labor http://knau.org en Mexicans In US Make Less Money Than Any Other Immigrant Group http://knau.org/post/mexicans-us-make-less-money-any-other-immigrant-group <p>Mexican immigrants in the U.S. make less on average than immigrants from any other part of the world, according to new research based on U.S. Census and labor data. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 21:49:41 +0000 Jill Replogle 24374 at http://knau.org Mexicans In US Make Less Money Than Any Other Immigrant Group State Lawmakers Pull Bill Designed to Kill State Minimum Wage http://knau.org/post/state-lawmakers-pull-bill-designed-kill-state-minimum-wage <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Workers at the bottom of the pay scale are going to keep getting raises each year to match inflation -- at least for the time being.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:21:50 +0000 Howard Fischer 11093 at http://knau.org Union: Progress Made in Phoenix Bus Strike Talks http://knau.org/post/union-progress-made-phoenix-bus-strike-talks <p>The president of the union representing striking&nbsp;Phoenix bus drivers says major progress has been made in negotiations with their employer.</p><p>Union president Bob Bean told The Associated Press that he is hoping a final deal can be reached Wednesday to end the strike that&nbsp;began Saturday.</p><p>If a deal is reached, about 640 drivers for Veolia Transportation Services could vote on the contract Thursday.</p><p>Bean says the two sides have yet to discuss the contract with&nbsp;310 striking Tempe drivers.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:20:41 +0000 Associated Press 10727 at http://knau.org State GOP Lawmakers Launch Attack Against Labor http://knau.org/post/state-gop-lawmakers-launch-attack-against-labor <p>State lawmakers launched a broad attack Wednesday against public unions -- including an absolute ban on state and local governments and school districts from bargaining with organizations that represent public workers.</p><p>Goldwater Institute economist Steve Slivinski told lawmakers that making the move now will save the state more than $500 million a year in about seven years, as wage hikes are held down.&nbsp;But Senate Democrat&nbsp;Steve Gallardo said&nbsp;the Goldwater Institute and the&nbsp;Republicans have a hidden agenda.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:50:15 +0000 Howard Fischer 8498 at http://knau.org