconsin Media (http://oshko.sh/1abdXVD ) reports the group looked at the state's laws on prevailing wages, which set minimums for worker wages and benefits on big government projects. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce ...

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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Lawsuit: BBQ chain doesn't pay fair wages to tipped workers

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant chain claims the Syracuse-based business doesn't pay tipped workers fair wages. According to a report in The Post-Standard of Syracuse (http://bit.ly/1EkS2YF ), the lawsuit filed in federal court last week by the New York City law firm Fitapelli and Schaffer says the company failed to properly use ...

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MAR 29, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Some Indiana teacher unions see declines in membership

(AP) — Teacher union membership has been on the decline in some Indiana school districts over the past four years since the General Assembly passed a law limiting the scope of collective bargaining agreements to wages and wage-related benefits, officials say. Union leaders say there are various reasons for the drop, including the costs of being a union member, a ...

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MAR 29, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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W.Va. water bottler sees potential in disabled workers

(AP) — From the road, there's nothing obviously remarkable about the little stretch of flat land running alongside the Ohio River in Lesage. Lab coat-wearing workers with goggles and surgical masks strapped to their faces busily fill water-cooler bottles with LeSage Natural brand spring water. Drawn from 75-foot-deep wells fed by underground lakes, the award-winning water is considered one of ...

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MAR 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Pennsylvania workers' comp rate to decline for 4th year

The state departments of Insurance and Labor & Industry said Friday that overall rates will decline by 5.99 percent while benefits for injured workers remain unchanged. Workers' Compensation covers medical care and rehabilitation for workers injured on the job, and lost wages and death benefits for employees killed in work-related accidents.

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