Wages and salaries

February 06, 2018 - 5:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union and employers have reached a wage deal that gives workers the equivalent of 3.5 percent annual raises over a 27-month period and the chance to work a 28-hour week for up to two years. Such wage gains could boost an already strong Germany...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union and employers have reached a deal on wages and working hours, ending a dispute that led to a series of 24-hour walkouts last week. The IG Metall union and employers in southwestern Baden-Wuerttemberg state, one of Germany's industrial heartlands,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, file photo, sports agent Scott Boras attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals in Los Angeles. Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
February 05, 2018 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries. Boras attributes baseball's attendance drop to...
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Workers of Volkswagen gather during a warning strike in the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Germany's biggest industrial union, IG Metall, has launched a campaign of 24-hour strikes after talks on demands for wage raises and an optional shorter working week broke down. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 7:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of workers have walked off the job at a Ford plant in Germany and other factories as the country's largest industrial union pressed ahead with a campaign of 24-hour strikes to pressure employers for higher wages. The dpa news agency reported some 13,000 Ford's Cologne plant...
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January 31, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers' wages and benefits grew 2.6 percent last year, the fastest 12-month pace since the spring of 2015. The 12-month gain in wages and benefits came despite a slight slowdown at the end of last year with wages and benefits rising 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, a tiny...
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Shipyard workers march during a warning strike at the Baltic Sea harbor of Rostock, eastern Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Germany’s largest industrial union says tens of thousands of factory workers have staged short-term warning strikes to increase pressure on employers amid wage negotiations.Banner reads: We have the right to strike. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 10:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest industrial union says tens of thousands of factory workers have staged short-term warning strikes to increase pressure on employers amid wage negotiations. The IG Metall union said Wednesday that 170,000 workers at 785 businesses across the country went on hours-long...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, file photo, baristas from Starbucks' specialized coffee shop, Reserve Roastery, demonstrate a siphon brew of individual cups of coffee before the company's annual shareholder meeting in Seattle. Starbucks is giving its U.S. workers pay raises and stock bonuses in 2018, citing recent tax reform. The coffee chain is also extending the potential to earn paid sick time off to all employees, and is boosting its parental leave benefits. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 24, 2018 - 6:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its U.S. workers pay raises and stock grants this year, citing recent changes to the tax law. All employees can will soon be able to earn paid sick time off, and the company's parental leave benefits will include all non-birth parents. Starbucks Corp. said...
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FILE - This Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, shows the Chase bank logo in New York. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, JPMorgan Chase said it is boosting hourly wages and opening new branches following recent earnings and tax cuts. The financial firm will also boost loan availability to potential homeowners and increase philanthropic giving. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 23, 2018 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan is boosting wages, opening new branches and hiring thousands of new workers citing improved economic performance and sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code. The U.S. recently slashed the corporate rate to 21 percent from, 35 percent. Hourly wages will rise to between $15 and...
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Police block women during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Women all over the world mark the women's day with rallies and protests to highlight the role of women in society. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 08, 2017 - 4:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day events (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Scores of women working in the childcare industry in Australia have walked off the job early on International Women's Day to protest what they deem inadequate pay rates. The United Voice union, which...
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March 03, 2017 - 1:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Marshall is on the move again — and the New York Jets' roster purge of big-name players with big salaries continues. The Jets are releasing the well-traveled wide receiver and clearing $7.5 million on the salary cap, a person with direct knowledge of the team's decision told...
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